This year I decided to be a mermaid for Halloween. Many of the mermaid costumes at the store show off the mid-drift area. I was really inspired by Kim Kardashian’s high- waisted mermaid skirt. She slayed it with this costume.
Materials for the Skirt
Mermaid scales fabric. I bought 1.5 yards from JoAnn Fabric
Old maxi skirt or body con skirt to use as a guide (optional)
needle and thread
Sheer fabric/ tulle for the fin. I bought 2.5 yards
Materials for the Top
2 large shells. I bought mine as a seashell bra from the Dollar Store
Base for a top- tank top, crop top, bra, or swimsuit top. Whatever you choose
Directions for Skirt:
- If using an old maxi skirt as a guide, you can leave the skirt long or do what I did, which was cut the skirt to my knees.
- Next, pin the fabric onto the skirt.
- Once your fabric is secure, glue the fabric onto the top of the skirt by using fabric glue
- For extra support, sew the top of the top of the skirt. Making sure the mermaid fabric and skirt are properly attached.
- Cut away excess fabric. I cut mine two inches below my knees.
- Cut the fabric you have chosen for the fin into 6-12 inch sections
- Pin the fin fabric to the skirt. Making a “V” shape at the bottom of the skirt. I put more in the front to give it that full effect.
- Glue fin fabric to skirt
Body of the skirt. Cut below knees
If you don’t want to make your own skirt but still want to have a maxi skirt with a mermaid vibe you can buy this beautiful one from Windsor. FYI it is $39.90.
Mermaid skirt from Windsor here
Directions for the Top
This is more about your own personal preference. But this is how I made mine.
- Glue your two big shells over tank top
- Organize gems and sequences around the top
- Glue the gems and sequences on using fabric glue or a hot glue gun
- Viola! You have a classy mermaid costume
“Always be yourself….unless you can be a mermaid..then be a mermaid.”