Halloween is literally around the corner. Unbelievable!
If you’re anything like me, you’ve been procrastinating with the kids costumes all month. And like all good procrastinators know, it usually hits you like a ton of bricks that you have less than 48 hours to come up with, or buy, something. I’ve been guilty of running around the night before and spending a small fortune on costumes and accessories. This year, with 3 kids who are requesting more and more technology-type gifts from Santa, I think I’ll be saving my money for Christmas.
Luckily, my girls are still young and very much into the princess stage which means I can get away with simpler style costumes. I’ve learned that as long as it’s puffy, shiny and has some sort of pink or purple color, it’s deemed “princess”.
This year both of my princesses have requested mermaid costumes after their idol, Ariel the Little Mermaid. As adorable an idea as that is, I just couldn’t picture them scooting from house to house in stretchy, leg-restricting fins. I can hear “CARRY ME” and “I CAN’T WALK ANYMORE” coming out of their sweet little mouths already.
So I went on the hunt and stumbled upon these beautiful, and more importantly no-sew, super easy tutus by Go Photography that could be used for all sorts of costume ideas. If you can do a simple knot, you can absolutely make these in no time flat. I will be whipping up some purple, white and green ones for my girls (with some sparkly ribbon thrown in for good measure) to be the “fins” of our mermaid costumes.
I also purchased some inexpensive training bras from Walmart and will be hot gluing shells from the Dollar Store to them for that “Under the Sea” affect. You could also add some small fabric flowers if you are feeling extra crafty!
Since it is usually chilly while trick-or-treating on Halloween night, throw a lighter colored long sleeved cotton shirt underneath and put a pair of thick tights or leggings on and Voila! You now have a bonafide (and still thankfully warm) mermaid!
This super easy tutu mermaid costume will not only turn heads, but you can revel in the fact that you can say with all honesty that you made it yourself! And if your kids are like mine, they will wear it for weeks afterward too!