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Broadway Ariel Redesign by justin-mctwisp Broadway Ariel Redesign by justin-mctwisp
So the Little Mermaid Musical has some lovely ideas... and a WHOLE LOT of really ugly ideas as well.

I decided to ease my own mind by thinking up a few revisions to the show.

First step: getting rid of that ridiculous skirt that the mermaids wear to hide their legs. It's a broadway show, seeing the legs in a color similar to the background gives us the idea that their not supposed to be viewed. (The skirts just distracted you from the rest of the costume, and you lose focus on the artistry of the tail movements and performers.
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:iconbuddy78231:
Will you be redesigning any more costumes for the little mermaid ?
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justin-mctwisp May 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
I believe so, I want to.
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I hope you do I'd love to see your ideas for flounder and flotsam and jetsam, in my opinion those were the worst costumes in the musical.
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WottaGal0505 Feb 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
I kind of wish they went with what they did at the Tokyo DIsneyland Little Mermaid show, where they use some clever wire tricks to simulate that they were swimming in mid-air. I can understand how difficult that would be for the actors though, but what they went with seemed kind of, well...half-ased almost? I don't know. Your idea is better.
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justin-mctwisp Feb 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Funny you mention that, the Dannish production currently uses harnesses and whatnot.
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MangaGirlNum6 Feb 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Really good. Reminds me a lot of The Lion King Broadway production, where most of the characters are actors wearing puppets of the characters while the actor wears a black of background coloured leotard.
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justin-mctwisp Feb 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Exactly what I was going for! I think it would have been a little more successful had they gone that route.
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MangaGirlNum6 Feb 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Agreed.
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Lucas-Bo Oct 8, 2012  Student Artist
this kinda creepy to me
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justin-mctwisp Oct 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
You should see what they actually used then.
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