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« on: November 01, 2006 06:17:22 PM »

So this is my first post here ever!  This year I made a mermaid costume for my step-daughter who lives on Fire Island.  I bought the nude leotard & the rest I made. The tail portion is 'holographic liquid spandex' *insert bad 80's joke here*, paillettes & silver tulle.  The top was the same spandex turned right side in, pink paillettes & 'seaweed' straps.  Come to find out they don't really make fake seaweed so I had to improvise with some silk ferns from the craft store - snipping & glueing to twine.  I also made her a shell necklace & some starfish/pearl barettes. The best part was the mermaid shawl.  I took an old velvet table runner that was wasting away in my attic, sewed real fishing net to it & hot glued all kinds of 'sealife' on the net - including plastic crabs, real starfish, little rubber goldfish, shells, etc.  I was pleased with the end result as this was the first costume I've made.  Might lend it to a friend for the Coney Island Mermaid Parade next year...





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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2006 06:41:49 PM »

oooh, i love that last shot of her on the pier!  the shawl came out beautifully!  you did a great job on this.  how long did it take?
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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2006 08:27:32 PM »

Very nice and unique too!!! It must have taken a while Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2006 08:31:26 PM »

Most amazing costume ever!
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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2006 04:51:54 AM »

Thanks so much!  It took me an entire weekend becuase I wasn't working off a pattern & all the paillettes were handsewn.  I had never worked wth them before but the after efect was cool - they shimmied when she walked.  I have a ton of them leftover & am thinking of something fun for them...
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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2006 11:54:43 AM »

Gorgeous!!! What a great job! She must have had so much fun wearing that. Smiley Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2006 11:57:04 AM »

What a cool costume, and she looks so good in it.
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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2006 04:54:29 PM »

what a beautiful job you did!
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