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Uploaded on Jan 21, 2008

A step by step tutorial for making a swimmable mermaid tail.

Watch me swimming in this tail here! http://youtu.be/dZbliDQt3N8

PLEASE READ THE FAQ OR READ PREVIOUS COMMENTS BEFORE ASKING ANY QUESTIONS!

If this video inspires you to make Mermaid Swimming videos, please leave a credit to my video for teaching you to make your tail.

Please do not create "How To Make A Mermaid Tail" videos using my instructions. I risked so much to reveal my secrets and methods.

FAQ:

Q: Will you make me a tail?
A: No, I cannot make anyone a tail. That is why I made this video. So you can =)

Q: Where did you get your monofin and how much did it cost?
A: I got my Finis Tempo monofin online for about $50. Try ebay or searching on google.

Q: How did you make your top?
A: I covered an old swim top with material.

Q: How do you get the monofin in and out of the tail?
A: You can either leave the bottom open and extend your fabric a few inches past the monofin, or just roll up the monofin and work it in and out of the tail.

Q: What is the material called and where do you get it?
A: It is just swimwear/dance material. You can find it at craft stores that carry a variety of fabrics. It comes in all kinds of colors and designs. Mine happens to be a teal hologram material. Jo~Ann fabrics is where I go. You can also go to AC Moore arts and crafts.

Q: How much is the material?
A: Depends on which material you want. At JoAnns it is $15 a yard and 2 yards will make a tail.

DISCLAIMER: Always use proper supervision when swimming with your tail. Swimming with the legs bound together is very dangerous and should only be attempted by trained persons.

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This is my first tutorial. Not the best, I agree, but it is the only one out there =)

With that said, please excuse my goofiness and brainfart moments. I winged the whole thing, and only did one take.

Click below for a video of me swimming in the tail I made during this video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDc1uu...

www.FireGypsy.com

If you make a tail please send me a picture! I would love to see your creations =)

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