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Beauty and the Beast Costumes

Not many people are aware of this, but Beauty and the Beast is a popular French fairy tale that was first published in 1740. The most popular version that we are all familiar with today is an abridged version of the original that was published in 1756. The English translation of this appeared the following year, in 1757.

This fairy tale has since been adapted many times over in plays, films, ballet, a Broadway musical, literature and music. The most popular film version was probably Disney's animated classic that was released in 1991.

Why not dress up as Belle this year and see if you too can find your prince?

Beauty and the Beast costume characteristics:

  • A beautiful golden yellow princess gown for Belle
  • Don't forget your tiara and wand
  • For the Beast, you'll want black pants and black boots, a white ruffled shirt with a royal blue jacket and neck scarf
  • Complete the look with furry animal hood or mask and fangs

Once upon a time, in a faraway land, a young prince lived in a shining castle. Although he had everything his heart desired, the prince was spoiled, selfish, and unkind. But then, one winter's night, an old beggar woman came to the castle and offered him a single rose in return for shelter from the bitter cold. Repulsed by her haggard appearance, the prince sneered at the gift and turned the old woman away. But she warned him not to be deceived by appearances, for beauty is found within. And when he dismissed her again, the old woman's ugliness melted away to reveal a beautiful enchantress. The prince tried to apologize, but it was too late, for she had seen that there was no love in his heart. And as punishment, she transformed him into a hideous beast and placed a powerful spell on the castle and all who lived there. Ashamed of his monstrous form, the beast concealed himself inside his castle, with a magic mirror as his only window to the outside world. The rose she had offered was truly an enchanted rose, which would bloom until his 21st year. If he could learn to love another, and earn her love in return by the time the last petal fell, then the spell would be broken. If not, he would be doomed to remain a beast for all time. As the years passed, he fell into despair and lost all hope. For who could ever learn to love a beast?

DIY Minion Beauty and the Beast Makeup Tutorials

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Beauty and the Beast Videos:

Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson

Tale As Old As Time

Dancing

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