Costume :Ariel
Variant :Town dress (Been updated and RETIRED!)
Source :The Little Mermaid
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo May 2009

Costume Photos

Two mermaids together

Princess hugs!

Play time with Ariel XP!

Princesses unknowing of the lurking evil

with Glen Keane! DREAM COME TRUE!

Ariel and Vanessa fighting over Eric

Ariel with gift from fan

The World Above


How many wonders can one cavern hold!?


The World Above


Costume Information

Cost : £8 so far
Time Taken : dress: few minutes!

Lucky for me, when i was helping mom out at her work, i found the exact same dress that Ariel wears on her date with Eric had been donated in!
I already had the white long sleeved top at home, and bam! One blue day wear dress for Ariel! If i can work out how to make the sleeves baggy and get cuffs on them then ill do that.. if not? Ill leave them fitted.

UPDATE:I was lucky enough to go and see the disney princesses: wishes on ice at the o2 arena last year and i couldnt resist going as Ariel. I got such a good response from the kids there it was so heart warming! So many kids were star struck thinking they had just walked past the real Ariel and thats when I knew I had made a good enough job on the costume. One girl insisted on sitting next to me in the arena during the show!!

07/07/2010: I'm altering this cosplay for Disney on Ice: 100years celebration that will be happening at the o2 arena in October. I will altering the sleeves so they're more accurate to her. I also managed to find a new blue bow too. YAY! haha!

UPDATE: 28/JANUARY/2011: Will be brought out yet again for my Birthday Bash with my disney loving friends!!! It's too big but I'll be pulling it in so it fits and a friend of mine WILL BE MY LOVELY ERIC!!! AND HE HAS A MAX PLUSHIE THAT WILL BE COMING TOOOOOOOO!!!! SO we'll have all the animal friends with us!! Flounder, Sebastian and Max!!! I'm so excited about being Ariel again and my bash it's crazy! So expect new photos!

UPDATE 19/SEPT/2011: Soooooo it's finally been said, this cosplay is now retired from big events like expos and cons. I'm just eager to give love to her other outfits that I feel it's time to retire this one. ALTHOUGH: I WILL be wearing this dress to smaller events such as the Disney on Ice shows and Rapunzel's coronation on the 2nd October. ^___^ But for proper events this dress is now retired. It was lovely wearing you dress- but now its time to rest! LOL



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This looks really enchanting,I like the picture by the tree and the expression you have managed to capture in your face

by leumas on Sunday, 7 February, 2010 - 23:05
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WOW, I was so excited when I met you at mcm last october :)
Uh oh, Ursula got to you!! Nooooo!

by FlyingMammal on Monday, 8 February, 2010 - 12:27
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awwwww thank you wilterdrose. Ill be cosplaying Ariel again in May but I'll be in her Sail "dress" scuttle puts her in! So look out for me and i hope i do a good enough job again for you! ^^

by FuriePhoenix on Monday, 8 February, 2010 - 19:59
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This is sooo pretty, you make such a cute Ariel ^^ A great group too!

by Kacela on Monday, 8 February, 2010 - 20:18
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aww thank you for the kind comment! I really do love playing Ariel.. my fav cosplay to date definitely!

by FuriePhoenix on Monday, 8 February, 2010 - 20:23
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ohhh yeah i messaged u on the mcmforum/disney thread :D i'm sooooooo glad you are doing ariel again, especially as the sail dress is so different and i think a special part in the movie.
eeeee that 'other cosplayer'/team magma in your photo is me :)

by FlyingMammal on Monday, 8 February, 2010 - 20:25
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oooh cool! Ill edit the info on that photo! Ive had that photo for a while now and totally forgot who it was in it! haha! thanks for telling me!

and thats percisely why im cosplaying the sail dress! Ive only ever seen American cosplayers do that version of her, and i thought I had to do it! If i can I want to cosplay as many of her outfits as possible! ^^

by FuriePhoenix on Monday, 8 February, 2010 - 20:33
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I love the new wig!

by sjbonnar on Monday, 5 April, 2010 - 20:09
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aww thanks! im so glad i got the new one coz its made such a difference to over all look

by FuriePhoenix on Monday, 5 April, 2010 - 21:57
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Hi Cez, just thought I'd comment saying how good this is!

by SlimDefinition on Saturday, 8 May, 2010 - 19:53
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aww thanks Melissa! I cant wait to finish my other one

by FuriePhoenix on Sunday, 9 May, 2010 - 15:22
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Looks fabulous. I hope you had a great time at Alcon. Is that a new wig? I love the colour.

by Nomes on Monday, 13 September, 2010 - 19:59
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Yeah Alcon was awesome! The wig is my second wig that I bought, just for some reason it looks alot better in these recent photos! haha!

by FuriePhoenix on Monday, 13 September, 2010 - 20:11
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aww aw u at the masq ball at alcon thought u looked great! was gonna ask u to dance but thought ud be freaked out by a belphegor comin up to u lmao. hope u had fun!

by InfiniteJester on Monday, 13 September, 2010 - 20:13
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Haha! I wouldnt have been freaked out! It would have been nice actually!! LOL! Thank you for the kind comment!

by FuriePhoenix on Monday, 13 September, 2010 - 20:35
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i am liking the new top, well done on the sleeves. :D

by FlyingMammal on Wednesday, 13 October, 2010 - 13:03
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Thanks Ruth! Mom finished the sleeves off for me this by adding the cuffs! They are nice and poofy but not too poofy. I love them! Will definitely get photos next week at disney on ice!!

by FuriePhoenix on Wednesday, 13 October, 2010 - 18:55
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Aww you make a really pretty Ariel! ^^ Red hair really suits you! ^^

by Pandora-Chi on Tuesday, 23 November, 2010 - 22:38
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Aww thank youuu!!! Ariel is by far my fav cosplay to do! I'll be her at may's expo on the saturday so if you;re attending definitely look out for me.

by FuriePhoenix on Wednesday, 24 November, 2010 - 19:36
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I love the Flynn picture ='] x.

by FusionRose on Tuesday, 8 February, 2011 - 19:41
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XD! Same it's actually my fav of the photos taken!

by FuriePhoenix on Wednesday, 9 February, 2011 - 19:49
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awesome *__*
and you look totaly cute!

by Miki on Friday, 11 March, 2011 - 13:37
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Wow you look amazing! Just like her <3

by Saffron on Friday, 11 March, 2011 - 20:04
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Aww thank you guys!! ^_^

by FuriePhoenix on Friday, 11 March, 2011 - 21:13
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o.O Seen your Ariel before but never commented *slaps self* You really suit her! The dress is gorgeous too. Nice work :).

by Quinzel on Saturday, 9 April, 2011 - 20:13
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Such a cute Ariel,Red hair really suits you ^^ and I have that same grin on my face when i find Little Mermaid Merchandise hehe

by ElegantAura on Saturday, 9 April, 2011 - 20:16
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Aww thank you so much guys!!! Ariel means the world to me so it's always so nice to hear such positive comments on my portrayal of her ^_^

by FuriePhoenix on Saturday, 9 April, 2011 - 20:39
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you made an amazing looking Ariel

by nanahara on Saturday, 9 April, 2011 - 20:46
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oh my gosh thank you! ^_^

by FuriePhoenix on Sunday, 10 April, 2011 - 19:01
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Jeez you look so beautiful.
And that picture of you smiling really brightens up your face. ^^ Your smile is pretty.

by DuskatNight on Wednesday, 20 April, 2011 - 17:35
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Aww thank you so much!! I really hate my smile personally and do extend it when im Ariel so it's all disney-fied XD But I hate it for how much it squishes my eyes XD

by FuriePhoenix on Wednesday, 20 April, 2011 - 18:58

Actually I don´t like disney much, but this is some goood cosplay of Ariel ^^

by liljapanesegirl on Sunday, 29 May, 2011 - 14:52
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aww thank you very much! ^_^

by FuriePhoenix on Monday, 30 May, 2011 - 12:23
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ARGH!!! I loveloveloveLOVE all your Ariel cosplays!!!!! <3 best. Ariel. EVER!!!

by PaperTiger on Friday, 7 October, 2011 - 10:10
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Aww thank you so much!!!!! *princes clasp and gasp* LOL that seriously means the world to me!

by FuriePhoenix on Friday, 7 October, 2011 - 17:41
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your dress is very beautiful. love your wig. you are good at cosplaying.

by Elle on Saturday, 8 October, 2011 - 05:26
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I really love this cosplay! You suit her SO much! :)

by Plasticsharkattack on Wednesday, 25 January, 2012 - 20:50
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hehe thanks hunni!!!! I'm believing people now Glen Keane called me THE Ariel today! If the creator and animator of Ariel says thats to me, then it must be true! ^___^ ahhh im soooooooooo happy!!

by FuriePhoenix on Wednesday, 25 January, 2012 - 21:42
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love this! you look adorable! great costume! :)

by Louscious on Sunday, 19 February, 2012 - 19:31
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thank you!

by FuriePhoenix on Monday, 20 February, 2012 - 19:46


NEW SHOES!! (again) (Posted 19th September 2011)

So I've done through 3 pair of shoes for this dress before, and I still am not happy, so today I came across the perfect pair that I actually LOVE and have the right toe shape and heel. FINALLY! So four pairs of shoes down the line, and I'm finally happy and will be sticking with a pair that is actually good!

Hopefully now when I wear this dress at smaller events (disney on ice and Rapunzel's coronation on the 2nd october!) I can feel GREAT in it and feel my feet look good too!

Ariel ready for her early birthday bash (Posted 3rd February 2011)

I decided to knock up her big blue bow for this dress for my birthday bash on Saturday because I can't find my cute little blue bow. Saying this now, I'll find it tomorrow or tonight hahaha! If I do though, I'll use the clasp of it and put it on my big bow. XD!

Mom also very kindly put 2 darts in the back bringing it in by 2inches so it can finally fit me again!!! I swear I'll never stop wearing this variant of hers no matter how different outfits I make of Ariel's haha! Knowing me it will come to Kita too haha!

I'm so excited to wear this on Saturday at my disney-fied birthday bash to see Tangled and go disney store shopping with my friend who will be my lovely Prince Eric and Wiltrdrose as Vanessa!!

Fabric! (Posted 2nd September 2010)

As I'm altering this ever so slightly (only the sleeves) for Disney on Ice in October I thought i'd post up a journal for it.

I just bought bought some jersey cotton fabric so I can alter the sleeves and make them more baggy/poofy. I'll be attaching them to the base long sleeve primark top I bought a few weeks ago (I spilt baked beans down my last one! WHOOPS!) which will enable me to create the baggy sleeves over the top of the long sleeve on the actual top (whilst leaving a 2cm gap from the bottom the base sleeves), then once that is done I'll be turning the top inside out, so I can cut the long sleeves out, whilst still keeping a cuff at the bottom!