Nov 24, 2010

Fashion Inspiration: Disney Villains – Ursula

Although Disney Villains aren’t exactly role models, they do tend to be inspirational when it comes to fashion. Even the amazing makeup label MAC found them inspiring, releasing a Disney Villains-inspired makeup collection. So as requested by many of you, over the next few weeks, I’ll be breaking down fashion inspired by these wicked characters.

About Ursula

Ursula, the Sea Witch, is an evil sorceress who longs to possess the powers of King Triton. When she finds out the king’s youngest daughter, the mermaid Ariel, is in love with a human, Prince Eric, she recognizes a chance to gain control of the throne. Ursula tricks Ariel into making a bargain with her: She will give Ariel human legs for three days in exchange for Ariel’s beautiful voice. If Ariel can get the prince to kiss her within those three days, she can be human forever, but if not, she owes Ursula her soul.

Desperate for a chance with the prince, Ariel takes this deal and becomes human. Despite her lack of a voice, things go very well between Ariel and the Prince. Of course, Ursula does not like this. To tip the odds back in her favor, Ursula uses Ariel’s voice, transforms herself into a beautiful human girl named Vanessa, and woos the Prince. He agrees to marry her on Ariel’s third day as a human.

Ariel and her sea friends do everything they can to stop the wedding, and they succeed when the shell necklace containing Ariel’s voice falls from Ursula’s neck, exposing her true identity. Unfortunately, before Eric can kiss Ariel, the sun sets, meaning Ariel must give her soul to Ursula. As planned, King Triton agrees to give Ursula his power if she releases Ariel. With her new power, Ursula grows until she is enormous and conjures up a terrible storm and massive whirlpool to kill everyone. However, Prince Eric ultimately saves the day when he steers the ship straight into Ursula, leading to her death.


Poor, Unfortunate Soul

Ursula is shown throughout the movie wearing a tight black outfit that shows off her voluptuous figure. To create an outfit inspired by Ursula’s everyday look, I used a form fitting LBD, high heeled purple pumps, and, of course, a shell necklace like the one that held Ariel’s voice. I also used a gray feathery headband that is reminiscent of Ursula’s hair.

Headband- Talullah Tu,  Bag- Lori’s Shoes,  Dress- Forever 21, Shoes- Qupid, Necklace-, Nail Polish- OPI

Ursula as Vanessa

When Ursula, as Vanessa, is getting ready for her wedding, she practices her singing voice while wearing a cream colored slip. To recreate this look, I used a simple dress, paired with a dark coat to match Vanessa’s hair color. I added an octopus ring to show that deep down, Vanessa is really still Ursula (even though Ursula is not an octopus, and actually only has 6 tentacles).

Coat- BB Dakota,  Shoes- Miss Selfridge, Dress- Delia’s, Ring- Modcloth, Tights- Modcloth

Taking Over the Ocean

With her newly acquired trident, Ursula really lights up the sea with her evilness. While sticking with Ursula’s usual color palette, for this look, I incorporated lots of materials that reflect light, such as a satin skirt, sparkly tights, and metallic gold earrings.

Earrings- Modcloth, Boots- Urban Outfitters, Top- Glassons, Skirt- Modcloth, Tights- Anthropologie