I’m so excited October is here and I’ve just finished up this year’s costume. I’m dressing up as a Mermaid and have had so much fun creating my own mermaid bra and costume accessories.
I haven’t been this eager for Halloween since I created my flaming circus ring for my Circus Ring Master costume.
Here’s how I created a custom mermaid costume for Halloween & saved money!
There are so many amazing mermaid tail skirts on Etsy but they’re more than I wanted to spend.
I found one on Amazon that was reasonable priced ($40) and had good reviews but it didn’t qualify for Amazon Prime free 2-Day shipping. So it was really $47. Boo!
Here’s how I got the same skirt for only $29.30 (including shipping).
I got this amazing bra on sale at Victoria’s Secret (The Date Pushup Bra). I was so excited to get started I didn’t get a picture of the plain bra. Here it is half embellished:
Then, I got these embellishments at Michaels and Hobby Lobby and hot glued them on:
- Shells (Michaels)
- Pearl Border Stickers (Michaels)
- Strung Bead Shells (Michaels) I used a total of 8 strands.
- Dimensional Shell Stickers (Hobby Lobby)
- Starfish Bracelet (Hobby Lobby)
- Rhinestones (I already had those)
Here’s how it came out:
Mermaid Hair Accessories
For hair accessories, I used:
- 6 bobby pins (had on hand)
- 6 shells (Michaels – extra ones from bra)
- 1 Rhinestone Starfish (Hobby Lobby)
- 1 Alligator Hair Clip (Hobby Lobby)
I glued some leftover shells to some bobby pins – an idea I got from Pinterest.
I also hot glued a starfish to a hair clip.
All I had to do was add a chain to this coral reef charm (both from Hobby Lobby) to create the perfect necklace:
Now I just have to wait a couple more weeks and I can get all dolled up with my mermaid Bellami hair extensions & I’ll be ready to go!
Here I am on Halloween:
Mermaid Braid with Shells: