A cecaelia (pronounced /sɨˈseɪliə/ sə-SAY-lee-ə; unrelated to Cecilia or caecilian) is a composite mythical being, appearing occasionally in art (notably from Japan), literature, and multimedia; combining the head, arms and torso of a woman (more rarely a man) and, from the lower torso down, the tentacles of an octopus or squid as a form of mermaid or sea demon.
Actually this costume is based on Ursula the Sea Witch but I thought a younger version of her might be nice so I omitted the wig.
The dress is basically my own pattern. I did copy the bodice part from a bubble dress that I have but the bottom I drew up. The purple shirt is of store bought.
The tentacles were stuffed with poly-fil and had a wire running through. I could curl them up or extend them all the way out. There were also strings attached from the waist to the tentacle to help keep them upright. When I was wearing it people kept coming up and squeezing my tentacles. The had in the picture is from some random guy that wouldn't let go.
Thanks for looking! It was a lot of fun to make and wear. I'm really excited as well to see everyone else's entries!