TLMFanGabriel
 


Costume :Ariel
Variant :Kiss the Girl
Source :Disney's The Little Mermaid
Progress :Complete
Worn At :None


Costume Photos

Ariel

New Wig :)

Reference for the Main Dress

 


Costume Information

General
Time Taken : Took about a couple weeks in summer on and off

Description
I was actually at war with myself trying to decide whether I wanted to do this dress for Ariel.

It's not that I hate it, far from it actually, it's just this version of Ariel is EXTREMELY overdone. Every Ariel cosplayer has or will eventually do this version. That's why I didn't want to do it.

But I got inspired by my friend Victoria who did this version for Halloween so I thought I would at least try it. >.>

I ended up having a lot of fun making this costume, More than I should have XDD The top was made out of a very light cotton fabric, I ended up finding it by chance on a trip to Joann Fabrics XDD So I just kinda went with my gut and bought it ^^ The fabric is super fun to work with and It's perfect for warm days ^^

The skirt was made out of a turquoise stretch fabric, kinda like materials used in swimsuits ^^ The material was actually a lot thicker than I thought but the material likes to slide around on my machine...>.> so I had to go back and fix the panels a few times. XDD

The corset I just got lucky with XDD I found it on Amazon for $30 XDD It was the perfect color and the perfect shape. So I had to go for it, finding that thing was tricky because I wanted the corset to be a nice navy blue. Not black, since it's more accurate to the film and I think the dress compliments the corset really nicely. ^^

I'm planning on debuting this for Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland this year ^^ I'm so excited, since I've never actually been to Disneyland in costume on Halloween before. Actually...scratch that, I've never been to any theme park in costume. So I'm super stoked for this ^^

Comments

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ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh can not wait to see this - hugs

by rosieroo on Saturday, 25 June, 2011 - 16:28
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Im kinda not really excited about it since this is the one EVERY Disney cosplayer does >.>

But thanks ^^

by TLMFanGabriel on Saturday, 25 June, 2011 - 16:30
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omg i love what you have done with the bow! its the perfect size!

by Holli on Thursday, 29 March, 2012 - 21:18
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Im glad you like it ^^

My best mer-friend Richard made it for me ^^ I just added the glitz on it ^^b

by TLMFanGabriel on Friday, 30 March, 2012 - 02:26
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You have no idea how happy it makes me that you've used a blue corset 8D

by TheStarlightFairy on Monday, 2 July, 2012 - 23:19
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Awww thanks. It looks navy blue in the film anyway and using a straight flash corset would look too awkward with the fabric I chose

by TLMFanGabriel on Wednesday, 4 July, 2012 - 16:59
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This is looking great so far ^_^

by SamanthaKaiba on Sunday, 12 August, 2012 - 09:10
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Awww thank you so much :D I just have the skirt to do then I'm done ^^

by TLMFanGabriel on Thursday, 16 August, 2012 - 16:31
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im loving your blouse so much! cant wait to see the full pictures!

by FuriePhoenix on Friday, 17 August, 2012 - 19:20
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I can't wait till I finish this costume ^^ I just have to wait for my skirt fabric XDD

by TLMFanGabriel on Friday, 17 August, 2012 - 23:35
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I LOVE IT!!!!!!

by FuriePhoenix on Tuesday, 4 September, 2012 - 17:48
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Thank you so much ^///^

by TLMFanGabriel on Wednesday, 5 September, 2012 - 00:09
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So beautiful!

by CharlotteLuna on Wednesday, 12 September, 2012 - 03:28
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Thank you so much ^^

by TLMFanGabriel on Tuesday, 16 April, 2013 - 02:56
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You make a really lovely Ariel :-)

by puzzledpenguin on Tuesday, 16 April, 2013 - 12:34
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So pretty!

by ToroSonyCat on Tuesday, 16 April, 2013 - 17:50
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Thank you guys so much ^^

by TLMFanGabriel on Wednesday, 17 April, 2013 - 02:49
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Great costume :)

by Afireinsidegirl on Friday, 17 January, 2014 - 19:02
 

To-Do List

CorsetHighComplete
BlouseHighComplete
SkirtHighComplete
Hair BowMediumComplete
Character ShoesMediumIn Progress

Journal

A Possible New Bow might be coming soon :D (Posted 26th May 2013)

Like my mermaid fin, my blue dress might receive some minor alterations to it ;D

Mostly I'm getting a new hair bow and the corset will be adorned with some blue rhinestones. That's pretty much it. So yeah, that and a restyle on my current Ariel wig, courtesy of my lovely merbuddy TheAngryTeacup who offered to style my wig free of charge :)

Progress :D (Posted 11th August 2012)

Well so far my Blouse is done and my petticoat underskirt is done,
My corset just arrived in the mail today, and I love the thing to bits ;D It's the perfect shape and it holds up so well

So for now Ariel's about 90% done :D Just a few things left to do then it's done :D

And so it begins (Posted 6th July 2012)

Finally started cutting my cotton for Ariel's blouse :D

Wish me luck guys ^^

Allrighty my Bow finally came in (Posted 15th March 2012)

I'm so happy with this bow. My friend Richard made it for me and I love this thing to pieces. It's alot bigger than I expected it to be, but whatevs XD

I love it so much ^^

Corset (Posted 3rd February 2012)

Ok...I found my dream corset out of the blue

It's the perfect shade of navy blue :3 I don't know when I'll get it. Hopefully sometime this year