Top 50 Blogs
for Fashion Sewers

Subscribe to our FREE email newsletter and get the Top 50 Best Bloggers for Sewing Enthusiasts.

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.




9 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • 81923750d24520e24ee23ffca263d90087abc2d7_large

    Oct 22, 2008, 01.22 AMby irinaindirablogspotcom


  • 1_large

    Oct 20, 2008, 02.38 PMby ashchaser

    this is absolutely fabulous and your daughter is so cute!

  • 9ed4dd1a110655fe0f10c449eb3c3feaf70ba0c4_large

    Oct 19, 2008, 07.54 AMby maldrich

    Such a fantastic recycle project!

  • 271b6230d7f4cd766994d54d0c1222933059364a_large

    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!

  • Profilbild_mini_large

    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 :)

  • Scan0001_large

    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!!

  • Missing

    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!

  • 5f0010d836194c59428e8aa02e11e41d462f58e9_large

    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

  • Img_0333_large

    Oct 18, 2008, 09.07 PMby sew4my3

    What a lovely “water fairy mermaid”!

    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post

Add to Favorites no one added it