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Coolest Homemade Belle Costume from Beauty and the Beast 8

by Tracey W
(Santa Cruz, CA)

Homemade Belle Costume from Beauty and the Beast

Homemade Belle Costume from Beauty and the Beast

Homemade Belle Costume from Beauty and the Beast
Homemade Belle Costume from Beauty and the Beast
Homemade Belle Costume from Beauty and the Beast
Homemade Belle Costume from Beauty and the Beast

My niece and her friends decided to all dress as Disney princesses. She asked me to make her a Belle Costume from Beauty and the Beast. My favorite way to make costumes is to deconstruct thrift store items and make them into something new.

This dress was made from; a yellow bridesmaids dress (Bodice and swag on skirt), a child's Belle dress (I used the overskirt and discarded the rest), a pink corset (you can’t see it because I covered the whole thing with fabric from the bridesmaids dress), a long yellow satin skirt and a brides petticoat.

I actually constructed the whole thing by hand without using a sewing machine. The beading on the bodice is cut from another old bridesmaid’s dress and used mostly to cover the hand sewn seams. I also only had a chance to fit on my niece twice; once before I started and at the end to see if I needed to take anything in. Other that hemming it, it fit perfectly.

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Gorgeous and so Creative
by: Anonymous

This dress is stunning BEFORE you know it is made from recycled thrift store finds. AND it is HAND-sewn. Amazing.

wow.
by: Heather

just...wow. you are so talented.

Good job!
by: Anonymous

Oh my gosh- you did an AMAZING job!! I would have never been able to do that. Wow!

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