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Mermaid Magic: DIY Halloween Costume

MERMAID MAGIC! Let’s talk Halloween costumes (again), because this DIY mermaid idea will make the inner-Ariel in you swooooooon.

Every costume starts with a little glam session. Mermaids need super chic gills, right?! Below, I shared a step-by-step makeup guide for creating the most magical mermaid look. Hint: Use an old pair of fishnets to create the perfect fish-like face. Plus, you can use any color palette you’d like, from purples, to blues, to hues of green.

As for the costume itself, an alternative to the ol’ tail and seashells is a metallic bodysuit. It’s way easier to wear around all night, while still staying true to the costume’s theme. Pair your look with stacked jewels and a homemade headband…

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To create your headpiece, start with an elastic headband [you can find one at Forever 21]. Hot glue a handful of small glass marbles (the ones you’d use to fill a flower vase) on one end, alongside a small piece of netting material.

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Bodysuit: American Apparel | Rings: Forever 21 | Beaded Bracelets: Similar Here | Cuff: Similare Here + Here | Gold Headband: Forever 21 | Marble beads: Overstock

Photos by Annie Shak | Makeup by Taary Moy of The Glam App