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Mermaid Costuming

I was a mermaid for Halloween back in like '97, but I want to do it again and make it way better and of course 20 times fancier and more elaborate! I think I prefer a non-traditional color scheme and if there's any way to make it '20s-inspired I'm definitely interested.

Mermaid Costuming

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Mermaid dress with scale or butterfly decoration effect


fantasy costume inspiration.

An otherworldly mermaid effect on Frida Gustavsson in “Jewel in the Crown” US Vogue May 2012 is conjured with a shell-encrusted full-length dress and hand jewelry by Alexander McQueen. Coral headpiece was created by Julien d’Ys. Photographed by Tim Walker and Styled by Phyllis Posnick.

things that look like things: Under the sea

1950's Rose Marie Reid Green Lurex Mermaid Swimsuit Playsuit with Scalloped Hem | eBay

Mermaid Liberace

Like the scales on this mermaid costume.

Kidnapped Mermaid Costume

Mermaid Costume. The scales are fun

Mermaid crown

Blue Abalone shell mermaid top. $125.00, via Etsy.

The Blonds Spring/Summer 2013, New York Fashion Week


or a mermaid

A Cher Mermaid Costume from "Mermaids."

A closeup of last year's mermaid crown

tim walker @Kellie Dolzynski

Sirens of New Orleans

For the makeup, I just used my usual foundation, blush {but a lil more than normal} and nude lip gloss. I chose teal eyeshadow with a midnight blue for my crease and a navy blue eyeliner. For the scales I primed the side of my face with Urban Decay Primer Potion and slipped a pair of fishnet pantyhose over my head. Using the midnight blue shadow, I stippled the shadow on with a flat topped eyeshadow brush. Then I layered blues and greens over it with the same stippling technique and lastly ad...


Mermaid Couture

“Wire and sea glass bodice, fit for a mermaid or water nymph. By Diana Dias Leao”

Allison Williams. I like the structure of the top here.

Great colors.