Hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween. We had tons of fun in our house and wanted to share the Mermaid with you. We did two costumes but can only enter one. Hubby made the second so I am going to add in the one I made.
Surfing on a wave...
Showin' off her tail...
Pay no attention to the bright pink octopus beside her.
Her front with her long mermaid hair and bling. I had a ton of fun making the bling.
OK so on to the what I did. For the bling it was pretty easy just lots of copper wire with beads and shells added to it. Her wing was a cheap o from walmart. I made lots of sea hair pins and then added in the yarn that looked like seaweed.
The bra was made by using a real bra and sewing on the matching fabric. Then I hot glued the big shells on over the cups. Then hand sewed all the other shells and sea weed on it.
The skirt was made from a vintage velvet curtian. I made a basic long skirt but added pinch gathers randomly through out. I made a full petticoat with lots of tulle to look like sea foam when she walked. Also added the tulle to the waist to cover the two belts it took to hold her tail on.
Now for the tail....first of all thank you to everyone that made and posted a duct tape body form.
You guys were for sure a huge help when it came to making the tail. First I duct taped my daughter.
Oh she is happy here because we are only half done...
Now she is being tickled teased and turtured hee hee and WE are having fun.
Using cast cutting shears we cut it off, sealed up the seam and ended up with this...
and then the fun continued...
I then used spray adhesive to cover it in fabric. I built a fan for the tail out of purse stabilizer and duct tape. The smaller fins were made with purse stabilizer and velvet and then quilted them for detail.
The tail was stuffed with paper to help hold its shape. Then we sliced a few slits in the side and looped strong leather belts through it. We then used the belts to hang the tail from her waist and used the tulle to cover the belts.
It was a huge hit and we had a ton of fun. I think she enjoyed her freedom of moment much better than what she would have if we would have just had her walking in a mermaid tail.
Hope everyone got a smile or giggle out of it !!