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Mermaid Costume

Mermaid Costume

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Photo #1 - Mermaid Costume Photo #2 - Water wave shoes Photo #3 - Seaweed purse Photo #4 - Back of tail
Costume type:  Costumes for Girls
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Fictional Character Costumes

This homemade costume for girls entered our 2011 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Abigail, the 'Mermaid' costume creator:

Abigail is wearing the costume, the idea came from a quilt I saw with a mermaid with rainbow scales. Use a fitted stretchy skirt, and cut out strips for scales in every color of the rainbow. Finish fold over the edges and finish with mighty mend it craft glue.

Materials used: silk, shear ribbon, purple trim, shear pearlized fabric, pearls, real shells, plastic starfish, acrylic paint, perfect pearls blue metallic paint, sequence, blue rhinestones, beads.

It took 4 months to gather materials and create.

Rating: 4.6 of 5. Votes: 87

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#1 comment by R. Hanselka November 15, 2011

Nice! Is that a sand dollar necklace? I love the colors. The mermaid is pretty too! And is she wearing a sand dollar ring? Cool! I want sea shell shoes!!

#2 comment by Christian Madsen November 16, 2011

Great job on the costume. I like how you put a new spin on the typical mermaid style. Great rainbow of colors and cool shell shoes.

#3 comment by Emma Jo November 16, 2011

Your costume is super cute!
I love the colors of the tail, and how you made the tail. It's very creative.

#4 comment by TillySmg_44 November 16, 2011

I love the rainbow!!!!!!!!! I am in love with this. I love the shimmer fabric and your blue rainbow hair

#5 comment by Alley November 16, 2011

That so cool to have wavy watery shoes. This is so pretty :D I want to make one for myself next year.

#6 comment by BenRichins November 16, 2011

This costume looks better than even a professional theatre mermaid costume. Everything is sparkling and glowing. I LOVE THE BACK of the tail and I love the trim on the top

#7 comment by Kimberly M. November 16, 2011

This is so pleasing to the eye. I like how you used rhinestones to represent bubbles. And how it is wavy on the end of your tights

#8 comment by Britney November 16, 2011

Truly divine. What a masterpiece. I want this outfit to wear everyday. great necklaces too. I love your ring! I didn't notice it at first but after a closer look I saw that it was a shell

#9 comment by Syd November 16, 2011

This is the best mermaid costume I've ever seen. Usually they are really tacky and not very detailed in the store. It is so clever to turn your legs into water

#10 comment by Mmendez November 16, 2011

I think this is the best mermaid costume I've ever seen!!!! I love it!!!The detail and ally the time that was put in was well worth it!!!!

#11 comment by gwen perkins November 17, 2011

great this skill in making this is wonderful the details. I like the colors and the shoes make the outfits.

#12 comment by Arleen Barrell November 18, 2011

What a beauty the girl and the costume. I think every detail of the the costume is very creative. The colors are beautiful.

#13 comment by Bill Sprengporten November 18, 2011

Very nice. I am a little worried that you are not under the sea. You might suffocate. Or is that just a costume? Either way, great job!

#14 comment by Elizabeth Belnap November 26, 2011

What a beautiful costume. You are so talented to be able to create something so beatiful.

#15 comment by Tyler D. January 21, 2012

You lost to the giant house costume ...

#16 comment by Tiffany December 6, 2014

This is the coolest costume I've ever seen. Thank you so much for sharing!

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