Friday, May 2, 2014

My Hipster Little Mermaid

If I had to pick a favorite Disney film, it would be without question The Little Mermaid. I used to pretend play mermaids with my sister when swimming, dreaming we were diving for sunken human treasure.


I've seen the "hipster Ariel" cosplay around a few times on the web, and I knew without a doubt I wanted to do my own! I bought my wig from the etsy shop Girlshowhair. Just to let you know, over my very thick hair and my over-sized 59 centimeter skull, it was not a pleasant wear. I cut short the photoshoot because the wig was very effectively cutting off my circulation. If you have a smaller skull, and are looking to buy from this shop, this wig should work fine.


So what would Ariel look like in human form, if she wasn't a Disney animation? Maybe something like this, if she wore green pants or purple dress and decided to hang out at a local park. While I was dressed up and in character I thought of several good ideas for my costume! Wouldn't it be awesome do to a vlog-type show about the hipster princesses (think Diary of Lizzie Bennet-ish) chronicling their love life and experiences? I'd call it "Under the Sea" and it would be about a teen Ariel who lived in a very strict home and desperately wants to go visit and live in the city. Sadly I think the characters are owned by Disney and I don't want to be sued! If I did film this it I'd have to be careful to base it off the original fairy tale and not the Disney adaptation.


Anyway, I enjoyed my time as Hipster Ariel. I think next time, perhaps she will go out and get coffee like a real hipster!


What Disney princess would you dress up as?


Pants: H&M (mens section) 
Dress: Target, hand dyed by myself
Cardigan: Salvaged (local consignment shop)
Wig: GirlsShowHair

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