Swimming in a Fin Fun Mermaid Tail: Why I love my Fabric Mertail

Swimming in a Fin Fun Mermaid Tail: Nothing beats a super realistic professional grade Silicone Mermaid Tail... right? You'll be thankful that Fabric Mermaid tails exist after you read this! PLUS... watch a very short video of my fabric tail in beautiful Lake Michigan AND find out where you can get a tail like mine. Being a mermaid doesn't have to be difficult... I promise! ;D

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Mermaid Swimming in Lake Michigan

Mermaid Swimming in the Lake? A professional mermaid cosplayer was found splashing around at Haserot Beach in Northport, Michigan during September of 2016. The water of Grand Traverse Bay sure was chilly that day, but the sunshine (and the extra insulation from the MerNation silicone mermaid tail) made the cooler temperature of the lake much more bearable. With that being said... no matter the weather, mermaiding is always a magical and unforgettable experience! I probably won't be out for another swim until summer comes around, but I will be posting more videos of mermaids like this one throughout the cold-weather seasons, since I've saved up some footage for you to watch. So, until the next video comes out... please enjoy this mid-winter mermaiding break! ;D 

I hope you enjoy it!

 

XOXO- Mermaid Phantom

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How to Make Paper Look Old in 5 Minutes or Less!

How to make Paper look Old: How do you create antique looking paper like the kind ancient scrolls and texts are written on? Well, you don't have to wait a couple of hundred years to create it, I can tell ya' that! ;D Give this quick and easy DIY Old Paper Tutorial a try and you'll have a whole stack of tea stained paper in just around 5 minutes. This old paper is great for using in all sorts of fairytale crafts, so you may want to be sure to stock up on it!

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How to make a Love Potion: Fairy Dust Valentine Crafts

How to Make a Love Potion: Valentine's Day Craft DIY - How do you make a love potion? This perfume-y rose scented bottle of glittery fairy dust is a great craft to create for your Valentine (or yourself!). Not only does it smell AMAZING, but it is also super pretty to look at. This craft project can be enjoyed by adults and kids alike and is a unique way to mix things up this romantic time of the year. 

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Coming Out as a Mermaid or Cosplayer

Coming Out of the Cosplay Closet and Telling your Family you're a Mermaid: Telling your friends and family that you want to be (or are) a mermaid or cosplayer can be an awkward conversation to have, though it is one that most everyone in the costuming community is faced with. How do you initiate the conversation? What if your family thinks it's weird? Let me tell you a little bit about my mermaiding "coming out story" and share with you some of my tips on how to go about having this dreaded chat. Don't worry... you can do this!! 

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How to Paint Seashells - It's so easy!!

How to Paint Seashells: How do you paint seashells? What type of paint should you use on shells? Find out how to create beautiful colored shells for your mermaiding events and crafting projects with this short DIY tutorial video. PLUS! See some of my favorite color combinations that are sure to look simply magical! You'll need only 3 materials for this, and just around 3 minutes too. 

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RedBubble Review: Is Redbubble Safe to Buy From?

RedBubble Review: What is RedBubble and is RedBubble safe to buy from? This is a website that all artists, photographers, and Professional Mermaids need to know about if they want to make money from their art online OR if you want to bu unique one-of-a-kind gifts that can't be found in stores. But is RedBubble too good to be true? Find out here and see what I bought too! 

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DIY Frozen Ice Powers - VERY Easy Cosplay Prop Tutorial

How to Have Magical Ice Powers: Glowing Cosplay DIY Snow Globe Prop - With only 3 materials required, it's never been easier to get ice powers. If you're cosplaying as character with wintry powers, like Elsa from Disney's Frozen, then you may find this video tutorial very useful. Or... if you're like me, you may just like to create and collect pretty looking things... in which case you will also like what I have for you today! ;D

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How to Become a Mermaid Instantly- Everything you need to get started!

How to Become a Mermaid the Easy Way! Becoming a mermaid has never been easier! Let me teach you how I transformed myself into a sea creature and how you can become one too. With a fabric mermaid tail, you don't even need a magic potion... You can become a mermaid instantly! Keep reading and I'll also share with you how to make your own DIY crafts for mermaiding too. 

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Mermaiding at Northport's Book Fair

A Mermaid Swims up to the Book Fair... I had my first public appearance as a mermaid yesterday at Northport Public School's pirate themed book fair. This was my first real mermaiding gig, so I was pretty nervous about going. However, I think the whole thing turned out to be a blast! Here are some photos from last night.

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Phantom's First Mermaiding Gig- Thoughts Before the Big Day

My First Mermaiding Event: Note to self...RELAX! Tomorrow I will be making my first official appearance as a mermaid at a school book fair event. While I am SO excited to go to my first mermaiding gig, it is something I have not done before and therefore has my mind racing a bit. Here are some of the "what ifs" and troublesome thoughts that my mind is entertaining along with solutions to said imaginary scenarios. :) 

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Happy Thanksgiving! Count your Blessings

Happy Thanksgiving: A Time to Give Thanks- Thanksgiving Day isn't just about feasts and family gatherings... It's a time to appreciate all of the things that you have been blessed with in your life. I encourage you to remember those things that have made your life great this holiday season... though enjoy the celebratory atmosphere too, of course! And if you have a moment in between prepping the pie for tomorrow's bash, then please feel free to read this post about the things in life I cherish the most. Have a happy holiday!

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How to Make an Abalone Wind Chime - DIY Mermaid Beach Home Decor

What do you do with an Abalone Shell? I was asking myself this question when I found myself coming home with one from the crafting store one Summer evening. After some thought, I decided that it would make a fabulous wind chime. I think the end result of this DIY is very pretty and makes for a lovely beachy themed home decor piece. Here's how to make one of these magically delightful sea shell wind chimes...

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Fear and Uncertainty - The Thoughts of a Mermaid

Fear, Uncertainty, and Making Silly Choices: Purchasing my Silicone Mermaid Tail and deciding to pursue mermaiding as a profession was a horrifying thing for me to do. It was so reckless! It has cost me a HUGE amount of money and quite frankly... it was a super foolish decision! But I don't regret it for a second and here's why. 

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Mermaid Sighting! Real mermaid found in Michigan

Are there mermaids in the Great Lakes? You bet! In September of 2016, a real live mermaid actually washed up on the shore of Grand Traverse Bay (near Traverse City, Michigan). The locals were quite shocked to see her swimming around, and even managed to capture her on video. Don't believe it? Come see for yourself! 

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