The mermaid is one of the most mysterious and fascinating
sea creatures ever. Often described as a beautiful siren that lures even the most
cold-hearted of men, this mythical creature’s appearance has become one of the
most popular costumes around.
It is not really hard to create a mermaid
costume, although this tutorial requires one to prepare the costume
immediately before going to the party.
Things you will need:
- Colorful bra or bikini top
- Hot glue
- Silk flowers
- Shimmery blue or blue
- Needle and thread
- Face and body
- Long wig
- Blue green eye makeup
Step 1: The top
part of the costume should be easy enough to find. All you need is a bra or
bikini top in eye-catching color. Make the top more striking by putting
additional decorations all over it. You can use silk flowers and seashells,
which you will glue on the fabric.
Step 2: For the
fishtail, you will need several yards of shimmering fabric. Blue green fabric
will work best for this purpose. Wrap the fabric around the lower part of your
body, starting from just above the knees and going upwards.
The material should be wrapped around the legs as tight as
possible. Overlap the fabric as you wrap your hips and waist. Twist the end of
the fabric at the waist and tuck into your back.
Step 3: To create
the end of the tail, get another piece of the shimmering fabric and do a
basting stitch at the top. This will make the fabric gather. Sew this fabric to
the bottom of the first material you did earlier. Attach above the knees by
sewing using a basting stitch.
Step 4: Mermaids
are usually green-eyed and have very long red hair, which matches the lovely
shade of their eyes. If you happen to have long, red hair, all you need is to
comb it straight and put flowers or seashell on the strands.
If you have a different hair color, you can dye your
temporarily with red hair color. Another option is to rent a wig with the same shade.
If you don’t have green eyes, simply wear green contact
Step 5: Mermaids
don't really wear makeup, but if you want to look extra lovely for your party,
you can wear blue green eyeshadow to bring out the color of your peepers. Coat
your lashes with generous amounts of black mascara then curl.
To make you look like as if you just stepped out of the sea,
put some blue or green glitter on your face and body. Make sure that your application
Step 6: Make the
outfit look prettier by putting on accessories. You can wear Hawaiian lei
around your neck or wear a necklace made of seashells. Wear matching earrings
and bracelets if necessary.
You can use additional accessories, like a golden comb.
According to legend, mermaids use gold comb for their hair. If you want to go
all out, borrow a harp and bring it with you to the party.