Our favorite part about Halloween (besides the candy) is dressing up as our most beloved characters, and this year, Ariel costumes, inspired by Disney’s latest live-action version of The Little Mermaid, will undoubtedly be amongst the most popular Halloween costumes for teens and adults.
If you want to channel the iconic princess, you could always go the classic red wig and iridescent tail route, but if you’re looking to take on a more fashionista approach, we assembled DIY looks that you won’t spot on every other fish in the sea, or, err, Halloween party. Think: printed crop tops, tulle maxi skirts, sequin headbands, metallic flare leggings, and, of course, Ariel’s signature “Kiss the Girl” blue dress.
And no Little Mermaid Ariel costume would be complete without some accessories. You’ll also find cute starfish hair clips, stone drop earrings, and seashell-shaped bags to store your sugar haul. Once your ‘fit is complete, you can even go the extra mile and recreate Halle Bailey’s makeup look with the exact products her MUA used for the movie. We also suggest adding a Flounder or Sebastian plush toy becuase what’s an Ariel costume without her trusted companions by her side?
Our Top Picks:
1. Ariel Mermaid Costume
Everyone knows this outfit. It’s Ariel’s signature ‘fit and it’s pretty easy to pull off. You only need a fishtail-shaped maxi skirt and a seashell-shaped bra top, and we found some super cute styles on Amazon. The shiny maxi skirt comes in four colors and has a stretchy material that’s comfortable to move around in (meaning you can dance the night away with ease!). We also included two bikini tops becuase we couldn’t choose just one. For more coverage, you can go with the mermaid print crop tank.
2. Ariel Dress Costumes
Want to go the princess vibe route? Opt for a mermaid tail-style skirt and a fitted corset top. Or, reach for the short-sleeved shiny mermaid dress, which can be styled with a cute headband and strappy sandals (like the ones below). While Ariel doesn’t require shoes, you definitely will, especially if you plan on trick-or-treating. We love these platform sandals that feature tiny seashells.
3. Ariel’s Blue Dress Costume
In the cartoon classic, Ariel sports a beautiful blue dress whenever she’s on land and now you can recreate the exact ‘fit with this costume. The satin gown is available in sizes XS-XL. Bonus points if you add in the red wig, starfish hairclips, and an oversized blue hair bow.
4. Little Mermaid Halloween Costume Accessories
We absolutely adore this pearl seashell bag and stone earrings. If you’re DIYing, you can also add any shimmery or metallic headband to spruce up your hairstyle. The hand crochet shawl cover-up and beaded flats are also perfect for creating a more original DIY costume.