Sure, it’s not the most original concept but we’ve all alluded to beauty and the beast costumes for adults in our relationships at some point. It seems like every guy has joked at some party “She’s the beauty and I’m the beast”. At least this way someone will actually laugh. It’s also a fun concept if you have kids and want to gain their respect and adoration on Halloween.
You’ll need to know which pieces are DIY projects and which aren’t. Belle has two basic looks. The first one is her blue and white pinafore style dress which you may be able to sew or find something similar at a thrift store. There is a danger of this looking like Alice in Wonderland though.
Her other look is probably too ornate as a sewing project. However, if you have an old yellow prom dress or bridesmaid dress this will certainly do although you may be missing the signature off the shoulder sleeves. This will be the more expensive costume and can even be custom made for theater quality.
For the Beast
For the beast you’ll spend more money than Belle which is unusual for a couples costume. You could wear black dress pants and spend more on a coat. Outsource from other costumes like a white ruffle pirate shirt and even a werewolf mask to save money. just go as the prince if you have the iconic blue and yellow trimmed jacket. It is pretty expensive though so you may need to do a rental.
I was disappointed that there wasn’t a wider selection of my favorite characters like Lumiere, Chip, Cogsworth, Mrs. Pots and the Wardrobe. A fifi costume could be any French maids outfit really. However, I guess they are so ornate that they really only work in animation. Mrs. Pots would be knocking over the punch bowl at any party.