FuriePhoenix
 


Costume :Ariel
Variant :Redesign
Source :The Little Mermaid/Disney Princess
Progress :In Progress
Worn At :None


Costume Photos

Bodice and sleeve

Base dress

Full gown ref

 


Costume Information

General
Cost : 8.95 so far

Description
So I'm putting this up because I was out today walking around and I go passed a charity shop, only to spot in the window this gorgeous aqua green dress in the exact basic shape of Ariel's new redesigned dress!!!!!!!

This is one variant of many I wanted to do the moment I saw it, but like many characters/dresses on my wish list, I didn't put it up on here because I'm trying to focus on getting stuff done that isn't finished lol! BUT I saw this dress and HAD to have it, I know EXACTLY how to alter it, so it's accurate and what other layers to put on it etc. Just gotta get the other funds to finish it!!!

See journal on how I' gonna go about this dress. I do know though, I'm gonna take my time on it, and finish it when I'm ready to, then wear to whatever I can afford to wear it to. ^_^! Though I can see myself wearing it to general things like Disney related events and parties etc.

Comments

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love her design for this...this is going to look great ^_^

by SamanthaKaiba on Wednesday, 20 March, 2013 - 20:53
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This is going to look stunning.

I love the way you always make such a great effort for her. I know she's one of your favourite characters, if not THE favourite, and I think it's fantastic you go to such efforts for something you love so much. :-)

by SlimDefinition on Wednesday, 20 March, 2013 - 22:20
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Aww thanks guys!!!!!
SlimDefinition- thank you for those kind words! It's so nice to hear that and to see my hard work for going through great efforts for my Ariel costumes is noticed and almost appreciated. ^_^!

by FuriePhoenix on Thursday, 21 March, 2013 - 20:40
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I love this design, i cant wait to see it finished :) You're so lucky to find something so cool in a charity shop :D Am watching progress

by otakugirl on Monday, 15 April, 2013 - 00:44
 

Journal

Update (Posted 30th June 2013)

Because of the work needed to make this as accurate as possible, and how much I adore the base dress and don't wanna ruin it, I'm going to be commissioning Teacup_Erinyes to work on my base dress and make it accurate to the 2D design.

I know I'm doing the right thing with this decision as not only is Teacup a good friend of mine, her work is absolutely stunning. Unsure of when it will be, probably the end of the year or something, but yeah. Just basically updating on the decisions being taken and stuff.

Base dress and plans for it (Posted 20th March 2013)

So for the base dress, this is what I'm going to do with it to make it more accurate.

1) Buy some darker green fabric and sew it over the bodice and skirt once I've separated each part of the dress.
2) I'm going to get chiffon I think for the main over lay that has all the sparkles and detailing on it. If I can get glitter chiffon I'll use that, or I'll just dust the entire fabric in glitter as glitter sticks to everything, lets face it lol!
3) For the pretty detailing I'm thinking wither embroidery or fabric glitter glue onto the chiffon.
4) Take the sleeves out, and use them as a pattern and re make the puff sleeves with chiffon and make the fitted long sleeve part out of aqua satin that matches the base dress, then sew back into the dress once it's all sewn together again!
5) Pinch the middle of the neckline of the bodice and sew a little bit of gathering to create the sweetheart neckline, then with the aqua trim and little shell detail on her dress, I can hide the little bit of gathering technique I used to alter the neckline. Think TinkerBell if you don't get what I mean!

That's it basically! This dress already has a underlayer lining and netting that makes it poof out a little bit which is already accurate to the amount that Ariel's dress floofs out lol!