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How could one make merperson-like elbow pieces? Answered

In many myths mermaids and mermen, sea people, nymphs river lords and ladies, and ocean gods and godesses have fin-like flaps of skin on their elbows to help them move through the water. If anyone knows how to make this or where to buy it, please tell.

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Best Answer 8 years ago

I'd suggest attaching fabric between the sleeves and body of a shirt or body-stocking or something of that sort. If you really insist, you could affix it directly to your skin using liquid latex or a similar skin-safe adhesive.... for that matter, you could model the fins out of latex; see many instructables for descriptions of how to work with this material.