Madonna channels beauty, beast in fierce Purim costume
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Madonna channels beauty, beast in fierce Purim costume

Superstar dresses up for Jewish holiday, shares photo of self as Disney characters on Instagram

Madonna performs in Tel Aviv during her Sticky and Sweet Tour in September 2009. (Amir Meiri/Flash90)
Madonna performs in Tel Aviv during her Sticky and Sweet Tour in September 2009. (Amir Meiri/Flash90)

Kaballah enthusiast Madonna joined the Purim festivities on Sunday, posting a photo of herself on Instagram dressed as both lead characters from the “Beauty and the Beast” franchise.

As Jews around the world dressed up for the festival, the “Beautiful Stranger” singer appeared in a yellow dress reminiscent of Belle’s from the Disney cartoon and soon-to-be-released live action movie, along with a mask depicting her bedeviled lover Beast.

Writing alongside the photo, Madonna, who has taken on the Hebrew name Esther as part of her embrace of Kaballah, explained that her costume was in honor of the Jewish holiday.

“Elegant and Lady Like. Confident yet Loving. That’s what matters! Happy Purim!” she wrote in the message.