This Halloween me, my sister, and a friend of our’s were determined to do something original. Bag costumes can be so expensive, and in my opinion, overrated. So we spent hours tossing around ideas, until finally we decided on mermaids. What could be more fun?

In order to create the mermaid-tail we bought aqua green maxi skirts from Marshall’s. Then we each chose different color bandeau’s to go along with the skirts. To accent the costume we bought shell necklaces from Hobby Lobby and made star fish headbands (using a hot glue gun). We also loosely curled our hair and finished the look with some dramatic makeup.

On Halloween night we went to our friend’s house for a party. It was so much fun, and we were overwhelmed with compliments! Some girls even asked if they could steal our idea for next year.

So if you’re looking for a simple yet beautiful costume idea, feel free to re-create our look!