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Recycled 'water fairy mermaid' costume

Added Oct 18, 2008

by kittyriver

East Aurora, Non...






My 5 year old wanted to be a ‘water fairy mermaid’ for Halloween this year. I asked her to draw me a picture of what it should look like and went from there. This costume is one piece with a belt (came with one of the dressses). Zipper up the back, used almost every bit of both dresses to get it ‘flowy’ enough for her.

Material Notes

2 thrifted evening dresses, duct tape double of the child, glitter, glue, and rhinestones.




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    Oct 22, 2008, 01.22 AMby irinaindirablogspotcom


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    Oct 20, 2008, 02.38 PMby ashchaser

    this is absolutely fabulous and your daughter is so cute!

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    Oct 19, 2008, 07.54 AMby maldrich

    Such a fantastic recycle project!

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    Oct 19, 2008, 03.46 AMby ghainskom

    No wonder your daughter looks thrilled, this costume is beautiful! And maybe after Halloween you could re-recycle it!

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    Oct 19, 2008, 03.40 AMby polychromatin

    Oh my god, it looks so beautiful! The color is great and you did a great job! I just thought this creation is a nice ball gown for a women, but it’s your daughter! Looks like a lady :)

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    Oct 19, 2008, 02.10 AMby mjb14

    Wow – that is gorgeous. I have a few girls here that would adore that dress, as would any little girl I think. Your a good Mum for going along with the whole “Water Fairy Mermaid” thing!!

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    Oct 18, 2008, 10.50 PMby ricespice

    i like your interpretation of the fins. i thought about making my baby a mermaid for halloween and couldn’t really come up with a good idea on how to do the fins. it’s a really cool costume! good job!

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    Oct 18, 2008, 09.12 PMby sasha-m

    she is going to be the most stylish trick or treater on the block, kudos =D u did a great job

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    Oct 18, 2008, 09.07 PMby sew4my3

    What a lovely “water fairy mermaid”!

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