|Time Taken :||2 weeks roughly|
|This will HOPEFULLY be done for London Film and Comic Con in July. |
UPDATE: Have decided to do this on the SUNDAY of LONDON FILM AND COMIC CON NEXT MONTH! So I'm putting it into progress as I've purchased and waiting for a new wig for Ariel and next week will be buying the fabric for her tail. I'm also going to do some mock ups of her bottom fins this week- maybe even today!
UPDATE: This well into the progress stages now yaaaaay! Also on the sunday will be askit between myself and a Jack Sparrow cosplayer for the SUNDAY masquerade at LondonFilmComicCon!!! So bring your camcorders and cameras!!
|edit current shells to save money||High||Complete|
|thicken wig with wefts from new wig||High||Complete|
|make waist fin||High||In Progress|
|put in invisible zip into tail||Low||Planned|
|thin purple ribbon (reel)||£1.75||Bought|
|green thread (emerald green and lime green)||£2.47||Bought|
|vest top for turning into bag||£1.25||Bought|
Cloak (Posted 20th August 2011)
I've decided to rewear this as it was requested by friends too and it means Aks_100 can do a photoshoot with me in it as she wants to do an Ariel photoshoot with me haha!
So because of this decision and because the Entertainment Media Show in London is happening on the 1st and 2nd October (though only attending one day) and its bound to be very cold, I've decided to make a park inspired cloak for this costume so I have a bit of warmth on my arms, though I'll be inside for most of the event, I think if I go outside for a photoshoot, it will be worth it!
Pic of Park cloak is attached ^__^ It;s not a great photo but it's the best I could find at the moment!
I'll be using some of the left over fabric I have from making her tail to do this cloak as its made of lycra jersey fabric, and hopefully will create some warmth on my arms when wearing it. I still have one light green skirt left that I used to make seaweed strips for my broadway Ariel, so I'll cut more of that up to create 'seaweed' strips onto the cloak so its not just a flat plain cloak. ^_^
wheelchair and tattoo (Posted 28th June 2011)
So I managed to get a wheelchair hired out for this costume with no problems on Earl's Court side at all! YAAAAAAAAY!!!
Also with great thanks to NightmareWings, I can now use some tattoo cover make up to hide my wrist tattoo so it's even more accurate to Ariel and does her more justice- can't have any little kids saying "YOURE NOT ARIEL! YOU HAVE DRAWINGS ON YOUR ARM!" now can we!??? hahahaha
waist fin (Posted 17th June 2011)
Sooooooo the time has come when I can finally say costume number 28 is COMPLETE!!! Blooming hell have I really reached 28 complete costumes in 3 years already!?
Anywho, back tot his costume- I have now done the waist fin and it's become a real snug snug fit to get in and out of (I ended up ripping some the stitching... but luckily it doesn't show once on thank GOD!) and since I took the photo on my phone I hAve added the glitter "veins" on the waist fin too- so I can officially class this costume- my dream costume of all time COMPLETE!!!!!!!!!!
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now to work on flattening my tummy for all the time I'll be sitting down in it and just doing the odd touch up to the wig as the fringe is starting to fall down already (grrrrr) but other than that, its done! I'm so so happy!!
But the things I have learnt from this is to make the bottom of the fin a lot more snug round my calfs and ankles- but me being me, I have weird shaped legs which make it awkward for getting the tail snug all the way down. But when I re make it (coz I will) I will definitely make it more snug all the way down and stuff! This was a fun costume to attempt to make and I;m glad I've done it finally!
BRING ON LFCC!!
Almost complete SQUEE! (Posted 16th June 2011)
Its so ever so close to being complete now I can hardly contain the kid in me hahahaha!!
I literally just gotta do the waist fin on it and it's DONE! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!
wig done (as best I could anyway..) (Posted 14th June 2011)
so I've got the wig done as best as I could.. I probably could add more wefts but to be honest I'm too scared to mess what I have done already up lol!
I got a message on ebay too and the seller has sent off my reels of thread yesterday so should get those in the next few days so i can continue with the tail woop!
Wig (Posted 10th June 2011)
So after receiving my fabric yesterday morning, I got my wig through the mail this morning!!!!
So this week at some point I'll make a start on cutting my already styled wig and adding it to the new soft wig I have! *gulp* I've never do this before so wish me luck!!
I'm also gonna head into Bromley tomorrow for the saturday market to the haberdashery stall to hopefully get some purple ribbon for the shell bra and HOPEFULLY get some orange thread!
her bag (Posted 7th June 2011)
So the other night I had a brain wave of making her bag for the event that she takes with her to put her collectibles in that she finds in the ship wrecks under the sea.
To do this, I found a vest top today in a charity shop, which I'll convert into her tote bag. I'll be doing this like so:
Shells WIP (Posted 6th June 2011)
So I decided to use my original pair of shells fro my broadway variant costume to make her shell bra from the film.
Here's what I've started to do and will doing:
1) Cut out the four shell "panels" out of craft foam and hot gluing them onto the shell to create the right amount of ridges on her shell bra. This will create the more 3D-ish effect instead of the ridges being flat.
Green Fabric (Posted 4th June 2011)
So I got the fins pretty much done. I still need to sew them together and get some glitter glue to make the "veins" on the fins and then make the waist fin.
For the main fabric- I'l be buying the fabric I put up in a pic and I just worked out how much it will cost me for 3metres.... £16.47!!!!!! Good job i already had most of the other stuff! But I still gotta alter my shell bra so it's accurate to the original film and not the broadway version. *gulp* I'm thinking of hot gluing them to a strapless bra and then try and make the shells into the right style and re paint or buy more fabric. I was going to use purple lycra but it's so expensive when I need less than a metre it's not worth it!
I'm really looking forward to moving forward with this though!
I have also bought a new wig for Ariel asmine is extremely thin now and going frizzy at the ends. But I'll use my current wig- just use the new one to thicken it up!
Green Fabric (Posted 12th October 2010)
I've been eyeing up the right fabric in the exact colour for a while now, and now I'm at a happy weight and actually have a figure back again, I can finally do this costume!
I don;t care if people think i really shouldn't do this costume, but I'm not doing it for any event or to impress anyone, Im doing this for my own satisfaction to settle an old childhood dream of mine. ^_^
So hopefully after Expo is done and I've given mom money towards my trip to disneyworld florida for my 24th birthday, I'm going to order the fabric and make this!!
first bit of fabric sparks the right idea! (Posted 7th July 2010)
I was walking around Ikea today, and they had some really cool see through light green fabric (that's meant for curtain lining or something), and I had a cool idea that I can use that as an over layer on the fin part of her tail to give it a nice sheen across the fabric, as how her tail/fin would look if the sun shone on the water. I also thought it would look slightly better than a plain matte block of colour!