Cosplay is a magical thing. You can transform yourself into someone else entirely and forget your cares for a few hours or for the length of a convention. Like Anna Berten, who regularly fashions herself into quite the Disney princess. Her hard work on all aspects of her costumes—the actual costume, the wigs, and the makeup—means she looks a startling amount like the characters she cosplays. She’s dressed as multiple versions of Belle from Beauty and the Beast, Merida from Brave, and Aurora from Sleeping Beauty. I decided to highlight a few of her ensembles in this week’s Cosplay Friday.
What I would give to spend an afternoon playing dress up in her closet. Can I invite myself over?
And just look at her Merida wig—it’s perfectly massive and matches the tousled look from the film:
Keep up with Anna’s cosplay projects by following her on Instagram and YouTube, and scroll to the gallery below to see more costumes. You’ll find Barriss and Luminara from Star Wars: The Clone Wars, a ridiculously awesome Tracer from Overwatch, and more.
If you’re a cosplayer, please submit your work to me so I can include it in a future gallery. You can leave links to your Facebook page or pics in the comments below, you can tag or mention me in your Instagram cosplay posts, or you can send a photo to me on Twitter. Let me know the photographer so I can include credit. Or, if you are the photographer, let me know the name of the cosplayer.