Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Sparkly Mermaid Tail Tutorial - a re-post

I don't ever re-post my old posts on this blog, but my Sparkly Mermaid Tail tutorial has been getting lots of views and comments lately, and I've been getting thank you emails from AWESOME people who have made tails for their kid's dress up box, their kid's mermaid-themed dance routines (OMG, I got an email filled with pictures and they were so awesome!) and Halloween costumes.

Since I have many new crafty readers since last fall, I thought I'd link to my SUPER easy and ridiculously cute mermaid tail tutorial for those who haven't seen it, but might be interested:


(just click the link to be magically transported to my original post)

For Halloween last year, I made a sea-junk necklace out of yarn (just a braid of about 15 pieces of yarn), fake flowers and beads, which I hot glued on, and dangly bits of left over sequin fabric and organza, which I also tied into their hair. It took about 5 minutes to make, and the girls loved them!

The girls were heavily complimented, and scored major amounts of candy (which I ate most of... shhhh... don't tell them) so the costume was definitely a success.

Now I just need to figure out what to make for Halloween this year...

xoxo,

8 comments:

Abby said...

Marisa--love it!! I'm thinking that Ashlyn's going to "decide" {with some persuasion} to be a mermaid for halloween this year :) Unless, of course, you come up with a better idea! ;)

SewSweetStitches said...

ohmygoodgravy.... I. LOVE. THIS. And so would Carly! Guess I'll have to make one for each of us. No seriously, what would you give me to make one for myself and parade [splash] around the interwebs?
We don't celebrate halloween, but we'd wear them every day for sure.

ElegantSnobbery said...

Abby - THANK YOU! :) I'm toying with the idea of making the girls little geishas, because there are the CUTEST outfits at this shop I love, and I want an excuse to buy them :)

Melissa - TOTALLY DO IT. Rock that mermaid tail and I wanna see!! Haha, so awesome :D

Pretty Things said...

They're too cute for words!

Eres said...

Thank you for sharing this tutorial. It is exactly what I've been searching the net for and it's the look/style I want. I don't have kiddos, but I love mermaids and am putting together a mermaid costume for myself,...but don't like any affordable costume tails I've seen for sale.
Thanks again for sharing!!!

Sammi C said...

I have just come across this tutorial and am gonna try it out for myself! My boyfriend and I are going as a mermaid and the gordan's fisher man. I hope this turns out great!

Marisa Hopkins said...

Yay, Sammi! I love seeing pictures so if you want to share, that would so awesome!

NessaBee Designs said...

Love this! I appreciate your thoroughness!! I can't wait to make my girls mermaid costumes! =)

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