I’m so excited for Halloween night. I have always been a lover of the dark.
I remember back in the Philippines, we used to celebrate October 31 with a small Halloween party and binge-watch horror shows with my cousins.
Anyway, back to my DIY Mermaid costume. Since I’m too lazy to look for a costume, I asked my closet to give me an idea. I hit the jackpot when I saw the pink top and green skirt that I haven’t used for a long time. Halloween doesn’t necessarily mean you need to dress scary as F, so I told myself, if I can be a mermaid for a day, then I’ll be a mermaid.
Light blue, pink and violet felt paper
Glue stick and glue gun
Light blue cardstock
Pink and blue thread
I made a sea shell template (the size of my bra cup) using a piece of paper, traced it onto the back of the violet felt paper and cut. You can find a lot of sea shell patterns on the web. I stitched the felt on my pink top, 3 to 4 cm apart. The less you stitch, the easier you can remove it later.
I also made a half moon pattern (for the scales) and use it to trace and cut the light blue, violet and pink felts. I arranged the felts into an inverted triangle and attached them using hot glue. I drew a fish tail on the back of the light blue cardstock and cut it. I then glued it on the tip of the felt. I stitched the fish scales onto the green skirt about 2 or 3 to 4 cm apart. I left the fish tail hang freely.
As an added touch, I wore a pearl necklace to emphasize my Mermaid-y costume.
What’s your costume this Halloween?0