It has been a while since we’ve seen Emma Watson star in a blockbuster role, she certainly hasn’t lost her spark taking on the role of Belle in a remake of Disney’s classic animated movie Beauty and the Beast.
Thanks in big part to Emma’s participation in the movie it quickly became the highest grossing movie of 2017 and in the top 10 grossing movies of all time (at the time of writing). Grossing over $1.2 billion, this means it has even passed seven of the Harry Potter movies!
In today’s post we’ll be showing you everything you’ll need for a Emma Watson Belle Costume including: wig, dress, maid outfit and makeup tutorial.
I predict this will be a very popular costume for Halloween 2017 for adults and children alike due to the popularity of the old animation and this new reboot. So without further ado, let’s begin the tutorial!
Table of Contents
To keep everything flowing in a logical we’re going to start from the top and work out way down and the first area you’ll need to focus on is Belle’s hair. Belle has long neck length hair with ponytails and a bun at the top.
You could wear a wig that is already styled correctly (a big time saver), buy a generic brown wig and style it appropriately or wear your natural hair in a bun with ponytails. It’s totally up to you. If you decide to wear a wig here are two options for children as well as adults who want to dress up.
Beauty and the Beast 2017 Costume
Now let’s move onto the outfits. The first dress you could wear is similar to the one Emma Watson wears in the 2017 reboot. This is perfect if you want to make a big impression with a layered French maid style that comes in a variety of different sizes.
Beauty and the Beast Maid Costume
As I said above there are a few different Belle outfits you could wear, the alternative choice is her blue and white maid outfit. Similar to what we have above you’ll get: white shirt, blue dress, apron, bow tie and underskirt.
Belle Costume For Kids
If your child would like to dress up as Belle for Halloween, fancy dress or even just dressing up play around the house there are options available for them too. Here are two different versions of Belle’s yellow main dress for children. Just add a child’s wig and a pair of yellow shoes.
Then there is the blue maid outfit for children too, chances are they’ll go off of whether their favourite colour is blue or yellow for this. There is also an option for teenagers who want to cosplay this character, no fans are left out regardless of their age.
Emma Watson Belle Makeup Tutorial
Finally you may want to apply some makeup to bring the whole look together. This is quick video tutorial that will guide you through everything you need to do.
- The first thing this artist does is make her eyebrow low set because they aren’t already, if yours are you can skip this section. Tack down your eyebrows with non toxic glue stick then powder them down, add colour correcting concealer and a layer of foundation until they are invisible. Use dark brown eye shadow to mark out where your new eyebrows out making sure they are low set and not too arched as Emma’s are. Then fill them in and then go over them again with black liner for extra thickness
- Next hollow out your inner brow bone area with medium brown contour. Apply this into your crease to exaggerate your eyelid and then drag it down the top sides of your nose. For the eyelid apply a natural shade of gold with shimmer then eye shadow as eye liner to give a softer look. Then apply it onto your lower lash line extending the sides as you do so to get the correct eye shape. For the lashes curl them and use mascara.
- Now you want to contour slightly above your natural cheekbone, and under your jaw line. Apply a nude blush on your cheeks and nose and then highlight in these same areas for added dimension. Use brown shadow on a small brush to dot on her freckles. For the nose apply contour underneath, sides of your nose and down the nose bridge to make it more angular/turned up then add highlight for contrast.
- For the lips take a natural peach lip liner and fill in your lips adding a pronounced cupid bow. Then take a red lipstick and apply it on the inner half of your lips and blend it out. Finish with grey shadow on the inner corners of your lips to extend your smile.
There you have it, everything you’ll need to dress up as this character for whatever event you wish to attend. Before you leave check out our hundreds of other tutorials or follow us on social media to keep up to date with our newest cosplay tutorials.