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Ursula and Ariel costumes

Added Dec 22, 2012

by michala

Jerusalem, Israel






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

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..)




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
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

      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


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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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