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mermaid 4 by AmyFantasea mermaid 4 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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Gairm Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
I've only recently come to realise that for some reason mermaid images strike some kind of deep chord with me. I should probably worry about that and go into analysis, but I've decided just to enjoy the fact. It's taken real dedication to make the costumes .. and it's so unpragmatic, so 'foolish' a thing to spend time and money on .. which I think is a reason to celebrate it and rejoice.
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AmyFantasea Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you admire and respect it, because allot of people don't see it the art form that it is, not just mermaid tails, but cosplay in general. Thank you for your comment <3
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PastMisfortunes Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely stunning. The costume, the island....

I've always wanted to se the Weeki Waki mermaids. Kinda a little dream of mne. ^^
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AmyFantasea Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The keeki mermaids were always my inspiration, i hope to design for them someday.
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raine-angel Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
you look so amazing!
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