"What seemed like a long time ago, in the Enchanted Forest she had once been told by her superficial (and sometimes positively primeval in her opinion) fiance, Sir Gaston, that ladies didn't need to read books. Her tutors had been annoyed growing up as she could recite the various kingdoms, laws, words, and banners before her lessons if they had been written in the books found in the castle library. Even ladies of the court had looked at her like she was fish trying to learn how to fly. Her father however...
He had thought it endearing. And had encouraged her.
'You're your mother's daughter, gods rest her,' he would say with a smile.
And thus Belle couldn't go anywhere without a book in her hands, the beautiful words of some grand tale or some grand journey within the reach of her fingertips.
Thus Belle found herself here, working in Storybrooke's Library, reading a grand tale. Even in the midist of her own adventure in this odd world that the Curse had thrown everyone in this seemingly sleepy town into. She wondered if perhaps Rumple wouldn't mind if she brought a few with her if they ever made it back home..."
Here's one of the two cosplays that debuted at this years ACen- Belle from Once Upon a Time! Well at least a Storybrooke version of her anyway. I am planning on working on her Golden Dress for next year (It'll take some time as the materials I want aren't cheap and I need the sales!!) as well as her other Enchanted Forest outfits but I just kinda fell in love with her Storybrooke wardrobe (and yes this also includes the Lacey one too! I'm actually thinking about dying and using my real hair for that one
) Namely this one. In fact I liked it so much I priced it and after discovering it was made by Dior I resolved to make it myself.
Working with lace was a bit of a pain (I made a whole ton of Lacey jokes before and after the episode BTW
), but it was soo worth it in my opinion.
Also I'm "reading" The Hobbit... figured it sounded like something Belle would enjoy plus I didn't have any copies of Jules Verne.
Crocodile!Belle was made and cosplayed by
Picture was taken by
at Acen 2013Once Upon a Time is (c) by ABC Studios!