Re-imagining (Posted 20th August 2012)
So, I'm still waiting for commissions to come through before I can afford to buy fabric for my October projects and therefore I am focusing a little on things that take no money at all.
I still can't afford the wig for this, but since little sis is considering buying one for her own Ariel cosplay it's less of a worry and I can crack on to make this hopefully for ThoughtBubble in November.
Everything looks very basic right now because it's just pinned onto my mannequin and without any embellishment etc. The top is obviously just white now, basically because I wanted to have the shape right before I get out my airbrush and start playing with colours.
Also, I've made a few adjustments to the design (not that the design isn't fab because it is), just to play a little more with the tail shape. The original design has just a shaped hem on the top to mimick the tail shape, but trying this with real fabric would require serious structural adjustments and would stop it from being loose and flowing like the draped fabric in the original songstress designs, while also preventing the shaping around the bodice. So as a solution I propose that it makes more sense to add a shaped sheer trim, as seen in the photo, to give the feel of the tail, made from the same fabric as the frills around the shorts and boots (It's only purple ATM as this was a trial using scrap fabric I had); This should mimick the matching fluke and waist fin on Ariel's tail from the movie.