DIY Disney Gowns This 18-Year-Old Makes Are Unbelievable

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File this under: Amazing talent you have to see to believe. Angela Clayton, of Long Island, N.Y., may only be 18 years old, but her costume creations look like the product of a couture catwalk (including an Elsa dress so dead-on perfect, you can't. Let. It. Go.).

Angela, who has been sewing for three years, told Seventeen that she got her start making her own anime and cosplay costumes for conventions when she couldn't afford the expensive costumes sold online. She has since stopped wearing costumes to conventions but still sews her incredible creations for photoshoots for her blog — some of which, she mentions on her blog, can take 250-plus hours of work and 100,000 rhinestones. Other Disney characters she has recreated include Merida from Brave and Cinderella.
Angela Clayton's Merida from Disney's Brave costume
Angela Clayton's Cinderella Disney dress
Aside from Disney characters, Angela also makes beautiful historical gowns — everything from medieval to Renaissance to 19th century ball gowns. She even replicated the dress and hat from the Rafael and Giulio Romano painting, Portrait of Dona Isabel de Requesens, with stunning results.
Angela Clayton's Isabel de Requesens costume
Angela said in her Seventeen interview that she is hoping to turn her talent into a career eventually, ideally creating costumes for theater or film. We suspect she'll have no problem following her dreams!

Are you as blown away as we are? You can be amazed by her countless other creations on her blog and watch her work her magic on her newly created YouTube channel.

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