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Garibaldi Mermaid

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Photographer: Brenda Stumpf [link]
Model: me

prints available by the photographer here: [link]

Brenda and the crew gathered off the coast of Catalina to get some ocean mermaid shots. The water was cloudy as the surf stirred up sand, so we only got a few usable images. But this is one of them. I am soooo glad we went though, because the giribaldi fish local to catalina just so happen to match my mermaid tail ^_^!!

Costume: I can post the designs etc... for the mermaid tail if anyone's interested. It took a lot of work to make these tails come into existence. But the basic form is neoprene with flowy fabric, covered with silicon scales.
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SciurusUli's avatar
Cool - the tail just looks so "authentic", ehm aquatic! :lol:
Crystalas's avatar
I love these sort of pics cos in mind you guys would be having a coffee break or something and a kid will walk by and see you in costume and freak out...
"OMG mermaids are real!!!! and they they drink smoothies!!! [other drinks are available]" 
sistersinnister's avatar
Whimsical :X:X few days ago i came up with a concept involving a mermaid tail but since i dont have proper under water egar,must do it at the surface...i dont know where to buy such a tail though...found a site but was more like a halloween kids costume ..not realistic
MinxFox's avatar
Try searching Merbellas, Flip Tails, Finfolk Productions, etc. All of them sell realistic looking silicone mermaid tails and some places you can rent tails from if you just need to rent one for a photoshoot.
Angie-Pictures's avatar
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:

Gladddragon's avatar
please post tails designs! that would be awsome..theres another guy that also does mermaid tails I like yours little bit better cause they flow..please post I wanna seeee
JessicaDru's avatar
Hey there, this was the rough design sketch before i started sewing:
jessicadru.deviantart.com/art/…

And then a look at the fabric fluke and neoprene inner sleeve of the tail:
www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbi…

i'd post more on deviant art, but i dont have very many in progress pictures
JessicaDru's avatar
thank you!! ^_^
Torgron's avatar
Beautiful Great Job 

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thank you very much :)!
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yay, this is one of my favorite mermaid shots
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thank you very much, Brenda (the photographer) is awesome. i just swam ... a lot that day ^_~
Evangelina17's avatar
o, it is so fascinating! can you give a link for making a marmaid tail please?)
JessicaDru's avatar
So i did a lot of research and planning before i made these tails . . . and i designed them specifically to be photographed (they are quite difficult to swim in).  i still love them, but i am still learning how to make better and better tails.

however there are a lot of websites out there made and run by other mermaid girls with material recommendations and pattern ideas etc etc. ^_^ happy tail making
alienimplant's avatar
This is the best photorealistic mermaid shot ever taken! I am not exaggerating. Take me into to the depths with you.
JessicaDru's avatar
hehe, thank you very much. i am so proud of this picture!! ^_^
alienimplant's avatar
You should be. It is mesmerizing!
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