Costume :Vanessa
Source :Disney's The Little Mermaid
Progress :Complete
Worn At :None

Costume Photos

hipster/geeky Vanessa.

Vanessa gets Glen thinking..

Disney LOLs

Your Voice is mine child

MCM Expo October 2010

testing 3



Costume Information

Cost : £40

Sunday, MCM Expo October 2010
Random video 2011
Glen Keane signing 25, January 2012

More Projects with Ariel (FuriePheonix)


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You will look so amazing as Vanessa! :D Really can't wait to see this <3

by Mungojerrie on Tuesday, 18 May, 2010 - 13:43
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you know i cant wait to see this!

by FuriePhoenix on Thursday, 17 June, 2010 - 12:27
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This will be amazing!
Little Mermaid costumes are so win 8D Cant wait to see this finished ^^

by TheStarlightFairy on Friday, 16 July, 2010 - 20:43
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*squeals* You will look so gorgeous in this x3

by Freyarule on Thursday, 5 August, 2010 - 13:25
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thank you guys :)
I'm just deciding what fabrics I want to use. Then I will be stealing Cez :D hehe

by FlyingMammal on Friday, 6 August, 2010 - 11:04
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haha! Yay!! I mean... "nooo you can't have Eric!!.... Or my voice.. now I have it back!" hahaha! You know I cant wait until you've made this! So want to dig out my Ariel again! Craving to be Ariel again! lol

by FuriePhoenix on Thursday, 12 August, 2010 - 17:01
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I can't wait to see this! And the toy with the voice is just fantastic X3

by Kacela on Monday, 25 October, 2010 - 16:36
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I can't wait to see this, Ruthieeee <3 Please get a video or something of the necklace for me, it sounds awesome! :) You're gonna look so great. I'm sad I will miss it :(

by Luminescence on Monday, 25 October, 2010 - 21:42
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Zoeeeeeeeeeeee I will be using her for May expo, and other stuffs with FuriePheonix.. So i'm sure you will still get to see her hehe :)
and just for you:

hehe thanks Jessie :) i'll be using her at May expo

by FlyingMammal on Monday, 25 October, 2010 - 23:24
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Omg, that is so cool! :D Thank youuuu <3

by Luminescence on Tuesday, 26 October, 2010 - 00:14
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That necklace is the most win thing I have ever seen. I want it so much XD

by TheStarlightFairy on Tuesday, 26 October, 2010 - 00:55
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this costume is..... EPIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by FuriePhoenix on Wednesday, 27 October, 2010 - 14:13
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Ruthie you look so great! :D

by Luminescence on Thursday, 28 October, 2010 - 14:59
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This looks so awesome!!!! <3

by Freyarule on Tuesday, 2 November, 2010 - 12:19
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This looks so cool ^^ Shame I missed it at expo =[

by Kacela on Tuesday, 2 November, 2010 - 12:55
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by FuriePhoenix on Friday, 5 November, 2010 - 22:05
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wow you look good as vanessa !!!

by rosieroo on Tuesday, 21 June, 2011 - 07:10
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Aww really pretty ^_^

by sjbonnar on Wednesday, 29 June, 2011 - 15:52
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I think you looked amazing as Vanessa

by lilkimmi27 on Monday, 7 November, 2011 - 19:30
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i still love these new photos!

by FuriePhoenix on Sunday, 5 February, 2012 - 20:12
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fantastic costume ! its a really good idea! i never see any Vanessa's! x everyone wants to be ariel lol x

by Holli on Sunday, 22 April, 2012 - 17:09

To-Do List

Shell necklace LowComplete
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Bored,,, (Posted 5th February 2012)

So I messed about with Vanessa as a geeky.. hehe. It was funny. I am sad I can't go to Furiephenoix' birthday full of hipster.geeky Disney peeps.

I have also finally got the front of the wig now I want it. YAYs.

I don't think I said before but I straighted the wig more again so it's wavey. I still have a couple of curls that do not want to drop. But yays.

Just your average day.. (Posted 25th January 2012)

...steals some souls, trying to get the man.. oh and meeting a chap called - what was that name again? Glen Keane...

So, turns out, I'm not going to Cez birthday, but instead we went to visit a man called Glen Keane - nah, never heard of him ;P LOL

He was signing down in London last week, so we went and had some fun times.
IT WAS AMAZING Beyond words. Magical. True Disney stlye love... yes yes.

Ariel, Repunzel and Vanessa were most deffinatly home.

Even though I could love to have made myself a new Prince Ali (Or Aladdin) cosplay in time, it was 2 days before and so I decided to revamp Vanessa instead, to go with miss no voice.

I did take a trip to the fabric shop and got all new fabric.. in blue. I made a quick cape, and degan to work on the top. OMG, this is where I paniced, cried, and then almost gave up. I just couldn't consentrate and my energy was all 'meh... so, I just went ahead and decided to cut the zip on the old top... Er, what was I thinking about? so I cried more, and made myself fail....

Then, I chopped a bit of the side seams and thought if I loosen the arm holes it might stop it pulling in on my chest. It worked.. Except now I have no zip for the back... I went into McGee's Asylum Alice mode and just stared at it on the floor................... then....... I jumped up, went into my fabric box, pulled out some scrap fabric, and sewed it up... tried it on.. and YESSSSSSSS Wahooooooooooooooooooooooo, Lyrca is my new best friend!!! Fantasmic! Woop, and all that jazz... lol.. Yes, I was happy, at least I could wear it tomorrow (as it was the day before the event) [*changes date of journal to day of event*].

Anyhow, the castmembers, public and everyone were so welcoming and responsive. I will post some of my blog at a later date. Although I wish to keep most of it to myself. But Glen was brilliant! Even though he didn't work on Vanessa as such he didn't shun me, infact the oposite. I did ask him some questions that stumped him a bit though. And he called me a beautiful princess - then looked up 'oh, it's you' lol hilarious! He asked if I could sing, and I say 'yes, indeed' (ariels voice played from my shell and i mimed singing.. ariel who was on the side lines joined in trying to reach for her voice) That moment was WOWsers. Glen's face was a picture, bless him so much.

Ok, I'm rambling and I didn't want to type all this.. But yeah, it was a good day and I now am sure I want to make the correct colours.

remaking.. (Posted 17th November 2011)

I am remaking this for Cez' birthday in Feb.
Might do film 'purple' colours.

MCM Expo October 2010 (Posted 31st October 2010)

Well, I was a bit too excited about using Vanessa, so I took her along to expo just incase. After times with Cez on the Saturday I decided to wear her on Sunday morning - which turned into all day.
Wasn&amp;#039;t feeling good that day though so I took things easy and kept away from crowds.

Ohhhhhhhhhhh the night before I straightened out some more curls and now I like it :D

A few people took her photo which was nice, and quite a few people said nice things. We were about to queue for Subway and someone asked for a photo, she looked happys about it. It made me smile all day. :)

I thought there was going to be some Ariels around, but never saw any on the Sunday.

Me and Cez have plans - BIG PLANS!! I am picky when it comes to Disney costumes, so I didn't think I would like her, but I am totally excited about Vanessa and I love her to bits. Can't wait to use her properly.

test shots (Posted 26th October 2010)

just posted three shots as I just sewed her skirt and wanted to try everythig on :D YAY she is complete!!

i feel overly rough and i'd been trying on make ups for another cosplay, so ignore my face.. i did put purple eye shadow on, but i need to get some red lippy.

i straightend some of the curls in the wig but i think i want to do some more going from those photos.

some people asked to see her quickly, so i posted them. i might even decide to take her and have a wander around at weekend. i dunno though.

anyone know if there is a disney shoot at expo this weekend? i dont think the people registered it on the fringe so.. no ideas.

Sound in necklace (Posted 26th October 2010)
video of the necklace. ithink there's just about enough space inside to add an LED too, so will try that next week.

Shell (Posted 24th October 2010)

FuriePheonix is awesome and told me about an Ariel toy shell in a local supermarket, It has Ariels voice inside!!! WOWs. I took it apart, painted it yellow and added a new string. Now I have her voice MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA

Skirt (Posted 24th October 2010)

I did have some bluey/purple fabric I liked thecolour of, but didn't have enough by 2inches. So I looked in a bunch of fabric shops, even made my friend and partner go looking.. My partner found some that was a bit lighter in colour, I went to look on Saturday and got some. It's quite a bit lighter,and I want to make it all again in purple rather than the blues I had to go for.
Making skirt tomorrow.

Top (Posted 14th October 2010)

I made the top on Tuesday, but I gotstuck it in when trying it on. So Ihad to cut it down the back. Punched in the eyelet, although they are very loose :/
Today I got a longer zip, which i sewed that on. Put the 'tie' in, which is just an old shoelace.

Top complete.

edit: you know what, i was quite happy with the top, but now i wish i'd sewn i sections, and probably should have put boneing in it.. *shrugs*

Shoes (Posted 13th September 2010)

When I first started Arte (moon phase) I bought some pumps that I was going to adapt. I just remembered them, and they will be good for Vanessa. Thank goodness they are going to get used.
The fabric you see in the photo, was the fabric I wanted to use. But I think I needed an extra few inches. Will make my pattern tomorrow, see if I do need some more, if so it means a big trip to the shops later in the week

Wig arrived (Posted 1st September 2010)

wig arrived. it needs a tiny bit of work, but here's a photo from trying it on at the weekend

Wig (Posted 12th August 2010)

After a chat with Ariel (FuriePheonix) we deicided the wig I am going for :) I hope to order it tomorrow. edit: was ordered 16th.

YAYs - Lots of thank yous &lt;3&lt;3