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DIY Easy Mermaid Costume

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I love making my kids Halloween costumes. Since I take the kids to so many different Halloween events throughout the season around Orange County, my kids usually end up needing more than one costume a year. Since my daughters favorite television show is Mako Mermaids, she wanted me to make her a mermaid costume this year. I had to stop and think for a few minutes about how I would make a skirt that she could walk in, and after a trip to our local fabric store, I had figured it out.

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Originally I thought this was going to be a hard costume to make, but it ended up being one of the easiest costumes I have ever made. It required only a few materials, and I was done making it in less than a couple of hours.

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Supplies needed:

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1 Teen wire bra (you can pick the color that you want)
1 Package of store bought shells (please don’t take shells from our local beaches – they are protected)
1 Pair of gymnastic shorts
1 Glue gun
1 Glue sticks
2 Yards of shimmering fabric
1 Yard of ribbon

Directions:

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1. Use the glue gun to glue the shells onto the bra.

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2. Cut the fabric into the shape of a mermaid tail. If your fabric has a tule edge then leave a strip attached to the top of the skirt. Otherwise, sew a ribbon to the top of each side of the skirt.

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3. Have your daughter put on the bra and shorts. Then tie the mermaid tail “skirt” around her waist.

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4. Viola! You now have a perfect DIY mermaid costume.

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Happy Halloween!!

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