With Halloween around the corner, we dove into our closets and skimmed the surface of the internet to find quick and easy costumes to please all manner of costume and cosplay enthusiasts! Our focus today is on Ariel from The Little Mermaid! In her human form, obviously. Unless you want to freeze your seashells off, which is your business.
Sure, you could head over to Hot Topic and get their short and screen printed version. But we’re going for authentic and affordability over here!
When you break it down, there are four key elements to Ariel’s human look, and they’re not as hard to find as you may think. A quick trip to Amazon will yield you a blue chiffon maxi skirt and flowy bohemian top. Pair those two with a black overbust corset and you’re almost done! Once those items are out of the way, now is the time to search through your closet. If you don’t own basic flats or the ribbon to make a hairbow, toss them in your cart for a few extra dollars.
Keep the makeup neutral with some bold elements, like a bright red lip and big false lashes to play up Ariel’s wide-eyed innocence. We like Bite Lipsticks, but really, any red will do so long as it doesn’t clash.
Grab a long red wig with a heavy bang as your last Amazon purchase, brush out the curls to get a little beach wave going, and hairspray the bangs as high as you dare. Just a little twirl here and a yank there and voila! You’ve got an aesthetically pleasing configuration of hair that humans go nuts over.
Take costume to the next level by grabbing a fork from the kitchen and running it through your wig or convincing another person to tag along as your Eric! At this rate, you’ll be kissed by sunset for sure.
Planning on making this costume? Doing some other DIY awesome? Want to check out the rest of our Halloween Costumes From Your Closet ideas? Show me all your spook-tacular creations with the hashtag #SCaryMonth on Twitter and Instagram!