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    Color schemes dilemma

    Greetings and salutations!

    I am about to embark on my first ever tail creation, and I am very excited. I'm gathering my materials, and my pictures, and my will to do it! So here is my problem, which is not a new one for anyone here. Color choice. I've at long last narrowed it down to three general themes.

    One:

    pearlescent whitish, with bioluminescent undertones.

    Pro:
    unusual, dragony, badassly cool.

    Con:
    Not as interesting to look at during the day, limited marketability for mermaid gigs, and it may never be white again after one georgia river swim, so I probably could only use it in a pool setting.
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    Green/brown natural

    Pro:
    appropriate for a Georgia freshwater mermaid, more natural looking for swimming in rivers and lakes, not sure on the mermaid gig marketability.

    Cons:
    Again, might not look as interesting out of the water as some others might.

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    Senior Member Pod of The South Keiris's Avatar
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    If you are very fair and your tail is white do you think it might make you look like an albino Mer? Whatever you decide, good luck on your venture!!

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    Peacock colors

    Pro:
    Beautiful dry and wet, probably the best sellability

    Con:
    most stereotypical, may not stand out as much in the mermaid gig market



    Ok, guys, what are your thoughts?

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    What about green with pearlescent white stripes? You could research some freshwater fish native to Georgia to get some ideas.

    What is this tail going to be made out of?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keiris View Post
    If you are very fair and your tail is white do you think it might make you look like an albino Mer? Whatever you decide, good luck on your venture!!
    i am a fairly milky person. I am sun sensitive, so I stay in the shade most of the time. That's an intriguing angle. Do you think that would be popular? I'm making this tail for me, of course. I will be paying for it and laboring over it. But I would like to be able to make some of my money back, too, you know?

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    Yarn with a scale overlay. It's an experiment.

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    Senior Member Pod of The South Keiris's Avatar
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    The colorful tails will be more appealing to children if you are thinking about mermaid parties. The Albino look would be a bit ethereal and unique but probably more appreciated by teens and adults.

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    The green one is clearly Ariel so getting that and marketing it, should not be a problem since most children identify the green to be Ariel
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    The only mermaid I know of who's tail causes issues for gigs has a very bold striped-banded tail. I don't think color actually has too much of an effect. Because most people don't see too many options when booking gigs. Do what you think will be most pretty or fun for you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by darksiren View Post
    Yarn with a scale overlay. It's an experiment.
    Be careful with that. Use a nylon yarn perhaps?

    Oh! You could maybe use the big she'll sequins for the scales? They have a ton of color options. You would have to punch your own hole though.

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    i have my scales figured out ^^ I'm excited! I was thinking acrylic yarn?

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    Quote Originally Posted by darksiren View Post
    i have my scales figured out ^^ I'm excited! I was thinking acrylic yarn?
    Do water tests to see how much it absorbs. I don't know much about yard but I know when making a fabric tail you need a nylon, or nylon spandex mix.

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