Ursula and Ariel costumes

Added Dec 22, 2012

by michala

Jerusalem, Israel

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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…

Material Notes

Ursula:
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.

Ariel:
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..)

Difficulty

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Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Costume
Material
Chiffon, Blends, Polyester, Satin, Velvet

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    Jun 29, 2014, 01.49 AMby nanerrs

    I love the costumes and am actually planning on doing an Ursula cosplay this yr! I was wondering how did you go about making the dress for Ursula? I know how I want to do the tentacles but haven’t the slightest clue on how to make the actual dress. Help please!!

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    Dec 27, 2012, 09.27 AMby janul

    both costumes are totally fab!

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      Feb 6, 2013, 04.51 AMby michala

      Thank you so much!

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    Dec 26, 2012, 03.16 PMby kelepso

    Great work and photos!

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      Feb 6, 2013, 04.51 AMby michala

      Thanks! ^^

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    Dec 24, 2012, 03.41 PMby blueartisan

    They look great! I so love it when people go all the way with a costume and not just a casual nod so to speak.

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      Feb 6, 2013, 04.52 AMby michala

      Thanks!
      Costumes are def. my thing. that’s how I got started sewing :-D

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    Dec 23, 2012, 02.03 PMby Couture Academic

    That is so freaking awesome, I’m at a loss for words

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      Feb 6, 2013, 04.52 AMby michala

      Tjank you so much!

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    Dec 23, 2012, 10.10 AMby Mary Athey

    Fab outfits. Both of these Are class x

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      Feb 6, 2013, 04.52 AMby michala

      Thank you! _

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    Dec 23, 2012, 04.04 AMby Ezzles

    I love these, they are absolutely fantastic!

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      Feb 6, 2013, 04.53 AMby michala

      Thanks!!

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    Dec 23, 2012, 12.55 AMby colorfulphoebe

    I LOVE THE LITTLE MERMAID! Your work is really really beautiful and your hair is so pretty! I am in awe of your skill :)

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      Feb 6, 2013, 04.53 AMby michala

      Thank you!
      You are so sweet!

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