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« on: November 01, 2008 05:08:09 PM »

As far back as 1989 (The year The Little Mermaid came out) I have always wanted to be a mermaid. I love my mermaid costume and even though it wasn't perfect, it is by far my very favorite costume that I have ever made.

My husband and I have a favorite song about a mermaid - "The Mermaid" by Great Big Sea. If you don't know the song it basically goes like this:

Boy signs onto a whaling ship, falls in love with a mermaid and goes to live with her in the sea. He has a little problem though - he loves her from head to waist. But the rest of her is a fish. But sadly, one day she swims away and he misses her until her sister swims by. Her sister is a special mermaid. She is an ugly fish from head to waist, but her bottom part is a girl. Problem solved. He decides he doesn't give a damn about the upper part and that's how he gets his 'tail'. (That is a direct quote from the end of the song.)

So my husband and I were the mermaid and the fisherman. I made my mermaid costume loosely based from Simplicity 4043. It's made of jade knit, satin and organza from the Camelot Collection from Hancock Fabrics. It's decorated with about five yards of iridescant sequins that began to fall off as the night wore on. I accessorized with a fishnet wrap that I tied pieces of brown and green mummy cloth into and called it my 'seaweed wrap'. (I'm a sushi lover!) The only part of my husband's costume that I actually made was his hat, which I knitted a couple years ago. Then we participated in a trick or treat tailgating party - we live in Notre Dame country - and I sat in the back of our SUV with my legs covered up and welcomed all the little monsters to my ship and gave out Spongebob Squarepants candy. Overall, fabulous night.
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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2008 11:33:40 PM »

cute Smiley  I dig the tail a lot Smiley

I love that song, it was originally written by Shel Silverstein, and a friend of my husband also recorded it, my husband walks around the house a lot singing it.


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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2008 07:22:46 AM »

You two look great together.  Great work!  I'll have to check out that song, it sounds most amusing. 

My toes are cold.
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