Belle's Town Dress

Photoshoots: Mehreen Rizvi Photography

Completed: April 2018

Debuted: Dallas Fan Expo 2018

why this costume

If it isn’t totally obvious yet, Belle has been my favorite Disney princess forever! As I went into this year, I knew that I needed a few simpler and, more importantly, comfortable costumes for chill con days as well as days when I judge costume contests.

I’ve wanted to remake my Provincial Town dress for years now that I have a better handle on sewing. My decision to re-maker her now was due in large part to timing: Paige O’Hara, the original VA for Belle, was announced as a guest for Fan Expo, and I was also invited to speak at the Texas Library Association Annual Conference on using Makerspaces for cosplay. My presentation for TLA was on the same day and in the same location as Fan Expo, so it was a match made in Nerd Heaven!

how i made it

Full details for this costume are outlined in my Costume Notes, linked below!

relevant blog posts

Costume Notes: Belle’s Town Dress (Provincial Life)

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