Need a mermaid costume with the fishtail made from paper plates.
Want to make a mermaid tail of paper plates. Saw it in a magazine...the plates were cut in half and overlaid so the scalloped edges made the "scales" . Don't know if the tail should be constructed first then attached to the rest of the costume - which I haven't figured out yet either but am thinking either a long dress or a leotard top and tights, seashell "bra", Lady Godiva wig, seahorse earrings, etc. - or if each plate should be attached right to the costume. Separate tail seems easier and to make and easier to get around in. Should they be stapled? Sewn together? Maybe a little of both! Has anyone made such a thing or have ideas on how to do it? Never too soon to start building that next Halloween costume. Many thanks!