Belle (Yellow Ballgown) - Beauty and the Beast

In Progress

Kitacon III (2011)




As people on here may know from my forum post I'm making this dress and should *hopefully* be bringing her to Kitacon 2011 in April but this will depend on how I go as this is one cosplay I don't want to rush!

I've already brushed out an old wig I have as even though I have dark brown hair like Belle I'm going to use a wig to get the volume right as my hair is all thin an rubbish ¬¬

As far as the dress is concerned at this moment in time I have spent my time looking at fabrics and getting samples together as well as looking at a few different ideas for the pattern!

Still not sure if i am going to buy or make the gloves I think this will depend on how much time/fabric i have left over as i think finding the right shade glove to match off a store shelf will prove difficult - and don't even ask about shoes havn't given these a thought yet >.>

I'll try to keep the journal to this cosplay as up to date as I can <3

**I'd like to say thank you to all the people on here who have given me help and advice on this cosplay as well as the encouragement for me to try this myself instead of comissioning it - love you all**


FuriePhoenix posted on 21 January, 2011 - 22:18
looking forward to this!

maraudernumber5 posted on 22 January, 2011 - 23:03
Thank you very much xxx Hoping to make a start on this very soon so she'll be done for Kita <3

SamanthaKaiba posted on 26 January, 2011 - 00:56
cant wait to see you will look great

Progress Journal

13th February 2011

In progress!!! \0/

Yayyyyyy, finally can say I've made a start on this cosplay as after much debating, send off (and waiting for!) fabric samples etc I FINALLY know which fabrics I'm going to buy (One of which is already here XD).

Just working out for def how much fabric I'll need for the skirt as me being me has to be picky and choose to make this out of silk dupion so its very heavy on the wallet >.<

I have also decided on the pattern for the bodice, it's not 100% accurate as it doesn't fasten at the center front but I think I'll feel more at ease in the one I have chosen and comfort is a def priorty for me! I've gone with McCall's Bridal Elegance M5321 pattern for the bodice but will need to think of something on my own for the skirt as I couldn't find anything I thought was anywhere near Belle.

Hopefully will be able to post progress pics soon!!! <3

15th January 2011

So it begins....

For the past few days I have been researching different fabrics and patterns for Belle as I've loved her since childhood so want to get this right!

I'm waiting for fabric samples as i type but it already looks like I'm going to murder my bank balance on this one and end up wanting to make it from dupion so it shimmers but isn't too shiny.....ahhh well will see when my samples arrive let's just thank my lucky stars I saved some of my Xmas money back from the sales!!!! ^^;;;