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Reiko
04-06-2003, 02:33 PM
I'm making Ariel for fun and dont know....

okay a couple quesions...for Ariels Tail...should I make it straight or make it so it looks naturally curved?....any material suggestions?

Michi
04-06-2003, 02:39 PM
I haven't made a mermaid costume yet, but I was planning one so I was messing with ideas. Yaya's Madoka mermaid costume is one way.. (at angelicstar.net). I was thinking of maybe making a form fitting dress, and then right at the feet making it curve around to block my feet, but look like a tail.. ^^; if that doesn't make sense, I can sketch some stuff in Photoshop for ya.

Reiko
04-06-2003, 02:39 PM
sure can you please?

Michi
04-06-2003, 02:45 PM
Actually, I can just attach this sketch instead of trying to edit it. ^^; Yaya made her tail go in front of her feet, but you could also take the idea of this mermaid's pose (Irenes from Chrono Cross). Stick your feet through the bottom with enough stuff in front that you can't see, and have the tail in the back, like there.. or imagine if it dropped in front of your feet and you were able to curl it behind you? I think that'd be easier to walk in... Maybe. Or put really big fin things on your shoes. ^_~ and make people carry you!

Reiko
04-07-2003, 01:23 PM
Thanks Michi!! *hugs*

MordSith
04-10-2003, 02:01 PM
either way, doesn't seem like you'll be able to MOVE in it..

Ginny
04-10-2003, 02:49 PM
Hahaha moving in a mermaid costume. *laugh* In my Flamshe costume, I could kinda shuffle real slow. *laugh* But her tail portion is a lot different then your typical mermaid fin tail.

Good luck with it!

Ginger Catgirl
04-10-2003, 02:56 PM
you should just hire a sedan chair, and decorate it with seashells, and get a few friens to carry it for you....... j/k!

Reiko
04-10-2003, 03:55 PM
you know I was thinking that I could like get a shopping cart and sit in it while people push me around

otakutre
04-15-2003, 06:48 PM
You could try putting a slit up the back and insisting that photos be taken only from the front. That way you may be able to walk a little more and even (*gasp*) do stairs.

Michi
04-15-2003, 06:51 PM
Girls can walk in tight dresses, right? ^^; I think you'll be okay as long as you take it slow, Reiko, or convince someone to carry you.

If I ever get around to my mermaid costume, two friends have offered to carry me places. XD

Reiko
04-15-2003, 06:53 PM
LOL *gasp* I dont know if i'm ready for stairs LOL they might be to advanced... lol I still think the shopping cart . lol and decorate it with sea shells and stuff


lol sure I can walk in tight dresses since I am a girl you know

Kurenai
04-15-2003, 08:18 PM
I'm making mine sort of like a dress, with flowy fins ^_^ I think you'll be able to move if you wear heels that are covered

BayushiKachiko
04-17-2003, 02:31 PM
*nods* If you make some additional flowy fins, you could add that slit up the back...also, maybe if you used a REAL stretchy material, like bathing suit type material, that could allow for movement too. ^_^

MonoyashaJLA
04-18-2003, 03:21 PM
Yah, Swim suit material would work the best, then she could easily walk and still have the fish fin shape, she could even wear it in the pool......Hi, I'm one of Reikos friends that will be carrying her around if she can create this costume for Otakon ;)

Reiko
04-18-2003, 03:28 PM
lol I just might do it for may 3rd lol

yunaffx2
04-25-2003, 06:56 PM
i have an idea for her tail....wire...?

rae259
06-09-2003, 06:32 PM
hi im young so i know this area. i was a mermaid in kindergarden and my fin was split down the sides like a skirt at the end and made it look like 4fins. 2 in front and 2 in back . funny, but thats allt he ideas i have for now.

RedPikachu
06-10-2003, 07:56 PM
http://angelicstar.net/cos-images/madoka/madoka9.jpg

does that help at all?

Reiko
06-10-2003, 10:09 PM
hehe yeah thanks ..

lol that link was already posted thanks guys..I got the material...hehe maybe I can sew it... *sigh* this is really hard...