TheEmoEmu
 


Costume :Belle
Variant :New sparkly design
Source :Beauty and the Beast
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2013


Costume Photos

Twirl

Wave

SHOES

Swish

Curtsey

Bow

The Rose Princess

Spin

Sway

Full Shot

Night

At Expo

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : 50

Description
Basically, it shall be Belle's new design with some little emu touches, such as roses instead of the buttons.

Edit: Okay, so the plan for the dress is as follows:
Gold satin for the bodice with crystals. Bodice will be lined and boned and done up at the back with a zip and a hook and clasp at the top.
Gold satin underlayer for the skirt. Will also have crystals. Light gold chiffon overlayer with glitter on the underside.
Sleeves and sash around the dress will be a glittery gold fabric.
Buttons around the dress shall be gold satin roses. One rose at the top of the bodice with two gold buttons either side.
Gloves shall be gold satin.

Comments

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AHMYGERD i love the new designs so i'm really looking forward to this :)

by Xephios on Wednesday, 11 July, 2012 - 18:59
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This is looking great ^_^ Best of luck getting all those sparklies on

by Zelvyne on Thursday, 11 April, 2013 - 14:22
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This looks so beautiful already! What day are you planning on wearing this? I'd love to find you and get a proper look at it.

by springinstep on Friday, 12 April, 2013 - 18:21
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Great work on the bodice. Looking forward to seeing the whole thing =]

by Kacela on Saturday, 13 April, 2013 - 00:04
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Was listening to the soundtrack and I see this heh. Love it so far, can't wait to see it finished.

by Roenua on Saturday, 13 April, 2013 - 17:10
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Love the progress so far dear :) very pretty indeed! Keep it up <3

xxx

by Frederica la Noir on Saturday, 13 April, 2013 - 19:12
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Looking great so far!

by Tsukiko on Thursday, 9 May, 2013 - 17:41
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Absolutely gorgeous! I'm so sad I missed seeing this in person!

by TheStarlightFairy on Monday, 27 May, 2013 - 20:24
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This was lovely to see, great job!

by Alias Cosplay on Monday, 27 May, 2013 - 20:35
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We waited in the masq queue together. Your costume was flawless, and your performance was so graceful!

by Kei Lin Sama on Tuesday, 28 May, 2013 - 21:28
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Well done, a long journey to make this but you look Fabulous! Cosplay is Awesome! :) :)

by Ranma1-2 on Tuesday, 28 May, 2013 - 22:04
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Seeing how stunning this is inspires me to remake my own. You did an amazing job, it's one of the best versions of this dress I've ever seen.

by CharlieDoryRose on Wednesday, 29 May, 2013 - 10:27
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You make a beautiful Belle! :)

by puzzledpenguin on Wednesday, 29 May, 2013 - 21:43
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Soo beautiful!

by ToroSonyCat on Saturday, 1 June, 2013 - 14:52
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This was amazing to see in person! And so huge! *_* All those nights spent sewing crystals were worth it in the end! :D

by Lady Bahamut on Saturday, 1 June, 2013 - 19:46
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WOW! That dress O_O I love it

by Afireinsidegirl on Saturday, 1 June, 2013 - 22:03
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I have a picture off you :D should be uploaded here https://www.facebook.com/TesLordPhotography?fref=ts within the next week (no internet sucks)

by Galadrella2012 on Wednesday, 12 June, 2013 - 15:53
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This looks gorgeous!

by InfiniteJester on Monday, 17 June, 2013 - 12:19
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Congrats on your showcase! Very well deserved!

by TheStarlightFairy on Sunday, 7 July, 2013 - 20:35
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Wow, that dress!!! It's so beautiful!
This showcase was very well deserved!
Congratulations!

by Littlegeeky on Sunday, 7 July, 2013 - 21:57
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Congrats on the showcase! :D

by Freyarule on Sunday, 7 July, 2013 - 22:08
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A wonderful costume :)

by Afireinsidegirl on Monday, 8 July, 2013 - 09:45
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Stunning work! ; u ;

by Huntsman on Tuesday, 9 July, 2013 - 01:33
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Congrats on the showcase, beautiful.

by Alias Cosplay on Tuesday, 9 July, 2013 - 12:19
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gorgeous and pretty cosplay there hun ^^.

Well done!!! :D

by Namine on Monday, 24 February, 2014 - 18:40
 

Shopping List

5m Gold Satin£5.00Bought
2m extra gold satin£2.00Bought
5m Gold Chiffon£10.00Bought
Bodice Boning£4.00Bought
2000 Crystals£0.99Bought
3 reels Gold Thread£2.50Bought
Gold Bead Trim£1.00Bought
Total£25.49

Journal

Hair Test (Posted 17th May 2013)

Had a bit of a mess around with my 3/4 curly wig and my hair today in an attempt to recreate Belle's hair. It's a bit messy and the bun needs to be higher, but I like how it looks :3

Skirt Try-on (Posted 13th May 2013)

I couldn't resist!

Four lines of Crystals Done (Posted 13th May 2013)

Four more to go . . .

Sewing MORE Lines of Crystals (Posted 7th May 2013)

Oh yeah, they're going over the seams on the skirt too. All eight of them. This is gonna take a while . . . weeeeeeeeee

Skirt Panels Done (Posted 30th April 2013)

All sewn together and now resembling something like a cobweb! xD

3 Skirt Panels (Posted 14th April 2013)

Ahh! It's starting to come together already! I love how it looks. Seriously cannot wait to wear this thing!

One Panel Gathered (Posted 14th April 2013)

Complete with it's glittery chiffon overlayer. (Glitter is now EVERYWHERE!)

Back to crystal glueing (Posted 14th April 2013)

yep, this time on the skirt panels. I have 8 of these altogether. Yaaaay ¬_¬

Complete Roses! (Posted 13th April 2013)

Crystals have dried, meaning that my bodice is now 100% done! Now I get to tackle the skirt . . . oh hell

Pegs are useful! (Posted 13th April 2013)

The crystals didn't want to stick to the smaller roses, so I added generous amounts of glue and held them in place with clothes pegs until they dried :')
You WILL stick!

One rose down (Posted 13th April 2013)

Two to go . . . for the bodice at least

Making glitter chiffon (Posted 13th April 2013)

So, I have a can of gold glitter hairspray and 5 metres of chiffon. I need to make the chiffon glittery. THIS'LL BE FUN! 8D

Back Crystals done! (Posted 13th April 2013)

Thank god!

Second line of crystals STITCHED (Posted 12th April 2013)

AW
YISS

Trying on the bodice. (Posted 12th April 2013)

It ain't complete yet, but I couldn't resist trying it on! ^^

FUUUUUUCK!!!! (Posted 11th April 2013)

The glue isn't drying clear. I repeat, THE GLUE ISN'T DRYING CLEAR!

Front crystals done! (Posted 11th April 2013)

now for the back

speaking of back, mine KILLS!

Crystal glueing (Posted 11th April 2013)

Decided to take a break from sewing to glue on some of the crystals. This, however, is just as tedious as sewing them on!

One down (Posted 11th April 2013)

one to go

Sewing lines of crystals (Posted 11th April 2013)

Ugh. Ugh ugh UGH! This is gonna take a while!

Bodice Basics DONE! (Posted 11th April 2013)

AW YISS! Now to decorate the shit out of it! COME TO ME, CRYSTALS!

Sash attack! (Posted 11th April 2013)

It looks like a giant sausage! xD I used some cheap crappy fur (the white stuff for Vanille's boots) to bulk out the sash and then stitched the two lines over it. Crystals will be going over the seams but for now, I'm leaving it. Wanna get this thing done!

All the layers coming together (Posted 11th April 2013)

Finally managed to sew all the layers together, now I'm hand stitching the final layer to the zip so that the zip and stitches will be hidden.
That line of base fabric you can see is actually boning in a flap underneath the zip. I decided to use the base fabric for this as it is much stronger than the satin so the boning is less likely to break free.

Attaching the Lining to the Bodice Base (Posted 10th April 2013)

Hand stitching it seam to seam so it all sits right. Neatness :)

Bodice Start (Posted 9th April 2013)

Now starting on the proper bodice which will go over the base bodice. Hand sewed a line of crystals onto the centre seam as the centre seam is always the most obvious seam on Belle's ballgown on all images of it.

Base Bodice Done (Posted 8th April 2013)

All finished! Fully boned and done up with a zip at the side. Really proud of it. My first corset!

First boning channel done (Posted 21st January 2013)

This is my first time boning a bodice so it's very much trial and error. The channel is a little too wide so that needs to be sorted. The shape of the base bodice will not be the shape of the final bodice!

Boning (Posted 20th January 2013)

I'm having to make my own boning caps as I can't find/afford any. I've simply stitched some felt over the filed down boning piece. Let's hope it works.

Base bodice pattern pieces cut out (Posted 13th January 2013)

Cutting then base bodice out of a strong fabric which will be covered up but allows for strength in the bodice.

Cheap fabric! (Posted 12th December 2012)

Gold satin fabric found in the bargain bin at my local market for £1 a metre. so I got 5 for now. Will be used for the bodice and skirt. Skirt will have a chiffon overlay.