Mermaids are known in folklore, television, and movies. Their beauty and mysterious qualities are, in part, what makes them so attractive. Although you cannot live underwater, you can imitate some of its characteristics at school. You can dress like a mermaid and wear certain accessories, such as a necklace with a seashell. Afterward, you can learn about mermaids so you can play the role safely when you're at school.
Part 1 of 4: Dress Up Like a Mermaid
Step 1. Choose ocean colors
Wearing the colors of the ocean will help you conjure up the image of a mermaid without breaking the school's dress code. Deep blues and greens, as well as any aqua or turquoise hue, are associated with the ocean. You don't have to limit yourself to just wearing those colors. A touch of purple or orange will help you create a tropical look.
Consult photographs of ocean life and try to copy some of its vivid colors and distinctive shapes
Step 2. Put on a T-shirt with pictures of seashells or fish scales
Female mermaids are often depicted wearing seashells to cover their breasts. While it's not a good idea to go to school wearing just two large seashells, you can find T-shirts that mimic that effect with two drawings printed across the chest. If you don't like this style, you can also wear a t-shirt printed with fish scales in iridescent tones.
You can also find sweaters, jackets and dresses with this type of pattern
Step 3. Put on a mermaid skirt
Mermaid-style skirts tend to outline the length of the legs, fanning out at the bottom of the calves. Look for this type of skirt in the color you want, although intense blue and purple are the most successful. Pair it with a seashell or fish scale print T-shirt and you have the complete mermaid outfit.
Step 4. Wear mermaid tail leggings
Since this style has become popular in recent years, it is now very easy to find products inspired by the aesthetics of mermaids. Look for a pair of tights or pants with a mermaid tail print. Basically, they are meshes of a fabric that seems to be covered by iridescent fish scales. Put them on with a dark t-shirt and voila.
Step 5. Put on a costume if you have the chance
Normally, you shouldn't dress up as a mermaid to go to school. However, if you have a play or it's costume day, you can do it. Buy yourself a mermaid tail online, pair it with a flesh-colored T-shirt, and then put some seashells on top as a bra. You just have to make sure that your costume respects the school's dress code.
Part 2 of 4: Getting the Look of a Mermaid
Step 1. Leave your hair long or wear a wig
Mermaids are famous for their pretty long, wavy manes. If you want to be 100 percent committed to your purpose, consider growing your hair long. You can also choose to wear a wig or wear extensions. There are extensions in all colors, so you can add a touch of blue or purple to your hair for a more supernatural effect.
Make sure your school allows you to wear colored hair before wearing colored extensions
Step 2. Spray your hair with salt spray
The salt spray helps the hair curl as if you just got back from the beach. You can buy this type of spray at a beauty supply store or do it at home. To make your own spray, you just have to mix a cup (240 mL) of warm water with a tablespoon (15 mL) of sea salt, a teaspoon (5 mL) of argan oil and two or three drops of an essential oil in a spray bottle. Spray the mixture on your hair while spreading it with your hands.
- A good choice for essential oil is lavender.
- You can also use avocado oil instead of argan oil.
Step 3. Paint your nails in ocean colors
Blue, green, and purple hues are good choices for nail polish. You can also look for a polish with an iridescent finish to mimic the color of fish scales. If you are especially creative with nail designs, you can paint fish scales.
Step 4. Match the makeup with your outfit
A subtle hint of blue on the lips or in the corner of the eye will help accentuate your mermaid aesthetic. If you want to get a very obvious look, include some glitter in your makeup. You can also apply highlighter to your cheeks to make your face glow like fish scales.
If you dress up, you can paint fish scales on your face
Part 3 of 4: Using Accessories
Step 1. Choose mermaid shoes
Take your outfit one step further by combining it with some mermaid shoes. You can easily find a simple pair of glitter flats that will go great with your mermaid outfits. Another option is to look for a pair of fish scale patterned shoes.
You can also paint fish scales on a basic pair of cloth shoes
Step 2. Wear jewelry made from seashells
Buy a necklace, bracelet, or earrings with seashells. If this option is not possible, go to the beach and look for small seashells. Sometimes they have small holes that are large enough to allow stringing, but not large enough to break. If not, you can make a small hole in the seashell you find to make your own necklace.
Step 3. Put on pins with ocean motifs
Look for pins shaped like sea creatures. Starfish, fish, and seahorses are very popular choices. Use the bobby pins to pull a strand of your hair back.
Step 4. Buy a seashell-shaped bag
Carry your personal items in a bag that imitates the shape of a seashell. If you don't like carrying a bag, look for a backpack shaped like a seashell. You can also use a pencil case or wallet shaped like a seashell.
Part 4 of 4: Informing Yourself About Mermaids
Step 1. Read about mermaids
It starts with the ancient myths about mermaids. Myths about mermaids come from all over the world, from Russia to Greece. Then, it goes to the realm of fiction. For example, "The Little Mermaid" by Hans Christian Andersen is widely known as the definitive tale about mermaids.
In addition to reading Andersen's short story, check out Oscar Wilde's "The Fisherman and His Soul", H. P. Lovecraft's "Shadow Over Innsmouth", and Alice Hoffman's "Aquamarine."
Step 2. Watch movies and TV series about mermaids
Start with the Disney version of "The Little Mermaid." "Splash" (or "1, 2, 3 … Splash" in Spain) is a film about the difficulties its protagonist faces for becoming a mermaid every time he gets wet, serving as a great guide to acting like a mermaid. These are just a few examples, but there are numerous movies and series about mermaids that you can choose from.
- My friend the mermaid (original title: "Aquamarine") is another good option.
- Consider watching "Mermaid Tamer" (original title: "Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid"), "Peter Pan", "Pirates of the Caribbean: Navigating Mysterious Waters" (original title: "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides "and" The creature "(original title:" She Creature ").
Step 3. Visit a mermaid camp
Explore the life of mermaids even further by learning about Weeki Wachee Springs, the famous mermaid park in Tampa, Florida. There are special camps there for children who want to wear mermaid tails and practice mermaid style swimming. If Florida catches you a bit far, try to find a mermaid camp closest to your location.
Step 4. Go to a mermaid show
At a place like Weeki Wachee, you can catch a show with artists specially trained to play mermaids. However, Weeki Wachee is not the only place in the world that offers mermaid shows. If you can't find any within a reasonable distance, take a look on YouTube.
Step 5. Participate in the protection of marine life
A true mermaid must worry about the destruction of her habitat. Join an environmental protection club or pollution awareness campaign. Investigate the dangers of indiscriminate fishing and oil spills. If you live near a beach, participate in a cleaning project.
- Appreciate your natural beauty. Mermaids are confident, but they are not cocky or arrogant.
- Practice your singing technique. Mermaids are known for their beautiful voice. If you have a naturally good voice, display it when you're listening to the radio in your car or hanging out in the choir hall.