Belle
Once upon a Time

Cosplayer: Leonie Heartilly

Variant: The Crocodile

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

Kitacon 2014

25th March 2014: Belt The buckle was painted with silver metal paint as it was originally gold.

24th March 2014: Finished shoes I changed the buckle for a more accurate one.

23rd March 2014: Shoe modifications The shoes were dyed burgundy using Angelus suede dye. The stitching didn't change colour but I'm pleased with how easy and effective it was.

23rd March 2014: Nails It was a pain to find a suitable mahogany brown nail varnish. But little details count and all that jazz.

17th March 2014: Shoes ordered I really struggled to find heels similar to the Gucci Betty ones that Belle wears in the show. These were one of the closest pairs despite having the open sides, chunkier heel and being red. I want to try to make them more burgundy but that might be difficult as they are made from a suede type material.

28th February 2014: Dress It fits hurrah! Although if I loose weight it might get a bit baggy around the middle, something the belt will help with I hope. The belt I got with it was black not brown so I shall have to buy a replacement. Loving the dress though.

24th February 2014: Dress ordered The exact dress worn in the show is made by Armani Exchange so even if it was still available (which it isn't) there's no way I could afford it! There's quite a few websites that research the outfits of the cast and the dress I ended up buying is one of their alternative recommendations. It's made by one of the clothing lines in Dorothy Perkins and I managed to find just one listing on ebay for it which was luckily my size! According to the website this line comes up small so I've ordered a size up and I'm hoping it'll fit ok when it arrives.

1st February 2014: Reference photos Reference photos


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Frederica la Noir - 28th February 2014
Wow! That dress looks so close to the armani one :), and looks fabulous on! X

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Moonchild - 23rd April 2014
Spot on! You looked really pretty <3 love the dress!!

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sjbonnar - 26th April 2014
Absolutely gorgeous