Ariel (Mermaid) - The Little Mermaid


This will HOPEFULLY be done for London Film and Comic Con in July.

UPDATE: Have decided to do this on the SUNDAY of LONDON FILM AND COMIC CON NEXT MONTH! So I'm putting it into progress as I've purchased and waiting for a new wig for Ariel and next week will be buying the fabric for her tail. I'm also going to do some mock ups of her bottom fins this week- maybe even today!

UPDATE: This well into the progress stages now yaaaaay! Also on the sunday will be askit between myself and a Jack Sparrow cosplayer for the SUNDAY masquerade at LondonFilmComicCon!!! So bring your camcorders and cameras!!

J-Po posted on 15 March, 2011 - 00:09
epic you should get someone to pullyou round on a fancy cart :D

FuriePhoenix posted on 15 March, 2011 - 20:47
XD I wouldnt know how to make one XD I'd have to hire out a wheelchair or get ma BF to carry me around XD!

rosieroo posted on 1 June, 2011 - 19:19
the material looks pewrfect - good find x

FuriePhoenix posted on 1 June, 2011 - 19:36
Thanks! I found it in Ikea for curtains months ago and knew it'd be perfect for Ariel's fins- but I've never waned to make this until now. ^_^

Nomes posted on 4 June, 2011 - 21:04
As you only need a small amount of stretch purple fabric why not check out the charity shops for an appropriately coloured T-shirt?

FuriePhoenix posted on 5 June, 2011 - 18:53
yeah That's what I'll probably do ^_^ worst case I have found white stretchy jersey fabric that i could see if it will cover both shells and i have purple fabric paint somewhere- or make the fabric go hard and use my shiny acrylic on it

rosieroo posted on 7 June, 2011 - 18:45
cant wait to see how the bag turns out x

FuriePhoenix posted on 7 June, 2011 - 18:51
Thanks! Me neither! Not enough Ariel mermaid cosplayers do the bag lol

Pandora-Chi posted on 8 June, 2011 - 22:08
I've never seen anyone try to achieve every Ariel cosplay before so this will be so amazing to see!!! You are gonna look beautiful as always as Ariel!! <3

BabemRoze posted on 9 June, 2011 - 08:56
I really can't wait to see this :D I love how you're making her bag too! Fins and shells are looking fab!

FuriePhoenix posted on 10 June, 2011 - 18:44
lolita- Aww yeah, I'm a crazy masochist who HAS to has every bit of Ariel's wardrobe! From October I'll be making a start on her LM2 wardrobe haha! Babem- Thank youuuuu!!! Yeah, I just had to make the bag- it's such an important accessory of hers in the film really so it has to be done lol

rosieroo posted on 11 June, 2011 - 18:51
loving the bag

FuriePhoenix posted on 11 June, 2011 - 19:33
thanks! I'm loving it too XD! Hoping to start the tail tomorrow and continue with the shells

rosieroo posted on 12 June, 2011 - 17:08
this costumes gonna be epic i love the bag the shells and the fins - they are amazing - soo glittery

FuriePhoenix posted on 12 June, 2011 - 18:37
hehe thank you!! I love the progress too! Gonna start on the main tail tomorrow and HOPEFULLY the wefting of the wig

Lozzie posted on 12 June, 2011 - 20:25
oh my!! this is looking gorgeous! the bra is amazing!!

FuriePhoenix posted on 13 June, 2011 - 14:15
Thank youuuuuuuuuu!!!! I feel like I can hear the child in me screaming for joy at the dream of becoming a mermaid is coming true XD!

FusionRose posted on 13 June, 2011 - 15:39
You have an excuse to be carried round the whole con, luckyy xD Looking forward to seeing this hun, you are going to look amazing! If the material is waterproof you should try and get pictures in a swimming pool...somewhere... lol x.

FuriePhoenix posted on 13 June, 2011 - 18:23
Thank you hunny and I know right!? It's great! lol! The material is lycra jersey fabric so basically the type of fabric wet look leggings are made out of! So i think its waterproof lol. When it's done I'm gonna do a photo of me in the bath tub lol Only thing is.. the fins wont be waterproof coz the glue is wash off and glitter will end up everywhere lol

rosieroo posted on 14 June, 2011 - 19:31
ooooooooooh cute wig -perfect

DuskatNight posted on 15 June, 2011 - 13:23
Am I the only one that can imagine you waddling around in this? XD Great progress on this! It looks fab!

FuriePhoenix posted on 15 June, 2011 - 19:29
Rose- thank you! DuskatNight- hehehe no you're not the only one! I was hopping around in it today and flapping around! Its so much FUN!! I'm gonna hire out a wheelchair at earls court 2 for LFCC for ease of moving! hehehe!

rosieroo posted on 15 June, 2011 - 19:49
tee hee - me love it

Pandora-Chi posted on 16 June, 2011 - 12:57
WOW!!! The progress of this looks fantastic!! -^^- What day you planning to wear this? cos I can't wait to see it for real and I hope you'll be ok in it for the day!-

FuriePhoenix posted on 16 June, 2011 - 13:08
I'm wearing this version on the sunday! Please come on the sunday and watch my comedy skit Im doing with a friend who's Jack Sparrow in the skit with me!! And thank youuuuu it's so much fun to wear! I hope I'll be alright in it too! lol

eternal_aranel posted on 16 June, 2011 - 15:55
OO How do you walk?!!? XD

nanahara posted on 16 June, 2011 - 17:00
you look awsome ^^

Pandora-Chi posted on 16 June, 2011 - 17:31
THAT SOUNDS FRIKIN AWESOME!!! XD but it's a maybe atm if I attend on the Sunday - I have to see how money and time goes - if I can get time, I was kinda considering to start my Anastasia consplay for it x

FuriePhoenix posted on 16 June, 2011 - 19:53
eternal- I don't walk! I'll be hiring out a wheelchair for the day for mobility lol! Either that, or I'll just shimmy or hop but that ruins the fins so wheelchair it is lol nanahara- thank youuuu!!! Cant wait to finish it now lol! Lolita- hehehhe I can guarantee loads of laughs at the skit. And awesome Anastasia! If you dont make it on sunday- mom will filming the skit so people can see it if they're not there lol

J-Po posted on 16 June, 2011 - 21:08
sooooo ace face!!!

FuriePhoenix posted on 17 June, 2011 - 10:07
hehe thankies hunny!

Crystal-Heart Cosplay posted on 23 June, 2011 - 02:33
Im speechless O.O Your wig is PERFECT X3 Your costume is amazing ^^

FuriePhoenix posted on 23 June, 2011 - 12:14
Aww thank you very much!! It's taken me 3 wigs and lots of patience to get the fringe just about right!

Pandora-Chi posted on 10 July, 2011 - 17:42
It really is a shame I couldn't stay to see the skit but it was so lovely how you got into character so well as Ariel ^^ You looked fantastic!! I love how you were being pushed in a wheelchair lol

FuriePhoenix posted on 11 July, 2011 - 12:48
lol thank you hunny! I adored your Anastasia too!

SamanthaKaiba posted on 11 July, 2011 - 13:14
You look amazing nice work...I love it

Nomes posted on 11 July, 2011 - 14:48
I love the picture of you over Eric's shoulder. Hope you had a great time yesterday and that the masquerade worked out.

Eloraborealis posted on 11 July, 2011 - 15:19
Oh how I wish I could have seen this in person, this is so awesome! You are definately one of the best Ariel cosplayers I've ever seen! :D

- posted on 11 July, 2011 - 15:56
This is brilliant! i love it! so gutted i didn't see it it person :' [

FuriePhoenix posted on 11 July, 2011 - 18:32
oh my gosh! Thank you SOOOOO MUCH GUYS!!! Elora- thank youuuuuuuu i strife to be the best I can be!!! Nomes- I KNOW RIGHT!??? I adore that pic too! It's so epic!! My other fav is the one with me and all 4 Jack Sparrows!

Pandora-Chi posted on 11 July, 2011 - 19:32
No worries on the photo - I'm so happy you used it! :D I just had to take a snap shot of you and Jack! Much epicness <3 <3 x

FuriePhoenix posted on 12 July, 2011 - 18:23
I'm so glad you did! You actually made my day when you asked him if you could take one of us both together! And I was even more happy he offered his arm for me *squeeeeee* LMAO!

DefineImagineMJ posted on 23 October, 2011 - 15:22
This looks fantastic. I love the photos you've taken at the beach.

Kacela posted on 23 October, 2011 - 15:30
You did a wonderful job, I love the photos =]

FuriePhoenix posted on 23 October, 2011 - 15:32
thank you so much guys!! I love the beach shots too, so good to finally have some in a right enviroment!

ToroSonyCat posted on 23 October, 2011 - 15:53
So wonderful, I love the photos! You really suit Ariel well.

Nomes posted on 23 October, 2011 - 18:10
Some truly wonderful photos. How many cosplays did you take along to the shoot :P? I love the one of you staring out to sea. The lighting is perfect.

FuriePhoenix posted on 23 October, 2011 - 19:43
Nomes- I took 3 costumes with me ^_^ and thank you!

rosieroo posted on 24 October, 2011 - 11:24
such awesome photos im soo jealous yooh make such a pretty ariel

lilkimmi27 posted on 7 November, 2011 - 19:45
Best Ariel ever

seawaterwitch posted on 12 January, 2012 - 05:44
Beautiful mermaid *glomps*~~ :) :hug:

FuriePhoenix posted on 12 January, 2012 - 20:00
Aww thank you so much!

make waist fin
edit current shells to save money
put in invisible zip into tail
buy material
make bag
thicken wig with wefts from new wig
make tail
green material
new wig
thin purple ribbon (reel)
green thread (emerald green and lime green)
vest top for turning into bag

Total cost: £0.00

20th August 2011


I've decided to rewear this as it was requested by friends too and it means Aks_100 can do a photoshoot with me in it as she wants to do an Ariel photoshoot with me haha! So because of this decision and because the Entertainment Media Show in London is happening on the 1st and 2nd October (though only attending one day) and its bound to be very cold, I've decided to make a park inspired cloak for this costume so I have a bit of warmth on my arms, though I'll be inside for most of the event, I think if I go outside for a photoshoot, it will be worth it! Pic of Park cloak is attached ^__^ It;s not a great photo but it's the best I could find at the moment! I'll be using some of the left over fabric I have from making her tail to do this cloak as its made of lycra jersey fabric, and hopefully will create some warmth on my arms when wearing it. I still have one light green skirt left that I used to make seaweed strips for my broadway Ariel, so I'll cut more of that up to create 'seaweed' strips onto the cloak so its not just a flat plain cloak. ^_^

28th June 2011

wheelchair and tattoo

So I managed to get a wheelchair hired out for this costume with no problems on Earl's Court side at all! YAAAAAAAAY!!! Also with great thanks to NightmareWings, I can now use some tattoo cover make up to hide my wrist tattoo so it's even more accurate to Ariel and does her more justice- can't have any little kids saying "YOURE NOT ARIEL! YOU HAVE DRAWINGS ON YOUR ARM!" now can we!??? hahahaha

17th June 2011

waist fin

Sooooooo the time has come when I can finally say costume number 28 is COMPLETE!!! Blooming hell have I really reached 28 complete costumes in 3 years already!? Anywho, back tot his costume- I have now done the waist fin and it's become a real snug snug fit to get in and out of (I ended up ripping some the stitching... but luckily it doesn't show once on thank GOD!) and since I took the photo on my phone I hAve added the glitter "veins" on the waist fin too- so I can officially class this costume- my dream costume of all time COMPLETE!!!!!!!!!! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now to work on flattening my tummy for all the time I'll be sitting down in it and just doing the odd touch up to the wig as the fringe is starting to fall down already (grrrrr) but other than that, its done! I'm so so happy!! But the things I have learnt from this is to make the bottom of the fin a lot more snug round my calfs and ankles- but me being me, I have weird shaped legs which make it awkward for getting the tail snug all the way down. But when I re make it (coz I will) I will definitely make it more snug all the way down and stuff! This was a fun costume to attempt to make and I;m glad I've done it finally! BRING ON LFCC!!

16th June 2011

Almost complete SQUEE!

Its so ever so close to being complete now I can hardly contain the kid in me hahahaha!! I literally just gotta do the waist fin on it and it's DONE! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!

14th June 2011

wig done (as best I could anyway..)

so I've got the wig done as best as I could.. I probably could add more wefts but to be honest I'm too scared to mess what I have done already up lol! I got a message on ebay too and the seller has sent off my reels of thread yesterday so should get those in the next few days so i can continue with the tail woop!

10th June 2011


So after receiving my fabric yesterday morning, I got my wig through the mail this morning!!!! So this week at some point I'll make a start on cutting my already styled wig and adding it to the new soft wig I have! *gulp* I've never do this before so wish me luck!! I'm also gonna head into Bromley tomorrow for the saturday market to the haberdashery stall to hopefully get some purple ribbon for the shell bra and HOPEFULLY get some orange thread!

7th June 2011

her bag

So the other night I had a brain wave of making her bag for the event that she takes with her to put her collectibles in that she finds in the ship wrecks under the sea. To do this, I found a vest top today in a charity shop, which I'll convert into her tote bag. I'll be doing this like so: 1) Fold top inside out 2) Sew up the bottom of the top so there's no exit XD 3) Lower the neckline at front and back 4) sew up the ends and leave the straps on! 5) TA-DA! One slouchy tote bag that resembles Ariel's to put human things inside!!

6th June 2011

Shells WIP

So I decided to use my original pair of shells fro my broadway variant costume to make her shell bra from the film. Here's what I've started to do and will doing: 1) Cut out the four shell "panels" out of craft foam and hot gluing them onto the shell to create the right amount of ridges on her shell bra. This will create the more 3D-ish effect instead of the ridges being flat. 2) Use the stretchy jersey lycra material I found today to cover the craft foam. 3) go around the craft foam lines on the material with purple glitter glue to give the shells more definition and that undersea shimmer like the park costume has!! 4) Get some purple thin ribbon to use as the straps that go around the bust and ribcage and to create the little 'x' shaped tie that Ariel has at the back of her strap 5) DONE!

4th June 2011

Green Fabric

So I got the fins pretty much done. I still need to sew them together and get some glitter glue to make the "veins" on the fins and then make the waist fin. For the main fabric- I'l be buying the fabric I put up in a pic and I just worked out how much it will cost me for 3metres.... £16.47!!!!!! Good job i already had most of the other stuff! But I still gotta alter my shell bra so it's accurate to the original film and not the broadway version. *gulp* I'm thinking of hot gluing them to a strapless bra and then try and make the shells into the right style and re paint or buy more fabric. I was going to use purple lycra but it's so expensive when I need less than a metre it's not worth it! I'm really looking forward to moving forward with this though! I have also bought a new wig for Ariel asmine is extremely thin now and going frizzy at the ends. But I'll use my current wig- just use the new one to thicken it up!

12th October 2010

Green Fabric

I've been eyeing up the right fabric in the exact colour for a while now, and now I'm at a happy weight and actually have a figure back again, I can finally do this costume! I don;t care if people think i really shouldn't do this costume, but I'm not doing it for any event or to impress anyone, Im doing this for my own satisfaction to settle an old childhood dream of mine. ^_^ So hopefully after Expo is done and I've given mom money towards my trip to disneyworld florida for my 24th birthday, I'm going to order the fabric and make this!!

7th July 2010

first bit of fabric sparks the right idea!

I was walking around Ikea today, and they had some really cool see through light green fabric (that's meant for curtain lining or something), and I had a cool idea that I can use that as an over layer on the fin part of her tail to give it a nice sheen across the fabric, as how her tail/fin would look if the sun shone on the water. I also thought it would look slightly better than a plain matte block of colour!

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