As I was going clubbing on Halloween night I wanted a costume that was practical and not too extravagant. So I decided to get normal clothes that look mermaidish. The first website I looked at was perfect as they do a lot of basic Jersey items and they are within my budget. Www.boohoo.com
Everything arrived really quickly and it was easy to send things back through the post office as I ordered 2 biggish orders.
Firstly I curled with a small barreled wand and pinned my hair out of the way so i could concentrate on my make up.
For my make up I started with some layered on liquid latex and tissue near my mouth to create a fleshy wound. I then waited for it to dry and continued with my normal foundation, concealer and powder. Next I contoured and shaded with shimmery turquoise and silver eyeshadow to create a base for the scales.
To get scales I saw people using fishnet tights and purple shimmer eyeshadow but I decided to use some stretchy mesh fabric that didn't work as well. It made smaller less defined scales, so I recommend using proper fishnet tights.
As I had a lot of colour on my face I decided to use silver eyeshadow on my lids with glitter and bit of grey in the crease for definition. For eyeliner I used thick matching teal crayon and a thin line of black liquid eyeliner. As it was a costume I went all out with fake eyelashes which I don't normally wear as they are so fiddly and I have pretty long eyelashes anyway.
Obviously the look wouldn't be complete with some blood in the wound so I used my vampire blood I got on eBay last year. The final touch was to pile on pearl jewellery and a khaki waterfall jacket for warmth. I hope this gives you some ideas for the next time you dress up.