Costume :Ariel
Variant :Blue Dress
Source :The Little Mermaid
Progress :Complete
Worn At :London MCM Expo October 2011

Costume Photos


MegxAriel anyone?

She traded her voice to the sea witch and got legs

Oh Eric, I wanted to tell you~

Has he kissed her yet?

And she's only got 3 days!

Into the Thames

Not so serious~

Bloom and Ariel

What's your name?

A tour of the kingdom

Before the sun sets on the 3rd day


Costume Information

Cost : £60
Time Taken : 3 hours

My original planned costume for the Saturday wasn't going to be finished in time so rather than rush it I nipped out to the fabric shop 9am Friday morning of the expo and grabbed the fabric.

6 metres of blue klona cotton to make the 8 panelled skirt which to be honest is a bit heavy, it doesn't drape as I think it should but I was pressed for time XD Need to take the hem up a couple of inches before I wear it again.
2 metres of powder blue cotton jersey with some bias binding to finish the neckline.
1 metre of navy klona cotton for the bodice, which is lined and interfaced. I had some trouble with this and have plenty of fabric left over so I think I'm going to make myself a new one that is both longer and boned.
Left over klona cotton and interfacing to make the headbow. Need to make tails for that but it's otherwise complete. It's sewn to the wig because I had no clips OTL Bow tutorial here --->

I wasn't actually planning on doing this costume for a while so although I had an Ariel wig, which I wore, it wasn't styled...hence why there's no massive signature fringe XD Give it time give it time XD

Had so much fun flouncing about as Ariel, had some good giggles with the disney group and little children were tugging my skirt for pictures. It was so cute.


Avatar Image

You look so pretty in this ^^ Can't wait to see the fully styled wig!


by TheStarlightFairy on Monday, 31 October, 2011 - 14:18
Avatar Image

Thanks hun 8D I'm gunna touch her up and bring her to Fushi :3

by street-angel on Monday, 31 October, 2011 - 14:27
Avatar Image

You make an adorable Ariel! Love it!

by NakedSalad on Monday, 31 October, 2011 - 17:41
Avatar Image

You looked gorgeous as Ariel!! <3 <3 wish u hadn't ruined my childhood by showing me those *ahem* photos XD brilliant work as always x

by Pandora-Chi on Monday, 31 October, 2011 - 23:29
Avatar Image

Ffffffffffffffff~ I still can't get over how quickly you made that! it looks so good!

by BernieBear on Tuesday, 1 November, 2011 - 10:10
Avatar Image

Love this too *3* You really suit her

by Solaria on Wednesday, 2 November, 2011 - 14:02
Avatar Image

We'll have to get some princessy photos together at Fushi as I'm rewearing Eilonwy ^^

by TheStarlightFairy on Sunday, 6 November, 2011 - 01:23
Avatar Image

It looked adorable on you! ^^

by TheEmoEmu on Wednesday, 9 November, 2011 - 19:00
Avatar Image

This is beautiful you look great

by SamanthaKaiba on Wednesday, 9 November, 2011 - 19:58

So pretty!

by Hannah-Kiwii on Wednesday, 9 November, 2011 - 20:48

Aww you look really cute and pretty. Ariel is my favourite Princess. :)

by on Thursday, 10 November, 2011 - 19:15
Avatar Image

Beautiful stuff! Not sure I saw you there though :-(

by Newdles on Thursday, 10 November, 2011 - 20:06
Avatar Image

i love the colours you have used!! there perfect! is your bodice dark navy? ahh lovely costume!

by Holli on Wednesday, 22 February, 2012 - 16:05
Avatar Image

You rock!

by TheStarlightFairy on Monday, 6 August, 2012 - 22:06
Avatar Image

have you joined? ”The Little Mermaid Cosplayers” group on Facebook ? please join in the swim

by Mermaid2love on Wednesday, 27 November, 2013 - 10:18
Avatar Image

This costume is so great ;) you really suit Ariel! ^^

by Siouxsie James on Tuesday, 30 December, 2014 - 22:24