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Mermaid and Merman Couples Halloween Costume

A fun and stylish couples costume
Active Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Keyword: couples halloween costume, DIY mermaid costume, mermaid costume
Yield: 2 costumes
Author: Jen Pinkston

Materials

What You'll Need For the Mermaid:

  • 1 piece 8.3 in x 11.7 in metallic pink felt
  • 1 piece 8.3 in x 11.7 in metallic gold felt
  • 1 piece 8.3 in x 11.7 in light pink felt
  • iridescent pipe cleaners
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • pins
  • Tulle Sleeveless dress from Zara
  • Nude Ribbed Halter Crop Top from Forever 21
  • metallic skirt or 1 yard metallic fabric and safety pin

What You'll Need For the Mermaid Necklace and Anklet:

  • 1/2 yard gold trim
  • 1/2 yard gold string or cord
  • 3 scallop sea shells
  • 4 large flat silver sequins
  • 1/4 yard gold sequin trim
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks

What You'll Need For the Merman:

  • 2 yards gold metallic fabric
  • 1 yard iridescent fabric
  • 2 yards gold tulle
  • 3/4 yard gold trim
  • 1/4 yard gold string or thread
  • 2 large scallop sea shells Hobby Lobby
  • 2 cut spire sea shells   Hobby Lobby
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • 3 safety pins

What You'll Need For the Trident:

  • 1 3 pronged trident from Amazon
  • copper spray paint
  • 1/2 yard gold sequin trim
  • 7 large flat silver sequins
  • 2 small scallop sea shells Hobby Lobby
  • 1 cut spire sea shells   Hobby Lobby
  • iridescent pipe cleaners
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks

Instructions

  • Begin by drawing two scallop sea shells on the back of the felt about the size of your hand. Cut them out and used a glue gun to wrap the pipe cleaner along the outside edges. Place the metallic felt shells onto regular pieces of felt and glue them along the outside edges again, in order to have a softer fabric to attach to the tank. Glue gold felt onto the sea shells and then pin the final shells on to the shirt. I used a glue gun to glue the edges to the tank.

For the necklace

  • Use thin gold cord and gold string to attach sea shells with a glue gun to hang from the necklace.

For the merman cape

  • Tie the gold tulle and half of the iridescent  fabric in 2 knots on the end. Then use the ribbon to tie around one of the knots.  Tie the gold string used on the necklace onto the other knot. Using a glue gun, attach shells to the knots and the end of the ribbon. Use the gold string to connect the shells to the other knot to hold up the cape.

For the bottom half

  • Fold the gold fabric and the rest of the iridescent fabric in half and drape it on your costume partner, using a safety pin to connect it.

Trident

  • Spray paint your trident to the color of your choice. Using a glue gun, attach the shells to the fork. You can drape fork in sequin string from anklet as well.