Coolest Mermaid Man Costume University Bound

I was hitting up Indiana University for Halloween this year and I wanted to be unique. Many girls dress sleazy or put on animal ears and call it a costume but I decided to go above and beyond.

As a kid who grew up watching Spongebob, and to this day continues to, I came to the conclusion that I wanted to dress up as Mermaid Man. Unfortunately, my Barnacle Boy bailed at the last minute so I was going solo.

Most of the items I used to make the costume I had at home. I didn’t have the green rubber dish gloves, so I stopped at the local Dollar General and picked up the closest thing. For the seashell bikini I had extra bathing suit padding and cut the padding into shells and sewed purple fabric on top. I then used safety pins and a white bathing suit tie to construct the top. I got the gold shirt and green tights from Target ($11) and I had the pink slippers and black yoga shorts. I had an elastic black belt and cardboard that I crafted into a letter M and that’s about all it took. The total cost of making this costume was roughly about $13-15 which is a steal seeing how most store bought costumes are running people between $35-60 these days!

The best part about this costume was all of the looks I got from my friends when I put every thing on and also the looks from strangers as we walked around Bloomington. The hardest part was not having my barnacle boy as my sidekick. Would I do a homemade costume again? Definitely. It’s always nice to go to a party and not see a single person with the same costume as you. And most important when doing “couple” or group costumes is to make sure everyone is down and won’t bail.

Coolest Mermaid Man Costume University Bound

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