Costume :Ariel (RETIRED)
Variant :Mermaid (Walkable)
Source :Disney's The Little Mermaid
Progress :Complete
Worn At :None

Costume Photos

Sitting on a Rock~

The World Above


Outside at Comic Con

Siren of the Seas

Film Version


Costume Information

I originally planned to do a swimmable fin first.

But I actually ended up designing a walkable fin while I was designing the first one last year XDDD Though this one will definitely be walkable It's going to also turn into a fill tail whenever I need it for pictures.

I'm planning on having it be able to pull up to my knees for walking so you won't be able to see my legs while I'm waking around. Not to mention it's going to be uber sparkly, I'm borrowing little bits and pieces from Traci Hines' mermaid fin as inspiration for my own ^^


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love the tail well done x

by rosieroo on Wednesday, 23 May, 2012 - 08:36
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Im doing mine based on this. :P The tail isnt mine XD

by TLMFanGabriel on Saturday, 26 May, 2012 - 03:25
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awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww love the progress

by rosieroo on Wednesday, 20 June, 2012 - 08:43
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love the design!!! The way you're gonna make the fluke is very similar to the way I will be doing mine too! Great minds think alike!

by FuriePhoenix on Thursday, 28 June, 2012 - 10:32
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Heck yes! :DDD I kind of like the flukes that fan out at the bottom :D

by TLMFanGabriel on Thursday, 28 June, 2012 - 17:24
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loving the shells! You did great!!

by FuriePhoenix on Sunday, 2 December, 2012 - 20:16
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Thanks Mika-chan!!! >w< -hug- They feel so much lighter than my old ones and a lot more secure ^^

by TLMFanGabriel on Monday, 3 December, 2012 - 03:42
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I love your fin! x look like a real little mermaid! =D

by Holli on Wednesday, 9 January, 2013 - 11:27
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love the tail design!!!!

by FuriePhoenix on Wednesday, 9 January, 2013 - 15:41
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Awwww thank you so much gals <3 ^^
it means a lot!

by TLMFanGabriel on Friday, 11 January, 2013 - 01:27
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I love the tail its sooo pretty

by otakugirl on Friday, 11 January, 2013 - 15:04
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Than you so much ^^ I'm still trying to thicken out the fins
But as far as a first mermaid tail goes, I'm pretty proud of it ^^

by TLMFanGabriel on Sunday, 13 January, 2013 - 23:17
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This is such a cute costume!! fits you very well ^^

by Greenstar88 on Saturday, 6 April, 2013 - 11:45
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Thanks a bunch :DD It's gone through a lot of trial and error and even now it's still not completely done lol XD

by TLMFanGabriel on Sunday, 7 April, 2013 - 23:33
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This looks great! I'd love to do Ariel myself and this has given me some good ideas.

by springinstep on Tuesday, 16 April, 2013 - 08:35
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This came out so great!

by FuriePhoenix on Sunday, 7 July, 2013 - 20:28
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Thanks Mika. I'm really happy with my tail now. <3 :DD

by TLMFanGabriel on Monday, 8 July, 2013 - 00:03
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Wow! This looks amazing. Great work!

by PandoraCaitiff on Sunday, 21 July, 2013 - 11:56
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Fabulous cosplay. You look beatifull. Well done. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Monday, 22 July, 2013 - 10:24
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Thank you guys so much :3

by TLMFanGabriel on Tuesday, 23 July, 2013 - 02:21
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I love the details you've added to the bikini shells. Stunning!

by Kitri du Lac on Monday, 30 March, 2015 - 20:57

To-Do List

Mermaid TailHighIn Progress
New Shells MediumComplete
Longer Red WigMediumComplete
Shimmery Body StockingMediumPlanned
Sea Flower from Lisa FabioMediumPlanned
Flounder and SebastianLowComplete


Sea Flower (Posted 26th May 2013)

I'm so excited to be receiving one of Lisa Fabio's sea flowers :DD I always dreamed of owning one. You see, when I was wearing the costume for Conji the starfish hair ornament that i had originally made for the costume ended up looking too tiny on my head. It looks better with my natural hair but this flower will look so stunning with my re-styled wig :)

The sea flower I'm planning will actually be in a more peachy color instead of it being purple :) I'm so excited.

Making Alterations :o (Posted 26th May 2013)

I've been a little bit unhappy with the tail after I wore it to Anime Conji last month. The fins look really sloppy and the amount of sparkles that I wanted with this costume wasn't exactly up to par with what I had originally planned. :(

So I'm remodeling the costume. Taking it apart completely and starting from the bottom up so that way it fits better and glimmers a lot better like an actual mermaid would :) Expect a lot of sparkly rhinestones and sequins to come yo! This remodel is going to get done by Anime Expo 2013

Skirt Form Tail :3 (Posted 24th January 2013)

The tail itself is mostly made from a mystique spandex material. I wanted it to have a more subtle sparkle instead of going all out fish scale pattern XDDD To be honest I'm really glad I picked this fabric because not only does it have the subtle sparkle I was aiming for but the color is just perfect for Ariel anyway ^^

Progress Pic 1 (Posted 24th January 2013)

I keep forgetting to put my progress pictures in my Journal for my cosplays. T3T
I really need to get ahead on the times then. But this was the tail in progress at the moment.

It's been finished since this was shot, but I wanted a movie accurate fin :3 So eventually I'm pretty proud of this ^^

Main Tail Fabric Official (Posted 1st December 2012)

Well...I thought about it for a while. Whether I wanted it to look more..scaley or more shimmery/wet. I liked how this fabric looked so I'm thinking I'm going to go with this Mystique Stretch for my main tail fabric ^^

Plus I think this one looks a lot better in the light, and shimmers just right. Besides, It'll be better to keep it minimal so I can add the sparkles on it later ^^

Official Shells Have been Started :D (Posted 7th October 2012)

Today was a pretty good progress day today ^^ I actually went to Michaels with my aunt for some quality time with her so I ended up buying all the materials for my new version 2 shells :D I managed to finish one of them tonight :D and honestly it felt good. I really like how this one turned out, and to think It almost died in the oven while I was baking the clay TwT

But in the end it lived :D

Pattern (Posted 23rd June 2012)

This is the tail i'm trying to go for.

Just with more sparkly fabrics