cos(WED): The Little Mermaid by Mimi Reaves


Written by Riri (@Lillyums)

This week's Cosplay Wednesday features Mimi Reaves, a cosplayer from Canada. She cosplayed as Ariel from The Little Mermaid; who doesn't love Ariel?!  We've been having a spike in Disney Princess cosplays in all sorts of themes and it looks like Mimi chose to cosplay the classic Ariel we know, but with a little twist.  Check out what she has to say about this cosplay!

Cosplayer: Mimi Reaves (FB)
Cosplay: Ariel
Series: The Little Mermaid
Photographer: Sourav Reza

1. How long have you been cosplaying?
7 years

2 Why did you choose to cosplay this character?
The Little Mermaid was my favourite Disney movie as a child. :)

3. How long did it take you to complete?
I have a bad habit of not documenting my hours! But I'm guessing around 40 hours?

4. Any difficulties when constructing the costume?
Getting the Sculpey to be smooth was challenging.

5. What do you love most about cosplaying this character?
I find it really easy to make different versions of Ariel. I'm always experimenting with things that are easier to wear to conventions.

6. Where did you debut this costume? If you haven't... where do you plan to debut?
I wore it first to V-Con 2012, a small local Sci-Fi convention.

7. What's next? Cosplay related of course...
Not sure yet! I'm going back to school in September so I won't have as much time for new cosplays.

This is the second time we've featured Mimi Reaves since we launched our Cosplay Wednesday 1 year ago; it's good to see you back and we hope we can see more of your amazing cosplays!

Interested in a chance to be featured in our Cosplay Wednesday? Click below!