This mother daughter duo is nailing Disney cosplay
Layla is only seven years old, but she probably has way more Instagram followers than you do. She and her mom are the faces behind Disney Inspired Photo, an account that posts jaw-droppingly gorgeous photos of the two of them looking like Disney doppelgangers.
Missing the hot weather, sunny evenings and the sand between my toes. I loved this mommy and daughter shoot as Ursula and Ariel! Layla was a trooper! Big thanks to my studio mate and friend @amandahustonspot for taking our photo and to @missymackintosh for the INCREDIBLE #Ursula makeup!! Costume by me! @camilliacourtsphoto #disneycosplay #disneyprincesscosplay #princess #reedit #ursulaandariel #arielcosplay #ursulacosplay Photo edited by me!
The whole affair started as a fluke. The family visited Disneyland in 2014, and after paying for a gorgeous yet pricey dress at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique (the magic is how they get you to spend all your money), Layla’s mom, photographer Camillia Courts decided to snap a few photos of Layla in the dress before it got a Mickey ice cream bar all over it.
A close up of the lantern photo. Layla is really nailing this princess modelling thing! Have you subscribed to our YouTube channel? Link in our bio! You can watch this photo come together in a speed edit! #disneyisourlife #rapunzel #rapunzelhair #rapunzelcosplay #speededit #youtube #youtuber #atlastiseethelight #disney #disneycosplay #disneyprincess #disneyprincesscosplay
People loved the photo, so Courts decided to plan another princess photo shoot. From there the hobby snowballed. Now the pair has over 50,000 followers and get requests for certain characters.
I wanted to recreate this photo from the movie Frozen with Layla as Coronation Anna, but couldn't resist photographing her as a Frozen Fever Anna. She's such a pro at this. Wig: @ardawigscanada #happybirthdaylayla #annaandelsa #annacosplay #elsacosplay #frozencosplay #frozenfevercosplay #frozenfever
“I think our project resonates with parents and anyone who loved Disney movies as children,” Courts tells Scary Mommy. “We are creating some really fun and unique memories together, and although what we are doing isn’t really new, I think we are doing it in a way that is original. We can put our own spin on it.”
The duo gets lots of attention over the photos of Layla, and we get it — plenty of parents wish they could copy those same looks with own daughters and they use Courts and Layla’s photos as inspiration. But we’re also loving the photos where Courts steps out from behind the camera and embraces her own Disney dark side.
While Courts loves all the looks, she’s partial to the sea witch. “My favourite look is Ursula!” she confesses. “I felt SO glam! Although I also loved the live action Maleficent. Such a fab and beautiful look, and my make up artist Missy Mackintosh killed it!”
My #patreons got to see this photo first! A re-edit of an "old" photo! I had this idea months ago and finally made it happen. I love being #Ursula! She's so glamours and evil- just like me 😉 Make up and hair: @missymackintosh Costume by: Me 🙂 @camilliacourtsphoto #ursulacosplay #littlemermaidcosplay #littlemermaid #ariel #arielcosplay #disneyvillains #disneycosplay #disneyvillainscosplay
Not everyone wants to be a princess when they grow up.
Courts says it took joining her daughter during the photo shoots to see that’s where the real magic was — in dressing up together. “We had done about 8 princesses and it was Halloween so I thought I’d dress as The Evil Queen,” she says. “And that was when I realized that people like to see us together!”
"I can be a far greater nightmare than you could ever imagine." -Regina, Once Upon a Time Welcome to our next set of Disney Inspired images! Keep checking back today for more photos! Photo by: @camilliacourtsphoto Wig styling and make up by: @missymackintosh – Make Up Artist #disney #disneyinspired #snowwhite #evilqueen #onceuponatime #ouat #evilregals #camilliacourtsphotography #shootandshare
Their followers aren’t the only ones who love it when the two make an appearance together in character. “My daughter LOVES when I’m in the photos!”
🎼"Mother knows best, listen to your mumsy…" WE DID IT! Rapunzel and Mother Gothel! I've struggled with this one as Mother Gothel is truly evil and so UN-motherly, but she is so beautiful and glam. All the things I'm not! My dress made by the FAB @suegairns!!!!! Layla is wearing Rapunzel Tutu dress courtesy of @elladynae! Thank you so much for this incredible, beautiful gown! Please check out her Etsy page and give her Instagram a follow! Wigs by @ardawigscanada! I am wearing "Lindsay" in Deep Brown and Layla is wearing "Delilah" in Fairy Blonde 🙂 Make up and wig styling by the one, the only, @missymackintosh!! 😍😍😍 #tangled #mothergothel #mothergothelcosplay #rapunzel #rapunzelhair #rapunzelcosplay #rapunzelcostume #elladaynae #ardawigs #ardawigscanada
Good or bad, land or sea. Whatever these two ladies show us next, we’re here for it.