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The mermaid by AmyFantasea The mermaid by AmyFantasea
My first self made mermaid tail!

My latest big project after Avatar, took me a whole year to plan and 2 months to construct.

Here is the story:

When i was a little girl my parents took me to see live mermaids at Weeki Watchi Springs in Florida. I was so enchanted that since then i was obsessed with wanting to be a mermaid. Over the years i "grew out" of the dream thinking it was not possible until i came upon a blog called MerNetwork.com.
Its a comunity of mermaids and fans like me! There i learned how easy it actually was to make a realistic tail.

So i began saving up, the whole project cost me around $500.00.
The tail is linned with neoprene (dive suit fabric) and has an exterior skin made of special fx grade rubber latex. Inside the fluke is a large monofin that helps me swim with somewhat ease.

The shoot was done at a small island called Culebra off the coast of Puerto Rico.

I am the model and designer of the entire costume, it was all made by me.
Photos taken by Romualdo Fraticelli

Any questions feel free to ask <3

Enjoy!

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fishofglass Featured By Owner 3 days ago
good work!
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AmyFantasea Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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ToniTails Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
it's gorgeous!
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AmyFantasea Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :D
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Ciillk Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
can it be used like stock image?
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AmyFantasea Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure
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ThePinkRoseOfTexas Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
I'm glad you got to realize your dream after all...Your mermaid outfit looks very pretty.
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cookiebaby722 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lovely! pat yourself on your back! you did an awesome job! :)
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JaMs-Yy Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Student Filmographer
Really lovely!

I was also wondering did you made the tail by yourself.. ?
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JaMs-Yy Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Student Filmographer
Oh, haha you made it by yourself nicee ^^ what kind of fabric did you use may I ask :3
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