Seashell Bra
Green Mermaid Tail
Light Purple Paint
Red Long Hair
Sebastian the Crab Plush
Flounder Plush

Best Costume Guide

Ariel, the Disney princess from The Little Mermaid, started the obsession with mermaids! She lives under the sea with her best friend Flounder, Sebastian, and other sea creatures that could only have been imagined in our dreams! Ariel dreams of walking on land to be with the love of her life, Prince Eric. She would do anything to be up there on land with him, including having Ursula, the sea witch, cast a spell on her. Get the look of the redheaded mermaid with this Ariel costume guide.

Ariel is known for her gorgeous red hair, and that means you will need a Long Red Wig to cosplay the most popular mermaid of all! Add a Green Mermaid Tail and a Seashell Bra (painted with some Light Purple Paint). Whether she wants to or not, Ariel never goes too far without her companions, so grab a Flounder Plush and a Sebastian Plush to carry take along with you!

Ariel Cosplay Costumes

Since Ariel is the most talked about mermaid, even though she doesn’t talk during most of the film, cosplaying The Little Mermaid is super easy! Once you grab a Red Hair Wig from a costume shop, you can order the right Mermaid Tail and Seashell Bra online. Do a quick paint job of the Seashell Bra with some purple paint to match Ariel’s exact look. The Flounder and Sebastian plushes can be found at most toy stores with Disney characters, but you can snatch them online quicker than you can say, “gadgets and gizmos.”

Ariel’s entire mission is to be on land with Prince Eric, so grab your best guy friend to dress as Prince Eric and another friend to dress as Ursula, the sea witch! Now that you have a group costume that is suitable for land water and land, send in a picture to show it off in The Little Mermaid costume gallery!

Ariel Costume Tips & FAQs

Dive into the enchanting undersea world of Disney with our Ariel costume guide FAQ, inspired by the beloved mermaid princess from “The Little Mermaid.” This guide will help you recreate Ariel’s iconic look, capturing her adventurous spirit and dreamy persona, whether she’s exploring her ocean kingdom or discovering the human world.

Ariel's classic mermaid look consists of a shimmering green tail with scale-like details and a purple seashell bra. Her long, flowing red hair is one of her most distinctive features, often styled with a fringe. To complete the mermaid look, consider adding a few ocean-themed accessories like a faux pearl necklace or a starfish hairpin.

For Ariel's tail, look for a fitted, floor-length skirt or a mermaid tail costume in a shiny green fabric that mimics the look of scales. The seashell bra can be created using purple fabric or felt shaped like shells and attached to a bikini top, or you can find pre-made seashell bras at costume stores.

Ariel is known for her vibrant red hair. Choose a long, red wig with soft waves or curls to replicate her look. If the wig doesn't have a fringe, you can trim one to match her style. Make sure the wig is securely fastened, especially if you plan to wear it for extended periods.

To enhance your Ariel costume, consider adding a few sea-themed accessories. A faux pearl necklace, a starfish hairpin, or a small tiara can add to the royal mermaid aesthetic. If portraying Ariel in her human form, a fork (or "dinglehopper") can be a fun and recognizable prop.

Including quotes from Ariel can bring her character to life. Some memorable quotes are: "I wanna be where the people are.," "Look at this stuff, isn't it neat?," "Who says that my dreams have to stay just my dreams?," "You want thingamabobs? I've got twenty!" and "But Daddy, I love him!" These quotes capture Ariel's curiosity, longing for adventure, and romantic nature, making them great for adding an extra layer of charm to your portrayal.

About Ariel

Ariel is the main character in the Disney film, The Little Mermaid. The under the sea princess is independent and headstrong unlike many of the girls in her underwater colony. She dreams of seeing what life is like outside of the water and on land, but her father, King Triton, doesn’t understand why she would ever want to leave and he forbids her from trying.

Ariel is determined to prevent her dreams from washing away! She comes across Ursula, the sea witch, who has a solution to her problems. Ariel will finally be able to see the human world, but there’s a huge sacrifice that Ariel must agree to and that is trading her ability to speak! Is it really worth Ariel not being able to talk when she meets the man of her dreams? Will she stay like this forever? Ursula has an evil plan to get everything she wants and for Ariel to lose everything she has ever dreamed of.


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