Gala Nocturna is a "world famous dark romantic costume ball" held every year in Belgium. The pictures look absolutely amazing, it's clear the attendees take it very seriously and all dress in elaborate costume. Each year they have a theme, and 2014 was "La Belle et la Bete" (Beauty and the Beast).
personal account of the Bella et la Bete Gala, to give you a better idea of what goes on.
Cela Yildiz played the Beast
Gala Nocturna has a different theme each year; some non-fairy tale themed (2016 is "The Age of Redemption") but 2015 was "Swan Princess," inspired by Swan Lake:
And 2012 was "Russian Fairytale"
Photography: Viona Ielegems