A few weeks ago I helped my cousins put on a short Little Mermaid musical. We didn’t have much time so instead of making costumes from scratch we decided to go with a more modern take and used clothing everyone already had plus a few special accessories.
After many evening rehearsals the big night finally arrived! My nervous crew bravely performed for a packed
house living room but they had nothing to fear. The crowd (2 parents, 2 grandparents, and 1 cousin) adored them and even asked for autographs afterwards. Great job, ladies!
Ariel: We tried to follow the Little Mermaid’s color scheme by using purple leggings, bright red nails, and a pretty blue/green dress.
I crafted her seashell bow head band from scrap book paper, sea glass, and shells. Tutorial and more pictures of it here!
Favorite quote: “Okay, wait, why is Ariel mad at her Dad?” (The moment I realized not one of my cast members had actually seen the Little Mermaid before. Talk about feeling OLD.)
Prince Eric: There was a gender gap but a baggy white shirt, brown leggings, buckled boots, and lots black eyeliner helped to bridge it. Too funny. :D
“Hey, girl….” (To Ariel during Kiss the Girl)
Sebastian: A pretty red top, red nails, and a coral bracelet helped to channel our composer crab. Personally, I thought the oven mitts were hysterical and tried to get “Sebastian” to wear them during the play but she would only wear them for the pictures. Fine, I know how to pick my battles.
Favorite quote: “I’m not Sebastian, I’m a Sebastian-ista!” (While picking out her costume.)
Ursula: We decided to go with a more elegant take on the old sea witch by pairing a sleek black dress with a classy pair of pumps. Then we added a pretty purple scarf and matching purple nails. As a final touch, I quilled an octopus hair piece to highlight that beehive/giant bun.
Favorite quote: “Magic comes with a price!” (A little ad lib during Poor Unfortunate Souls)
Flounder: A too-big yellow shirt turned inside out made the perfect dress. We topped off the outfit by adding a bright blue bow.
Favorite quote: “Oh, that’s Flounder’s purse.” (When questioned about the bag of hair accessories she was posing with.)
*The play was put on in honor of “Prince Eric”‘s birthday and already my crew has begun to debate about what musical they want to do for the next birthday. Looks like we might have started a tradition!