It’s one thing to know all of the words to a Disney song and be a bit of a Disney lover, you may even love it that much that you own memorabilia or other Disney related items, but then there’s Richard Schaefer, a 21-year-old freelance makeup artist who loves Disney so much he actually becomes real life Disney princesses.
How? the answer lies in his talent for all things makeup. Based in Orange County California, Schaefer started cosplaying as Disney princesses around four years ago and each transformation takes him roughly two hours but when he’s done you’d hardly know it was him.
Entirely self taught, dressing up has hugely boosted his confidence and the more than 90k people that follow his Instagram account can’t seem to get enough of his amazing transformations. You can see more of Schaefer’s work over on Instagram.