Obviously I would be dressing up for the Beauty and the Beast premiere.
I thought about what I own in blue and yellow, because, you know, those dresses by that character, but I couldn’t come up with a Belle-inspired Disneybound that would be creative and specific enough to consider Dressing Up.
You might have seen my Mrs Potts-inspired outfit, and the behind-the-scenes process on Instagram.
How to make the Mrs Potts Fascinator & Belt
I didn’t buy anything new for this project, working instead with found objects around my parents’ house.
The fascinator is a paper plate, red on one side (shhh no one can see…) and white on the other. I used a lavender sharpie to turn it Mrs Potts purple.
Next I affixed a yellow ribbon around the edge of the plate in a zigzag pattern. I started using glue, but it was taking a while to dry and got a bit messy, so I switched to double-stick tape, which proved more efficient.
I was looking for a pink pompom for the top, but couldn’t find one, so used a pipe cleaner instead. The good thing is I could poke a hole through the centre of the plate and hold the pipe cleaner ball in place. I then stuck a bit more ribbon on around the pink top.
I borrowed a yellow hairband, and attached the fascinator to it with a thick piece of parcel tape.
For the finishing touch, I did a quick DIY belt, drawing on the teapot base’s pattern onto a white ribbon in sharpie. This didn’t look quite finished, so I used more double-stick tape to add matching yellow ribbon to the top and bottom of the white belt.
My Kate Spade wedding dress has become my go-to canvas for these Disney-inspired outfits – I had previously paired it with my R2D2 fascinator. Just add an afternoon at Sweet, and the image is complete!
As for the film…
Here are my thoughts on Live Action Beauty & the Beast!
Have you seen the new Beauty & the Beast? What did you think?
P.S. For more on how dressing up can make you feel like your own heroine, RSVP for my free webinar with Kitty Cavalier, Dressing the Part: Express Yourself like a Leading Lady through Adornment.