The Little Mermaid

I just finished Ariel’s Sail Dress!  Here it is:

Ariel's Sail Dress from The Little Mermaid ~ This ensemble was sewn entirely by hand!  I also distressed and airbrushed the costume to look like the sail and rope were worn   and aged by the sea.  Ariel's ensemble changes a bit in this scene from something very bulky and unflattering ( http://bit.ly/1JbAa5z ) to something that looks like a very modern dress ( http://bit.ly/1Mj5Mp0 ) -- I've seen the 'modern' version done a bit, but it's just too simple and unrealistic for my taste... yet I didn't want to go full-on copying the unflattering look. I went somewhere in-between and tried to put my spin on it.  It closes in the back with snaps - the ropes are hidden behind the muslin to look like they wrap around, but they're actually separate pieces so it's easy to get into the dress!  This will be for sale after I use it for a photoshoot.

Ariel’s Sail Dress from The Little Mermaid ~ This ensemble was sewn entirely by hand! I also distressed and airbrushed the costume to look like the sail and rope were worn and aged by the sea. Ariel’s ensemble changes a bit in this scene from something very bulky and unflattering ( http://bit.ly/1JbAa5z ) to something that looks like a very modern dress ( http://bit.ly/1Mj5Mp0 ) — I’ve seen the ‘modern’ version done a bit, but it’s just too simple and unrealistic for my taste… yet I didn’t want to go full-on copying the unflattering look. I went somewhere in-between and tried to put my spin on it. It closes in the back with snaps – the ropes are hidden behind the muslin to look like they wrap around, but they’re actually separate pieces so it’s easy to get into the dress! This will be for sale after I use it for a photoshoot.

 

I also finished styling an Ariel wig, as well as a few Christine Daae wigs.  I’ll be adding a wig section to the gallery page soon.

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I’ll be doing a photoshoot of the purple Ariel dress – stay tuned!  I’ll be sure to post photos on this blog!

This has always been one of my favorite costumes.  It’s simple, but the sparkle is enchanting.  I layered a heavily sequined silver fabric underneath a sheer purple netting encrusted with tiny rainbow gems.  To add even more sparkle, I stitched many sequins, paillettes, pearls, beads, gems, etc. along the bust and slit in the skirt.  I felt like she needed an accessory, so I created a starfish hair comb encrusted with lots of sparkling things :) I photographed it in different types of lighting because it really transforms depending on the light.

This has always been one of my favorite costumes. It’s simple, but the sparkle is enchanting. I layered a heavily sequined silver fabric underneath a sheer purple netting encrusted with tiny rainbow gems. To add even more sparkle, I stitched many sequins, paillettes, pearls, beads, gems, etc. along the bust and slit in the skirt. I felt like she needed an accessory, so I created a starfish hair comb encrusted with lots of sparkling things :) I photographed it in different types of lighting because it really transforms depending on the light.

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