Costume :Ariel
Variant :Blue dress
Source :The Little Mermaid
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London Film and Comic Con 2012

Costume Photos

I Wanted to Tell You

Return to the Sea

Sea breeze

Almost Home

Looking to the Sky

Sand between my toes


Where You Are



A World that Makes Such Wonderful Things

Where the People Are


Costume Information

Cost : £30
Time Taken : About 2 weeks in total

This is one of my ultimate dream cosplays, seeing as Ariel is my favourite Disney princess and disney character (as anyone who knows me can tell you)
This is also my favourite of all her outfits XD The second day of Ariel's humanhood is such an awesome part of the movie, particularly "Kiss The Girl". It will forever and always be my favourite Disney scene.

Not that I'm using this as an excuse to watch the film repeatedly for reference purposes or anything xD

Potentially for LFCC, depending on if I actualy go, and if it's ready in time. Really proud that I managed to get everything fairly cheaply. Dream costume on a budget? No complaints here!

The skirt is a full circle skirt made from bi-stretch cotton. Said fabric was chosen because it is light-weight and suitably swooshy. And cheap.
The shirt is made from pale blue jersey cotton
The corset is made from navy blue suiting, is boned with plastic boning and laced with navy blue cord.
The hairbow is a blue cotton that is halfway between the skirt and shirt colours.
Managed to find navy shoes with a thick short heel on sale, so am very chuffed.

I'm really with how this is turning out. The time spent carefully selecting each fabric for its price and colour, and then putting it all together have definately paid off. I genuienly can't wait to wear this, and can see myself rewearing this one a lot!

Full credit to Crazedteensie, Luminescence and Tinfoil for styling the wig <3 I cannot express enough gratitude! I love how it has the signature poof, but manages to look realistic ^^ It is a most aesthetically pleasing configuration of hair if I do say so myself~


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As if you need an excuse to watch this film repeatedly XDD Really looking forward to this though 8DDD

by Mungojerrie on Sunday, 14 March, 2010 - 23:22
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This justifies watching it a lot XD

by TheStarlightFairy on Sunday, 14 March, 2010 - 23:29
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by Mungojerrie on Monday, 6 June, 2011 - 07:42
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by Luminescence on Monday, 6 June, 2011 - 14:20
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by Mungojerrie on Saturday, 19 May, 2012 - 20:56
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Ahh you make a lovely Ariel ^^

Good job!

by Karakulz on Sunday, 8 July, 2012 - 23:17
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Such a beautiful Ariel <3 You look totally fantastic c:

by Devil_Trigger on Sunday, 8 July, 2012 - 23:21
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You look beautiful as Ariel. You suit her perfectly! Great Job

by Yasmia on Sunday, 8 July, 2012 - 23:28
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Beautiful. Such an amazing Ariel. So happy to see this cosplay.

by MadameLapin on Monday, 9 July, 2012 - 00:40
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Oh my GOSH! You look awesome! I shouldn't be surprised as you usually do but you suit this Ariel cosplay so much!! Well done!!!

by Siouxsie James on Monday, 9 July, 2012 - 08:07
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You look so amaaaaazing as Ariel! And i'm so happy for you to do your dream cosplay! <3

by Relion on Monday, 9 July, 2012 - 20:14
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OMG This was you!? You looked amazing!

by sjbonnar on Tuesday, 10 July, 2012 - 09:33
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Thank you everyone <3

by TheStarlightFairy on Tuesday, 10 July, 2012 - 21:29
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Really love that picture with the black background, really highlights your beauty

by Devil_Trigger on Tuesday, 10 July, 2012 - 21:59
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WOWWWWWW youre such a beautiful Ariel <3 <3 <3

by Solaria on Tuesday, 10 July, 2012 - 22:38
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So, so, SO gorgeous! x3

by KiraraYumi on Wednesday, 11 July, 2012 - 00:08

Awww you look so lovely!! Wow and good prop use of the Snarfblat :D xx first Ariel I've seen with the pipe :) love it xx and because you look so so beautiful as Ariel I'm nervous to do my blue dress version and mermaid version x hehe

by Rainbow_Panda on Wednesday, 11 July, 2012 - 13:01
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Beautiful Ariel! <3

by Pandora-Chi on Wednesday, 11 July, 2012 - 15:13
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OMG LOU, HOW PRETTY ARE YOU!?!?!? You make a goooorgeous Ariel <333

by CrystalNeko on Sunday, 15 July, 2012 - 23:18
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Awww thank you everyone ^^ I'm really happy with the response this costume has gotten!

by TheStarlightFairy on Sunday, 15 July, 2012 - 23:29
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I saw this at LFCC and was totally amazed! You make a beautiful Ariel! <3

by ThisIsLisaB on Monday, 16 July, 2012 - 01:08
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You make such a pretty Ariel! It really suits you so much <3

by Freyarule on Monday, 16 July, 2012 - 09:22
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Gosh, how did we not see you. You look great in this!

by Starbucks dad on Wednesday, 25 July, 2012 - 21:58
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Perfect Ariel <3

by Mungojerrie on Tuesday, 4 September, 2012 - 22:02
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This looks great ^_^

by SamanthaKaiba on Tuesday, 4 September, 2012 - 22:57
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Thank you everyone <3

by TheStarlightFairy on Tuesday, 4 September, 2012 - 23:21
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Wow so beautiful ^^

by Roenua on Wednesday, 5 September, 2012 - 01:07
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You make suuch a perfect Ariel, the photos are beautiful!

by ToroSonyCat on Thursday, 18 April, 2013 - 23:33
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have you joined "The Little Mermaid Cosplayers" group on Facebook ? please join in the swim

by Mermaid2love on Thursday, 21 November, 2013 - 01:53
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Wow, you make an absolutely stunning Ariel. Keep up the awesome work. ^_^

by Nesabi on Tuesday, 14 January, 2014 - 09:31
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You look beautiful in this costume, I love it.

by SaffronJay on Sunday, 27 April, 2014 - 23:57
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You make a perfect Ariel!!

by HotshotShan on Sunday, 19 October, 2014 - 13:43

To-Do List

Find and buy shoesLowComplete
Hair ribbonLowComplete
Trade voice with the Sea-Witch for legsLowPlanned


Finished! (Posted 2nd July 2012)

So Cat, Alex and Zoe helped me style the wig today. And by help I mean do pretty much everything while I wore said wig and provided Minstrels and styling equipment.
I'm so happy with it <3 ButIforgottotakeapicturebecauseIamabitrubbish

Shirt (Posted 22nd June 2012)

All done, with epic poofy sleeves big enough to hide things in 8D
Just got the wig to do now, which I'm hoping CAN get done in time as I will need at least another pair of hands to help me!

Progress spurt (Posted 20th June 2012)

After agonising over the corset for 10 days or so, I finally completed it on Monday! Also bought fabric for the shirt and hair bow, and proceeded to make the hairbow in a couple of hours BECAUSE I WAS BORED WITHOUT THE INTERNET
Shirt is currently just a pair of doomworthy sleeves :)

Corset 1 (Posted 5th June 2012)

This corset is being a nightmare seriously :/ I'm trying a new pattern which while looks simple, but has turned out to be darn complicated. But I will persevere!

Shoes (Posted 22nd May 2012)

So those shoes I mentioned. Went back to the shop today

So glad I finally have navy blue shoes with a reasonable heel :)

Ooh (Posted 10th May 2012)

I literally just realised that because I've chosen a brighter blue for Thumbelina's skirt, I can totally use it for Ariel as well.
I also spotted some shoes the other day but I need to try them on again.

Spontanious wig purchase (Posted 4th June 2011)

Saw an amazing wig in a friend's shop today I JUST COULDNT PASS UP THE CHANCE
It's butt length, and so so red. It also has a nice fringe for styling.
The photo is poor >.<