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Emily the Mermaid

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Photo #1 - Emily the Mermaid Photo #2 - Splash Mermaid
Costume type:  Costumes for Women
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Fictional Character Costumes, Movie and TV Show Costumes

This homemade costume for women entered our 2012 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Emily, the 'Splash Mermaid' costume creator:

Since I was a little girl, I have always been a big fan of Daryl Hannah in Splash. I decided to create my own version of "Madison" last Halloween.

The tail was made from a sheer sequiny material and had a back slit and a wrist band so I could walk without tripping all over it.
I decided to go for the full mermaid effect and go without anything on my chest. My hair was stuck to my chest with double sided tape and velcro. Thank goodness I have a ton of hair! The tape worked like a charm and I stayed covered all night.

My necklaces and bracelets were just cheap gold pieces that I glued tiny real seashells and starfish to, which were painted gold.
My hairpiece is a real starfish that I painted gold and made into a barrette.
I hot-glue-gunned real white orchids and more real gold seashells and starfish to my hair.
The finishing touch was the fishing net (used as a shawl around my shoulders) that I covered with fake plants that looked like seaweed and more real shells and starfish that I had painted gold.

The costume was a hit!!! Cost me less than $60!!!!
Almost all materials were purchased at Michael's.

Rating: 4.1 of 5. Votes: 54

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#1 comment by AMBER September 13, 2012


#2 comment by Julie September 13, 2012

Love it!....I'm really a mermaid

#3 comment by Craig September 14, 2012

Creative and sexy, all at the same time!

#4 comment by Melissa September 19, 2012

Awesome and clever way to keep it under $100.

#5 comment by Anne July 30, 2013

The tail is awesome but oh my gosh...talk about inappropriate up top.

#6 comment by Makenzie December 6, 2014

Awesome costume, one of the best!

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