Ariel
Disney's The Little Mermaid

Cosplayer: Crystal-Heart Cosplay

Variant: Swimmable Mermaid Fin

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

This costume has not been worn at any events yet.

16th February 2015: The Moment of Truth Okay....Here we go :)
The tail is finally complete. Now it's the time to test it's durability. I'm not sure what'll come of this whole testing process, but with all hope, the tail will last. If not, at least I've got good pictures of it to remind me of what a good job I did before trying a new method :) Whatever happens, happy swimming

3rd January 2015: Currently On Hold :( There were a few flaws in my original design. I want this tail to be multi-functional for both cons and for mermaiding so I'm going back and reevaluating the design to allow that. I want this fin to be perfect in my own eyes and I will strive to make this to the best of my ability. I'll definitely wear it for later cons and photoshoots :3

8th December 2014: Possible new shells I've wanted to get Disney park inspired shells for eons now :D Lucky for me that angel-secret finally started selling the park shells. I'm thinking of getting them in white so I can paint them myself since their purple looks really awkward :-;

1st December 2014: Tail Painting So I got the front somewhat painted similar to my test swatch :D
I'm extremely pleased with the colors I chose and I'm very proud of this. It's now the perfect shade of Ariel green~

I have glitter all over my floor but it was totally worth the mess :3

The scales are there, they just don't show up as well on camera.

18th November 2014: Finally Making Scales I finally started drawing the scales on my tail :)
I've gotten halfway through the front of the scales in 2 days, GO ME! :D I'm so excited with each new scale I make.

2nd November 2014: Scale Test So I've been just cutting scraps of the neoprene and testing the painting on it. I'm aiming to get a color similar to Traci Hines's new tail that she uses for her music video (That movie accurate sort of green blue) but it's been kind of difficult. This was my failed test but I think I know what colors I'll be using. I'll also be stenciling the scales on instead to make them more durable.

3rd December 2013: New Wig :) It's about time I say goodbye to another little mermaid wig that I've been using :( After cutting it to a reasonable length and trying to style it again after washing it was not the easiest thing. It's pretty much unstylable now but the good thing about this one is that it's heat resistant so if I wanted too I would use a curling wand on this one :)

Yay!

3rd December 2013: Finally found the perfect fabric I managed to get super lucky and I found the exact fabric that the Disney parks mermaid tail has. It's a fish scale-esque sequin fabric that has a very beautiful shimmer to it. It even changes color in the light XDD I might have to line it though because it's going to be really itchy fabric Dx I'm kind of thinking I'm going to regret this decision later when I'm sewing it :/


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Fizzykat - 6th October 2013
Wow the fabrics you have found are beautiful!

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Crystal-Heart Cosplay - 7th October 2013
I'm still trying to figure out which one to use. :O
It's really hard for me to decide on just one..

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InfiniteJester - 10th November 2014
Interested by this so far - the paint designs look perfect!

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Crystal-Heart Cosplay - 12th November 2014
Thanks a bunch :D It's been fun playing around with the different colors :)

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The_Deadly_Unicorn - 18th November 2014
This is looking really cool :D Can't wait to see it finished ;)

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rosieroo - 14th January 2015
great progress on the fin hun x

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Crystal-Heart Cosplay - 17th January 2015
Thank you :)
I'm having so much fun putting this fin together :3 It's been an experience to say the least

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Siouxsie James - 15th February 2015
Looking great :)

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Mr. Sat-Ash - 18th February 2015
That tail is looking amazing.

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Crystal-Heart Cosplay - 20th February 2015
Thank you :) I can't wait to officially shoot this at the beach!

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PandoraCaitiff - 23rd April 2015
Very cool! And the practical mono-fin was a great idea

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Anonymous - 23rd April 2015
This looks really good!! Love the tail!! :D