A step by step tutorial for making a swimmable mermaid tail.
Watch me swimming in this tail here! http://youtu.be/dZbliDQt3N8
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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.
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.
If you make a tail please send me a picture! I would love to see your creations =)