The Little Mermaid

Cosplayer: FuriePhoenix

Variant: Glitter Gown/Seafoam dress

Status: Complete

Condition: Not Set

This costume has not been worn at any events yet.

4th January 2013: NEW FABRIC FOUND! Okay!! So I'm making this dress for October's halloween party in DisneyWorld when adults are allowed to cosplay in the parks.... My friend Vicky will be Melody to go with this and it's gonna be awesome. Yes I've decided that lol! No more making this wrong!

Now I've made Megara's dress I feel like I won't make the same mistakes as last time I tried this now I know what to do! So yeah... I found new fabric which is AMAZING! I'll need to put a lining with it as the fabric is sequined on both sides and slightly see through as well scratchy. But it's so sparkly, it sparkles in EVERY light!

I got the sample through the post this morning and fell in love with it, that I bought 3metres of the fabric tonight! See photo of the swatch! Love love LOVE! So yeah... although I don't need this costume until October, now I've finally found the perfect fabric, I'm just gonna make it when the fabric arrives and I've got the lining fabric. Which I might have laying round at home somewhere- if not I can buy some another time.

UPDATE: 8TH JANUARY 2013: Fabric turned up yesterday woo!!! Just gotta get some lining fabric at some point so I can make this, I'm gonna be months ahead of needing this but I don't mind, it's something to do! Also means IF I get to attend to any cons this year I got a casual easy enough costume to wear ^^!

11th July 2010: HATE HATE HATE I'm really hating this cosplay at the moment.. nothing I do makes the front look right and it's driving me insane. I have a feeling I'm going to end up starting from scratch all over again with a new base dress... Im really hating it that much!

I never thought such a simple dress design could drive me so crazy.

If anyone has any advice or ideas to help me out I would be SO greatful, because right now I wanna get rid of this one and just forget about it...

27th May 2010: Step by Step on how to... just as the title suggests, the attached photo will show how I'm going to make this dress from the base dress I put up in the photo section!

STEP 1: Cut out bottom section for the huge parting her dress has!
STEP 2: Use material I cut out form the bottom to create the huge floppy bit at the top of the dress on the front!
STEP 3: Change the straps over so they're not criss crossed at back and add material onto the back and between the straps so top of back is covered
STEP 4: Cover entire dress back and front in either fabric glitter glue OR the material organza to give that sparkly effect when the light hits in. I'm going towards the glitter glue option personally though!

23rd May 2010: Base dress found 23/05/2010 I was lucky enough to find a really light blue linen long dress today in Scope (god bless volunteering for a charity shop!) which I just need to swap the straps over as they're currently criss crossed. Then I need to cut out a panel from the bottom. With that spare material I intend to then use it to make the swooping bit at the front of the dress.
Then after that, I intend to either spend loads of money on organza material which is naturally shiny and"sparkly" and cover the entire dress with it, to give the dress that sparkly effect. Or I can get lots of glitter fabric glue and just "roughly" apply the fabric glue to the dress in random places to give it the sparkly effect.
Any opinions are welcome! ^.^

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Kannacchi - 19th March 2010
Love this dress <3
cant wait to see it

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FuriePhoenix - 27th April 2010
cannot wait to make it! ^^ buuuut need to find the right fabric...

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Zelda - 22nd May 2010
It's so glittery o.0 *twinkle*

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FuriePhoenix - 22nd May 2010
lmao! Yeah its very glittery! Something tells me when i make this, I'll need to do the glitter in the garden lmao

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Street-Angel - 27th May 2010
Glitter glue may harden the dress making it difficult to where. You can get sticky back rhinestones in packs of 60 - 100 so you might just try dotting those about the costume. Just a thought.

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FuriePhoenix - 27th May 2010
thanks for the advice! If I use glitter glue it will be special fabric glue that's glittery I saw in Allder's haberdashery, but what i'll do is do a test on the back/inside of one of the straps or something lol

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NightmareWings - 11th June 2010
you will rock in this.

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FuriePhoenix - 11th June 2010
aww thank you hunny!!

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BabemRoze - 30th April 2011
I loooooooooooove this dress! :D Can't wait to see you sparkle! <3

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FuriePhoenix - 30th April 2011
Aww thankies hunny! I decided I hated the "slit" i cut out of the dress and ended up scrapping the whole dress! I also hated the "neckline" I made... it didnt fit right and looked hideous on... so back to hunting down another base dress lol

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MissAriel - 2nd April 2012
Ahhh I cant wait to see this! :D

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FuriePhoenix - 3rd April 2012
thanks! I cant wait to make a 2nd attempt with it!