The 25-year-old girl Sarah Ingle from Denver, Colorado, took Disney princess imitation to a completely new level. She has spent more than $14,000 on Disney princess costumes for the nine princesses so she could transform herself into her favorite Disney princesses: Belle from Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Snow White, Ariel from The Little Mermaid, Aurora, Rapunzel, Merida from Brave, and Elsa and Anna from Frozen.
Sarah Ingle as a non-Disney princess human
Sarah As Herself
Sarah, who works as a marketing manager during the day, currently has 17 different Disney princess outfits and 16 different wigs for her princess transformations, which take three hours each to achieve.
Sarah As Snow White
Sarah As Anna
“It requires a lot of time to get into the outfits since they have loads of layers that tie up at the back,” Sarah told Hotspot Media. “Then I have a different wig and makeup looks for each princess. I have to contour my face when I play Aurora from Sleeping Beauty because my face is much rounder than hers. And as I have hazel eyes, I need to wear blue contact lenses for the Little Mermaid and Elsa from Frozen.”
Sarah As Elsa
Sarah As Merida
Regarding her intricate outfits, Sarah says, “Each dress can take up to six months to make and I source a wide range of materials from everywhere throughout the world, including silk and organza before drawing my final designs. I’m exceptionally blessed to have a full time work that pays for the lovely and beautiful dresses and material since I’m so passionate about looking the best that I can for the performances.”
Sarah As Cindrella
Sarah As Belle
The impersonator also naturally has Disney princess-like features, which helps her draw off every look. “I was born with really huge eyes, and people were always telling me that I looked like a cartoon doll or Disney princess. I assume that my huge eyes simply help me to seem more toon like, which is being extraordinary for what I do.”
Sarah As Rapunzel
Sarah As Sleeping Beauty
Sarah’s gotten so good at her transformations that she and her boyfriend started a business called Princess Ever After, where people can hire princesses for their events (her boyfriend occasionally accompanies her as a prince). She charges about $145 to make a princess appearance at birthday parties and events, but she also visits children at hospitals and volunteers (in costume, of course) as well.
“I’ll always remember the day that I was approached to perform for a little girl who was celebrating the beginning of a break from her cancer treatments,” she says. “Seeing her face light up as she sang along with me was just incredible and it was just the most amazing day.”
Though Sarah has already made a career of dressing like princesses, she says her goal is still one day to be a “real” one. “It would certainly be a dream to be a real Disney princess — I’d love to be Ariel. Maybe one day I can go for an audition and they’ll give me my dream job.