The tale of the Beauty and the Beast goes back a long way – all the way back to 19th century France. The version almost everyone is more familiar with is the Disney animated film from 1991, which was a bit more child friendly and was very well received by all audiences.
However, in the summer of 2017, Disney released a new take on the same story, this time in live action. It featured Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast. With these new designs, people were excited to see new versions of characters that they had seen for years, so they made for some great Halloween costumes.
The Beast is a great option for any guy who wants to look princely, yet tough on Halloween. There are costumes available for both the new adaptation for the Beast, and the older 1991 version.
In the 2017 Beast’s outfit, he wears a blue coat with a matching vest, a white cravat, and grey pants. He has brown fur with backward, curved horns. The older Beast outfit consists of a purple coat over a gold vest, a white shirt, and black pants.
The main differences in the older Beast are that his head is much larger, his facial features are much more expressive and animated, and his horns curve forward. The masks available for the Beast differ in levels of quality and detail, from plastic half-masks to full, 3D faux fur masks.
Belle’s outfit has gone through almost no change between the 1991 version and the 2017 version. Disney recreated her animated outfit in real life to a tee. Belle has two main outfits throughout the movie that you can find costumes for.
The first one you see in the movies is her everyday outfit, which consists of a blue dress, white shirt, and white apron. She also keeps her hair back in a ponytail in this outfit.
Her other outfit is a grandiose, yellow dress with no straps. She also has long, yellow gloves coming up to her elbow. Obviously, this outfit would go really well in a couple costume with the Beast costume.
If you don’t want to dress up as either of the main characters in the movie, there are costumes available for side and minor characters as well. For example, you can be Gaston, the manly man who tries to woo Belle with no success.
You can also dress up as the furniture that comes to life in Beast’s castle, such as Lumière, Cogsworth, Chip, and Mrs. Potts. These might be great costumes for little ones if mom and dad are dressing up as beauty and the beast!