Model Layla as Princess Elsa. Photography by CreativeSoul Photography, Creative Director/Hair by Hair by LaChanda

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MAGICAL BLACK GIRLS REIMAGINE DISNEY PRINCESSES

February 28, 2020
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Even though #29DaysofBlackCosplay is coming to an end, y’all already know celebrating Black cosplayers is a year-round thing for us. So what better way to close out the month than with this Disney-inspired cosplay series by Hairstylist LaChanda Gatson and Atlanta-based duo CreativeSoul Photography (aka Kahran and Regis Bethencourt)?

Featuring 14 magical, majestic Black girls, each of whom embodies the spirit of a Disney princesses or protagonist, the photo series is nothing short of mesmerizing. Teaming up with numerous designers, costume-makers, make-up and hair artists, the Bethencourts re-imagine the world and aesthetic of characters like Snow White, Rapunzel, Elsa, Nala, Jasmine, Ariel, and more. But it’s the young women portraying these characters with an ethereal coolness that brings it all together.

Black Girl Magic knows no bounds.

Obsessed with this project? Buy your prints of your favorite looks, here.

CreativeSoul Photography

Moana

Model: @nyla_cyprian
Hair: Hair by LaChanda
MUA: @glam_by_gorgeous
Photography: CreativeSoul Photography
Stylist: @styledbyyvonne
Assist Stylist: @just1_bebe
Designer: @nea3s3tj
Crown: @objectanddawn
Necklace & Bracelet: @kendis__kloset
Retouch: @retouching.service

CreativeSoul Photography

Rapunzel

Model: @jaxonrosemoore
Designer: @iyobosaclothing
Hair: Hair by LaChanda
Necklace: @trufacebygrace
MUA: @theworldfamouskeishatate
Photography: CreativeSoul Photography

CreativeSoul Photography

Ariel

Model: @rihleysantanna
Creative Direction/HMUA: Hair by LaChanda
Photography: @creativesoulphoto
Hair Accessories: @nubiandecor
Necklace: Rebelheartdesigns
Crow: @scarletharlowdesign
Designer: Abeille Creations

CreativeSoul Photography

Belle

Model: @kherispoppin
Creative Direction/Hair: Hair by LaChanda
Photography: @creativesoulphoto
Stylist: @styledbyyvonne
MUA: @glam_by_gorgeous
Necklace: Ekocreashunz
Choker: @nubiandecor
Designer: @junonafashionhouse
Retouch: @retouching.service

CreativeSoul Photography

Ana

Model: @emonidiamond
Creative Director/Hair: Hair by LaChanda
Photography: CreativeSoul Photography
MUA: @theworldfamouskeishatate
Designer: @iyobosaclothing
Crown: @uniquelywiredm
Ring: @planet_enjeanious

CreativeSoul Photography

Tiana

Model: @iamcassidey
Creative Direction/Hair: Hair by LaChanda
Photography: CreativeSoul Photography
Stylist: @styledbyyvonne
Crown: @coppersignatures
Bracelet: @reinaafricanaa
MUA: @glam_by_gorgeous
Hair Accessories: @nubiandecor
Necklace: @trufacebygrace
Designer: @nea3s3tj

CreativeSoul Photography

Snow White

Model: @alexis_wanguhu
Creative Direction/Hair: Hair by LaChanda
Photography: CreativeSoul Photography
Stylist: @styledbyyvonne
Styling Assistant: @just1_bebe
Crown: @mimsy_crowns
MUA: @glam_by_gorgeous
Collar: @coppersignatures
Designer: @haleyjoweinberg

CreativeSoul Photography

Cinderella

Model: Celai West
Creative Direction/Hair: Hair by LaChanda
Photography: CreativeSoul Photography
Stylist: @styledbyyvonne
Earrings: @ivanbittonstylehouse
MUA: @glam_by_gorgeous
Hair Accessories: @franceluxehair
Necklace: @reinaafricanaa
Choker: @nubiandecor
Designer: @junonafashionhouse
Retouch: @retouching.service

CreativeSoul Photography

Elsa

Model: Layla @2curlybrowngirls
Creative Director/Hair: Hair by LaChanda
Photography: CreativeSoul Photography
MUA: @theworldfamouskeishatate
Designer: @iyobosaclothing
Crown: @uniquelywiredm
Ring: @planet_enjeanious

CreativeSoul Photography

Shuri

Model: Zaria Kelley
Designer: @iyobosaclothing
Hair: Hair by LaChanda
Necklace: @trufacebygrace
MUA: @glam_by_gorgeous
Photography: CreativeSoul Photography

CreativeSoul Photography

Pocahontas

Model: @messiah.askew
Creative Direction/Hair: Hair by LaChanda
Photography: CreativeSoul Photography
Stylist: @styledbyyvonne
Crown: @mimsy_crowns
MUA: @glam_by_gorgeous
Necklace: @coppersignatures
Designer: @haleyjoweinberg

CreativeSoul Photography

Aurora

Model: Chloe @2curlybrowngirls
Designer: @iyobosaclothing
Hair: Hair by LaChanda
MUA: @theworldfamouskeishatate
Photography: CreativeSoul Photography

CreativeSoul Photography

Nala

Model: @jordyncuret_
Creative Direction/Hair: Hair by LaChanda
Photography: CreativeSoul Photography
Stylist: @styledbyyvonne
Crown: @coppersignatures
MUA: @glam_by_gorgeous
Prop: Hair Accessories: @nubiandecor
Prop: @reinaafricanaa
Designer: @nea3s3tj
Retouch: @retouching.service

CreativeSoul Photography

Jasmine

Model: @taylor_lia_
Hair/Creative Direction: Hair by LaChanda
Designer: @shesewbomb
Crown Chain, Ring, & Bracelet: @kendis__kloset
Hair Accessories: @franceluxehair
Ear Cuff: @culturecrossjewelry
Photography: CreativeSoul Photography
Stylist: @styledbyyvonne
MUA: @glam_by_gorgeous

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