Just last month, the world stumbled upon a cosplayer that made all of our Disney dreams come true. 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 Leo Camacho 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 one of the best Disney cosplayers 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."
Amazing! Keep doing what you're doing, Richard!
Is this the best Disney cosplay you've ever seen?