Although this costume inspiration is for absolutely anyone, as a Black woman, I was inspired to do this Halloween costume because of Halle Bailey’s upcoming 2023 portrayal of Ariel in Disney’s live action The Little Mermaid.
I made my costume *mostly* from scratch, over the course of two days. Which was incredibly ambitious, but the frantic countdown of working on a costume days before Halloween has become my own chaotic tradition.
I’ve always wanted to try my hand at cosplay, so this is my one time a year where I get to pretend I’m anything close.
And I’d like to note there is something incredibly satisfying about getting a compliment on a Halloween Costume, and getting to respond with “thanks, I made it!”.