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Realistic Mermaid Costumes

Realistic Mermaid Costumes

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Realistic mermaid costumes don't have to be expensive or difficult to find. There are several options for putting together an attractive mermaid outfit. Have fun with yours!

Long Sheath Dress

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A simple, full-length sheath in a light blue or green shade can be the focal point of a realistic mermaid costume.

Flirty Ruffled Skirt

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A flirty layered skirt with ruffles is a practical mermaid dress-up idea, making it possible for you to walk - or even swim - while wearing your costume. You can add an optional tail, for an even more realistic image when mobility isn't a primary concern.

Homemade Costumes

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When you sew your own costumes, it's possible to add many interesting touches and decorative features to even the most simple of patterns.

Create a Tail Train

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A "train" is a great way to have a realistic mermaid tail while still maintaining a costume design that makes it easy to move around and enjoy yourself.

Accessorize with Shells

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For a realistic touch, wear jewelry and other accessories crafted from natural shells.

Mermaid Wig

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A long flowing wig that combines natural hair color with a blue shade reminiscent of the ocean adds a lovely touch to any mermaid outfit.

More Mermaid Costume Ideas

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