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Green Library Dress

Beauty and the Beast

Last Updated: 09-26-2011

Belle was my first official cosplay. I made her for a Disney party my high school grad group through together rather spur of the moment.

The dress was my first attempt at full scale pattern modification. Even though it was really challenging, I'm happy with the result though the sleeves need more modifying. I used Kona Cotton for the main dress and broadcloth for the corset. I made the dress in two separate pieces for ease and practicality. In all the materials cost around $20-$40 and the labor was around $120.

The dress was extremely warm because of the fabric and layers I used. At the time I first wore it the weather was still warm so it wasn't a very enjoyable experience from that aspect. I do not ever intend to wear this cosplay during the warm and summer months. It is a killer. I do look forward to seeing how it works for cold months and winter time.

I have a few more finishing touches to add to the dress before it's done, such as a hem. Rushed sewing is not fun, at all. I also want to make Belle's blue cape for an accessory. As for the hair, when I originally made this cosplay my hair was styled like Yuna from FFX-2. Because it was so short and piecey, I wasn't able to have the extreme poof to my hair that Belle does. I intend to rectify that mistake before my next photo shoot with Belle, though I do like the more realistic look I had originally. I'm a stickler for details so I want to get the hair as accurate as possible for my next photo shoot. I'm hoping to incorporate a book as well as lots of snow in that shoot. It'll be fun.

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Character Belle
Series Beauty and the Beast
Costume Views 2316
Favorites 0
Comments 30
Upload Date 04-08-2010
Debuted Disney Costume Dinner 2010

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