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Mermaid Costumes

Merfolk 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 of Atlantis 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 sea nymph's existence or their motives, we can all agree that the mermaid costumes here accurately depict what we think of when we think of water sprites. Make a splash! Order mermaid costumes online today!

History of Mermaids

One of the most famous ocean myths is the mermaid – the half fish, half woman beauty who would lure seamen and fisherman toward them! This collection of beautiful mermaid costumes helps you get an amazing outfit for a night of costume parties, going out for trick-or-treating, and any other kind of dress-up event! Mermaids have appeared in tons of different myths and stories from all over the world, but they may have first appeared in ancient Assyrian stories, in which the Goddess Atargatis transformed herself into a mermaid out of shame for accidentally killing her human lover. Many stories may have been influenced by the Sirens of Greek mythology, who would sit on rocks and sing, luring the men on boats to crash their vessels into the rocks. There have been numerous historical accounts, including Christopher Columbus during his exploration of the Caribbean, which may have been inspired by sightings of manatees and similar aquatic animals. They are traditionally very beautiful, wear seashells as adornment, and have long, flowing hair, with shimmering fish tails comprising their lower halves.

Five Mermaid Legends [Infographic]

Whoever said that flippin' your fins, you won't get too far never saw the fins that came with the mermaid costumes from Costume SuperCenter. And whoever thought that all mermaids came with red hair never knew about all of the non-Disney mermaid legends that are out there! Learn about the Ningyo, the Selkie, the Rusalka, and more – brush up on some valuable underwater information courtesy of this Mermaid Legends infographic, which is a great piece of decoration for a mermaid fan's room, or a fun birthday party or other events!

Mermaid Costume Ideas and Tips

These mythical, ocean-dwelling, half-human, half-fish creatures are known for enchanting unwitting sailors with their siren songs, causing their ships to run aground and, in extreme cases, dragging the poor souls back to their underwater kingdom of Atlantis. Slip into the perfect pair of fins and work your magic at your next Halloween costume party. We carry a swimmingly sweet collection of mermaid costumes that will make your under-the-sea celebration a splash!