It should be obvious why I love these custom-painted Little Mermaid shoes #Fashion#disney#diy shoes#mermaid#tentacles September 19 2013 | Ariel offbeatbride Photo by Allebach Photography FINE YES, my name is Ariel and when The Little Mermaid came out, I was at the height of my high school musical theater career, and could not have been more pleased. To this day, "Part of Your World" is one of my top five karaoke jams. With this in mind, it is of course no surprise that I got a special feeling in my imaginary mermaid gills when I spotted the custom-painted Vans that Shondypie wore at her aquarium wedding. These were crafted by Etsy seller SomethingFromTheSun. Y'all are going to love this wedding (preview of tags the bride applied: Purple, Aquarium, Octopus, Shark Tank, Philadelphia, Plus size), but for now I leave you with one last shot of the shoes: This post features Offbeat Vendors! Check out their vendor listing to see how they cater to Offbeat Brides: Allebach Photography Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Ariel Author of Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives in Seattle with her son, and if she's not reading or writing, chances are good that she's dancing and happy-crying. PREVIOUS Use Facebook to "shame" your guests into RSVPing NEXT Why I'm making my wedding flowers out of the Constitution Show/Hide comments [ 14 ] LOVE IT! Granted my ex by the same name ruined even the remotest fondness I could have for Prince Eric (I tend to go for blondes anyway), but I still loves me anything Little Mermaid. <3 Reply I'm huge Little Mermaid fan. Anything Little Mermaid-related and big enough for adults to use makes me squee 🙂 I love these! 5 agree Reply I was browsing through the Flickr pool yesterday to make myself feel better and I saw a bunch of photos from their wedding! I loved everything I saw, especially the dress — which I'm guessing was Ursula-inspired, and soooo well done. Ursula = my spirit guide. *listens to Poor Unfortunate Souls again* And those shoes are amazing. 😀 3 agree Reply The best response this got on my FB was, "Shouldn't "Little Mermaid Shoes" contain tacks in the insoles, so that every step is like walking on knives?" YES. Yes, they should. 12 agree Reply BWAHAHAHAHAHA 2 agree Reply I was in Preschool when the movie came out, and my mom's name is Ursula. My classmates became terrified of her. 2 agree Reply I'm 50% mermaid. From the waist up of course… 5 agree Reply I realized that I was getting older when I was watching "The Little Mermaid" last week and found myself agreeing with King Triton regarding Ariel's professions of love *sigh* Eh I still love the movie – it has my girl Ursula in it. Another thing about getting older – more appreciation for the awesomeness of the Disney villains. 2 agree Reply I need these! Reply ADORE these!!! I'd love to share them on my blog… where of course anything Ariel must be shared. I'm pumped to see it in theaters this weekend 🙂 Reply TLM is my favorite movie of all time (second place is Star Wars, natch) and I love everything Ariel/Eric, haha. We had "Kiss the Girl" as our first dance at our wedding and Husband and I are going as Ariel and Eric this year for Halloween. 2 agree Reply How can I get a pair of these for my best friend for her wedding? Reply Contact the Etsy seller listed in the post. 1 agrees Reply I love The Little Mermaid but I was totally more of a Beauty and the Beast girl so I'm hoping to wear shoes featuring the ballroom scene (which will so go with my yellow dress!) 1 agrees Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.