20th August 2012: Re-imagining So, I'm still waiting for commissions to come through before I can afford to buy fabric for my October projects and therefore I am focusing a little on things that take no money at all.
I still can't afford the wig for this, but since little sis is considering buying one for her own Ariel cosplay it's less of a worry and I can crack on to make this hopefully for ThoughtBubble in November.
Everything looks very basic right now because it's just pinned onto my mannequin and without any embellishment etc. The top is obviously just white now, basically because I wanted to have the shape right before I get out my airbrush and start playing with colours.
Also, I've made a few adjustments to the design (not that the design isn't fab because it is), just to play a little more with the tail shape. The original design has just a shaped hem on the top to mimick the tail shape, but trying this with real fabric would require serious structural adjustments and would stop it from being loose and flowing like the draped fabric in the original songstress designs, while also preventing the shaping around the bodice. So as a solution I propose that it makes more sense to add a shaped sheer trim, as seen in the photo, to give the feel of the tail, made from the same fabric as the frills around the shorts and boots (It's only purple ATM as this was a trial using scrap fabric I had); This should mimick the matching fluke and waist fin on Ariel's tail from the movie.
Kyuipo - 1st June 2012
Oh I get it. because she sings ^^ how cute<3
FuriePhoenix - 1st June 2012
i love this design too compared to her first design of Ariel's. Looking forward to seeing this
gaming_goddess - 4th June 2012
I love the dress sphere disney project so much - can't wait to see how this turns out :D Ariel's design is so cute :D
PixiePopNixie - 20th August 2012
Regarding your journal entry: I think that's a good idea. The only issue is if the fin shape is lost from too much volume...
Teacup_Erinyes - 20th August 2012
Yeah, I know what you mean. Hopefully when I have the actual fabric, which should be a) more lightweight and b) stiffer, it should be easier to get the shape. Not to mention that having more than just scrap fabric will mean I can shape it better hopefully.
FuriePhoenix - 20th August 2012
loving the progress on this, and I definitely from reading your journal you're going the right way about it
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