Adafruit Holiday Shipping Deadlines 2018: Attention! Please place all UPS 2 Day orders by Friday 12/14/2018 11 AM EST
0

Silicone Mermaid Tail How-To

Mermaid tail DIY 1

Ariel wanted to be part of the human world in The Little Mermaid, but I think more than a few people would trade places with her in order to be under the sea. Mermaid cosplay seems more popular than ever, and I imagine that greater accessibility to supplies and materials needed to craft mermaid tails makes a difference. If you’re interested in seeing what it takes to make a fin, Instructables user Rogue Siren has written a detailed tutorial. It’s worth reading even if you aren’t planning to make a mermaid tail just to see the intense process. Since making the tail is costly and complicated, it’s not exactly a beginner’s tutorial. But, if you want a fully swimmable tail…

Rogue Siren used clay, fiberglass resin, silicone, and many other supplies to make her monofin. It’s a complex build involving sculpting, mold-making, casting, and painting. Whew. You can see a couple of in-progress shots below:

Mermaid tail DIY 2

Mermaid tail DIY 3

Get the complete tutorial at Instructables.

via Fashionably Geek, tail modeled by Lopti


Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.

Join 9,200+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community! http://adafru.it/discord

CircuitPython – Python on Microcontrollers is here!

Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Follow Adafruit on Instagram for top secret new products, behinds the scenes and more https://www.instagram.com/adafruit/


Maker Business — Japanese word working and more in December’s issue of HackSpace magazine!

Wearables — Solder-less magic

Electronics — = != ==.

Biohacking — Finding Bliss with Anandamide

Python for Microcontrollers — sysfs is dead! long live libgpiod! libgpiod for linux & Python running hardware @circuitpython @micropython @ThePSF #Python @Adafruit #Adafruit

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !



3 Comments

  1. Excellent overview of the process!

  2. Excellent overview of an elaborate process! Nicely done!

  3. This is awesome. I just purchased something from you guys for a future tail project too.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.