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Become a magic aquatic creature...
This is the fancy dress my friend and I made for her. She wants an aquatic creature, but not a mermaid with a ridiculous fish tail, so we made it in another way and it led to this, like a nymph...

Hope someone will enjoy and be inspired by our work!

Posted by Delluattack from Paris, Île-de-France, France • Published See Delluattack's 14 projects »

  • How to make a mermaid costume. Mermaid Fancy Dress - Step 1
    Step 1

    So we made a sweat band with the skirt fabric to cover her breast. For the net fabric it's a little more complicated. You have to cut it into tiny ends on the top, and then crossed them around the neck. We chose to not cover her back with net fabric, it is actually lightly sewn on the sides of the sweatband.

    Finally, we add some shells with super glue and the starfish that we made with painted polystyrene.

  • How to make a mermaid costume. Mermaid Fancy Dress - Step 2
    Step 2

    We made the skirt as a pareo.
    Indeed, we made a knot in the middle. The part of the knot which stands is brought in at the top of the skirt. It is what gives this tight aspect. Finally, I sewed the result.

  • How to make a mermaid costume. Mermaid Fancy Dress - Step 3
    Step 3

    Then the most important thing : the make up. She made it inspired by black swan and helped by this tutorial on youtube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UrZuhdj6Tg

    And the hairstyle is inspired by Calisi in the TVshow Game of throne : http://mimg.ugo.com/201009/58998/cuts/daenerys_288x288.jpg

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Maytag Suzanne
Maytag Suzanne · Rock Falls, Illinois, US · 21 projects
I found this (5 months after you posted) and I think it's smashing! Great job of thinking outside the box, ladies (or is it, outside the ocean?)

Smiles from Illinois, USA

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