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This Disney Fan Spends How Much to Look Like a Princess?!

While most people take their kids to a Disney Park to live out their princess dreams, one 25-year-old is shelling out the big bucks to turn into a princess whenever her heart desires.

Sarah Ingle from Denver, Colorado, has spent more than $14,000 on custom-made costumes so she can transform into Anna, Ariel, Aurora, Belle, Cinderella, Elsa, Merida, Rapunzel or Snow White.

And we're kind of impressed by her dedication.

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The marketing manager by day, princess by night, has 17 outfits and 16 wigs and spends about three hours to perfect the character (including makeup and mannerisms).

"It takes a lot of time to get into the outfits because they have lots of layers that tie up at the back," Ingle told 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 [Ariel from] 'The Little Mermaid' and Elsa from 'Frozen.'"

Ingle notes that a dress can take up to six months to make and are sourced from various materials all over the world, like silk and organza. It's also a huge plus that she has facial features similar to those of the Disney princesses.

"I was born with really big eyes, and people were always telling me that I looked like a cartoon doll or Disney princess. I suppose that my big eyes just help me to appear more cartoon-like, which is great for what I do."

Sometimes Ingle even gets her finance analyst boyfriend Derek Van Schaik to dress as a prince to complement her impersonations. The couple even started a business called Princess Ever After, where parents can book a princess for birthday parties and events.

"Nothing makes me happier than seeing the look on children's faces when they see their favorite princess arrive at their party—it's magical," she said.

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When she's not at private events, Ingle volunteers at hospitals and care homes as a princess.

"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 recalls. "Seeing her face light up as she sang along with me was just incredible and it was just the most amazing day."

Photographs by: Sarah Ingle / Princess Ever After

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