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Coolest Dead Mermaid Costume 8

by Betsy
(Fayetteville, AR)

Dead Mermaid Costume

Dead Mermaid Costume

I'm not sure how I came up with the idea for this dead mermaid costume, it just sort of happened. The net and the fake grass/seaweed was bought from a craft store. I used fishing line to tie all the junk (chunks of the grass, cans, old bobbers, and seashells that had a hole drilled through them) to the net.

I also tied some grass and shells to some hair clips to make it look like it was stuck in my hair. I used some cheap Halloween makeup to make me look dead and put a bruised and bloody line around my neck where the net had "choked me". The net was just safety pinned together around my neck. It was a little last minute so I just went out and bought a mermaid costume for the tail effect, but just used a bathing suit top I already had.

Someone at the Halloween party was dressed as a creepy fisherman, so it made for a great contrast!

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Coolest Mermaid PrincessCostume 7

by Christen Sierra
(Phoenix, AZ, )

Pretty Little Princess!

Pretty Little Princess!

Mermaid Princess, not Ariel. My daughter had the desire to be Ariel for Halloween last year when she was 6 yrs. old but I just couldn't bring myself to buy her the huge red wigs little girls wear to pull off being Ariel. Also so many of the mermaid costumes are slightly immodest for children. So with a little smooth talking and promises of a little candy she agreed that we could make her a beautiful Mermaid Princess costume.

I took her shopping with me for the fabric and let her pick out colors she favored. Then I let her participate each step of the way during the construction process until completion.

She was so happy when it was finished and it turned out wonderful and completely modest for the young 6 year old she was. She loved that it fit her so perfectly and it made her feel so special.

Also,I was extremely happy that I pulled off not having to buy the wig!

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great costume for a 6 year old!
by: Anonymous

I'm also looking for a modest costume for my daughter-- who is only 3. Most of the costumes I've found are ridiculous. I like this one a lot. Thanks for the idea of how to handle the stomach area.

Can you please give instructions
by: Anonymous

I sure would like to have more instructions on how you put it all together, instead of just how you got your child to agree and help put it all together.

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Coolest Mermaid Costume 9

by Gena M.
(Kawkawlin, MI USA)

Homemade Mermaid Costume

Homemade Mermaid Costume

This costume was used for Halloween and for Savannah Rose's 9th birthday party which was themed UNDER THE SEA.

The Mermaid tail is a special home made tail from Merfolks of FoxMoon Productions. They specialize in making Realistic (swimming) mermaid tails and fins according to your measurements.

The shell and pearl in the picture was made by me. The shell back was a piece of board cut and painted to look like a shell. I than attached it to the top of a painted snow toboggan to match. I painted a small gazing ball for a pearl.

Since the tail is a swimming tail and not walking tail, for Halloween trick or treating, I bolted the Shell to a base of a wagon, that was painted and decorated to look under the sea. We used a sand pail as a treat bag. She was a hit at the costume parade and at the pool!

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how to get a home made tail
by: Anonymous

How could I get one of these tails. I mean they are so beautiful

I Love This!
by: Anonymous

I love the costume, and the prop with the clam. How did you make the clam shell? My daughter is going to be doing some theater and we could use some sea props. Any suggestion?

Susie

Awesome
by: Anonymous

Wow, Its wonderfull. Thanks for the great idea

mermaids
by: amy

where did you get that tail from. are you from the UK

Mermaid Tail
by: Anonymous

Hi:

How can I order the tail? My daughter's birthday is in Jan and I am already preparing her birthday..my email is hapbel@aol.com. Thanks

wow
by: nesserine

i cant make anything like that

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Coolest Homemade Mermaid Costume 5

Joe's Mermaid Costume

Joe's Mermaid Costume

I made the fin for the Mermaid Parade in Coney Island, Brooklyn and Joe loved it so much he borrowed the Mermaid costume for a children's cartoon characters fancy dress party. He looks a treat.

We got some shiny Lycra from a shop and it was dead easy to make because its just rouching at the front so you like sew in and out and then pull on it so it gathers, anyone could do it.

Then I cut a slit at the back at the bottom to make the fin ends.

We bought Joe a pink vest to protect his modesty and then he borrowed my burgundy American Apparel bikini top. And he bought a wig.

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Fins
by: Anonymous

So wait how exactly did you do the fins on the bottom? Because I bought fabric I just have no idea how to make it..

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Coolest Mermaid Costume 10

by Jan
(Virginia)

Mermaid on Wheels

Mermaid on Wheels

My daughter uses a wheelchair so a Mermaid costumee was a perfect costume for her.

I used real shells on her top by drilling holes in them then sewing them to her top and adding glitter. The bottom is out of sequin fabric with large sequins add to the fin.

I made the wig by adding hair extensions to a headband along with strands of pearls, sequins and shells.

I also made her trick or treat basket into a fish.

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Great job!
by: Anonymous

Jan, your Mermaid costume is beautiful and your daughter is so pretty in it. You did a great job!

Mermaid costume
by: Anonymous

Great ideas for the Mermaid costume. You've given my some ideas I didn't think of. Debbie in Texas

Mermaid costume
by: Janie

My daughter Molly is in a wheelchair also and I was trying to think of a costume that I could encorparate her chair. I am going to try to cover her chair with a sheet and net a try to make it look like she is sitting on a rock. I love your mermaid costume it was just would I was looking for to get me started. Thanks

Nice costume!!!!
by: Anonymous

My daughter and I like the costume very much.

Mermaid on Wheels
by: Holly Linden

How amazing! My little girl , Annabelle uses a wheelchair, and we decided on a mermaid for Halloween this year! I was just looking up images of mermaid costumes, and yours was the 1st one I clicked on not even realizing we both have wheelers! Wow. Just wonderful! Thanks for sharing :)

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