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    Updated on Aug 30, 2019. Posted on Aug 27, 2019

    33 Fantastic Disney Cosplayers Told Us What Inspired Them To Choose Their D23 Expo Costumes

    "Elena is Disney’s first Latina Princess and I love the fact that she represents me."

    1. Avenger Zach as Tony Stark/Iron Man and Megan of Troy as Pepper

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    "We came dressed like Iron Man and Pepper in celebration for the end of era."

    You can see more of Zach's cosplay on Insta: @avengerzach

    2. Lorrie and Sarah Norvell as Maleficent and Princess Aurora from Sleeping Beauty

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    "Aurora is my favorite princess and Maleficent is my mom's favorite villain! In fact my mom made me my very first Aurora dress when I was 4 and I still have it."

    3. Neil Williams as King Stefan and Connor Breen as King Hubert from Sleeping Beauty

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    "When we started out we were making an Princess Aurora costume and then it ended up becoming a group costume. Also, with King Hubert we wanted to challenge ourselves to make a bodysuit style costume."

    You can see more of Neil and Connor's cosplay on Insta: @skullrockstudios and @Madhatter_Boy

    4. Audrey Lee Young as Iridessa the Light Fairy from the Tinker Bell films

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    "Iridessa is a character that I see on screen and makes me feel represented."

    5. Kit Leitmeyer as Megara from Hercules

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    "I like the character a lot, especially because she is a strong character. I made this myself and there was no designer doll of Meg at the time [to base it of off]."

    You can see more of Kit's cosplay on Insta: @teatraybat

    6. Haley Lambert as Bo Peep from Toy Story 4

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    "I am an animation student and decided to dress like Bo Peep 'cause I loved what they did to her character in Toy Story 4 — she is an inspiring and powerful character."

    7. Yalina Muñoz as Jasmine from Aladdin (2019)

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    "I love Princess Jasmine because she is fierce and fearless."

    8. Ashley Umana as Cinderella from Cinderella and Annie Umana as Belle from Beauty and the Beast

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    "Cinderella has always been my favorite childhood princess. She has great taste in shoes and is always running fashionably late."

    "Belle has been my favorite princess since I was a child because her brilliance and beauty is what make her the best! She sees beauty in others."

    9. Andrew and Jaime as the Pizza Planet driver and truck

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    "We’re obsessed with Pixar and couldn’t decide what character to choose, so we chose one that is in most of the movies."

    10. Jessica Krause as Snow White from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

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    "I’ve always loved Snow White’s design and the various takes on her iconic dresses in the past few years. I got to watch Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs on the big screen at the Walt Disney Family Museum, and fell in love all over again with the craftsmanship and innovation of Disney’s first full-length animated film."

    11. Victoria Guardado as Princess Elena from Elena of Avalor and Leeds Nguyen as Moana from Moana

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    "Elena is Disney’s first Latina Princess and I love the fact that she represents me."

    "Moana is brave and strong. Her story and personality encourages me to be like her and overcome my challenges like she did!"

    12. Bret and Melody Conner as Jack and Mary Poppins from Mary Poppins Returns

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    "We enjoy the 2D animated scene from Mary Poppins Returns and so we decided to recreate the outfits. It was a fun project to work on together as a family."

    13. Scott Miller as the Rocketeer from The Rocketeer

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    "I came as the Rocketeer 'cause I like The Rocketeer! Showing some love to him."

    14. Drew Hart as Boba Fett

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    "Because he is drop dead cool! It’s not about what you say, it’s about how cool you look not saying it."

    15. Marissa Ragsdale as Esméralda from The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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    "I chose Esmeralda because she is one of my favorite Disney heroines, who I feel I somewhat resemble. Also, there are not too many Esmeralda cosplayers who wear her red dress version."

    16. Rick Russell as Nick Wilde from Zootopia

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    "I dressed as Nick Wilde as I can relate so well with his character, his story, and life. Zootopia is a fantastic movie and I'm looking forward to a sequel."

    17. LastMinuteLockHeart as Judy Hopps from Zootopia

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    "She’s a strong character who refused to let everyone’s expectations for her kill her dreams."

    18. Victoria and Jessica Fout as Drizella and Anastasia from Cinderella

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    "We dressed as Drizella and Anastasia because we are sisters who love cosplaying sisters and they are sassy and fun and under-represented!"

    19. Ranitra Coleman as Tiana as a fairy

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    "Tiana is a character I feel empowered by. She encourages me to not only embrace my heritage, but the strength and dignity that comes with hard work and perseverance. She has a personality that takes flight just like Tink. They soar!"

    20. Donald Spears as Stinky Pete the Old Prospector from Toy Story 2

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    "Stinky Pete never gets any attention, unlike the rest of the Roundup gang. No love for the guy in box!"

    21. Kirsten Halik and Timmy Seiden as Mickey Mouse's hands

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    "We wanted to be the Mickey hands because it’s iconic Mickey!"

    22. Micaela Heckmann as Boo and her sons as Mike Wazowski and Sulley from Monsters, Inc.

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    "We did this last year and we decided to this all over again."

    23. Eugene as one of the brooms from Fantasia

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    "Fantasia was one of the first Disney movies I ever saw...and I really liked the brooms! Never found a broom costume so I made one myself."

    24. SuperVintendo64 as Sora from Kingdom Hearts

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    "I chose Sora from Kingdom Hearts because he got to do everyone’s dream: going to different Disney worlds and interacting with the characters!"

    You can follow SuperVintendo64 on Twitter.

    25. Minnie d’Moocha as Jane from Tarzan

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    "I have always been intrigued by the Disney intellectuals, like Belle and Jane, who are so much deeper than the helpless princess. I made this costume as period correct as I could manage, from the bloomers and corset up because I love a challenge!"

    You can see more of Minnie's cosplay on Insta: @minniedmoocha

    26. Jenny Lee as Mary Poppins from Mary Poppins

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    "Mary Poppins is the embodiment of class, and confidence, and she is everything I aspire to be. The decision for who to dress as was pretty easy!"

    27. Micah Lanza and Nick Lawrence as Yzma and Kronk from The Emperor's New Groove

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    "We picked Kronk and Yzma because they’re fun characters in what could be seen as an underrated movie. At the same time, they’re super recognizable and were constantly being told to 'pull the lever!' as we walked around the show floor."

    You can see more of Micah and Nick's cosplay on Insta: @notmicah and @nchlslaw

    28. Vito Pace as a Disney inspired pirate

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    "I need my mobility cart in order to get around, and I wanted to incorporate it into my costume. So I decided to combine Pirates of the Caribbean and Main Street Electrical Parade, there is even a hidden Mickey on it."

    29. Carolyn Nguyen aka "Kitty Antix" as Pocahontas from Pocahontas

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    "Pocahontas was my favorite movie growing up. And I especially loved that she stands for something so much more than the princess before her."

    30. Iolani and Mayrel as Tia Rosita and Emcee from Coco

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    "We were inspired by the characters from Coco, being Mexican and having representation of our culture in a Disney movie."

    31. Julie Shepard as Winifred Sanderson from Hocus Pocus

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    "I've always enjoyed costumes. I like to challenge myself to try new techniques. When I saw Winifred’s robe in Hocus Pocus, I wanted to recreate the designs. Everything was painted freehand, which I am very proud of."

    You can see more of Julie's cosplay on Insta: @asyouwishcosplay

    32. Carla Robertson as Ariel from The Little Mermaid

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    "Ariel is my favorite princess and her movie came out the same year I was born."

    You can see more of Carla's cosplay on Insta: @novembercosplay

    33. And finally, Maddie Rose as Roger Rabbit from Who Framed Roger Rabbit

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    "Roger is my favorite, and I just don’t see him around anymore! So I thought I’d bring him to the convention."

    You can see more of Maddie's cosplay on Insta: @missddycosplay

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