View Full Version : Merman Vest

07-24-2011, 02:37 AM
I'm planning to make a new silicone tail, and I'm making a vest to go with it. I want it to be scaley and look natural like I was born with it on, like the tops in H2o. I was also thinking about putting pectoral fins on it's sides, and maybe gill slits. What do you guys think?

Princess Kae-Leah
07-24-2011, 03:02 AM
Sounds really interesting and unique dahling! That sounds so different from how mermen are usually shirtless, and it's good to be different!

07-24-2011, 09:21 AM
Thank you!

07-24-2011, 03:44 PM
i can't wait to see it. do u have any concept drawings? and i like the whole idea of u saying u want it to seem as if u were born with it on with the scales,gills, and fins! i've always thought of a merman with a netted vest wit seaweed and sea stars and shells!

07-24-2011, 10:06 PM
I don't have a design, but here is what I want the tail to sort of look like http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=284536724897250&set=a.132774660073458.23984.130816216935969&type=1&theater

I guess you'll have to use your imagination on the vest though.

07-26-2011, 11:01 PM
maybe u could draw up a couple of ideas and narrow it down to the final design!

08-16-2011, 11:38 AM
I always imagine mermen as more dangerous than mermaids. I always think of them with like spiney fins on their wrists like lionfish or on their back down their spine. I always imagined that they were poisoness just like lionfish so predators would stay away. You could probablymake cool wrist cuffs like that or maybe a vest with that on the back.

09-14-2011, 05:47 PM
I'm having difficulty picturing it. If its done, are their pictures? Otherwise, do you have any sketches, or could you describe it?

09-14-2011, 07:00 PM
I've been majorly delayed on actually making it, but it'll pretty much be just a vest cut out of neoprene, covered in silicone with a fishnet scale pattern, and painted to match the tail.

01-16-2018, 09:29 AM
plz show results when finished :D