I’ll be honest. This could very well be a professional model posing in a wonderfully made Princess Aurora costume but that’s OK. I love this “cosplay” for so many reasons. I love the detail of the white underlining featured in some artistic interpretations of Princess Aurora and the two toned fabric detail at the top. I can’t say for sure (I’m around 80% sure) but this wig is perfectly stylized to Aurora’s whimsical do.  There’s not much else to gush about. Stellar model. Stellar costume. Stellar photography. (Note: if anyone can tell me where this photo can be creditted to please leave me a comment, thanks)

I’m sure you don’t need to be told who Princess Aurora is. She as a character was pretty one-dimensional. If my memory is still intact I can probably say that Aurora’s redeeming qualities were that she was nice, she was pretty, and she sang well. I personally never liked the movie Sleeping Beauty. Although I was a sucker for anything Disney in my childhood Sleeping Beauty actually well… scared me. Malificent’s (SPOILER ALERT) transformation into the dragon gave me nightmares as a child. On top of lack of a complex storyline and old fashioned singing numbers (which I was less inclined to attempt to sing along to) it was a movie I watched maybe once or twice and then never turned to again. There’s a huge part of me that wants to go back into my own Disney vault and rewatch all the Disney classics but I feel like Sleeping Beauty will be pretty low on my list. Still though, I was like any other child and always wanted to be Princess Aurora for Halloween because she was the one who wore the pretty pink dress. So sue me.

Gotta love a great Disney Princess cosplay (and I didn’t even have to add a comparison picture) and in what better way than through a VERY well imitated cosplay group photo. I’ll be honest, I don’t know whether the image came first or the cosplay but I figure it’ll be a long standing chicken and egg conundrum that I don’t dare question. I will also add that these costumes are probably a touch more revealing than their Disney counterparts but who really cares? Cheers to the cosplayers!

Edit: Aha! After a little memory backtracking I was able to track down the original artist of the picture and as far back to the original source of the photo that I could find. Bri-chan who you can find on deviant is the artist of the apparently immensly popular Disney Princesses rendition and (the earliest source I could find of) the photo  was provided by buzzfeed.com. Thanks!

I’ve noticed that a lot of my views have been coming from people wanting to look up Beauty and the Beast costumes. I didn’t think I would be blogging on another cosplay of the same character so soon but this cosplay is very much one that I wanted to share. I love all the intricate details and bead work on the dress that makes this belle costume unique from the rest. It’s not cannon, but it’s stunning nonetheless. The yellow is actually more true to the original dress in the movie than my previous post and the model too looks naturally more similar to Belle. The pose and photo-shoot set really accentuate belle’s ethereal qualities as well. Regardless I think both cosplays are equally stunning and definitely favourites in my collection.  I won’t post another summary of Belle’s character because you can just click the link on the sidebar and read it from the first post (plus I’m sure you are all fully aware of who Belle is).

beautynbeast-belleThis has got to be one of my favourite cosplays to date. Not only is she portraying the beloved Belle from one of Disney’s greatest creations Beauty and the Beast, but she portrays it almost to the T. The hair, body movements and of course costume is flawless. If you go to her page (which I left the credit at the bottom of the image for) you can see all of her other amazing cosplays which I will be sure to feature later on. This one is my favourite among her collection though, and by far the very best Disney cosplay I’ve encountered. I was so excited about this cosplay when I first saw it that I showed my housemate who worked at Disney World over the summer and she was stunned. Even the costumes at Disney World were no match for this creation. I could gush about this cosplay forever but I’ll stop here and for all of you who live under a rock, here is the little blurb about Belle from Beauty and the Beast.

Belle is one of the first of the Disney princesses (in my opinion) to basically have a personality. She’s stubborn, outspoken, and compassionate about those she cares about. One of her defining characteristics is her love of books and knowledge which was very uncommon and nonconformist for the olden-day French village she lived in. This is quite evident by Gaston’s quote “It’s not right for a woman to read. Soon she starts getting ideas and…thinking…”. Despite this, Belle (true to her name as the village beauty) continues with her life full of adventures and imaginations. One day however, her father gets lost going to an inventor’s fair and ends up being held prisoner in the Beast’s castle. After this happens Belle goes out searching for him and ends up stumbling into the forbidden west wing of the castle where, after countless events, she ends up meeting the beast and falling in love.

This ball gown is the one that is featured during the climax of the movie with the timeless “Tale as old as time” song. It is also one of the main reasons why Beauty and the Beast is the first animated film to ever be nominated for best picture in the Academy Awards.

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