Ariel (Town dress (Been updated and RETIRED!)) - The Little Mermaid

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Worn AtLondon MCM Expo May 2009


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Lucky for me, when i was helping mom out at her work, i found the exact same dress that Ariel wears on her date with Eric had been donated in!
I already had the white long sleeved top at home, and bam! One blue day wear dress for Ariel! If i can work out how to make the sleeves baggy and get cuffs on them then ill do that.. if not? Ill leave them fitted.

UPDATE:I was lucky enough to go and see the disney princesses: wishes on ice at the o2 arena last year and i couldnt resist going as Ariel. I got such a good response from the kids there it was so heart warming! So many kids were star struck thinking they had just walked past the real Ariel and thats when I knew I had made a good enough job on the costume. One girl insisted on sitting next to me in the arena during the show!!

07/07/2010: I'm altering this cosplay for Disney on Ice: 100years celebration that will be happening at the o2 arena in October. I will altering the sleeves so they're more accurate to her. I also managed to find a new blue bow too. YAY! haha!

UPDATE: 28/JANUARY/2011: Will be brought out yet again for my Birthday Bash with my disney loving friends!!! It's too big but I'll be pulling it in so it fits and a friend of mine WILL BE MY LOVELY ERIC!!! AND HE HAS A MAX PLUSHIE THAT WILL BE COMING TOOOOOOOO!!!! SO we'll have all the animal friends with us!! Flounder, Sebastian and Max!!! I'm so excited about being Ariel again and my bash it's crazy! So expect new photos!

UPDATE 19/SEPT/2011: Soooooo it's finally been said, this cosplay is now retired from big events like expos and cons. I'm just eager to give love to her other outfits that I feel it's time to retire this one. ALTHOUGH: I WILL be wearing this dress to smaller events such as the Disney on Ice shows and Rapunzel's coronation on the 2nd October. ^___^ But for proper events this dress is now retired. It was lovely wearing you dress- but now its time to rest! LOL

UPDATE: TEMPORARILY COMING OUT OF RETIREMENT TO BE WORN TO THE GLEN KEANE SIGNING ON WEDNESDAY XD!!!

Comments

leumas posted on 7 February, 2010 - 23:05
This looks really enchanting,I like the picture by the tree and the expression you have managed to capture in your face

FlyingMammal posted on 8 February, 2010 - 12:27
WOW, I was so excited when I met you at mcm last october :) Uh oh, Ursula got to you!! Nooooo!

FuriePhoenix posted on 8 February, 2010 - 19:59
awwwww thank you wilterdrose. Ill be cosplaying Ariel again in May but I'll be in her Sail "dress" scuttle puts her in! So look out for me and i hope i do a good enough job again for you! ^^

Kacela posted on 8 February, 2010 - 20:18
This is sooo pretty, you make such a cute Ariel ^^ A great group too!

FuriePhoenix posted on 8 February, 2010 - 20:23
aww thank you for the kind comment! I really do love playing Ariel.. my fav cosplay to date definitely!

FlyingMammal posted on 8 February, 2010 - 20:25
ohhh yeah i messaged u on the mcmforum/disney thread :D i'm sooooooo glad you are doing ariel again, especially as the sail dress is so different and i think a special part in the movie. eeeee that 'other cosplayer'/team magma in your photo is me :)

FuriePhoenix posted on 8 February, 2010 - 20:33
oooh cool! Ill edit the info on that photo! Ive had that photo for a while now and totally forgot who it was in it! haha! thanks for telling me! and thats percisely why im cosplaying the sail dress! Ive only ever seen American cosplayers do that version of her, and i thought I had to do it! If i can I want to cosplay as many of her outfits as possible! ^^

sjbonnar posted on 5 April, 2010 - 20:09
I love the new wig!

FuriePhoenix posted on 5 April, 2010 - 21:57
aww thanks! im so glad i got the new one coz its made such a difference to over all look

SlimDefinition posted on 8 May, 2010 - 19:53
Hi Cez, just thought I'd comment saying how good this is!

FuriePhoenix posted on 9 May, 2010 - 15:22
aww thanks Melissa! I cant wait to finish my other one

Nomes posted on 13 September, 2010 - 19:59
Looks fabulous. I hope you had a great time at Alcon. Is that a new wig? I love the colour.

FuriePhoenix posted on 13 September, 2010 - 20:11
Yeah Alcon was awesome! The wig is my second wig that I bought, just for some reason it looks alot better in these recent photos! haha!

InfiniteJester posted on 13 September, 2010 - 20:13
aww aw u at the masq ball at alcon thought u looked great! was gonna ask u to dance but thought ud be freaked out by a belphegor comin up to u lmao. hope u had fun!

FuriePhoenix posted on 13 September, 2010 - 20:35
Haha! I wouldnt have been freaked out! It would have been nice actually!! LOL! Thank you for the kind comment!

FlyingMammal posted on 13 October, 2010 - 13:03
i am liking the new top, well done on the sleeves. :D

FuriePhoenix posted on 13 October, 2010 - 18:55
Thanks Ruth! Mom finished the sleeves off for me this by adding the cuffs! They are nice and poofy but not too poofy. I love them! Will definitely get photos next week at disney on ice!!

Pandora-Chi posted on 23 November, 2010 - 22:38
Aww you make a really pretty Ariel! ^^ Red hair really suits you! ^^

FuriePhoenix posted on 24 November, 2010 - 19:36
Aww thank youuu!!! Ariel is by far my fav cosplay to do! I'll be her at may's expo on the saturday so if you;re attending definitely look out for me.

FusionRose posted on 8 February, 2011 - 19:41
I love the Flynn picture ='] x.

FuriePhoenix posted on 9 February, 2011 - 19:49
XD! Same it's actually my fav of the photos taken!

Miki posted on 11 March, 2011 - 13:37
awesome *__* and you look totaly cute!

Saffron posted on 11 March, 2011 - 20:04
Wow you look amazing! Just like her <3

FuriePhoenix posted on 11 March, 2011 - 21:13
Aww thank you guys!! ^_^

Quinzel posted on 9 April, 2011 - 20:13
o.O Seen your Ariel before but never commented *slaps self* You really suit her! The dress is gorgeous too. Nice work :).

ElegantAura posted on 9 April, 2011 - 20:16
Such a cute Ariel,Red hair really suits you ^^ and I have that same grin on my face when i find Little Mermaid Merchandise hehe

FuriePhoenix posted on 9 April, 2011 - 20:39
Aww thank you so much guys!!! Ariel means the world to me so it's always so nice to hear such positive comments on my portrayal of her ^_^

nanahara posted on 9 April, 2011 - 20:46
you made an amazing looking Ariel

FuriePhoenix posted on 10 April, 2011 - 19:01
oh my gosh thank you! ^_^

DuskatNight posted on 20 April, 2011 - 17:35
Jeez you look so beautiful. And that picture of you smiling really brightens up your face. ^^ Your smile is pretty.

FuriePhoenix posted on 20 April, 2011 - 18:58
Aww thank you so much!! I really hate my smile personally and do extend it when im Ariel so it's all disney-fied XD But I hate it for how much it squishes my eyes XD

liljapanesegirl posted on 29 May, 2011 - 14:52
Actually I donĀ“t like disney much, but this is some goood cosplay of Ariel ^^

FuriePhoenix posted on 30 May, 2011 - 12:23
aww thank you very much! ^_^

PaperTiger posted on 7 October, 2011 - 10:10
ARGH!!! I loveloveloveLOVE all your Ariel cosplays!!!!! <3 best. Ariel. EVER!!!

FuriePhoenix posted on 7 October, 2011 - 17:41
Aww thank you so much!!!!! *princes clasp and gasp* LOL that seriously means the world to me!

Elle posted on 8 October, 2011 - 05:26
your dress is very beautiful. love your wig. you are good at cosplaying.

Plasticsharkattack posted on 25 January, 2012 - 20:50
I really love this cosplay! You suit her SO much! :)

FuriePhoenix posted on 25 January, 2012 - 21:42
hehe thanks hunni!!!! I'm believing people now Glen Keane called me THE Ariel today! If the creator and animator of Ariel says thats to me, then it must be true! ^___^ ahhh im soooooooooo happy!!

Louscious posted on 19 February, 2012 - 19:31
love this! you look adorable! great costume! :)

FuriePhoenix posted on 20 February, 2012 - 19:46
thank you!

Progress Journal

NEW SHOES!! (again) (Posted 19th September 2011)

So I've done through 3 pair of shoes for this dress before, and I still am not happy, so today I came across the perfect pair that I actually LOVE and have the right toe shape and heel. FINALLY! So four pairs of shoes down the line, and I'm finally happy and will be sticking with a pair that is actually good!

Hopefully now when I wear this dress at smaller events (disney on ice and Rapunzel's coronation on the 2nd october!) I can feel GREAT in it and feel my feet look good too!

Ariel ready for her early birthday bash (Posted 3rd February 2011)

I decided to knock up her big blue bow for this dress for my birthday bash on Saturday because I can't find my cute little blue bow. Saying this now, I'll find it tomorrow or tonight hahaha! If I do though, I'll use the clasp of it and put it on my big bow. XD!

Mom also very kindly put 2 darts in the back bringing it in by 2inches so it can finally fit me again!!! I swear I'll never stop wearing this variant of hers no matter how different outfits I make of Ariel's haha! Knowing me it will come to Kita too haha!

I'm so excited to wear this on Saturday at my disney-fied birthday bash to see Tangled and go disney store shopping with my friend who will be my lovely Prince Eric and Wiltrdrose as Vanessa!!

Fabric! (Posted 2nd September 2010)

As I'm altering this ever so slightly (only the sleeves) for Disney on Ice in October I thought i'd post up a journal for it.

I just bought bought some jersey cotton fabric so I can alter the sleeves and make them more baggy/poofy. I'll be attaching them to the base long sleeve primark top I bought a few weeks ago (I spilt baked beans down my last one! WHOOPS!) which will enable me to create the baggy sleeves over the top of the long sleeve on the actual top (whilst leaving a 2cm gap from the bottom the base sleeves), then once that is done I'll be turning the top inside out, so I can cut the long sleeves out, whilst still keeping a cuff at the bottom!