I started thinking about what to wear for Halloween in August. I wanted to take advantage of my silver hair, so choosing a silver-haired character was a priority. I came up with quite a few options: Storm from X-Men, Sophie from Howl's Moving Castle, and Cruella DeVil to name a few. I chose Ursula because it's a costume I could easily manage to DIY.
The tentacles are made of a black maxi skirt, which I cut into eight pieces. I then cut out purple tentacles, which I glued on the under-side of each of the pieces of my skirt. The only pieces I had to buy were the bodysuit (to be honest, I was just looking for an excuse to buy a black bodysuit) and these red velvet nails I bought on a whim during a trip to the pharmacy.
Luxe was, of course, the Little Mermaid herself. She even had a red wig but refused to wear it long enough for us to take a picture.