Well, the costume was simple and quick to make but super effective. Everyone clocked straight away that we had come as mermaids, whether it be Ariel or not. I just purchased myself a hi-lo skirt from eBay, which was about £5 so rather cheap. I didn\’t want to wear a bra on top as I felt it was too revealing so to make the bralet top I used a bandeau and purchased a metre of cheap polyester satin. I gathered this up the middle and moved the gathers to ensure they covered the bandeau, I then tried it on and pinned it under the arms so I knew where to tack, I haven\’t got a picture of the back but I just tied the remained satin into a bow so that it was tight enough and kept the bandeau in place. Make up wise I used all the green and blue eyeshadow I own and some crayons, I have sets by Front Cover so didn\’t need to purchase anything. I had green and blue eyeshadow all over me and used crayons to give the scale effect, I then used eyelash glue to apply sequins to also look like scales. The costume was received so well at the party and I definitely hope to rewear it at some point, quick, simple, CHEAP but still good. Its ashame I only have one good photo of the costume.