This is probably one of the most brilliant Halloween costumes that I've ever seen and I wish I had thought of it but helas, the very clever author of the blog Mod Mischief has come up with it before me. Thanks to the wonderful internet, I was able to use her fabulous instructions to make a version for the Halloween segment of the Marie show. It's a great trompe d'oeil isn't it?
|Oh no! Let me go!|
|My model on the Marie show.|
This is my short-cut version of the costume...
|Freehand sewed mermaid tail on two layers of shiny fabric.|
|Give your patient assistant the Hollowfill and let him ponder stuffing the tail.|
|Finally he gets his turn!|
|Make a cast of your body with duct tape and stuff cut up back to free yourself. Stuff with Hollowfill and add two sticks. add a foam head to the neck. You will also have to add straps to the chest so you can wear it on your back.|
|Get a foam cooler and hollow out middle so you can fit inside.|
|Bejewel chest with Madi Gras beads, jewels, and shells. Hot glue works great for this.|
|Put your own long sweater and scarves on the pirate(this is the genius of making his body, a cast of yours), sew on hook and add mask, a pirate hat, hook and glove. Wear a scallop shell bra, your own pants and boots. Voila!|