Tuesday, 14 June 2016

This man's transformation into Disney princesses is flawless

21-year-old Richard Schaefer, loves dressing up as his favorite Disney princesses.

"I decided to start cosplaying as princesses because of how androgynous people used to say I was," he told the Daily Mail. "Curiosity got the best of me, so I decided to transform myself into my favorite princess — Ariel, who I have loved since I was a child. I was pleasantly surprised at how convincing I looked so I decided to stick at it and try different princesses too."

Since then, Schaefer has gathered a gorgeous collection of 40 costumes and 30 wigs to help him transform into his favorite Disney stars, and  he's unbelievably dedicated to his craft. 

Not only does he wear a steel-boned corset and chest padding to help him achieve a Disney princess figure, but he also learned professional makeup techniques to help him look more like an animated character.

Apparently, Schaefer takes as long as two hours for each transformation, on top of the fact that he makes a lot of his costumes himself. He's a self-proclaimed Disney addict, and every ounce of his passion is apparent in every princess he becomes.

"Being a princess definitely helped me to become a more confident person," he told the Daily Mail.
 "Not only do I feel beautiful as a person but I feel even more beautiful when I'm just myself, the ball gown is just an added bonus."