As I may have mentioned, I’m working on a mermaid costume for Aurora for Halloween. Ariel to be specific. Not that I want to be specific…but you know she does. I’m not getting too much leeway on this one. I didn’t make the seashells facing the right direction and I’m still not sure she’s willing to wear it this way. J
But I’m trying to add a little creativity in here and there. And these are a few of the little details to it.
First there are the slippers. I have been informed that “mermaids don’t have feet” but she has to wear something on hers, right?
So her feet and legs are turquoise to look like water. And, I wanted to make them a little sparkly and sweet so I used the Ballet Slippers pattern from Favorite Things. Other than the material I choose not being ideal, they came out great.
(You’ll have to pardon my pictures, but it *gasp* snowed here today. I mean really, it’s not like I live in Northern Vermont…anyway I didn’t feel like bustin' out the tripod, so flash it is.)
Next up is a starfish hair accessory. This took some convincing. Luckily I was able to show her pictures of Ariel at Disney World where she had one in her hair.
And finally, a sea turtle necklace. She still says she’s not wearing this. We’ll see who wins that one…
The costume is almost complete, except for a little cape I needed to make in an attempt to keep her warm in her school parade. Really? Snow in October? Come on…