Costume :Ariel
Variant :Ship's Sail gown
Source :The Little Mermaid/Disney
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2010

Costume Photos

at Kitacon4

trying to step down

I got positoovity! I can do this!!

Look! Its him...

you can go back with all other fish

I can do this! Think positoovity!

stumbling all over the place!

Figuring out the ability to walk

I have feet!! hehehe!

sitting away from Max

Scuttle: "You look sensational kid!"

Better Refrence pic


Costume Information

Cost : £4 roughly
Time Taken : i would guess about a few days when i start

I currently have the material, i just havent got the correct rings to punch through the material to make it look more like a sail. I also have the rope, jsut havent got the spray paint to paint it lol. Im also on the look out for a darker red wig as my current one seems to have faded and gone more orange than red red. lol


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Hehe you know i can't wait to see this ^^

by Zelda on Friday, 5 March, 2010 - 00:37
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hehe ^^ i cant wait to get it started!

by FuriePhoenix on Friday, 5 March, 2010 - 21:11
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You're going to look amazing! I love your Cosplays x

by NightmareWings on Saturday, 20 March, 2010 - 21:39
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aww thank you hun! ^^ im so excited about getting the new wig lol. but i need oney first lol

by FuriePhoenix on Saturday, 20 March, 2010 - 21:43
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I am glad you have found a wig colour you like better. It does look very very good. I really am tempted to do Vanessa sometime, just to have photos with you hehe - (just a thought out loud)

by FlyingMammal on Thursday, 25 March, 2010 - 23:40
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that would be so cool! Sometime I really want to get a Little Mermaid group together, but not sure if there would be enough interest in it!

by FuriePhoenix on Friday, 26 March, 2010 - 12:49
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ooo this is lookin great so far, gotta love ariel :)

by InfiniteJester on Friday, 26 March, 2010 - 15:04
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Thank you! Ive put the details in a new journal, I'm so glad with this cosplay that it's pretty straight forward to do, and comfortable (minus the rope cutting into me to keep the material in place lol)

by FuriePhoenix on Friday, 26 March, 2010 - 15:06
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ahh i rerally love the colour of the wig :) .. and what an interesting costume :) i hope to see it in person at expo :)

by Holli on Saturday, 27 March, 2010 - 16:26
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Thank you! ^^ The wig in the photos of me is my current one that im detesting at the moment coz it doesnt photograph very well.. but am waiting for the new one that i put the pic up of! Im sure youll see me walking around in it..^^

by FuriePhoenix on Saturday, 27 March, 2010 - 20:54
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looking good :D
love the new wig

by FlyingMammal on Tuesday, 6 April, 2010 - 12:19
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You're gonna make such a pretty Ariel =D

by FusionRose on Friday, 9 April, 2010 - 15:41
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aww thank you!!! ^.^ that means alot!

by FuriePhoenix on Friday, 9 April, 2010 - 20:44
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You made a very good Ariel in the dress, Cez, and you shall make her look just as good in the sail - although I doubt you'd be using a real ship's sail! Heh.

There's no way Ariel would have been able to move wrapped up in canvas (believe me I know the material, I've sailed on tall ships and that stuff is HEAVY - and doesn't feel very comfortable either).

by SlimDefinition on Tuesday, 11 May, 2010 - 19:57
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yeah, I'm using an old heavy weight thick curtain as it. It's an old scrap bit so it's pretty much perfect. ^.^ hehe. And that means alot to hear that, coz as sad as it sounds, Ariel was my role model when I was wee child, and all I had was disney films lol.

It's no wonder she kept falling over in the material in the film lmao!

by FuriePhoenix on Tuesday, 11 May, 2010 - 20:08
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Looking awesome ^^ Can't wait to see it expo!

by Kacela on Thursday, 13 May, 2010 - 16:49
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aww thanks! Although it's really simple I'm really happy with the finished product!

by FuriePhoenix on Thursday, 13 May, 2010 - 16:51
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I will be smiling all evening now, fantabulous!! :D

by FlyingMammal on Thursday, 13 May, 2010 - 16:58
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aww! Thank you! I think it's starting to become one of my favourite cosplays lol

by FuriePhoenix on Thursday, 13 May, 2010 - 18:20
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I love this so much! It looks really really good :D

by gaming_goddess on Thursday, 13 May, 2010 - 18:36
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thank you!!! It means alot!

by FuriePhoenix on Thursday, 13 May, 2010 - 18:50
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Wow, amazing cez!!!! You will look just amazing heh.

by NightmareWings on Thursday, 13 May, 2010 - 19:00
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heh thankies hunny!

by FuriePhoenix on Thursday, 13 May, 2010 - 20:16
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No problem baby, loads of pictures to be taken I think!

by NightmareWings on Thursday, 13 May, 2010 - 22:23
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yaaaaaay! XD!

by FuriePhoenix on Friday, 14 May, 2010 - 10:47
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Looked Awesome!!

by Kacela on Monday, 31 May, 2010 - 18:49
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Thank you!!

by FuriePhoenix on Monday, 31 May, 2010 - 19:00
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hey its luffy from expo, I saw you at the end, i love your costume it's such a cool idea never would have thought of it :D

by Lolita Hime on Monday, 31 May, 2010 - 23:20
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hey! Thanks, that's exactly why I chose it! Yet it's the most fun one to do! lol.

by FuriePhoenix on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010 - 18:31
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I saw you at Expo! However I didn't get to come over and say Hi because when I did see you it was at the masequerade. But I think it's awesome you did this version! Very good costume ^^

by DuskatNight on Wednesday, 2 June, 2010 - 19:01
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aww thanks hun! I'll be wearing this again at LFCC coz it was so much fun lmao

by FuriePhoenix on Wednesday, 2 June, 2010 - 19:58
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XD thats the first time I see this version of her! GREAT

by Naraku on Sunday, 12 December, 2010 - 22:44
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Aww thank you very much!! I'm making her wedding gown atm which is a first for the UK too XD!

by FuriePhoenix on Monday, 13 December, 2010 - 20:10
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The new photos are amazing! :D

by BabemRoze on Sunday, 23 October, 2011 - 15:33
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Awesomely original idea to do :D Never seen it done. Great work on it :D

by j_mercuryuk on Sunday, 23 October, 2011 - 16:19
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thanks guys!!

by FuriePhoenix on Sunday, 23 October, 2011 - 16:43
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New photos are gorgeous!!

by CrystalNeko on Saturday, 12 November, 2011 - 16:09


complete! (Posted 13th May 2010)

It's finally complete! After 2 hours of getting my hands covered in brown spray paint and literally sitting on the car park floor waiting for the rope to dry (in the words of Scuttle.. "that's very boring") I got it complete!

I also managed to style the fringe yet again today and sing along to little mermaid songs as I watched the third film lmao!

Now it's just a case of minor adjustments to the rope (just trim it down a bit) nearer the time. ^.^

If no one else likes it at expo I really don't care 'coz I'm really happy with this cosplay. And I can finally start the journey of being a part of Eric's world lmao!

rope finally found! (Posted 11th May 2010)

wooooooo! I finally succeeded in finding rope for this cosplay! I also found brown spray paint in the same shop-so thank god I live near a homebase!! Although I was surprised that the member of staff wasn't surprised when I said I needed this to be dark brown for a costume as I'm wearing rope....lmao!

Now to get a decent enough day to be outside to spray paint the 4 metres of rope I have for it! phew! Slowly getting there!

Oh! Although I have no Sebastian plushie I do have a pocket now stitched into the fabric/"sail rags" lmao

Wig's arrival (Posted 1st April 2010)

So i get home after being out this morning and i spot a little brown jiffy bag on the floor indoors.. I knew instantly it was my wig and i lterally just dumped everything on my bed and couldnt get it out of the ag quick enough!
Its a little darker than the promo picture shown on ebay but i think thats due to their lighting, but I LOVE it so much! Its so soft and more natural looking than my previous one. Gotta be my favourite wig ive purchased to date. Im so syked now for May's expo to come around so i can use this wig!

MATERIAL FOUND! HOORAH! (Posted 26th March 2010)

As the title states I have eventually found the material for this cosplay! WOOOO! *Boogies*

The pictures show how the overall look will be as a test run with my current orangey-red wig and with the wrong rope. I need to buy new rope that's either already brown or is of a material that will accept fabric spray paint. As I realised not that long ago that this rope is more acrylic nylon that's used for washing lines.. not normal rope DOH! At least that was only bought in a 99p store so not really a waste of money!

Since doing these two pictures earlier today I realised how inaccurate the wig is (or just how much im not pleased with it XD) So i cant wait to receive the other darker red wig now!

Buuuuut you get the picture of how it will look in these pictures and so do i. Now all i need to do other the rope is cut the bottom of the material off so its knee length and use that extra bit of material to make the make-shift pocket!

Wig bought (Posted 24th March 2010)

Good news: Finally got round to buying my better red wig for this and the many other Ariel cosplays of mine. Thank god I have a bank account called mother when I'm in need of cosplay stuff or stuff in general XD

Bad news: I cant find the material I've had for ages for this cosplay anywhere...I know theres two months to go before may's expo, but two weeks of April I'm in Seattle and wont have any cosplay making time. So I'm freaking it abit. I hope I find some more material in a charity shop soon or the material here at home somewhere sometime soon.