Time for another installment of the IHC costume series!  Today I’m bringing you Ursula from Disney’s The Little Mermaid. I’m a hugeee Disney fan. The Little Mermaid was a classic for us 90s babies, so it was only right to include a character in my costume repertoire!! It seems like I’m always picking the villain costumes huh?! Haha oh well, I like what I like! Let’s get started!

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Let’s start off with the eyes! First, use a glue stick to cover your eyebrows. Ursula’s eyebrows are very high and arched, so we’ll draw in some really high cartoony brows later! Rub the glue stick across your eyebrow and lay down all the hair. Next, go over it with concealer to make your brows invisible. Next, we’ll go in with Elizabeth Mott “Thank me later” eyeshadow primer, applying that all over your lid, up to your eyebrows. Use a blue eyeshadow to cover your lid in a half oval shape. Remember, this is a cartoon character so everything should look really animated! I used a blue shadow from Juvia’s place Masquerade palette. (Sidenote: I LOVE this shadow! It’s soooo pigmented! If you don’t have a Juvia’s place palette, you really need to check them out!) Above the blue part, go in with a grey eyeshadow to create a crease. Use the grey to cover your eyebrows. Use e.l.f. Liquid eyeliner to draw a line between the blue and grey areas. This makes the blue pop a little more and plays up the animated look. Finish the eyes with eyeliner and mascara. I used Maybelline New York Eye Studio gel eyeliner in “blackest black” and Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara.

Next, we’ll move on to the face! Start off with Mehron Skin Prep Pro. It’ll create a thin layer to protect your skin and help keep your makeup in place. Apply it to a cotton ball/cotton round and apply all over your face, avoiding eyes and mouth. Give it a few seconds to dry before moving on. Use the purple from the Mehron pastel paradise makeup AQ palette to cover your entire face, neck, ears. I recommend using a cheap makeup wedge sponge to apply. The ones that come in a pack of 20 or so that you’d get from Meijer, Walmart, etc.. You’ll wet the paint with water and use the sponge to pick up and apply it to your face. You may have to apply a few layers, depending on how much coverage you want. It’s buildable, just be patient and gentle! If you’re having a hard time getting coverage in a certain area, try using the brush that comes with the palette. I’m not sure what it’s made of but it works WONDERS! If it wasn’t so small, I’d probably use it for my whole face.

Next, go in with Maybelline New York Eye studio gel eyeliner in the color “blackest black” to draw in eyebrows. Make them super arched and as cartoony as possible! Add a small upward stroke on the inner corners of the eyebrows. Ursula is always scheming, so we need that furrowed brow!

Next, you’ll go in with a dark purple eyeshadow to contour. Ursula is ultra fabulous so go all out! I used a dark purple shadow from Juvia’s place Masquerade palette (did I mention how much I love this palette?!). Contour your cheeks, forehead, nose, chin and underneath your jaw. Blend, blend, blend!

Finish up your makeup with lips, lashes and the mole! Use any hot pink lipstick of your choice. Use e.l.f liquid eyeliner to draw three “lashes” on the outside bottom lash line of each eye. Add the mole with Maybelline NY eyestudio eyeliner and either a pencil brush or a fine tipped brush.

Set your face using Mehron Barrier spray (or any finishing spray of your choice). If you use the barrier spray, be SURE to close your eyes and mouth before spraying. Alcohol is the first ingredient in the spray, and you definitely don’t want that in your eyes or mouth! So take a deep breath, close those eyes and spray, spray, spray! This should help keep your makeup in place all day!

For the outfit, you just need three main things: Black hi-low dress, seashell necklace, no-sew tentacle belt

To make the no-sew tentacles, use purple and black satin type fabric. Use some construction paper to make a 2.5-3ft long cone shaped stencil so that all of the tentacles will be the same size. Lay the stencil on fabric and outline with a pencil or white eyeliner. Cut one purple and one black piece for each tentacle. Use hot glue to attach the FRONT side of both pieces (the fabric should have one shiny side and one dull side, put the glue on the shiny sides). Press the pieces together, leaving a few inches at the end to create a loop for the belt to go through. Once it’s dry, turn the tentacle inside out. Use the hot glue to glue down the edge of the flap you left to create the belt loop. Fill each tentacle with crumpled up newspaper or old plastic grocery bags and loop them onto a belt.

To make the tentacles curved and move when you move (instead of just hanging there), attach black thread to the ends of the tentacles and tie the other end of the thread to a bracelet. Give yourself a few feet of thread between the end of the tentacle and the bracelet, that way the tentacles will go down then curve up at the ends. Play around with the thread length until it works for your height.

To make your own seashell necklace, get some black yarn or ribbon and a seashell. Paint the shell gold and hot glue it to the ribbon.

That’s it for this costume!! If you decide to give it a try, please tag us! We’d love to see your rendition! If you have any questions or comments, leave them in the comment section below! Also, don’t forget to follow us on social media @IndyHipChic and YouTube “Indy Hip Chic” to stay up to date on new videos and blogs!

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Indy Hip Chic is a lifestyle blog following the amazingly awesome lives of 3 Indy natives. Originally created to be a creative outlet and place to try new things we thought why not share this experience??? And with that Indy Hip Chic was born. From cosplay to vegan recipes we cover a little bit of everything, while showing off the place we call home. We want to engage our viewers and challenge them to try something new via our experiences. Whether it be new beauty products, how to care for your natural hair and skin, trying a new exotic restaurant, social event, new business or how to eat and be a healthier you! While telling you about all the cool new things we try and experience we also want to showcase and educate people about the black owned businesses and organizations available within our community and nation wide. We believe supporting one another is crucial for the black community and we aim to do our part by showcasing black artists, nonprofits, businesses, products and everything in between. Check us out for your daily dose of awesome.

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Indy Hip Chic is a lifestyle blog following the amazingly awesome lives of 4 Indy natives. Originally created to be a creative outlet and place to try new things we thought why not share this experience??? And with that Indy Hip Chic was born. From cosplay to vegan recipes we cover a little bit of everything while showing off the place we call home.

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