As summer fades into fall, pools close, and a cold chill breezes in from the ocean, mermaid dreams can be forgotten. With mermaid costumes, however, you can celebrate Halloween as one of the mystical mermaids of the sea, all while celebrating the balmy days of summer.
Ariel from The Little Mermaid is, of course, the most popular mermaid. Disney recently released The Little Mermaid on Blu-Ray with special features known as the Diamond Edition. The Diamond Edition includes making-of special features, including a character that didn’t make it into the final cut of the movie.
Ariel isn’t the only mermaid, though. Mermaids appear in other fantastical series such as Peter Pan, C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
Legends of the Mermaid
A mermaid is a human with the tail of a fish, an aquatic, legendary creature that lives in the ocean. In much folklore, they are connected with sirens, beautiful women whose songs would drive sailors to crash their ships on the shore. The sirens then dragged the men into the depths and drowned them.
While mermaids may be ethereal and beautiful creatures in such stories as The Little Mermaid, they can also be a scary Halloween costume. Mix a mermaid costume with legends of the past to create something that will spook as well as intrigue.
The clip is part of Animal Planet’s “documentary” Mermaids: The Body Found. While the mermaids are computer animated, the film does include cultural tales of mermaids as well as historical accounts of sightings.
Top 5 Mermaid Costumes
Mermaid costumes are a popular seller, and these are the top 5 mermaid costumes.
1 – Pink Mermaid Kids Costume
This kids mermaid costume is popular due to its bright pink coloring, long mermaid tail for kids, and colorful fin design.
2 – Blue Magical Mermaid Kids Costume
This shiny, sparkly blue mermaid costume for kids has long, flowing sleeves designed after the currents of the ocean. The fin and bodice has a beautiful undersea pattern.
3 – Magical Mermaid Kids Costume
Just like The Little Mermaid, this magical mermaid costume has purple shell top and green, shimmer fins. Includes a seashell headpiece for extra adornment.
4 – Elite Mermaid Costume
This sexy mermaid costume hugs the body with a corset top and pencil skirt that flares out at the feet like a mermaid tail. The stretch knit top, sequin skirt, and organza fin is complemented by the shimmering head piece.
5 – Sea Worthy Sexy Mermaid Costume
Another sexy theme, this adult mermaid costume will stand out in golds and blues. Metallic fabric catches attention and complements the fishnet skirt, while the jeweled tiara crowns the wearer as princess of the sea.
Mermaids are a popular theme for coastal towns, birthdays, and Halloween. If attending a party as a mermaid this year, make sure to bring little delicacies from the sea as a gift. By spreading a thick dollop of icing between two beige cookies and garnishing with a white gumball, you can create little clam cookies.
Mermaid costumes are also great for couples costumes. Make hubby a pirate or a sailor to match your mermaid ways.
Have you ever had a mermaid party before? Let us know some other mermaid party ideas in the comments.