Just last month, the world stumbled upon . And now, another fellow enthusiast has unleashed his artistry onto the world, and it’s perhaps some of the best cosplay channeling the House of Mouse that I have seen up until now.
Richard Schaefer is a 21-year-old guy from California who, amongst a menagerie of talents, has really got the knack for bringing our favorite Disney princesses to life. Take a look at his incredible transformations yourself below:
This is so good, I doubt anyone will be able to let his transformation go for a while yet.
Here he is as Ariel, although sadly not alongside cosplayer as Prince Eric.
Oh wow, just look at those lashes! Richard’s really got all the details to a T.
4. Snow White
Absolutely stunning! He’s really around at the moment.
4. Meg & Jasmine
To get his looks, Richard wades through an impressive collection of over 30 wigs and 40 different costumes. Additionally, he wears a steel-boned corset and set padding to achieve those womanly curves for his photoshoots.
And as for why he does it, in a recent interview he said:
“I think it’s a real compliment when people think that I’m a female cosplayer because it means that my transformations must be convincing. I enjoy being in character because I get to be a different person for a while, which is fun.”
He’s also revealed how cosplay has transformed him into a much more confident person, admitting:
“Being a princess definitely helped me to become a more confident person. Not only do I feel beautiful as a princess but I feel even more beautiful when I’m just myself, the ball gown is just an added bonus.”