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Glittery Mermaid Costume

Added Oct 8, 2008

by rikacb

Torrance, Califo...






This is my favorite costume I ever made. This is back when I still had dreads and I wanted to be a mermaid before they got cut off. : ( I might wear it again this year though and I rarely wear my costumes twice.

Material Notes

The pasties are cups from a white bra, which I drew on with a gold marker, and the skirt is made out of stretchy materials with a green and blue laser print layered wavy pattern sewn onto it. The top of the dress is a table accessory. The fins are out of this Barbie mesh stuff. I don’t know the spacific names to any of the materials. Sorry about that. If you do know, I would appreciate any input and I’ll add it.




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    Aug 7, 2011, 02.41 PMby rikacb

    The fabric came to me.

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    Oct 9, 2008, 09.31 PMby camilaustral

    i would be scared to wear that kind of “bra” :D i really like the costume!!

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    Oct 9, 2008, 03.29 PMby sewdelightful

    Oh, that is ingenious! I love the glittery fabric. So pretty! :) great job!

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    Oct 9, 2008, 10.48 AMby rikacb

    Thank you for the compliments. :D I didn’t have trouble finding fabric because stores were selling a lot of costume fabrics. And Yes I cut the fabric in long strips with one side being extremely wavy. The waves get smaller towards the bottom. It was a lot of work. I worked from morning to night for about 4 days. :P

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    Oct 9, 2008, 06.00 AMby jellybean

    You made a great mermaid with your hair in that style. The costume is terrific and looks like it was a lot of work. Are the scales made from wavy layers of the blue and green material?

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    Oct 9, 2008, 02.30 AMby nikkishell

    Fabulous!! My little girl has a mermaid outfit and loves it.

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    Oct 9, 2008, 12.58 AMby justmica

    Hehe, good costume!! Interesting… Did you have troubles whit finding fabric?

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