Added Dec 22, 2012
Having some delay issues updating my account :)
One of myclosest friends really wanted to dress upas Ursula from Disney’s “Little Mermaid”, and ever since I dyed my hair red (a bit more than a year now, but now it’s really ginfer) people told me I look like Ariel. I never liked her too much, but it worked with my friend’s wish, so I decided to go for it.
I thought Ariel would be the easy one, but it turned out to be way harder, and I hardly finished it on time, and almost didn’t leave the house. Ursula is one of my favorite costumes so far, and seeing my work on someone else was amazing!
I think I knew it was so good when it took people several minutes to notice the half-naked girl standing next to the giant purple thing. I do like the fact I actually made Ariel’s bag, and carried a fork around…
Black velvet and purple Satin in 2 shades.
3 hoop crinoline I tied up.
Kryolan makeup mousse.
wig, hairspayed and hung upside-down to dry (I was very proud of myself for thinking of that!), fake nails, fimo for the necklace.
Tail made of green Lycra and on to of it some other stretchy shiny fabric. Tried to use organza because it looked pretty and exactly as I wanted, but it kept tearing. Bottom of tail: light-green chiffon and satin ribbon, boning.
Top: skin-toned thin Lycra (didn’t want to go all naked, ya know..), sea-shells made of plaster, coloured and glued ao a bra. On the way to the street party some woman walked into me and made one sea-shell fall off, and I had to keep holding it all day :( .
My very very red hair (I dyed it this red only for the costume, and it was really lousy dye and faded in a week..)
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