iphotograf beauty and the beastabout me

2017  • by Heidi

I've been sewing for over twenty years. I make formal gowns, historical costumes, outfits for cosplay, children's theater and moviecostume recreations. Over the years I've been lucky enough to work with some amazing photographers who have documented my designs in a very flattering light. I'm especially grateful to Manny Porven (iphotograf) and David Sussman for their magical portraits.

the morning blend

March 2017  • by Heidi

The Fairy Tale Teller, the Beast and I had a lovely time visiting the Fox 4 studio! To see us on "The Morning Blend," check back soon (I will post the link as soon as I have it). Belle Costume Morning Blend Fox 4 Florida

Carole of the Belles

December 2016  • by Heidi

Everyone had a ball at the Christmas party at work this year: it was a cosplay party! It was tons of fun seeing multiple versions of the iconic golden ballgown all in the same place at the same time...

Carole of the Belles Carole of the Belles

in the news

August 2016  • by Heidi

At Tampa Bay Comic Con this weekend, two of my costumes were on the news - in the background, but still! You could see us! Here's a screenshot (I'm in the yellow gown, my friend is wearing the blue & white Belle dress which I also made): Tampa Bay Comic Con Belle Costume