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« on: October 14, 2011 08:53:58 PM »

I completely forgot that tomorrow for the Warrior Dash I had promised my friends I would wear some sort of aquatic costume. Because this is for a crazy 5k where I will be jumping over fire and crawling through mud it needs to be something I can move around in. At the same time one of my friends made a full body lionfish costume complete with spines.
I looked around my house and came up with a pair of leggings and an old one piece swimsuit as a base and then I have a couple of items I can repurpose for an over layer but I'm hitting a wall.
I have an old tshirt material hoodie, a couple of old tanks, and an old peasant skirt that were all in my scrap bin. I need to figure out something that is a little bit warrior and a little bit mermaid/fish and completely easy and I don't know where to start.
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« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2011 09:16:29 PM »

Hm...can you fashion a short (above the knee, to allow running and jumping) skirt out of the hoodie, and add a long train/tail to the back, mermaid style? 

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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2011 12:21:53 AM »

What about a drowned pirate wench?

« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2012 09:36:25 AM »

I would suggest sticking to polyester kind of fabrics if you're going to get wet, most other fabrics will get heavy when wet and weigh you down. You might want to treat them with a flame retardant if you're going through the fire first though.

Craft foam is light and flexible and would make good fins. If you make webbed gloves, kind of like duck feet, that would look cool.
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