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Echidna
08-02-2015, 01:28 PM
Mermaiding seems to pick up in China too!

This picture of a Chongqing mer in a selfmade tail was on the news:

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RNHime
08-02-2015, 01:56 PM
That's so pretty! Was it on TV or is there an Online article somewhere we can read? =)

Echidna
08-02-2015, 02:47 PM
It was a picture in a "pics of the week"-gallery.
If you find more info about it, I'd love to see!

There have been mermaid shows and gigs in China before, but I haven't seen much individual mermaiding, and the tails usually look much less realistic.

Edit:
Found articles on Chongqing News
http://pic.cqwb.com.cn/wbsj/2015-07/27/content_51608.htm#p=1

Echidna
08-03-2015, 02:21 AM
Short Translation:

Her name is Fan Gaojie.
She's 22 and apparently was hired to do a mermaid gig for a bar.

She sewed the costume by herself, often swims in the local pool, and has fulfilled one of her childhood dreams with the tail which she had since seeing some mermaid movie.

Picture of her other tails:
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Do you think she has a monofin inside?

RNHime
08-03-2015, 09:47 AM
Short Translation:

Her name is Fan Gaojie.
She's 22 and apparently was hired to do a mermaid gig for a bar.

She sewed the costume by herself, often swims in the local pool, and has fulfilled one of her childhood dreams with the tail which she had since seeing some mermaid movie.


Do you think she has a monofin inside?

Nice! Thanks for finding that.

Looks like she does a nice job with her tails. Judging by the first image in the blue, purple, and white tail she must have some sort of fin inside the tail in order to hold that shape upright in the water. The photo with all her tails show two pairs of two with the same fluke shape... My guess is that she has made a few custom fins that she can swap from tail to tail, thus the identical flukes. =)

SeaGlass Siren
08-03-2015, 09:57 AM
The orange tail looks like theres a finis. Come to think of it the gold and silver one on the fair left looks like she does use a finis.

PearlieMae
08-03-2015, 11:29 AM
Fabulous! I love that fluke shape in the top photo!

Echidna
08-03-2015, 12:01 PM
me too, that's why I was wondering about the monofin.

Finis Foil would fit, but wouldn't the fluke ends then trail rather than stay?
Of course, it could be a custommade polycarbonate monofin.

Which would then have very pointy ends though.

Meilyn
08-09-2015, 07:20 AM
The picture underwater, she could have tied strings to the tips of her fluke and had someone hold it for the effect.

Echidna
08-09-2015, 09:11 AM
Ye, I thought of that possibility too.
Swimming without any kind of monofin in that tail would be really hard though.