Mermaids are mythological ocean dwellers who have the lower body of a fish and the upper body of a woman. Folklore tells stories of how they distract sailors with their beauty and hypnotic singing voices causing them to go off course or run aground. Stories mention mermaids dragging humans to their underwater kingdom only to drown them. It is debated whether they simply did not know that humans cannot breathe underwater of if they did it out of spite for trespassing on their ocean. Regardless of a mermaid's existence of their motives, we can all agree that the mermaid costumes at Costume SuperCenter accurately depict what we think of when we think of mermaids.
With mermaid costumes for both girls and women, they can be sweet or sexy, respectively. They can also be incredibly adorable as is the case with infant's mermaid costumes.
Girl's mermaid costumes predominately feature variations of Ariel from Disney's The Little Mermaid. These costumes feature the purple and teal mermaid gown that everyone knows and loves. You can accessorize these costumes with a seaweed boa and an Ariel wand and tiara.
Women's Mermaid costumes are much more alluring. They are form fitting to hug the curves of a woman's hips, tapered to the knee then flaring out into a fishtail at the feet. The costume creates a stunning hourglass figure. The tops of these adult mermaid costumes range from sequined halters to scallop shell bikini tops.
Mermaid costumes show plenty of skin so they make terrific Halloween costumes in warmer climates or if you know you'll be indoors. You may also consider wearing a mermaid costume to a luau for a different twist on the summer party theme.