With Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast headed to theaters in the spring, I couldn’t help making a DIY Beast costume. Emma Watson will be an amazing Belle and I can’t wait to see it! Hopefully, Belle would approve of our own little Beast.
This costume is another easy Disney Prince costume that can be sized up to adults or down to toddlers. It can be no-sew if you like, although I did make a few stitches in my version. Here’s what you need to make your own DIY Beauty and the Beast Costume.
DIY Beast Costume Materials:
- Blue blazer
- Gold duct tape
- Fancy white shirt
- White t-shirt
- Black pants
- Gold button
- White pipe cleaner
I thrifted everything we didn’t have already on hand at home including the most important piece to this easy DIY costume, the blue blazer. I found this petite jacket in the women’s section, it was perfect with gold button accents.
DIY Beast Costume Jacket
I unbuttoned the jacket and pinned the top half open. Then covered the jacket edges in gold duct tape. I added gold duct tape to the jacket pockets for extra detail.
I also found a white flowing shirt with wide cuffs at the thrift store I picked the shirt based on the cuffs alone because I need to add them to the jacket cuffs. I did a rough cut and added them with a few basic stitches. You could use hem tape here or hot glue if you really want to avoid a little thread and needle action
My blazer came with gold buttons; if yours doesn’t you can replace the buttons or just cover them with gold duct tape.
DIY Beast Costume Cravat
Utilizing more of the fancy shirt, I cut a large section of the material to create the cravat. I slipped a gold button through a pipe cleaner and used it to tie the cravat around the middle. Then I sewed the cravat to the top edge of a white t-shirt. Again you could use a glue gun here but a couple of quick stitches worked well for me.
DIY Beast Costume Pants
Track pants are my favorite starting point for a prince costume. The material is a little shiny and thin which is good for a costume and it’s easy to add fancy trim or in this case gold duct tape down the side to make the pants “princely.”
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. It arrives in theaters on March 17, 2017!