With the recent release of the live-action movie, many of us are in serious Beauty and the Beast mode. However, makeup artist Richard Arthur is reminding us of our childhood love of The Little Mermaid in the best way possible. Remember Ariel’s sisters? In case you forgot, they appeared in a musical number called “Daughters of Triton.” Well, Arthur, better known as @TheOfficialAriel on social media, transformed himself into all six of them. With the help of some makeup, colorful seashell-shaped bras, and wigs, he made the cartoon characters come to life. The results are incredible, and his Instagram followers agree. He posted a compilation of all the mermaid siblings, and the picture has received 18,328 likes — and counting. Arthur aptly hashtagged the photo series #mersistersquad. And in case you’re wondering, the stand-alone shot of Ariel’s platinum-blonde sis Arista was the most liked of the six. At press time, 12,636 people have double-tapped Arthur’s rendition of her.
Arthur did everything himself, including taking the pictures and artfully styling the wigs. In fact, he told Bustle the process of putting the looks of Alana, Adella, Attina, Arista, Andrina, and Aquata took about four days. You can see his hard work below.
He went from this…
…to all this.
Here’s a closer look at all the daughters of Triton.
And, of course….
As a cosplayer, Richard Arthur has become well-known for his Disney character transformations. In the past, he’s turned himself into Moana, Esmerelda from The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Hundred and One Dalmatians‘ Cruella de Vil, among others. All of them are seriously impressive. We can’t to see who will be part of his world next.
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