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This 7-Year-Old's Disney Dress-Up Photos Will Make Your Inner Child So Jealous

This really puts the play in cosplay.

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This is Layla, a 7-year-old from British Columbia, Canada, with a dress-up collection that could make a grown adult green with envy.

Camillia Courts / Via Facebook: camilliacourtsphoto

And thanks to Layla's photographer mother Camillia Courts, she has the pictures to prove it.

Camillia Courts / Via Facebook: camilliacourtsphoto

The duo started picking out Disney costumes and taking ridiculously cool pictures to go with them in 2014, when they got an Elsa dress at Disneyland’s Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique.

Courts wanted to get a photo of her in it “while it was still in pristine condition” to post on Facebook.
Camillia Courts / Via Facebook: camilliacourtsphoto

Courts wanted to get a photo of her in it “while it was still in pristine condition” to post on Facebook.

That photo, seen here, was so well-received by friends and family that Courts started an Instagram account to document Layla wearing the 25 costumes they've procured since.

Camillia Courts / Via Facebook: camilliacourtsphoto

Though Courts told BuzzFeed she "doesn't want to know" how much she's spent on outfits and makeup, she's gotten pretty budget-conscious — she repurposes old dresses and makes the majority of the costumes herself.

She's commissioned a few costumes from local seamstresses near their home.
Camillia Courts / Via Facebook: camilliacourtsphoto

She's commissioned a few costumes from local seamstresses near their home.

Whatever the cost, Courts feels the project has been priceless because it's brought her "very shy" daughter out of her shell.

"She doesn't like a lot of attention, but she lights up when she puts a costume on," Courts said. "She becomes more chatty, she explodes with ideas, she twirls, and enjoys being dressed up. She secretly likes the attention from her classmates. She has fun, and that's the whole reason we continue this project."
Camillia Courts / Via Facebook: camilliacourtsphoto

"She doesn't like a lot of attention, but she lights up when she puts a costume on," Courts said. "She becomes more chatty, she explodes with ideas, she twirls, and enjoys being dressed up. She secretly likes the attention from her classmates. She has fun, and that's the whole reason we continue this project."

Not only that, but it's strengthened their mother-daughter bond. Courts involves her daughter in every step, and she sometimes even participates in the photo shoots herself — and the results are pretty incredible.

"It's been a wonderful way to spend some really unique, quality time together!" Camillia said. "I like when she comes up with an idea and we plan the session and make the costumes together. But if she wanted to stop tomorrow, we would."
Camillia Courts / Via Facebook: camilliacourtsphoto

"It's been a wonderful way to spend some really unique, quality time together!" Camillia said. "I like when she comes up with an idea and we plan the session and make the costumes together. But if she wanted to stop tomorrow, we would."

"The whole project has been about having fun and making memories," she added. "I hope she will look back on this and remember it as fondly as I do."

Camillia Courts / Via Facebook: camilliacourtsphoto

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