Beauty and the Beast

Cosplayer: TheEmoEmu

Variant: New sparkly design

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

Showcased 7th July 2013

17th May 2013: Hair Test 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

13th May 2013: Skirt Try-on I couldn't resist!

13th May 2013: Four lines of Crystals Done Four more to go . . .

7th May 2013: Sewing MORE Lines of Crystals Oh yeah, they're going over the seams on the skirt too. All eight of them. This is gonna take a while . . . weeeeeeeeee

30th April 2013: Skirt Panels Done All sewn together and now resembling something like a cobweb! xD

15th April 2013: 3 Skirt Panels Ahh! It's starting to come together already! I love how it looks. Seriously cannot wait to wear this thing!

15th April 2013: One Panel Gathered Complete with it's glittery chiffon overlayer. (Glitter is now EVERYWHERE!)

15th April 2013: Back to crystal glueing yep, this time on the skirt panels. I have 8 of these altogether. Yaaaay ¬_¬

13th April 2013: Complete Roses! Crystals have dried, meaning that my bodice is now 100% done! Now I get to tackle the skirt . . . oh hell

13th April 2013: Pegs are useful! 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!

13th April 2013: One rose down Two to go . . . for the bodice at least

13th April 2013: Making glitter chiffon 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

13th April 2013: Back Crystals done! Thank god!

12th April 2013: Second line of crystals STITCHED AW

12th April 2013: Trying on the bodice. It ain't complete yet, but I couldn't resist trying it on! ^^

11th April 2013: FUUUUUUCK!!!! The glue isn't drying clear. I repeat, THE GLUE ISN'T DRYING CLEAR!

11th April 2013: Front crystals done! now for the back

speaking of back, mine KILLS!

11th April 2013: Crystal glueing Decided to take a break from sewing to glue on some of the crystals. This, however, is just as tedious as sewing them on!

11th April 2013: One down one to go

11th April 2013: Sewing lines of crystals Ugh. Ugh ugh UGH! This is gonna take a while!

11th April 2013: Bodice Basics DONE! AW YISS! Now to decorate the shit out of it! COME TO ME, CRYSTALS!

11th April 2013: Sash attack! 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!

11th April 2013: All the layers coming together 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.

10th April 2013: Attaching the Lining to the Bodice Base Hand stitching it seam to seam so it all sits right. Neatness :)

10th April 2013: Bodice Start 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.

9th April 2013: Base Bodice Done All finished! Fully boned and done up with a zip at the side. Really proud of it. My first corset!

21st January 2013: First boning channel done 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!

20th January 2013: Boning 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.

13th January 2013: Base bodice pattern pieces cut out Cutting then base bodice out of a strong fabric which will be covered up but allows for strength in the bodice.

12th December 2012: Cheap fabric! 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.

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HotshotShan - 11th July 2012
AHMYGERD i love the new designs so i'm really looking forward to this :)

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Zelvyne - 11th April 2013
This is looking great ^_^ Best of luck getting all those sparklies on

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springinstep - 12th April 2013
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.

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Kacela - 13th April 2013
Great work on the bodice. Looking forward to seeing the whole thing =]

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Rosipoo - 13th April 2013
Was listening to the soundtrack and I see this heh. Love it so far, can't wait to see it finished.

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Frederica la Noir - 13th April 2013
Love the progress so far dear :) very pretty indeed! Keep it up <3


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Looking great so far!

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TheStarlightFairy - 27th May 2013
Absolutely gorgeous! I'm so sad I missed seeing this in person!

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Alias Cosplay - 27th May 2013
This was lovely to see, great job!

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Kei Lin Sama - 28th May 2013
We waited in the masq queue together. Your costume was flawless, and your performance was so graceful!

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Ranma1-2 - 28th May 2013
Well done, a long journey to make this but you look Fabulous! Cosplay is Awesome! :) :)

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CharlieDoryRose - 29th May 2013
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.

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puzzledpenguin - 29th May 2013
You make a beautiful Belle! :)

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ToroSonyCat - 1st June 2013
Soo beautiful!

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Lady Bahamut - 1st June 2013
This was amazing to see in person! And so huge! *_* All those nights spent sewing crystals were worth it in the end! :D

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Siouxsie James - 1st June 2013
WOW! That dress O_O I love it

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Galadrella2012 - 12th June 2013
I have a picture off you :D should be uploaded here within the next week (no internet sucks)

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InfiniteJester - 17th June 2013
This looks gorgeous!

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TheStarlightFairy - 7th July 2013
Congrats on your showcase! Very well deserved!

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Littlegeeky - 7th July 2013
Wow, that dress!!! It's so beautiful!
This showcase was very well deserved!

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Freyarule - 7th July 2013
Congrats on the showcase! :D

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Siouxsie James - 8th July 2013
A wonderful costume :)

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HarryKurt - 9th July 2013
Stunning work! ; u ;

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Alias Cosplay - 9th July 2013
Congrats on the showcase, beautiful.

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Namine - 24th February 2014
gorgeous and pretty cosplay there hun ^^.

Well done!!! :D