Mermaid2love
 


Costume :Ariel
Variant :Mermaid
Source :The Little Mermaid - Disney
Progress :Complete
Worn At :None


Costume Photos

ariel at all con

Ariel

my new mermaid fin

mermaid costumes

poor unfortunate souls

ariel and eric look alike part 2

ariel and eric look alike

ariel's sea shell bra fixed

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : 300$ about
Time Taken : 1 year

Description
I’ve always wanted to be Ariel ever since I could remember and finally my dream had came true. I believe this outfit took about a year to complete all together .I designed the fin myself and had it custom made by the wonderful Giulia Presti from Italy ! As for the seashell bra i also had my friend, Ethan Stewart to help me create this beautiful sea shell bra come to life. so as for the costume making most of the credits goes to my friends :] i only did a little add on to the fin and the bra to have that specific looks that i was aiming for.... i recently discovered that my design had been stolen from another shop called NeverbugCreations( http://www.etsy.com/shop/NeverbugCreations?ref=seller_info ) after a year my outfit was completed, i still love my outfit i just wished someone would had ask before using my design....

My Ariel wig
When i first started in process with having the costume put together , I was on a mission to ordering an Ariel wig first. I did lots of researching through to find the perfect wig, and since i did not want to dye my hair at the time, i thought about buying a wig would be easier and less to spend money on. what is when i found the perfect wig on Ebay. I was a little worried about the color and quality but when i received the actual product it was simlply wonderful! the quality was great and the color of the wig was fantastic. I was so excited!

My Ariel
Mermaid FinMy second mission was to find someone with talent, beacuse i have no talent with sewing what so ever to make my ariel outfit. I looked around the internet to find someone that took commissions. And right then, when i was denied my most people i had asked for, i found Giulia Presti on deviant art. i looked at her gallery and discovered that she took commissions and had wonderful works she had done in the past ! the fact that i found her, i believe was very lucky ♥ She had so many amazing cosplay costumes for me to look at, It was then i thought to myself, she is going to make my costume! It took about 3 months to have the costume mad but when i recevied the outfit it was indescribably gorgeous! till this day i can't stop wearing it when i get the chance. thank you Giulia Presti!

My Ariel Seashell Bra
My third mission was to create my Ariel seashell bra. i looked online to see what was available but turns out that everything that was to offer online was expensive! Were couple of great ones out there, but i had another options in mind. My friends !!! one of my friend Cody Fields came up with an idea that we should use clay,but it turned out being way to heavy and it also broke easily. so my other friend Ethan Stewart said that it would work better to make them out of foam and then covered with fiberglass resin to make them hard and smooth. which worked wonderfully !

Comments

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You look gorgeous, the dress is beautiful! Well done!! X

by kaasutii on Monday, 25 February, 2013 - 07:49
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Looks great! I love how you did the tail so you can still walk around :)

by InfiniteJester on Monday, 29 April, 2013 - 08:05
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This is incredible!!! x

by FusionRose on Monday, 29 April, 2013 - 12:45
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Wow, this is soo perfect! Beautiful *__*

by ToroSonyCat on Friday, 3 May, 2013 - 20:14
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This is all so amazing! Especially the tail, so creative :D ♥

by LunaPond73 on Saturday, 25 May, 2013 - 17:22
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Wow perfect Ariel ♥ I love your costume!

by Shanaja on Monday, 3 June, 2013 - 08:18
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Wonderful Ariel! Beautiful.

by Kacela on Monday, 21 October, 2013 - 16:51