Costume :Ursula
Variant :Movie with maybe some elements of Broadway thrown in
Source :little mermaid
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo Comic Con October 2013

Costume Photos

Ursula and Ariel Selfie

Ursula @ Kitacon

Poor Unfortunate Soul!

Ariel and Ursula

Ursula Complete

Iddy bit of progress

Necklace progress

Flotsom and Jetsom ref.

Ursula 3

Ursula 2

Ursula 1


Costume Information

Cost : £40
Time Taken : 4 weeks

Fantastic character who I've been meaning to cosplay for a while :) She'll be done for October Expo and Kita 5.

NB: Her skin tone varies somewhat from the references I've been using so I've opted for a dark purple tentacles and pale blue/lilac skin tone as that colour scheme complemented each other nicely.

EDIT: The wig failed slightly for this so for Kita there will be some minor alterations and a new wig :)


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this is gonna be awesome!!!

by HatsuneHawke on Thursday, 22 March, 2012 - 13:33
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Fantastico! Can't wait to see this one! I'd also be quite happy to be the Ariel to your Ursula ^___^

by ElegantAura on Wednesday, 4 April, 2012 - 22:17
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Hehehe :) Thank you! I've sort out a wig already so after Kita I'll get it and start working :)

by picklesofdoom on Sunday, 8 April, 2012 - 17:04
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Ahh very exited to see this! do you know when you will do it for?
I know myself and all the other Ariels on here would be keen to see this :D

by MissAriel on Monday, 16 April, 2012 - 20:38
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oooh, yes...it'll be likely to be for the next Kitacon :) (so quite a while away, but needs a lot of planning and sew time)

by picklesofdoom on Monday, 16 April, 2012 - 20:50
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Cannot wait to see you do this now!

by Pratatooie on Thursday, 19 April, 2012 - 17:25
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oh ohohohohohohoohohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hehe sorry bit excited by the progress.

by FlyingMammal on Friday, 4 October, 2013 - 21:05
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ooh, the shell is so pretty! Looking forward to seeing this :)

by Sammykins on Sunday, 6 October, 2013 - 23:12
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You're going to be epic as Ursula!

by SlimDefinition on Thursday, 17 October, 2013 - 15:14


tentacles (Posted 16th October 2013)

Well this took a while! But 144 handsewn circles later and they're complete and ready to attach to the main fabric. Currently in the process of detailing with 3D pearl paint to give the suckers a bit more suckery-ness then just need to sew them together, add some wire and then stuff :)

Madness? No, This is PATTERN MAKING! (Posted 1st October 2013)

Due to my plans (of which I FINALLY figured out, just about/working as I go along now because it needs to e done) I have to draft a pattern pretty much from scratch using a metro with cranes on it. My aim is to use as much fabric for her "skin" as possibly to avoid smothering myself in body paint as much as possible. My face and neck will be painted so will *hopefully* be able to colour match. We'll see... *fingers crossed*

Second set of plans (Posted 5th October 2012)

I've provided some more illustrations but I will upload proper, clearer ones later. I'm not very well atm (should be sleeping, tired that but was too restless.) So was just lazy and couldn't be arsed to go upstairs to scan and upload it properly. This is an example of the tentacles and some thought processes that went through my head. Not much but some. A full moodboard of plans will be uploaded at some point.

n another note, if anyone has any helpful tips or advice on how to make tentacles seem "Alive" on a costume it will be most welcome.

Some plans promised (Posted 5th October 2012)

Basically. I said there was an idea that I have stuck in my head for this. Want to try and make an crinoline base which will look like rock and the tentacles will be a separate attachment that sits over the rest of the dress. Need to really figure this out, but I want to attempt to make the tentacles have a bit of their own life in them as well as try and get them to fan out.

(apologies for rubbish illustration)

Life (Posted 29th September 2012)

Generally. Life has got in the way with anything cosplay related. I am pleased to say that I have regained my cosplay momentum and the moment I eventually move in with BF, cosplay will be easier to maintain and do, as well as the both of us planning on going to conventions and things being easier to figure out.

ANYWAY- I digeress. I have recently got back into working on this costume. Materials have been sourced and est cost figured out and a wig has been sourced. :) Things are finally looking up for cosplay! :)

Ursula planning progress (Posted 19th April 2012)

Have pretty much jumped on board with the planning progress since Kita finished. Focusing on this halps avoid the PCB so I have something else to look forward too. :)

I've figured the Flotsam and Jetsam. Idea for these lovely creatures will be as a scarf which can be kept wrapped around me.

First thing I will working out is the wig. Next month I will be buying the base wig and the wefts to start with the styling. She has two grey bits on either side so will have to stitch those separately into the wig.

I'll be working on Ursula's necklace now as I have the materials to hand. Will post pics soon :)

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