what a fun idea ^_^ unfortunately the link is blocked by my work's firewall... no parade pics for me
your top came out wonderfully! I've been meaning to try this for a couple of years now (doing the bra conversion) but i get a little panicky when i think about sewing
I have however been hoarding embellishments for whenever i get up the nerve to try! if you 've made other costumes, i'd love to see.
If you can get on flickr just type "mermaid parade 2008" as a tag and tons of pics should pop up.
For a bra conversion I love this flickr set
and found it very helpful