“Disney Addict” Spends Hours Transforming Himself Into Real-Life Disney Princesses

21-year-old Richard Schaefer makes costumes and wigs, and mastered professional makeup application, to achieve his dream of dressing up as Disney princesses (and looking AMAZING).


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Richard works as a freelance makeup artist and spends up to two hours on his transformations, using contouring techniques to sculpt his face and colored contact lenses to complete the look.


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And he dons steel-boned corsets and chest padding to match a princess-sque hourglass silhouette with his doey-eyed makeover.


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“I enjoy being in character because I get to be a different person for a while, which is fun,” says the self-confessed “Disney addict”.


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But the fashion design student only found his passion after suffering years of bullying for being overweight, finding happiness in creating clothes and artwork in his spare time.


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“I was a bit of a loner at school and spent a lot of time by myself. But when I lost the weight, I felt more confident and able to just brush off any comments.”

“I decided to start cosplaying as princesses because of how androgynous people used to say I was. Curiosity got the best of me, so I decided to transform myself into my favorite princess, Ariel.”


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“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.”


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“I think it’s a real compliment when people think I’m a female cosplayer because it means that my transformation must be really convincing.”


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Now Richard is a Disney cosplay pro, with thousands of fans on Instagram following his unbelievable transformations.


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And we hope he never stops doing what makes him feel amazing.


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“I often receive rude comments, but I’m quick to shut them down. I’m sure of myself and who I am, so I never take someone else’s opinion to heart.”


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We can’t even make our eyeliner match…;

Source

Pulptastic