Mermaid fancy dress is a popular costume choice for women and girls and can fit in to a disney fancy dress theme. Let’s take a look at the different mermaid costumes available and some examples of people in costume.
How to make a mermaid fancy dress?
The most important part of a mermaid outfit has to be the tail. As we all know a mermaid has the body of a woman but legs of a fish. It would be a little bit awkward to hobble/hop around a party with the legs of a fish so usually in this fancy dress costume a skirt is used for the legs. In order to make if suitably fish like it extends right down to the feet and opens with a sash in the middle. Often there is a veil accompanying the skirt to give it an underwater effect.
For the top there are different option. Some of the mermaid costumes are available with a full length dress where the skirt is fitted to the top. Others feature a bikini top. You have to decide which is the best look for you.
Ariel Fancy Dress
Another take on this costume is to try and base it on the character Ariel from The Little Mermaid. To do this you should take a normal mermaid costume but add a long flowing orange wig and a purple bikini top.