Do-It-Yourself: Superhero Mask

A good superhero mask can make or break a costume, whether it’s for a kid’s party, Halloween, or a convention. I use a very simple method to create my superhero masks, and with a few craft supplies and household items, you can create your own mask that will look...Read More »

Do-It-Yourself: Merida Wig (from Brave)

Merida is the high-spirited new princess from Disney/Pixar’s new movie, Brave. One of her defining features is her amazing curly red hair. It took Pixar artists over three years to perfect the program that created Merida’s trademark locks. It’s the single most identifiable part of any Merida costume, and a...Read More »

Belle Gown

Belle was my hero as a child. She always had her nose in a book (like I did) and her best friend was a horse (another thing we had in common)! As an adult, I watched La Belle et la Bête and loved the stylization which inspired so much of the Disney classic. I decided to do a more accurate historical French gown for my Belle, but still stayed true to the colors in the film. There are over 40 yards of fabric in this outfit. A traditional bodice is worn underneath the gown to give it the appropriate shape.

I created this costume for the 2011 Labyrinth of Jareth Masquerade Ball in Los Angeles.  It’s an incredible event, and I highly recommend it to anyone who likes costumes! They are incredible!

**This costume was created before I started my blog. Sorry that I didn’t document its creation! Please feel free to email me if you have any questions!**