BERNINA Halloween 2011 ~ Whimsical Mermaid

Added Oct 23, 2011

by snowkat514

La Jolla, Califo...

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“Whimsical Mermaid”….my costume for Halloween 2011, I’ve always wanted to dress up as a mermaid. I love Halloween for all the endless possibilities of costumes & accessories that I can make. You can never be too old for it. Thanks for checking out my costume & hope you like it :)

I used a sewing machine to make the base skirt & fin. I hand sewn 300+ individual “fish scales” into the skirt. I made a faux felt seashell bra attached to a nude top & embellished it with iridescent & crystal sequins, all handsewn individually as well & I put in strings of pearls onto the seashell bra. And of course you cannot be a mermaid without a mermaid crown so I handcrafted (with some wire works on the beads & pearls all around the crown) a mermaid crown with real seashells (sugar starfish, puka shells, turitellas & various natural seashells), crystal beads & faux pearls.

Photography: by my husband :)
Location: Windansea Beach, La Jolla CA
Styling by me

Material Notes

knit jersey
lame
organza
felt
sequins
satin
faux pearls
seashells
crystal beads

Difficulty

Advanced

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Costume
Style
Beach, Romantic

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    Oct 27, 2011, 01.32 AMby calicocouture

    Beautiful work! Those “scales” must have taken forever to cut out. I voted for you :)

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    Oct 25, 2011, 06.32 PMby snowkat514

    Hi everyone!!! If you’d like to vote for my costume, below is the direct link to my costume page in the Bernina Halloween 2011 Costume Contest Gallery . This will help you access my costume page quicker since there’s 248 costume entries : )

    http://www.burdastyle.com/gallery/275?page=202

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    Oct 23, 2011, 01.11 PMby puffling

    Yes, I vote for this one too!

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    Oct 23, 2011, 11.27 AMby dottty

    Thats the best costume I have seen so far jj:)x

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