Most people express their love for Disney princesses’ through books, collectibles and dolls among many other things.
Some people even dress up as their favourite characters during cosplay -- but Sarah Ingle has taken her love for the princesses to new heights and has spent over $14,000 on transforming into them.
According to a report in Distractify, the 25-year-old works as a marketing manager and transforms into the princesses during her off hours.
Using 17 outfits, 16 wigs, and hours of makeup to embody any one of nine royal Disney characters (Belle, Cinderella, Snow White, Ariel, Aurora, Rapunzel, Merida from Brave, and Elsa and Anna from Frozen), Ingle takes the notions of fandom and commitment to a whole new level.
However, transforming into a Disney princess has its costs. The Colorado native has spent more than $14,000 on all her transformations.
She explained that each dress can take up to six months to make since she sources different materials from all over the world, including silk and organza before drawing her final designs.
Sarah said: “I’m very fortunate to have a full time job that pays for the beautiful dresses and material because I'm so passionate about looking the best that I can for the performances.”
Sarah started a business with her boyfriend and charges $145 to appear at children’s parties. But Princess Ever After, as her business is called, is not her only side venture.
Sarah also visits sick children in hospitals and volunteers at different events.
"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," Ingle toldHotspot Media.
"Seeing her face light up as she sang along with me was just incredible and it was just the most amazing day,” she added.
Sarah feels like she is doing what she was born to do.
"I was born with really big eyes, and people were always telling me that I looked like a cartoon doll or Disney princess," she says.
She hopes to leave her marketing job for for her dream job – 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,” she said.