I spent couple of Halloweens in the Stated before but I never bothered to dress up.
This year I decided to put my creative side to use and make a Halloween costume from scratch!
My inspiration was Little Mermaid!
I bought the fabric for the mermaid tail at International Silk & Woolens, located at 8347 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
They have a great selection and I bought two types of fabric and a green thread for around $20. It helps if you speak Armenian or have a friend to come with you, like I had, to get a discount!
I sew everything with my hands; I did not use a sewing machine. It took me some time but it wasn’t impossible.
I bought two materials; one metallic green and the other one was lighter with sequence all over it. Both of them were stretchy.
I used the darker one for skirt and cut the other one into squares and sew them at the bottom to create the illusion of fins.
I used the wrapping bubbles to crate a float around my waist and covered it with lighter green material.
I order to walk easier I cut the bottom of the skirt on four points, which is invisible once you sew the square pieces.
I bought a tan strapless bra at K-mart and foam seashells at a Halloween store which I colored with purple acrylic paint.
The paint was from Michaells store.
I sew the shells to the bra and decorated it with pearls I also bought at Michaels.
I got a big box of pearls with different colors and sizes for around $9.
You can either sew or glue the pearls but I decided to sew them, which took some time.
I also bought a sea star at Michaels, to which I glued a hairpin.
One read wig and you are all set to go!!!
I got a lot of compliments and people wanted to take picture with me. One lady said she wanted a picture for he daughter :)