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    Junior Member MerMinnow's Avatar
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    Not sure where to post, but I'd like advice/help

    Im a plus size very new beginner thats struggling to find tails at an beginner/casual price for sizes bigger than 2x that look nice. im roughly a 3x and only have found finfolk or custom sizes but cant afford to drop 400/500 dollars usd on a tail (minus monofin) and its dragging me down.
    I make art for a living because im disabled (mood disorder/personality disorder/autism) so it would take me ages to reach that kind of money. Sorry if i come off as rude

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    Unfortunately I think your research is right. Yl'luria wears custom tails from Magictails and Fin Fun. You might reach out to her since she seems to have a lot of tails but she doesn't tag them so I am not sure where they are from. Custom fabric tails on etsy start pretty inexpensive, but they aren't printed.

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    Thank you for the reply. I will have to ask. Hopefully something comes of something otherwise i may have to put off my mermaiding dreams a year or more 😔

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    Senior Member Undisclosed Pod Trade Winds's Avatar
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    Why don't you just make your own for now?



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    I cant sew, i did ask my mom if i could pay her to make one though

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    You can also find a seamstress in your area. That is what me and my friend did when we made our first tails, and later on we met a friend with a sewing machine. I think the seamstress charged $50 or so, but mine was a little extra because I had pelvic fins.



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    Senior Member Undisclosed Pod Trade Winds's Avatar
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    Another thing you could try is get a monofin, and leggings made for swimming, that have a mermaid scale print. It isn't perfect but it's better than nothing. At least invest in a monofin so you have something while you figure out the tailskin issue
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    Sewing is really quite easy! You can find used sewing machines for next to nothing. It may take a bit of experimentation and practice but it's a really easy skill to pick up.
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    Fin Fun has fairly large sizes. Also, they do custom, and its just a little over $100.

    Edit: I just checked it out. I cannot find Fin Fun's custom size option anymore. Did they discontinue it? Their largest size now is 42" waist, 50" hips. Although, I will say spandex stretches alot, and will fit larger than that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Merman Storm View Post
    Edit: I just checked it out. I cannot find Fin Fun's custom size option anymore. Did they discontinue it? .
    They don't have their custom option anymore.



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    Custom-size tails are back!

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    They don't have their custom option anymore.
    Good news! Custom-size tails are back on Fin Fun's website www.finfunmermaid.com. Hopefully this will help you get the tail you want!

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    Senior Member Pod of Cali Merman Storm's Avatar
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    Really? Where? I just looked all over their site.

    Ah, Here:

    https://www.finfunmermaid.com/custom-mermaid-tails
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    If you can afford to front a little extra, I definitely would suggest a mertailor fabric skin! The xl fits all the way up to a 50 inch waist iirc, same for their nicer whimsy tails.

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