Tales from the Closet: A Mermaid Story

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post is brought to you by our Costume Mistresses Miss Magnolia and Lily Von Lindy!

Vintage Ziegfeld Follies & Fo lies Bergère Costumes (3)

 

 

For our performance during “nautical night” at Camp Hollywood 2015, costume mistresses Miss Magnolia and Lily von Lindy were inspired by the 1920s/1930s glamour of the Ziegfeld girls to create ALL NEW costumes for the Atomic Cherry Bombs “Mermaid Ballet”!

 

 

 

Starting with bathing suit bottoms and plain plastic shells as the base, we spent many hours carefully embellishing each costume with rhinestones, half pearls, and glitter fabric spray in a complementary color scheme to create a vintage showgirl look.

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And we can’t forget the mermaid headpieces! Starting with a simple headband, each piece was a unique combination of pearls, shells, and gold wire to transform each girls into a mermaid on stage – from head to toe!

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The end result! 

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