Alright, I've done a thread search just to be certain that these questions haven't been asked before, since I know Ariel is a popular character to cosplay, and I didn't find anything so here goes:
I'm going to a con in September and, last year, it was unbearably hot. So I have decided to be mermaid Ariel this time around, so I can stay cool in the water
Which brings me to my first question:
I have heard (in a very handed-down, "Telephone game" sort of way) that if a wig is styled wit caulking instead of, say, freeze spray or Got2b gel, it will hold its style underwater. Can anyone verify this? If not, I'll probably just not bother styling the bangs because they'll come undone in the water.
Second question is regarding her shells. I don't want to use real shells painted purple like I see a lot of girls do. I want to make shells that look more like the Disneyland Face Characters. As far as I can tell, they're sculpted and attached to a bra/top. I'm wondering what sort of material would be best to sculpt them out of? What would be lightweight enough to not be too heavy for the top? Are there any materials that don't hold up well in water? Or, would resin be a good idea? I've attached a couple of close-ups of Disneyland Ariel's shells.