Costume :Ariel
Variant :Blue dress
Source :The Little Mermaid
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Ayacon 2011

Costume Photos

Inside the con!

Body shot

Full length shot

Part of your world!

Mid-close up

Make up shot


Costume Information

Cost : £30
Time Taken : 3 days

This my first cosplay, and I'm pretty damn proud of it! It was also my first convention.

Ariel is my favourite Disney character, and has been since I saw the film in the cinema as a child. I've wanted to cosplay her for years, and eventually I plan to make every version of her! :D

Most of the money I spent went on the wig, only around £10 went on fabric as I already had black fabric for the bodice and some shoes that would do. The skirt is made from waterproof fabric! I think you're supposed to make raincoats out of it but it was the perfect colour and seemed kind of appropriate for the character. xD It is a simple circle skirt, which is very good for spinning around like Disney Princess! The top is a more lightweight, floaty fabric and I added pearl buttons onto the cuffs to tie in with the bag which I made to look like a giant pearl.

I also carried around a Prince Eric doll with me all day as I didn't have a real one to take to the con! ~<3

I hope you like the costume! :)



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Heya, I'm the red dress Esmeralda! :D This is a very impressive first cosplay and you made such a beautiful Ariel!! :D It was so lovely meeting you at the Disney shoot :) x

by Pandora-Chi on Wednesday, 24 August, 2011 - 21:07
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BEST...ARIEL EVER!!! seriously...you're so adorable xxx

by Lozzie on Wednesday, 24 August, 2011 - 21:11
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ahh omg i love this costume and you just look like Ariel! <3 soo pretty <33333

by Holli on Saturday, 10 September, 2011 - 16:15
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Lovely Ariel!! I love how you made the red eyebrows look GOOD, usually I detest the red eyebrows for Ariel as she doesnt have red eyebrows in the original film- but you made it look decent! My only criticism (because im an Ariel natzi lol) is the lack of blue contacts for your eyes. But other than that TINY detail it looks fantastic!

by FuriePhoenix on Saturday, 10 September, 2011 - 20:30
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You make a beautiful Ariel ^.^
I love this costume!

by LinkyLex on Saturday, 1 October, 2011 - 21:24
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have you joined? ”The Little Mermaid Cosplayers” group on Facebook ? please join in the swim https://www.facebook.com/groups/1482315865327927/1482717358621111/?notif...

by Mermaid2love on Wednesday, 27 November, 2013 - 10:21