Sarah Ingle likes Disney Princesses.
Really, really, really likes them.
So much that’s she spent $14k on custom made costumes so she can transform herself into them.
She’s had costumes made up for Cinderella, Ariel, Bella, Snow White, Rapunzel, Aurora, Elsa & Anna and Merida (from Brave).
Sarah works as a marketing manager by day and owns 17 different outfits and 16 accompanying wigs which she uses to transform herself — a tasks which often takes up to 3 hours.
She’s lucky that she was born with Disney Princess-like features — she has really big eyes — and has often been told she looks cartoon-like (I’m not sure that’s a compliment).
“It takes a lot of time to get into the outfits because they have lots of layers that tie up at the back,” she said in an interview with Hotspot Media.
“Then I have a different wig and makeup look 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 have to wear blue contact lenses for the Little Mermaid and Elsa from Frozen.”
Apparently each dress can take up to 6 months to wait and she has to source materials from all over the world.
She’s able to feed her obsession by having a well paying full time job.
Sarah’s dressing up has become so popular that she and her boyfriend have started up a business called “Princess Ever After” where people are able to hire princesses for their events.
These appearances cost around $145 for birthday parties etc, but she also performs for free at children’s hospitals.
“I’ll never forget the day that I was asked to perform for a little girl who was celebrating the beginning of a break from her cancer treatments,” said Sarah. “Seeing her face light up as she sang along with me was just incredible and it was just the most amazing day.”