|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
UPDATE: TEMPORARILY COMING OUT OF RETIREMENT TO BE WORN TO THE GLEN KEANE SIGNING ON WEDNESDAY XD!!!
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!