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Prince Calypso
10-19-2014, 07:01 PM
so Ive been wanting to do a ariel cosplay for a while but i didn't want to do the same thing everyone else does
which is either the Walking tail/Mermaid skirt, or a full fabric tail.
so i chose to do a pants instead.
drew a mock up of how i wanted the costume look using a monster high base


first problem was finding a top. doesn't sound like a hard thing to do right? WRONG! i wanted to use fake seashells to make a clamshell bra and thought they would easy to find at any local costume store but nope. nope. nope!
i didnt want to use real seashells because... too much work.
so thank you to pinterest where i found a cool tutorial on how to make a clamshell bra out of foam.
in the end i think i did pretty good


finally came the pants. using some scaly fabric form my local fabric store, a pair of jeggings i never really wear, and some hot glue I made a pair of scaled pants


the last part of the costume will be the fins at the bottom of the pants legs to form the fluke of Ariel's tail. The waist fins are already in place and just need a little cutting and glueing down. I really didn't sew anything cause i mainly didn't really have the time or patience. i was pretty much screaming and cursing the entire time i was making the pants and i'm afraid if i had tried to sew them i would have ended murdering everyone in my house lol
i'll be updating soon with the finished costume and the final touches

10-19-2014, 07:43 PM
This is so creative! Can't wait to see the finished look!

10-19-2014, 08:21 PM
I love your idea much more than the official Ariel dresses. Pants make more sense I feel like you can do more with the design that way. Great job!

Prince Calypso
10-20-2014, 08:46 PM
So got the pants finished yesterday afternoon

and this is the entire outfit finished with pearls and waist fins in place.

10-20-2014, 09:03 PM
WOW. That looks AWESOME. I love those pants!

Mermaid Wesley
10-20-2014, 09:08 PM
Those are great.

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Prince Calypso
10-27-2014, 06:57 PM
so wore my costume to comic-con here in my hometown
the cosplay got pretty good reviews. everyone pretty much loved the concept of the pants

Mermaid Wesley
10-27-2014, 07:20 PM
You look great! It really came together!

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