How do I make a swimmable, good, and realistic mermaid tail? I need help and fast!?

August 31, 2010

I need to make a mermaid tail that looks realistic, but is cheap. I really need help, because it kind of needs to look like the ones used in h2o. And it needs to be able to be swam in. Any help?

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*CeLiNe~FrEnChAdO*

why???

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Poop Particles

Kill a mermaid.
or use paper mache.

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babygirldlls

buy one at party city or any costume shop. but if you want to make it, here is a website that will show you step by step.

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1053606/how_to_make_a_mermaid_tail/

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Sassy

Use the same fabrics that would be used to make a diving suit or swim suit, then shape it into a mermaid tail.

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pongo

1) find lightweight swimsuit material and wispy thin material
2) Get you hip measurement
3) Cut material in a V or a mermaid shape-leave room for the feet at the bottom.Sew the two sides together and make the fin at the bottom with a different material
4) Use sequins, shiny fabric, waterproof paints, waterproof glitter, or anything else to make it look real.
5) When wearing it, try to make it blend into your skin like in h2o(love that btw) . Make extra scales with fabric and use sticker paper or double sided tape to stick to yourself near the top of you waist.

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♥Momo♥

make one out of plastic?/-:

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I &hearts Football

make a rubber skirt thats kinda loose but ends at the ankles and attatch flowy sparkly fabric so your feet are free to stand add a zipper so it easy to get out of

( it can double as a coverup for swim suit)

or

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNSu2jzLdaM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/eelaboratawesomeness/2586017248/

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christi

ok, go to ur local fabric store, pick up a few yards of synthetic, quilt-like fabric in w/e color/pattern u want the tail to be. then wrap it around ur waist to ur feet and have someone mark where to cut it. cut it, sew it. then, cut an end-of-tail, fin like shape out of the fabric and sew it to the bottom. TADA!

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gannonfodder

murder flipper and use the lower half

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Lemon Pie

go to good will or the salvation army and get some old swim suits and piece them together, then add sequins

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I'm naked

Work out a way that you can do or have done to you, a cheesecloth and latex rubber mold of your lower half while wearing swim fins and try to model the swim fins into a fish tail.

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Curious G

Diu

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bob

internet

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Nash H

you might want to use something like a small sleeping-bag and stitch it to the outline of human size legs, and from there cut off the access. Then after that you might want to laminate or cover the exterior completely with plastic and decorate from there. hope i helped:P

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Jacinta

Im thinking a long pvc skirt With embellishment added or cutting and gluing thick waste bags together to form the shape then decorate with waterproof product a fabric shop must have fluid like material i ve saw some before it was also holographic fab.

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elynoelle

merge your dna with a fish, woowoo!

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peasant088

Peel real fish skin preferably shark skin and shape it into whatever size and fish tail shape you want it to be.

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albookristinaa<3

try a party store
or go on youtube and search for a vid.

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naaynaay15

try using a hard plastic for (like a tote) and shape it tu a tail and get some of that bathing suit material (or plastic if u want) and cover it. its light and should work.
I hope u find something that works!

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Chanel

Its just an idea but you take a bunch of shiny swim suits and you cut them up into scale shapes . Then sew them all together into a tail like shape .

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Mr. P

Try a good pair of diving flippers – and food grade plastic film wrap.

If you add layers of coloured gauze (taffita) in between the plastic film, it should give the right colours.

However – walking and swimming with a fish tail – are next to impossible, so you may have to make trousers – with large outsides, that when you have your legs together – look like one tail, but you can still walk in them. So maybe stretchy thick trousers – with the taffita and plastic sewn on the outsides only, and flippers on your feet.

You could always use fabric dyes and paints on dancewear ? – then add the fish scale effects ?

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Jason K

?? the fuck? haha

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Eddie The Man

wow, ask god to remake ur body to a mermaid, haha

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Sarak00

You have to google it, good luck.

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Sam

coat two flippers in colored plastic wrap and shape to size

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!!!volleyball!!!

okay get a big piece of paper and get glitter and make it Look like scales then get blue Syrian wrap and put it over so it doesn’t get wet and then wear those little blue fins that look like frog feet/a mermaid tail

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Me .

since your gonna get nothing but stupid answers, heres what your do:

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peggy m

Plastic jugs can be cut into the shape of ‘scales’ (colored with permanent marker, although chlorine will strip the pigment) and sewed in layers on a a very light weight fabric you sew into the shape of your tail.

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skyee

omgg. look up how they did it in aquamarine..

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wetwinz120

hmmm

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Amy

use some bendy wood, paper mache, and paint. with the water seal to protect it. Or look for one at a costume store.

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JackN

Take a pair of flippers that you can find in any dive shop, as for snorkeling.

Put them side by side just like they are on your feet.

Fuse them together side by side with a mat or bag, which you will weave using blue polypropylene rope. Polypropylene rope floats, and has very low friction with regard to water flow. It also melts at low heat, like the temperature produced by a $ 8.00 propane torch. Wal-Mart has those. The trick will be getting skilled at tying, weaving and fusing with the flame, without setting it on fire.

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Dark Prophet

A garbage bag with foot holes. But you’re not going to be able to swim in it with your legs like that, so really, for safety reasons, I’d say fuck it and not make anything.

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Bart

get some swim fins glue/fasten them together paint to match color desired

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siennastunda

http://www.themertailor.com
http://www.merfolk.com

i’m looking for the same thing. I read in AquaMarine interview, it took 3 hours for the girl to GET INTO the tail!! But i’m still getting it lol. i’m getting the blue one with the monofin. It’s a lot, but Christmas is comin’…

Please choose me as best answer
Isnt this bunny cuuuuuute?? it says e for some reason lol

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rainman

why a mermaid, why not sponge bob?

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