Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Wednesday Workout Cosplay: Ariel (The Little Mermaid)



Being in the water; hair flowing in the ocean; and abs of steel from mermaid kick/swimming!
So I--like many a young girl in the 90's and today--naturally gravitated to Ariel from Disney's The Little Mermaid.

Ariel is a part of the feisty princess era from the 90's. She hoards has her own collection of ave the sea items in a really cool sea cavern; sings; and has aspirations of becoming a human. This desire starts as curiosity, and solidifies into a soul-bargaining-desperate-desire upon seeing dreamy Prince Eric!

It's the dark hair & blue eyes I think
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Ariel is fun, and spunky, and lives in the water! She's awesome! And I have to say this is definitely one of the times I'm glad Disney changed a classic fairy tale's ending.

Since we're talking mermaids, and oceans I will start with a VERY cute swimsuit, that looks like it could hold up in some surf (just be cautious of big waves)! I think its adorable! (This and this are cute too!)
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But since I'm focusing more on running and lifting some weights right now I'll come back to swimming when it's warmer! ;)


After finding the above swimsuit at Hot Topic, I looked for other Ariel  accessories and found the PERFECT thing for all of us "bright young women" who are attempting to walk/run on land.
Ok, it's not seashell bra, but it is a really cool sports bra!
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This shirt I actually purchased! It's VERY soft and dries quickly! And, it's Purple!!!
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And these awesome, bright green shorts should not only keep you safe at dusk, but they are a really spring green!
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And since Ah-ree-el (Sebastian voice!) wished to ditch two fins for ten toes, I figured shoes that emulate running barefoot were most appropriate! There wasn't a green pair, so, let's just pretend ok? (psst! "normal" shoes here)

Hideous? YES! Comfortable? HELL YEAH!
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Remember last week's post featuring Cinderella? I featured this and this by Groovy Baby Action Gear from Etsy!
Well, she also has  A LOT of other character items for cosplaying geared towards fun runs and working out!
Like these Little Mermaid one's being worn by your's truly!

You can find them here at her store!
I ran with them on Monday, and, Tuesday and they were a lot of fun. I'm going to try my hand at a product review (hopefully tomorrow or Friday). But the one thing I will go ahead and say up front: They are so fun!!! And it's nice to add a little pizazz to your workout attire! They are so cool (and as my husband made the note that they can double as Poison Ivy as well as Ariel!).

And now for what felt like the most difficult playlist to come up with, but, I feel like I got to do secret "shout outs" to parts of the movie and other characters...totally beach friendly dude! (Also, check out Sade's Mermaid, it's too slow for workouts for me, but its so relaxing!)

Hope you enjoyed this! 
Did you ever wish you were a mermaid/merman?

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24 comments:

  1. O.o ^^^^^

    Anyway, Love this post and love the first swimsuit! That is just too cute!

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    1. Yeah! That guy...So weird and SPAM! (I deleted his comment).

      Thanks! I REALLY want to get that suit too!!

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  2. I just watched Zoolander recently so I can appreciate that gif you put at the end. XD
    Every green+purple combination reminds me of the Joker. I think I have a problem?
    I really dig the mermaid arm gear (that's an undershirt?)

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    1. Actually they are running sleeves! I like them cause they are easier to remove (if you get over heated) than a longsleeve tee/undershirt).
      Check out: https://www.etsy.com/shop/GroovyBabyActionGear
      she has a LOT of cool ones!

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  3. I love your themed workout outfits. Makes it all the more fun to get all sweaty. I've always loved Ariel, she's awesome. ^^

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  4. I was at the mall yesterday and wanted to get that sports bra soooo bad!!!
    It was very pricey though, so I'll wait for a sale.
    Love the outfit you chose, it's perfect!
    Those shoes may be a tad strange, but perfect pick for the match Joie!
    I always pondered the thought of her hoarding or not too. XD

    <3
    Harlynn
    mindyourmadness.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes! LOL! I'm a hoarder-type-collector...so I recognize my kin ;)
      You, know they are UGLY shoes sort of, but my gosh! They are so stinking comfy! I wear them to comic con every year and my feet aren't killing me after the day of walking and standing.

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  5. That sports bra is so cute! I wish my tatas would fit in something like that. lol.

    Love the playlist!

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    1. I know how you feel.
      But maybe they have our sizes?

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  6. I love the tshirt and shorts. The colors are so pretty. Everytime I see those shoes I get freaked out. I always think of Big Foot or the Abdominal Snowman HaHaHa I have a pretty long foot because of my height so I could only imagine myself STOMPING in these as I walked. HAHAHA
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    1. I'm super partial to Purple and green! They are my fave colors!
      LOL! Ok, the Vibrams ARE freaky hideous.But they are so comfy! I have huge feet for my height (I think) but the toe shoes really are really comfy!

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  7. ahhhh! i love these! ariel is my favorite disney princess. omgsh i am purchasing that sports bra right now!

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    1. Thank you so much! Glad I could help point it out to you! :)

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  8. love the mermaid, cute items :)

    http://sbr-fashion-fashion.blogspot.com/

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  9. Oh man, those toe shoes! Have a pair myself but they're only black and boring, haha. Also, I totally realized I follow you on Twitter but not subscribed to your blog?! Had to remedy that.

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  10. I absolutely LOVE that Derek Zoolander made an appearance in this post! haha.

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    1. A mer-post is not complete with him I "always" say ;)

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  11. i love your playlist! i'm jammin' with the ting tings as i type;) the hubby and i are suppose to go see them in concert! this just might have to be added to my workout playlist along with those shorts. enjoy your weekend;)

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    1. Glad you liked it! Have fun at the concert, and let me know how they are live!

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