Belle (Green dress) - Beauty and the Beast





For a good friend's goodbye party which is Disney themed

I never ever thought I would cosplay Disney.....don't get me wrong it was my childhood and I love it, but most of the female characters are a bit naff XD
Also some of them are overdone to fuck by cosplayers.

I racked my brain for a cosplay I could do that would be simple and with my own hair or a wig I already owned....and where the female was actually useful!

I narrowed it down to Kida -Atlantis, Jasmine- Aladdin, Mulan- Mulan and Esmeralda - Hunchback of Notre Dam
Anyone notice anything these all have in common?
They are all dark skinned/ethnic in some way that my Scottish skin can't do XDD

Belle was one I loved completely, but dismissed at the start due to her popularity on the cosplay scene, but I have come back to her, because she is my fav Disney princess <3
So I want to do an outfit of hers which hasn't really been seen

And nothing was more perfect than the beautiful green dress she is wearing when the Beast gives her the gift of the library! Fav scene <3 ;_; (I am a book whore)

So yes! Hope I can do this well! If I suit her I want to do her pink snow dress as well!


- posted on 29 August, 2011 - 16:30
Your going to be an amazing Bellle! I can't wait to see some of your progress on this!

j_mercuryuk posted on 30 August, 2011 - 09:24
This will look amazing. I'm so relieved to see someone doing something different for Belle as I love this dress of her's.

FairyPorchQueen posted on 30 August, 2011 - 19:45
Not alot of people do the green dress,i cant understand why as its gorgeous! Cant wait too see

FuriePhoenix posted on 30 August, 2011 - 20:24
Iagree with fairyporchqueen- belle's green dress is simple but stunning! Looking forward to seeing this!

Sephirayne posted on 5 September, 2011 - 19:44
I love this. Can't wait to see it complete.

Pandora-Chi posted on 5 September, 2011 - 20:15
I've actually never seen this version cosplayed so it'll be wonderful to witness - you will suit her so so well! ^^ - and seriously the more darker toned Princess/heroins really need more love x

Hannah-Kiwii posted on 5 September, 2011 - 22:44
This dress is beautiful so far!

eternal_aranel posted on 6 September, 2011 - 00:29
Thanks everyone :D Sorry for my rant in the info XD haha Also @Pandora: YES! Its so true! I wish I could give them love but my pale skin cries otherwise! I still might sneakily cosplay Kida though and damn everyone! XD

Leolarua posted on 6 September, 2011 - 15:04
looks great so far, belle is my fave princess :). also you could just use body paint if you do a darker skinned princess. i have the problem of being albino white so i have to fake tan/ use body paint for a lot of my costumes

ElegantAura posted on 6 September, 2011 - 18:11
Beautiful progress already! You're right she is a popular cosplay but excellent choice of dress, you'll make a wonderful Belle ^_^

Pandora-Chi posted on 6 September, 2011 - 20:26
I wasn't near as tanned as Esmeralda but I still cosplayed her anyways XD so I say, please do Kida!! You'll look damn amazing as her!! I can guarantee it despite skin colour :D Also you made this cosplay really fast and really am excited to see the finished outcome :) x

MoonLily posted on 7 September, 2011 - 21:07
Goodness me your face is perfect for Belle! The progress looks lovely too! ^^ Nice to see this dress being done.

Ikkaku-kun posted on 7 September, 2011 - 21:40
Cute ^^ and accurate 8D you suit her much ^^

Adamoluna posted on 7 September, 2011 - 22:12
I think you suit her! You might find there would be a greater likeness if you filled in your eyebrows a little more along their entire length (judging by the photos, might be they look different IRL), right now they seem to be styled fairly slim with a small enlarged inner corner, whereas Belle's has a softer gradient from medium inner corner to slim outer corner. If that makes any sense. o_o It's nitpicking though. I like the look of the dress and make-up so far, and the fact that you picked the green one!! :D

eternal_aranel posted on 7 September, 2011 - 22:20
Thanks everyone! @Adamoluna: Yea I was just flicking back between the photos and I agree My eyebrows are styles in a curve though whereas Bells (at least in one of my refs, the close face one) are pretty straight,so it might be a bit diffcult to do but I'll have a better go at it on the day. I already filled them out a little bit as well with pencil xD I have really thin eyebrows from the last time I had to cosplay someone with light hair XD

- posted on 7 September, 2011 - 23:28
You looks amazing as belle! I love your real hair too D: it looks so long. Also nice work on the dress, i LOVE the skirt

FairyPorchQueen posted on 8 September, 2011 - 00:00
You look perfect!

FusionRose posted on 8 September, 2011 - 19:43
So stunning! Loving the progress so far x.

FuriePhoenix posted on 8 September, 2011 - 21:43
progress looks stunning! I think for the ribbon you should do a mix of thick and thin. Thin at the bottom but thicker at the top?

BabemRoze posted on 8 September, 2011 - 21:48
You look gorgeous! This dress is one of my faves :D its looking great!

eternal_aranel posted on 8 September, 2011 - 21:56
Thankee ladies :D @FuriePhoenix: Good call! Ill try that out :D

Solaria posted on 9 September, 2011 - 12:28
Wow your hair is perfect *3* Also love how youre doing the green version VERY original ;D

FuriePhoenix posted on 9 September, 2011 - 16:44
Glad I could help!

Natsumi posted on 12 September, 2011 - 12:18
Looks lovely so far. It's so nice to see the green version being done. <3

Ocarina posted on 12 September, 2011 - 17:09
Beautiful costume! Just perfect!

Ocarina posted on 12 September, 2011 - 17:09
Beautiful costume! Just perfect!

Adamoluna posted on 13 September, 2011 - 07:27
you look so beautiful! :D

j_mercuryuk posted on 13 September, 2011 - 09:04
This is such a beautiful dress. You definitely suit Belle

kitty_sama posted on 13 September, 2011 - 13:01
I loved this! You were a damn gorgeous Belle, I think I as too stunned about it :D

BlueberryTale posted on 13 September, 2011 - 13:04
You look so pretty :3

Pandora-Chi posted on 13 September, 2011 - 16:58
Omg you've got an amazing resemblance to Belle! 8D Absolutely gorgeous! everything is perfect x

FuriePhoenix posted on 13 September, 2011 - 18:27
your Belle looks fantastic!!!!

Leolarua posted on 13 September, 2011 - 19:22
awww you look so pretty! good job

LittleRecordGirl posted on 13 September, 2011 - 20:11
Best Belle ever! :D x

Plasticsharkattack posted on 14 November, 2011 - 11:57
Totally stunning!

Holli posted on 11 February, 2012 - 21:55
wow you look lovely ! your hair looks perfect !

SamanthaKaiba posted on 6 May, 2012 - 13:42
I love this so much

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Progress Journal

8th September 2011

Bodice detail

Not sure about this....I added ribbon to the edges, but its a tad thick, so I have folded in over on itself on one pic and left it unaltered in the other
Obviously it would be neater if I did it for real XDDD
Sit alot better at the bottom when folded over....but I don't know I like the thick effect....Thoughts?

7th September 2011

hair and make up test

Why can I style gravity defying wigs awesomely yet can't make my own hair do what I want??! O_o

I don't suit her at all!!!!! OTZ
Oh well, at least it just for a small meet of friends and not a big deal :)

Weird to see my natural eye colour for once XD

6th September 2011

Skirt fin ished

Wasitband added and lining added!
The lining really gave it extra volume! So it poofs out at the waist like hers does!
I was thinking I was going o have to wear some sort of peticoat, but this skirt shapes itself xD Epic XD
Bodice still incomplete.

5th September 2011

bodice 2

That's the basic shape done! Just need the white detailing and tidying up
Added a zipper to the back. Working on sleeves now.
Never made anything like this before but I think its going okay

5th September 2011


This is my pattern for the bodice.
I never used a pattern before xD usually I just make it up as I go along XD
Just an old top cut up
Cutting the dark green out now

5th September 2011


Made from a pale green cotton. All pinned atm. Needs lining.
My phone camera doesn't do tje colour justice. Its lovely