So! I know these are nothing super fancy quality-wise but I didn't arrange for a shoot for this costume lol. I didn't think it was worth it since it's just a dress I bought off of eBay for princess parties and to satisfy my want to cosplay Belle until I begin the huuuge project of making my own, much larger gown near the end of this year. xD But anyway for eBay it ended up being really good quality considering it only cost me $80! I had to alter it to be about 8" shorter because I'm so short.... xD I also had to take it in a couple of inches at the bodice since I over-estimated my size lol. The chart said I was a large by Chinese sizes but should have ordered a medium.....ah well I suppose that's what alterations are for. >.< This dress is decent quality fabric though, nice and opaque/thick. Also quite heavy. With my petticoat and slip underneath it was a good 15 pounds or so.
The petticoat underneath is one I bought from a thrift shop that had two measly layers at the bottom so I added two layers at the top with an even stiffer mesh and one more big layer in between the bottom two layers. Much better. xD Slip (which obviously has little effect on shape and can't be seen here xD) was made by me from white bridal satin and some frilly trim.
The wig I used is a Matilda in Spanish Brown from Arda Wigs, and will be my "final" Belle wig as well (although by then I may or may not buy a new one if princessing rattles this one up too much since it will be a couple of years xD).
I'll use more creative names when my "final" Belle comes around one day. And I'll hire fancy photogs and stuff. xD
Dress, gloves, and petticoat were bought and altered. Slip made from scratch by me.
Wig styled/makeup done by me.
Photography taken at Colossalcon by a friend who was nice enough to take some shots with my amateur camera... xD
Belle, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, and characters (c) Disney/Walt Disney Studios.