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« on: June 24, 2012 11:03:59 AM »

Yesterday was Coney Island's Annual "Mermaid Parade" (http://www.coneyisland.com/mermaid.shtml).  This is my 2nd year going and dressing up.  My costume was actually totally last minute as the original plan didn't work out at all.  If I'd have had more time, it would have come out better in the skirt.  I may even go back to it and add more to the "fin" area as it was't as full as I wanted.  The inspiration is Star Wars Slave Leia meets Flapper became mermaid.

I made the fascinator for under $10.  I sprayed on some gold glitter (which I'm still finding on my person today) and hot glued on a strong hair clip to the back.  I LOVE this thing and would love to wear it every day if I could.


"tail" is a tight pencil skirt with poly organza ruffles for the fins in colors to match the feathers on the fascinator.  The top was made using a cheap $3 bra and covering it with the same skirt fabric and using some gold trim I had in my stash.  The Sequin fringe trim was fun as it swooshed around when spinning or dancing.

Total costume cost = $25!
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« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2012 12:02:21 PM »

I love it! So jealous...love looking at pictures of that event every year. Looks super fun!
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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2012 07:59:30 PM »

looks awesome! wish i had a nice body to wear a mermaid costume!
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