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A Hollywood Worthy Gown – Edwardian Walking Dress

I am going to tell you a story. A story that I though I’d never tell. Not because it’s bad, just because I thought I’d never have this amazing experience. Three years ago I awoke. After completing my morning routine, I checked my inbox; an Etsy order awaited me! Briefly looking over the order, I… Continue reading A Hollywood Worthy Gown – Edwardian Walking Dress

Bella Mae's Designs · My Costumes · Progress

The Great Endeavor – Recreating Greatest Showman Costumes – Charity’s Traveling Outfit

~ The Greatest Showman Costume Remakes ~ Charity’s Traveling Outfit Visit my last post for Costume #1 explanation (which is Charity’s Pink Dress)! Costume #2: Traveling Outfit I love this outfit! I would totally wear it in real life…well, if I were brave enough! ~ Velvet Vest ~ Unfortunately, I didn’t get very many photos… Continue reading The Great Endeavor – Recreating Greatest Showman Costumes – Charity’s Traveling Outfit

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The Great Endeavor – Recreating Greatest Showman Costumes – Charity’s Pink Dress

~ The Greatest Showman Costume Remakes ~ Charity’s Pink Dress I did it again.  I took a leap.  I made a crazy decision.  I made a decision based on a dream of a video. If you’re anything like me, you know this movie.  Not only know it, but have watched it (maybe more than once!).… Continue reading The Great Endeavor – Recreating Greatest Showman Costumes – Charity’s Pink Dress

Bella Mae's Designs · My Costumes · Progress

The “Perfect” Cinderella Dress – The Process of the Upgraded Version

My Cinderella Dress Process – Upgraded Version A few years back, I posted about the “perfect” Cinderella dress. I never posted finished photos, nor the process, mostly due to not taking enough photos. A year later, I was blessed to create a second, upgraded, Cinderella dress for a customer…this time I took photos! In order to… Continue reading The “Perfect” Cinderella Dress – The Process of the Upgraded Version

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Side-By-Side Comparison – Belle’s Dress – Beauty and the Beast 2017

Well, I just had to do it! During the Belle photoshoot, we tried to recreate a few of the Belle poses. Even through we did this, only a few actually worked out. But, unbeknownst to us, we captured some moments that looked like we planned them! Yes! Over half of these comparisons were unplanned! Here… Continue reading Side-By-Side Comparison – Belle’s Dress – Beauty and the Beast 2017

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Feathers & All – Recreating Belle’s Shoes – Beauty and the Beast 2017

~ Beauty and the Beast Costume Remake ~ The Shoes Well, here goes another explanation of a crazy decision!   After seeing those two photos of Belle’s shoes, I was determined to find replicas, or more like, I needed to find shoes that had the same shapes so then I could paint them and add… Continue reading Feathers & All – Recreating Belle’s Shoes – Beauty and the Beast 2017

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Sewing a Beauty – Belle’s Yellow Ballgown Creation – Step 4: The Bodice

~ Beauty and the Beast Costume Remake ~ Step 4: The Bodice “In the bodice there’s layers of net laid on each other to be like feathers.” Once I figured out what “layers of net” meant, I was on my way to success! By looking at up-close photos of the dress, I able to see… Continue reading Sewing a Beauty – Belle’s Yellow Ballgown Creation – Step 4: The Bodice