Extreme Fandom: ‘Twilight’ Fans Fake Engagements to Try On Bella Swan’s Dress
Faking an engagement just to get a chance to try on Bella Swan’s wedding dress? There is such a thing as taking it too far…
When we told you yesterday exactly how you could snag Bella Swan’s wedding look from Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1 for yourself, we had no idea how far some fans are willing to go to get it—even if they aren’t actually getting married!
According to TMZ, hoards of Twihards have been descending upon Alfred Angelo bridal boutiques everywhere and faking engagements, just so they can try on Bella’s wedding dress. The $799 replica is sold exclusively at Alfred Angelo and features long sleeves, a sexy, curve-hugging cut, and a lacey cut-out back.
Does anyone else think this is a little bit crazy? I mean, there’s definitely something to be said for trying on big, poufy dresses just because you can—it’s kind of fun—but usually, that’s better done in a large department store, where you can run around in your unnecessary formalwear without disturbing anyone else. TMZ reported that the false brides invading Alfred Angelo stores are driving the boutique chain’s staff crazy. I can understand why; rather than spending their time helping customers who actually plan to purchase a dress, they’re probably wasting a good deal of their time on people who simply want to indulge in a fantasy and have no intention of purchasing anything. Bad for business? Heck yes.
Our hearts go out to you, Alfred Angelo employees!
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor.