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Coolest Homemade Mermaid Halloween Costume 17

by Heather
(Winnipeg Manitoba Canada)

Homemade Mermaid Halloween Costume

Homemade Mermaid Halloween Costume

This Homemade Mermaid Halloween Costume was my costume a few years ago. I made it by buying a mermaid style wedding dress and it in half to just use the skirt. I spray painted the white dress with 4 colors of blue and green. I cut hundreds of tiny "scales" out of colorful and shiny fabrics and glued them all in between the beaded rows on the skirt, to look like fish scales. I also brushed over the entire skirt with sparkles to give it a "wet" look.

I did not want to show my belly, as I would have to wear this costume in the cold and in front of small children so I found a blue/green sparkly top and made a broach out of a sea shell and pinned it to the shirt. I worked very hard on the wig, I glued small pieces of "coral" and shells to form a very "under the sea" looking crown. I found a beautiful and colorful pekoe shell necklace and sea shell earrings. Also Not seen in this picture was a purse made of shells and a gold "net" shawl.

I have edited the background of the picture.

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MERMAID
by: Sandee

Great Job!

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Coolest Homemade Little Mermaid Costume 19

by Jackie R.
(Houston, TX)

Homemade Little Mermaid Costume

Homemade Little Mermaid Costume

Makinzi is 6 years old and a dreamer. She wanted to be a LITTLE MERMAID for Halloween. The problem with store-bought mermaid costumes is that the tail restricts movement so we decided on a Homemade Little Mermaid Costume.

I made her tail fin from 6 in strips of overlapping twill. This allowed her to move her legs freely, climb stairs and even play on playground equipment. The bodice is detached from the tail; this allows for it to adjust and fit a taller or shorter child (and makes bathroom trips easier). Because the tail is not attached to the bodice, it could be worn higher on the waist to keep it from getting to close to the ground. It has elastic on the back of the skirt to make it look fitted.

I added white lining to the costume. The tail’s material is thin and it would have been a little breezy for trick or treating without the lining plus it makes a better quality costume. She loved it and says she wants to “wear it for days” and next Halloween. She was not shy to tell people about her costume and how her mommy made it.

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congratulate
by: alejandra

What I like the most of your costume was the top, I will try to do mine like yours. My daughter is four and she loves Ariel, and she is a dreamer too. Congratulations for your creation.

Love it!
by: Anonymous

So stinking' cute! I love your creation. Would you mind sharing your pattern or how you did it. My daughter wants to be a mermaid for Halloween and I love, love the bottom of your skirt! Adorable. Great job you creative mommy! :)
Shannon

How to Make
by: Jackie

I did not use a pattern. The top is made in 2 parts. The front is 3 layers to make it not bunch up; outer, interfacing fused onto outer and a simple cotton for the lining. The back has sewn rows across to add elastic (like a waistband) and do not use interfacing on the back. I then sewed the two together. The tail was made with 2 extra inches on the waist and elastic across the but to help make it snug but movable. The tale has 2 slits down the side and the tulle is sewn on like a triangle.

Little mermaid
by: Star

Hi just a little confused on how it takes 6 pieces by any chance can you either put up some pictures of your pattern or even sketches?

And bt the way I really LOVE it great costume!

costume
by: Anonymous

Hi, I love this costume and would like to make it this year. Is the front bottom open like a dress?

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Coolest Blue Mermaid Costume 15

by Hope
(Upper Arlington, Ohio)

Homemade Blue Mermaid Costume

Homemade Blue Mermaid Costume

This Blue Mermaid Costume is my third mermaid costume creation. Three kinds of fabric were used: stretchy bathing suit material for the lower torso, glowing blue raw silk for the tail, and irradescent material for the bra.

The bra is easy: make a tube of fabric, pleat the center and Velcro the two ends together at the back. I sewed plastic "invisible" bra straps over the shoulders.

The seaweed on the arms is a purchased piece of trim for pillows. (fabric store)

To make the lower torso, sew a skirt shape with a point at the middle of the hem in the front. Attaching the tail is the hard part: first, make a very long tube of the raw silk fabric with two layers of crinnolin stuffed inside the tube. Then, make a much smaller, empty tube with the same fabric for the top layer of the tail.
Attach them both, while creating gathers at the base of the "skirt."

Trim waistline with stretchy sequin belt, also sold as trim at fabric store. Also works with pink fabric and green fabric, which can be very economical if purchased after St. Patrick's day!

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Beautiful!
by: Jennifer

Thanks so much for posting! This was the inspiration for my 2 year old daughter's mermaid costume I just completed. It was my first sewing project and this really wasn't too hard...except getting the bottom tube wide enough but not too long as to not trip on it. (-;

question
by: Anonymous

im confused as to what you mean when u say make a tube.

question
by: Anonymous

im confused as to what you mean when u say make a tube.

love the seewed
by: Anonymous

I love the seeweed affect!

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Coolest Homemade Mermaid Costume 18

by Janet M.
(Philippines)

 Homemade Mermaid Costume

Homemade Mermaid Costume

This is my Homemade Mermaid Costume. I bought a gold cloth and sewed it. For the head, I bought a hat with a gold hair and some accessories on it.

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Cutest Baby Mermaid Ever!
by: Tracy

This is the most adorable mermaid I have ever seen and I have created some beautiful costumes myself. Kudos to the mom or caregiver that did this one. Awe!

cuteeeeeee
by: soraya

it is really cute im thinking that costume for my little girls can u add more details on how u did it please that would be great thanks

SO PRECIOUS!
by: Ericka

I have twin girls that will be around 7 months by the time halloween comes around. I was thinking on making them mermaids while their father and I are pirates since it goes so well together. [: This is the BEST homemade mermaid costume for babies that I have come across. I would love it if you posted more details about how you created such a wonderful costume [: thank you for sharing this also!

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