Coolest Ursula Sea Witch Costume

Homemade Ursula Sea Witch Costume

Happy Halloween! I wanted to be Ursua the Sea Witch becasue she is one of the most bad a$$ women villians ever! I gave her a edgier look for night time use and a more covered look for the kids! DAY LOOK INCLUDED HANDMADE CLAY SHELL NECKLACE made from modeling clay and spray painted gold. … Read more

Cool 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 … Read more

Coolest Mermaid and “Merman” Couple Costume

Homemade Mermaid and "Merman" Couple Costume

For years my boyfriend Brady and I have brainstormed costume ideas and I have always created them. This year…MERMAIDS! Well, I was a mermaid and he was a merman, but not just any merman. We decided to make things interesting and create a “manmer” of sorts. Top half fish, bottom part human. Not only did … Read more

Coolest Ursula The Sea Witch Costume

Homemade Ursula The Sea Witch Costume

I started my Homemade Ursula The Sea Witch Costume from a simple black corset and hoop skirt. I built the ocean skirt with blue fabric and different color streamer fabric pieces that were attached to the blue skirt. The tentacles I made with black fabric that would match the corset and look like one piece … Read more

Coolest Homemade Mermaid Optical Illusion Costume

Homemade Mermaid Optical Illusion Costume

I first thought of this costume on 2nd November 2008. I wanted something that combined scary, sexy, big and original; mermaids and pirates immediately came to mind. I therefore created this homemade Mermaid Optical Illusion costume. My upper body was that of a mermaid, and my lower half was that of a pirate. For the … Read more

Coolest Girl’s Mermaid Costume

Homemade Girl's Mermaid Costume

This Homemade Girl’s Mermaid Costume was made for my five year old daughter who is absolutely in love with mermaids. It was a pattern that we tweaked a little bit, and we tailored it to fit her just right. I worked on it day and night, for two weeks straight, with the help of my … Read more

Awesome Homemade Ursula the Sea Witch Costume

Coolest Ursula the Sea Witch Costume (with Ariel)

Becoming a Sea Witch was not a walk in the park. Transforming my male counterparts into a voluptuous, 8 legged octopus was amazing. Starting with pool flotation noodles, I reinforced holes with metal washers. This prevented the zip ties from tearing through the noodle when attached to a leather belt later. Using black tights, I … Read more

Cute DIY Mermaid Costume

Homemade Mermaid Costume

With this Homemade Mermaid Costume, I really wanted to create something unique, something that was not like the typical mermaid costumes. I started by making a long spaghetti strap sheath dress–(you can also just purchase one at a thrift store). Mine was made of deep blue stretch velvet. I then used several different colors and … Read more

Coolest Baby Mermaid Costume

Homemade Baby Mermaid Costume

This is my five month old daughter, Ember, our baby mermaid! My husband and I dressed up as fishermen, straight off of Truman Lake in Missouri, and we caught ourselves this freshwater mermaid! We got the idea because ever since her first bath, this baby loves the water. Swimming, splashing, floating, playing, she loves it. … Read more

Coolest Little Mermaid in a Wheelchair Halloween Costume

Little Mermaid in a Wheelchair Halloween Costume

My daughter, Heidi, has cerebral palsy and is in a wheelchair. One thing she really loves to do is dress up at Halloween time. She goes to a dance for disabled people, a church Halloween party, family parties and she dresses up for work. For 2 years I thought about making her a Little Mermaid … Read more

Coolest Little Mermaid Costume

Sebastian the Crab (Little Mermaid)

My friend Alex and I wanted to be dressed as Ariel and Prince Eric from the Little Mermaid, but then I realized that Prince Eric’s would not have been very recognizable, and honestly, he lacked some personality. So my sister came up with the idea of Sebastian the crab; indeed, it would probably come out … Read more

Coolest Homemade Mermaid Girl Costume

Homemade Mermaid Girl Costume

My 3-year old daughter, egged on by Dora the Explorer, wanted a Homemade Mermaid Girl Costume. Apart from the obvious problem of making a tail that a little girl can run & climb in, I also didn’t want her to be going outside the house in a top that looked like a bra. For the … Read more

Little Mermaid Costume

For this Little Mermaid Costume you will need blue training bra or bathing suit top, two iron on sea shell patches (or make your own), about two yards shimmer blue fabric, one yard different fabric to contrast fins, thin batting to make fins “poofy” and realistic one zipper for back. Make the fin trunk like … Read more

Cool Ursula Costume

Homemade Ursula Costume

My mom loves the song under the Sea So I was downloading the song when I suggested she should be Ursula – she didn’t like the idea but I stated Googling images of costumes and seeing hideous no where close store-bought Ursula costumes. I decided that I was going to take on the project. This … Read more

Coolest Homemade Ariel the Little Mermaid Costume

Homemade Ariel the Little Mermaid Costume

My little princess decided this year she wanted to be her favorite princess, Ariel the Little Mermaid. We looked at all the costumes ready made, nothing really looked like a true mermaid. Being the somewhat crafty Mommy, I decided to make my own Homemade Ariel the Little Mermaid Costume from the image I had in … Read more

Little Mermaid Costume

Erin loves the Little Mermaid and so I made her an Ariel mermaid costume. The general pattern I got from the store. I altered it to make it warmer and better quality. The body is a teal satin with a metallic dress material for the tail and waistline. The flesh-colored long sleeve top is lycra … Read more

Coolest Ursula the Sea Witch and Ariel Costumes

Homemade  Ursula the Sea Witch and Ariel Costumes

My 2 year old niece is obsessed with Disney princesses. Her favorite princess is Ariel from The Little Mermaid. Last year she decided to be Ariel for Halloween. I thought I’d come home from school to surprise her and go trick or treating with her. Unfortunately she was scared to death of me and wouldn’t … Read more

The Little Mermaid Costume

The Little Mermaid Costume

I was able to make this Mermaid costume in four days. I made the rock and the bra with paper. The tail is a fabric triangle that I put on the rock. The top is nude stretch swimwear material to look like skin and the bottom is a stretch metallic to give the appearance of … Read more

Funny Homemade 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 … Read more