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mermaid 5 by AmyFantasea mermaid 5 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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:iconraine-angel:
raine-angel Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
it's so crazy, I am just so proud of you, watching you develop and do all these amazing things!
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:iconamyfantasea:
AmyFantasea Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D thankies !
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toberkitty Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! You did a great job.
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:iconamyfantasea:
AmyFantasea Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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MarineSo Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Beautiful !
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