I absolutely love the story of Beauty and the Beast, especially the character of Belle. She never judges a book by its cover, which is something that I try to live up to in life. A lot of people have told me that I look a little like Belle, therefore I thought it would be fun to make both of her dresses.

Both Belle costumes are handmade. The blue dress was made from a peasant dress pattern.

Fun Fact: The yellow Belle dress was made from my old high school prom dress. It used to be pink, so I dyed it yellow and added ruffles, etc.

Everywhere I walked by people started yelling “Look! It’s Belle!” or singing songs from the original film such as “Look there, she goes…”  It was hilarious that every little girl that passed by asked for a photo, even adult women who are little girls at heart.