Mermaid Tail – Finished! (almost)

As you all may know, I’ve been working on trying to finish my mermaid tail for a costume contest (deadline was yesterday). I finished it enough for a photoshoot! I still have to go through and put some finishing touches on it before swimming in it (such as actually making a waistband – I used a bit of fishnet as a belt to hide my unfinished waistline).

We managed to get out to a local swimming hole/park to take some photos – it was cloudy and raining, but it turns out that it was the perfect lighting! I also learned a few things about photoshoots in full mermaid costume – there were edges of towels peeking out and I positioned my fluke ends funny a few times, but I think all the shots were phenomenal anyways!

Now, without any further ado, mermaid picspam!

 

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Walter Girl Hair

I chopped my hair off. No, seriously, I cut it all off. Why, you ask, after over a year of growing it out, did I cut it off? Mostly because it was so damaged at the ends (before growing it out I had layered bleachings and dyes). It was frizzy and impossible to manage most of the time. For “mermaid training” I have to be in the pool, and chlorine just turned my hair to mush. So, for posterity, here’s a little photo documentation for you.

Here’s the “before” picture…

Before haircut

Notice the straw-like ends.

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Morticia Gipsy Dharma Boots 2

Gipsy Dharma Goodness!

My good friend Morticia Mermaid got a present from her man last week – some of the coveted Gipsy Dharma boots! She let me try on a pair, though I didn’t lace them to fit, so no pics of me wearing them. Instead, here’s a couple of Morticia instead!

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She got several pairs in different colors, but I think the black is her favorite! <3

Morticia Gipsy Dharma Boots

I really like how adjustable they are! You lace up the various panels to fit your legs! :) Just feast your eyes on that skin-tight, buttery-soft elfen goodness!

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And since they have a zipper, once you have all the laces adjusted, putting on and removing them is so quick!

Gipsy Dharma runs regular contests/giveaways on their Facebook, and make sure to check out all of their beautiful offerings at WWW.GIPSYDHARMA.COM!

I’m not dead!

…Just busy busy busy. I’m working on a lot of costumes and things. Big costume photodump coming soon, I should think. I’ve been sick, so the going has been slow.

I’m finishing up my mermaid top, and thus will be putting together the full tutorial as well. (Step-by-step progress can be seen here: http://mernetwork.com/index/showthread.php?5944-Miyu-s-first-shell-top!-Pic-heavy-Mini-tutorial)

I’m also finishing up one stretch velvet mermaid tail – all the pieces are cut, I’m making veining on the fins, and will be sewing the whole thing together shortly, as well as adding a few sequin “scale” patches.

I’m going to cut out the pieces for my wild-scale-print spandex tail soon as well, when I’m finished with the top. Thankfully I have a fake monofin made out of cardboard, coat hangers, and duct tape – I’m still dreaming of my own actual monofin as hard as I possibly can! :P I traced my friend’s Hydra monofin because I discovered I really like that monofin.

Also, finishing up my first cloak. Of course I’m ambitious and it’s a fancy cloak, I drafted the pattern based on Galadriel’s big fancy cloak from Lord of the Rings :D

Clockwork Doll Project in the works! Plus my store!

Hi there everyone! After Captain Robert of Abney Park posted on his Facebook about how he doesn’t see enough Neobedouins and Clockwork Dolls at Steampunk events, I decided to get cracking on finishing my Steampunk wardrobes… which are exactly those two types of characters!

Clockwork Doll – art by MANDEM – featured in the works of Abney Park

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Fashionable fairy tale cosplays could pass as adorable dresses

Moonlight Miyu:

So many cute looks! I could totally see myself wearing all of these, but most especially the Ugly Duckling outfit – so gorgeous!

Originally posted on RocketNews24:

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The mail order fashion brand, haco., has just released its second line of fairy tale inspired fashion items.  They call these items cosplay, but not in the way that most Westerners might expect. Rather than recreate the characters from fairy tales as they would appear in real life, fashion designers asked themselves what these classic icons might wear if they were actually young human girls. The results are absolutely adorable.

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