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There ain’t nothing Little about this Mermaid.

We’ve seen gender-bent illustrations of Disney characters before, but what would these princesses-turned-princes look like in real life? And, more importantly, would they be hot?

Thankfully Thai cosplayer JiakiDarkness is here to answer these questions for us… with a heart-throbbing yes! These photos may be a little old, but we don’t think anyone is going to complain about having to take another look at his interpretation of a male Ariel from Disney’s The Little Mermaid.

▼ “Betcha on land, they understand.
Bet they don’t reprimand their daughters… er, uh, sons I mean!”

▼ I’d really like to know how this picture was taken,
though I’m guessing the reality isn’t nearly as cool as the final image.

It seems like JiakiDarkness has an affinity for mermaids, since he cosplayed not only as Ariel, but also Wakasa – the male mermaid from the Japanese manga Orenchi no Furo Jijo.

▼ That awkward moment when you just want to take a bath,
but there’s a rainbow mermaid sparkling in your tub.

▼ “Come on in, the water’s nice and hot.”

▼ Don’t you try and seduce me with your silly rubber
ducky shenanigans, Mr. Bathroom Mermaid!

▼ Ah, don’t look at me like that! It’s… getting harder… to resist….

▼ Oh, who am I kidding?! I can’t say no to that piercing gaze any longer!

▼ Yes, I’d be happy to lie on the rocks and stare at the sky all day. Swoon.

If you want to see more of JiakiDarkness’s captivating cosplay, then check out the rest of his photos over at his Facebook page.

And if you’re in the mood for more gender-bending cosplay, may we suggest this lovable fox and rabbit pair from Zootopia?

Source: Culture LAB via Facebook/JiakiDarkness FC
Images: Facebook/JiakiDarkness