Ariel (Teal PARK DRESS/INSPIRED) - The Little Mermaid

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Worn AtLondon Film and Comic Con 2012


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I've never put this up before but I'm putting it up now. I'm going to be commissioning Tab (KhaosKreator) to make me this dress. I've never spent this much money (or will be) on one item before in my life I dont think!!! But it will be worth it!

I'm in the talking stages with him at the moment, to pick fabrics and stuff. I'm going to choosing a plain fabric for the main dress but brocade for the 'seafoam' centre panel in the skirt. I'm also commissioning him for the hair piece. I want this mainly for my princess for hire thing, and will be wearing it to cons too probably! ^___^

It's not going to be 100% accurate as I don't want to risk any breech of copyright laws with Disney, so it's going to be mine and Tab's version of it whilst still being recognisable as her park dress. ^_______^ (www.part-of-your-world.webs.com)

I cant wait to start getting the money together and start paying him for this dress as its my new dream costume!!

UPDATE: Hoping to get the money together to have it ready for July and LFCC.. but thats only a guess deadline. Its to help me get the money together quickly

UPDATE: Definitely wanna attempt to do this for LFCC in July as I seem to be getting the money together to pay Tab rather rapidly which is surprising me a lot! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!

UPDATE: MOVING TO IN PROGRESS AS I'VE SENT TAB THE FIRST HALF OF THE PAYMENT! YAAAAAY!

UPDATE: IT'S COMPLETE!! Receiving it tomorrow (4th July 2012) by courier! CANT WAIT! ITS SO GORGEOUS!

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FlyingMammal posted on 24 October, 2011 - 20:44
Brilliant! Please do not use that wig ;) hehe. Tab will do an amazing job. I know you will have a fantastic design. CANT WAIT TO SEE IT!!! :D

FuriePhoenix posted on 25 October, 2011 - 20:16
me neitherrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!! Im not using that wig I promise- i HATE it! Its too brown haha!! I'll be using my own wig!

rosieroo posted on 27 October, 2011 - 10:14
aww this will look soo adorable - you really love ariel dont yooh XD

FuriePhoenix posted on 27 October, 2011 - 18:50
More than you realise. Only my mates really understand my connection with her. lol

Pandora-Chi posted on 27 October, 2011 - 19:28
The dress is damn gorgeous and I know you'll be able to pull this off as u did with your other Ariel cosplays - plus you've got an absolutely beautiful smile to add to the whole thing <3 Also, it'll be amazing if you could get a photo on a carousel XD

lilkimmi27 posted on 7 November, 2011 - 19:36
I cant wait to see this

J-Po posted on 7 December, 2011 - 00:20
love this dress design i that they are the disney park ariels but me no like the wavy wigs lol

Solaria posted on 7 December, 2011 - 08:58
You will ace this as with your other Ariels 8D I love this dress~

FuriePhoenix posted on 7 December, 2011 - 15:42
Jac- I'm the same about the wig! I've always disliked the wig greatly which is why I'll be using my own wig I have! Navigator- aww thank you!! All the credit will be going to Tab though on this one ^_^

phalor posted on 14 December, 2011 - 18:55
I bet this dress is going to be gorgeous. It'll really suit you, good luck with saving! :D

FuriePhoenix posted on 14 December, 2011 - 19:36
thank you! I'm well on my way with the saving- so cant wait!

DuskatNight posted on 4 March, 2012 - 01:25
I cannot wait to see this! I bet you'll look amazing like you always do. :3

FuriePhoenix posted on 4 March, 2012 - 21:24
aww thank you hunni!! If I do it will alllll be down to Tab's amazing skills haha!

FlyingMammal posted on 5 March, 2012 - 14:44
i like those shoes :)

FuriePhoenix posted on 5 March, 2012 - 21:43
me too and the fact their the proper character shoes she wears with the dress in the parks makes it even better and alot more comfy!

BabemRoze posted on 20 April, 2012 - 12:56
I love the shine on the darker swatch! It's like when light reflects on a fin :D

Teacup_Erinyes posted on 20 April, 2012 - 15:09
Love those fabrics. Can't wait to see how Tab puts this together.

FuriePhoenix posted on 20 April, 2012 - 15:26
thankies! Babem- yeah thats what it remind me of! Teacup- me neither! I'm so exited to see the project come together!

Athora.x posted on 20 April, 2012 - 15:48
Those materials are looking pretty! looking forward to seeing this! :D

Teacup_Erinyes posted on 27 June, 2012 - 21:40
I love how this is looking like the colours of the seafoam dress from the movie. It's different from the parks costume and that makes it really special. x

Deathblow_Prime posted on 27 June, 2012 - 21:56
Going to look amazing!

BabemRoze posted on 28 June, 2012 - 11:37
This is looking really gorgeous! Are you getting the starfish?

FuriePhoenix posted on 28 June, 2012 - 19:40
it's on the contract for being made so hopefully he's remembered about it XP

Pandora-Chi posted on 29 June, 2012 - 22:01
*_* The dress is so so pretty and you're going to look gorgeous wearing it!! <3

Karakulz posted on 4 July, 2012 - 20:51
I'm not gonna be at LFCC but I cant wait to see full pictures of this! From what I can see from the teaser, You look Amazing and your gonna look beautiful at LFCC! ^^

Starbucks dad posted on 4 July, 2012 - 21:03
Looking so good! Can't wait to see the whole thing.

Starbucks dad posted on 8 July, 2012 - 22:28
It was superb! So glad we caught you - sorry if it seemed that Eleanor had an attach of the "shy" but she was apparently busy re-working her masquerade routine and hadn't told anyone!

BabemRoze posted on 9 July, 2012 - 14:23
This is really gorgeous! Pls wear it again when I can see you!!

FuriePhoenix posted on 9 July, 2012 - 14:23
Thank you! Its okay, that was explained to me by 'starbucks mom' haha!

FuriePhoenix posted on 9 July, 2012 - 14:26
Babem- i'll be wearing this A LOT so you'll see it in person!

DuskatNight posted on 9 July, 2012 - 14:36
Words fail me to describe how wonderful this looks! You look fantastic in it.

Karakulz posted on 9 July, 2012 - 15:34
Oh my WOW! You look stunning, I only wish I was there to see it in person! ^^

SamanthaKaiba posted on 9 July, 2012 - 16:44
Such a beautiful dress and I love the photos ^_^

SlimDefinition posted on 9 July, 2012 - 17:17
As said on the picture on Facebook, gorgeous dress and you look awesome!

FuriePhoenix posted on 9 July, 2012 - 18:54
thank you so much guyyyysss!!!! karakulz- I'll be re wearing this for sure at many events that I attend so I'm sure you'll finally see it in person!!

J-Po posted on 9 July, 2012 - 21:01
you look amazing!!

Nomes posted on 12 July, 2012 - 12:34
The dress is just beuatiful. I love your expression in the photo where you're looking over LFCC. It has a great feel and would be fabulous to recreate with a castle backdrop.

Ranma1-2 posted on 12 July, 2012 - 13:04
Totally Gorgeous! ^_^

FuriePhoenix posted on 12 July, 2012 - 19:45
thank you guyyyyysss!!!! *gushing* Nomes- omg totally!! I wanna photoshop one image into a TLM background lol

Tracy posted on 24 February, 2013 - 19:33
Nice Ariel I never really liked that dinsey put her in this colour that she didn't wear in the film, I made her pink dress and tried to base the sleeves on the dinseyworld ones, it was hard. I kept watching youtube videos and photo close ups, from what I could see it has very little gathering along the top kind of like a fitted sleeve, and has lots og puff and gathers at the bottom then attaches to a lining unerneath. I put wadding in mine to try and get that bell puff at the bottom only, but it still didn't quite work out. Yours are very good.

FuriePhoenix posted on 27 February, 2013 - 21:24
Thanks Tracy, I actually commissioned a friend of mine to make it as I wanted someone who knew what they were doing to make it XD!

WhiteWraith posted on 8 April, 2013 - 19:19
This looks gorgeous :)

SlimDefinition posted on 8 April, 2013 - 20:57
I still can't get over how utterly stunning that dress is!

Kacela posted on 8 April, 2013 - 23:51
Stunning! Amazing work, you look so beautiful =3

Teacup_Erinyes posted on 9 April, 2013 - 00:24
You put on the bows I made you XD. You really look like you walked straight out of the parks hun. x

FuriePhoenix posted on 9 April, 2013 - 19:49
Teacup- I DIIIIIID!!! It was a perfect chance to use them and I will every time I wear this variant! ^_^! And n'awwwww thankies hunni! xxxx Kacela- Thank you! All the workmanship credit has to go to KhaosKostumes though ^^!

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Progress Journal

wig decisions again (Posted 29th March 2012)

Sooooo after giving it some real thought I'm definitely going to buy another wig for July's wear as Ariel to go with the dress, as I feel that my current wig will look tatty compared to Tab's work on the dress haha, I'm stuck between two decisions at the moment.... (see picture) wig 1 i love for its richness in color but it looks really damn thin- it is heat resistant too so I'd straighten out some of the curls a bit as I think it's a bit too curly but its general style matches the park's wig whilst still being film accurate.

wig 2 is basically the same wig that I currently have, it's thicker looking than wig 1 and really film accurate in color but a tad shorter than wig 1.... but i know it lasts a year at least so should I stick with what i know and go with this wig? Hmmm.....

Either wig I buy I might have to buy 2 to thicken it up in at least the bangs

Payment DONE! (Posted 29th March 2012)

So just this minute I have sent off the last remaining £190 that I managed to get saved up and it's now been sent to Tab (KhaosKostumes) through paypal. Super duper happy I dont have to worry about that big outlay now!!

Just gotta do my measurements properly in the next couple of days and email them to him and then I'm pretty much sorted for the important things on my end for the time being! I'll probably get the character shoes around June time and possibly the new wig around May time, which again I'll either buy 2 of and re make the bangs from scratch or bu just one and add it to my current wig, but the way its going a bit ick on the ends now I might just buy 2 new wigs and start from scratch from again with the bangs lol.

So looking forward to owning this dress in July!

wig (Posted 23rd February 2012)

I know this sounds utterly crazy but I'm thinking in June buying yet another new wig for Ariel. I love my wig buts its beginning to get a bit clumpy/frizzy at the bottom and I think after a couple more comb throughs I'm not sure it will last for much longer....

SO i decided IF i get a new wig, I'll get a longer one and sew it into my current one as I'm reasonably happy with the bangs on it and just make my current wig longer... unless of course i can do the bangs really well on the new wig, but my current bangs have soooo many extra wefts put in to give that good amount of volume so... we'll see... I'll definitely be getting a new one for September's princess party thats for sure...

contract (Posted 14th December 2011)

Contract has been made up with Tab- I just got to print off the last page, sign it and send it back to him this week!!

^____^

money saved up (Posted 6th December 2011)

Mainly for myself as a note to keep track of how much I've saved back so far. I know a couple of people are giving me money towards this as my christmas present, so I can also thank them on here for it, so everyone can see what great friends I have in helping me accomplish my new dream of owning this dress!

TARGET: £400

-£50 (23/11/2011)
-£50 (7/12/2011) - £300 to go!
-£50 (christmas present from Mom)
-£50 (christmas present from my friend Michael- I'm still in shock over this a day later!!!) - £200 to go!
-£10 (christmas present from my friend lilKimmi27!)
-£50

SENT THE FIRST £210 (getting mom's christmas present money next week to kick start off the second payment fund lol)

-£100 saved up just got £90 to go!!!!! EEEEP!!!!

- £30 = ONLY £60 TO GO THEN I CAN SEND THE REST TO TAB!!!!!