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Thread: Costumes, Rhinestones & more! (Fundraising for tail or will trade!)

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    Costumes, Rhinestones & more! (Fundraising for tail or will trade!)

    Hiya!

    Well I'm a long time wanna be mermaid still trying to make enough moolah for her very first tail. I've made 'tail skirts' in the past (& am actually making another one for use at DraconCon this year) but have always wanted a swim-able tail. I love the Mertailor latex ones and am willing to give him a shot but do need to raise the finds first! This is pretty much the exact tail I want except I want smooth edges rather than the scallops on the bottom edge of the fluke. So I'm posting here with links to lots of goodies!

    First; I create custom costumes & would love to make one for you! Link to my (slightly outdated) website!

    Second, here is a link to my etsy site where I have information on custom making rhinestones shoes & items for you!

    Third; I have an online garage sale currently going on with lots of goodies like dresses, shoes and more!

    Lastly, I am a burlesque performer; here is a link to my website where not only can you purchase 8x10's but also you can see more of my recent costume & gown work.

    Please feel free to contact me with any questions or interest! Would be willing to trade for a tail too; just message me!

    Thanks!

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    Oh god the sparkles! I think I have been blinded! ^_^ hehe Some of that stuff is absolutly beautiful and I comend you for your bravery and willingness to give Eric a try Hope you get it soon! By the way you look sexy as all get out on your website!

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    Heh, I do have an affinity for rhinestones & glitter.

    As far as giving Eric a try I guess I'm just hopng for the best? His latex tails are half the price of others and still a bit much for me right now (Yay for unexpected high vet bills).

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    Hey Crimson, totally checking out your pages right now Your costumes looks great if I can scrounge enough together I'd love to purchase one in time for Halloween! Great job on the jessica rabbit by the way and I am freaking loving those shoes.

    I see your interested in the mertailor tails, and while I respect every person's right to make up their own mind and do things for yourself I am hoping you'll consider reading my review that includes photo and a video of the tail I received from him. http://mernetwork.com/index/showthre...rtailor-Review right now only a handful of his customers seem to be getting decent tails and even they have trouble with a few things they need to keep maintaining on their own. There's also been a lot of drama in the community with him and while I do have my own bias after having a bad experience with him, I think it's good to really scope things out. 499$ is a lot for a tail that he wont refund or fix and stands a huge chance of being nothing like you want. I can tell you right now most people do NOT receive tails that match what is on his website. A creative girl like you should consider purchasing a fabric tail to start I think- they're more affordable, easy to swim in, and with all your costume abilities I know you could really glam them up!

    Here is a webpage of tail makers: http://www.mermaidtails.net/ a lot of people have had great experiences with "Mermaid tail swim costumes" and I've seen a few people vamp them up! Hopefully though in the future you'll be able to make your own tail

    Anyway, I just had to give my 2 cents because I hate seeing people let down. For a few months there it seemed like things were really coming around in a positive way for mertailor but I dont believe so anymore. You do what you want though and what you feel is right. Best fishes!

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    I did see all the reviews & troubles (I've been a lurker for a long time) but thought he had been getting better recently. As far as using another tail maker I cannot afford over $1000 for something that I want 'just because' as I am not a professional mermaid & I wouldn't be able to use it for anything else but photos (which would be amazing but not cost effective).

    I've emailed a couple of the fabric tail makers; I'm hoping the lady from merfolktails replies as I like those fabric ones best. As for making my own latex one (which I honestly did consider)... honestly I don't have the time to dedicate to doing that; I have too many hobbies and commitments elsewhere. But I wouldn't rule it out in the future.

    Will just have to keep saving and hoping for the best!
    Last edited by Blaze; 07-20-2011 at 10:29 PM.

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    I totally feel you on feeling *forced* into getting a mertailor tail because there's nothing out there in your price range... I'm a nursing student and school isn't cheap. Your work is lovely I'm currently saving for my own tail, but as a few of the mers on here know, I'm a sucker for a dedicated mermaid! I'll pass your site around and see if I can scrounge up some customers for you

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    Thanks very much! Heh, my best friend just finished nursing school and passed the crazy long test (can't remember the name) for her final RN... that school is not only a money black hole but a time one as well! But I know it was worth I for her so keep plugging away!

    The economy has hit everyone hard; not many people can afford expensive costumes & I can't afford to sell my work cheaply so any assistance would be appreciated! My site is a little out of date but I have many more photos on my Facebook.

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    Wow! I have actually stumbled across your site before, so it's a pleasure to "meet" you. Beautiful work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Selene View Post
    Wow! I have actually stumbled across your site before, so it's a pleasure to "meet" you. Beautiful work!
    Nice to meet you too! <3

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    Your costumes are absolutely beautiful! I wish I could order one for all my photography but alas I can't even get a realistic mer tail!

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    Crimson Vision- I was looking at your dog, Ick's, page and saw that you wrote he might be part chihuahua, but to me he looks a lot like a puggle (puggle, beagle mix) BTW both of them are so cute. Good luck with raising $$$ for your tail : )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mermaid Aqua View Post
    Crimson Vision- I was looking at your dog, Ick's, page and saw that you wrote he might be part chihuahua, but to me he looks a lot like a puggle (puggle, beagle mix) BTW both of them are so cute. Good luck with raising $$$ for your tail : )
    Oh he's definitely not a puggle; I'm familiar with them as well and Ick not only has the craziness of a chihuahua but I saw the father when I picked him up and the 'breeder' started selling 'pug-chus' at a later date.

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    Either way he's SOOOO cute! my dog's would love him : )

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