I created this costume for one of my friends Kat Steel. She commissioned me to replicate her dream costume from the Disney movie “Beauty and the Beast”. Belle’s famous yellow ball gown was a big challenge, I wanted to give it the right amount of poofyness in the skirt. I used taffeta sewing several gathering stitches down the skirt. Under the skirt is a hoop skirt as well as a petticoat. The corset was made in a darker yellow wedding satin. For extra sparkle I made the brooch with Swarovski crystals in a sliver setting. The wig was styled by the talented Space Invader! Last summer Italian photographer Paolo Cellammare visited my boyfriend and I on holiday. For fun we set up a photoshoot with Kat Steel at the University of Southern California. The last magical shot is by September Sky taken at the “Princess Picnic” in 2008!
Nothing makes me happier than dressing my friends up in big pretty costumes. Seeing Kat run around in her gown makes me think if there ever was a real Disney Princess I got to make a gown for the real life Belle.