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Best Belle Costume Guide

Making a comeback with a live-action remake of Disney’s 1991 animated film, Princess Belle from Beauty and the Beast is a cosplayer’s dream with her trademark yellow ball gown and natural grace. If you’re going for a fancier look at this year’s costume party, you’re sure to stand out by following this guide.

Get Belle’s complete look with an authentic Costume Princess Belle Outfit paired with an understated Women’s Ballerina Ballet Shoe. For your hair, we chose a Bow from Big Hair Bows. For an alternate look, we chose a Beauty and the Beast Belle Costume and accessorized with The Trading Picnic Basket.

Belle Cosplay Costumes

Star of a tale as old as time, Princess Belle, is by far one of the most stylish among her set. While it’s nice to go over the top and purchase a costly ballgown, that may not be possible for everyone. If cost is not an issue, we suggest picking her up trademark gown at a local costume shop. Though it can also be ordered online, for a better fit and surety of its quality, it’s best to make the purchase in person.

For a more cost effective option, a white blouse worn with a full apron in any shade of blue can be capped off with a white half apron is an easy way to go. Accessorize with a small basket of books, and you’ve accomplished Belle’s more provincial look. Both costumes can be further accessorized with roses. For group cosplay, you can naturally include the Beast or the wily Gaston. The animated furniture pieces like Lumiere, Mrs. Potts, and Cogsworth are also fun options. Check out our featured pics for more style ideas. Send in your pics to share your look!

Belle Costume Tips & FAQs

Step into the enchanting world of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” with our Belle costume guide FAQ. Belle, renowned for her intelligence, compassion, and iconic yellow gown, is a beloved Disney princess. This FAQ is crafted to assist you in recreating Belle’s elegant and timeless look, perfect for Disney-themed events, cosplay conventions, or any occasion where you wish to embody the essence of this classic character.

Belle's most iconic outfit is her yellow ball gown, which is a symbol of her grace and beauty. The gown features a full, floor-length skirt with layers of yellow fabric, creating a voluminous and flowing effect. The bodice is fitted, often with off-the-shoulder sleeves and delicate ruching or draping. Additionally, the gown is accented with gloves that reach just below the elbow, typically in a light, matching yellow.

Belle's hair is styled in a half-up, half-down look, with a neat bun at the top and loose waves cascading down her back. Her hair color is a rich, dark brown. A key accessory for her hairstyle is a yellow or gold hair ribbon that matches her gown, tying her bun. Optionally, you can also include a small tiara or jeweled hair clip for added elegance.

Belle's makeup is natural and understated, emphasizing her classic beauty. Use a light foundation for a flawless complexion, subtle pink blush for a healthy glow, and a natural pink or nude lipstick. Belle's eyes are accentuated with neutral eyeshadow, a bit of eyeliner, and mascara to enhance her large, expressive eyes.

Aside from her gown and hair accessories, Belle is often depicted with a simple yet elegant necklace, typically a small gold or pearl pendant. Also, consider carrying a prop book, as Belle is known for her love of reading. This not only adds authenticity to your costume but also pays homage to her intellectual and curious nature.

Belle is known for her insightful and kind-hearted lines. Including some of her memorable quotes can add depth to your portrayal. Some notable lines include: "I want much more than this provincial life.," "He's no monster, Gaston; you are!," "I don't judge a book by its cover.," "There must be more than this provincial life!" and "I'm not afraid. We're together now. Everything's going to be fine, you'll see." These quotes reflect Belle's desire for adventure, her compassionate spirit, and her bravery, making your cosplay more authentic and true to her character.


About Belle

Belle is a true princess. Though jokingly accused of having Stockholm Syndrome, she finds true love with Prince Adam. She is kind and beloved in her town. She is known not only for her kindness but her love of books. She is loving and protective of her father Maurice, going as far as to put herself in danger to ensure his safety.

Longing for adventure she accidentally stumbles upon it when the beast takes her father prisoner. Taking his place, with plans to later escape, Belle through the sheer power of her presence teaches the beast to love. Without trying, she breaks the spell of the rose, thereby freeing the castle inhabitants and allowing them to return to their human forms. In true fairy tale fashion, they live happily ever after and she’s suddenly wealthy with dozens of servants and closets full of fabulous clothes.

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