Little Mermaid Makeup: Ursula & Ariel Cosplay Ideas

Little Mermaid Makeup: Ursula & Ariel Cosplay Ideas

The Little Mermaid tells the story of one of Disney’s official Princesses. Ariel longs to experience the world above the sea and the evil sea witch Ursula helps her achieve her dreams at a price. Her adventures are being retold in the 2023 Little Mermaid film. From Flounder’s new look to the announcement of Halle Bailey as Ariel, the 2023 movie is trying to make some changes compared to the original 1989 Disney movie.

The story is based on Hans Christian Andersen’s story, titled The Little Mermaid which has some much darker twists than Walt Disney would care to show on screen.

Our amazing affiliates have been getting creative with mermaid makeup to turn themselves into characters from the Disney movie including Ariel, Ursula and Flounder.

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Ursula Cosplay Makeup Ideas

Check out these poor unfortunate souls in their Ursula costume makeup. Our amazing affiliates have a range of ideas when it comes to cosplaying as this Disney baddie.

Makeup By @brittanyrcoates

@brittanyrcoates has donned her White UV Coloured Contact Lenses to make this fun audition tape for Disney of her Ursula transition. We agree that she would have made a totally badass Ursula! The dramatic Ursula sea witch makeup, gorgeous hair, and spooky acting are the perfect combination for creating a killer look.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Mulan Mtz (@mulan_mtz)

Makeup By @mulan_mtz

@mulan_mtz is channelling Disney’s original look for Ursula with this amazing Ursula makeup. Did you know Disney changed the look of their original Ursula to make her less scary and decided to base her look on drag artist, Divine? Mulan has created bold eye makeup paired with White Halloween Coloured Contacts. In the movie, Ursula has small black pupils and large white sclera so a pair of white lenses is the ideal way to create this illusion.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Bry (@sfx_by_bry)

Makeup By @sfx_by_bry

@sfx_by_bry has copied every detail, from the iconic Ursula eye makeup to her wild white hair. She remains one of the most popular Disney villains thanks to her unique look and amazing songs. In this design, Bry has opted for the Silver Mirror Coloured Contact Lenses to complete her Disney makeup.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Lauren Ward🖤 (@fx_freak)

Makeup By @fx_freak

@fx_freak’s epic Ursula makeup heavily features her tentacles. This clever touch is perfect if you aren’t able to make a full Ursula costume. Did you know the artists at Disney experimented with shark tail and fin features before settling on Ursula’s iconic tentacles? For this design, @fx_freak has opted for Green Werewolf Coloured Contact Lenses to contrast with Ursula’s purple skin.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Makeup Medicine (@r.m.mua)

Makeup By @r.m.mua

This easy Ursula makeup by @r.m.mua features her iconic high pencilled eyebrows, heavy eye makeup, red lips and purple skin. Add your necklace, tentacle belt, dress, and white wig to complete your Ursula cosplay and you are ready for your next fancy dress party.

Makeup By @hollymurraymakeup

This Ursula makeup tutorial shows her transformation into Vanessa. When Ursula’s plan starts going wrong, she intervenes by turning into the human, Vanessa. This fun Ursula makeup TikTok by @hollymurraymakeup features a glimpse of the evil villain behind Vanessa with the White Halloween Coloured Contact Lenses.

Ariel Cosplay Makeup Ideas

While Ursula certainly steals the show in the 1989 Little Mermaid movie, talk has turned to the new look of Ariel in the 2023 remake. This welcome change has caused plenty of discussion. Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid is described as beautiful but many details of her appearance are never disclosed. Besides her delicate skin, sea blue eyes, and fish tail her hair colour and other details are not mentioned. Disney decided to give Ariel (a name that is not used in the book) vibrant red hair to differentiate her from her sisters and to complement the colours in the Ariel Disney costume.

Makeup By @courtneyleighhollins

The Disney animators have an eye for colour; pairing bright red, green, and rich purple together to create the instantly recognisable Ariel costume. In this makeup look @courtneyleighhollins further accentuates the look of Ariel by wearing the Green Hulk Coloured Contact Lenses.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Makeup Medicine (@r.m.mua)

Makeup By @r.m.mua

True to the book and the Disney adaptation, @r.m.mua has opted for blue eyes with the Aqua Blue Ice Walker Lenses. However, she reimagines the story with a gory SFX design in the second picture. Her Ariel makeup features vibrant red lips and soft blue eyeshadow; the perfect combination of bold colours for this Disney Princess.

Makeup By @hannah_in.wonderland

This adorable photoshoot featuring @hannah_in.wonderland features Ariel relaxing in her pyjamas. This super sweet Ariel cosplay includes a red wig, complete with a mermaid flower hair accessory. Hannah has opted for a natural eye colour with the Blue Emerald Coloured Contact Lenses. This is paired with subtle Ariel cosplay makeup featuring red lips and red eyebrows.

Makeup By @courteneydunn_mua

@courteneydunn_mua dedicated her time to creating this epic Eric and Ariel makeup. The iconic ‘Kiss The Girl’ scene from the 1989 film is blended with an Ursula look in this perfect homage to the movie that shows Ursula watching over the blossoming couple.  This look features Silver Mirror Coloured Contact Lenses.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Mulan Mtz (@mulan_mtz)

Makeup By @Mulan_mtz

Where would Ariel be without her best friend, Flounder? While the new slimmed-down realistic fishy version of Flounder in the 2023 movie is open for discussion, the yellow and blue striped Flounder in the original Disney movie is much loved. In this adorable flounder body paint, @mulan_mtz is also in a Little Mermaid costume with a red wig and Aqua Blue Ice Walker Coloured Contact Lenses. These inseparable BFFs belong together in this sweet body paint design.

Whether your Little Mermaid cosplay includes a full body paint or a DIY outfit, making sure you have got the makeup and eye colour of your characters will complete your look, especially for the iconic style of the sea witch, Ursula. The Little Mermaid is a great idea for a group cosplay with so many amazing characters to choose from including Ariel, Ursula, Eric, Flounder, Sebastian, King Triton, and Scuttle.

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