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How to Become a Existent Mermaid (Kinda)
Alright… I guess this post should be titled “How to become a Mermaid OR Merman,” only whatever. Every bit long as you know you can exist a mer-lady or a mer-gent then we’re skillful. You can be a merperson no matter your gender.
With that out of the fashion, let’s get to the skilful stuff. I’m starting a “How to Become a Mermaid” video series on YouTube. This is blog mail service to sum upwardly the
official video of the series, which tells of four unlike ways you lot can unleash your inner mer. Woot woot!!! I think I’m too excited near this video series…
Welcome to the 2018 Mermaid Transformation Series! (Watch Video Below)
What is the Mermaid Series nigh?
As you heard in the video above, this “Mermaid Transformation Series” is all virtually helping YOU to become a mermaid! Originally, I planned on having just four videos in the serial… but there may or may not be a few bonus videos added on… Hehehe! We’ll see!
The first official video of the serial is a broad overview of the different ways you can “transform” yourself into a mermaid (or merman). These include ways you can develop your “Mermaid Soul,” and ways you can change your appearance to announce to the world that you are a merperson. The video below will go into all of the details, so be sure to watch it AND subscribe so that you don’t miss out on the remaining videos in the serial.
How to Go a Mermaid: 4 Means to Transform yourself into Mermaid (Watch Video Below)
iv Unlike Ways YOU can Become a Mermaid or Merman
Did yous watch the video? I hope and then! It volition probably do a better job of explaining what I’m virtually to type virtually than I can explicate through typing. (Take I confused you notwithstanding!?!?) In the to a higher place video, I mentioned that there are 4 Ways you can Become a Mermaid or Merman. As I hope you noticed in the video, I separate the transformation methods into two dissimilar categories:
Spiritual Mermaid Transformation
Physical Mermaid Transformations.
What does that mean? Well… I’k going to outline everything for y’all beneath so that you lot can get a improve agreement of what I hateful and how you can best go about making yourself into a sea magical creature.
ane. Exercise what Mermaids practise!
hateful smoke “Ocean Weed” or “potable [booze] like a fish.” Gosh. True mermaids practice
practice stupid things like drugs or drink excessive amounts of alcohol!!! Those who do (humans and merms) have been misguided and have forgotten that their body and their soul
perfect without the interference created past such unnecessary mind-altering substances. Pity those who partake in recreational drug utilise, just do not believe the myth that “Real Mermaids Smoke Seaweed” or that mermaids should potable tons of booze. OKAY! I’ll save that burn in my belly for some other twenty-four hours! 🐉🔥
Let’s move on to what real mermaids Actually do!
every mermaid or merman seem to accept in common is that they are usually quite passionate near protecting their mer-homes. Chances are that if y’all’re interested in mermaids, you lot are probably too interested in other bounding main creatures likewise, correct? Well… something that y’all could do to assistance “awaken” your mermaid soul, is to kickoff acting like mermaids do! Take it upon yourself to selection up trash off of the beaches. Brand a signal to recycle, have steps to reduce your waste, and try to reduce your overall “footprint” on this planet by condign more environmentally conscious. If y’all’re feeling actress generous, you tin even donate to organizations that are focused on protecting sea creatures, assisting in oil spill make clean ups and the similar! Think… our Unabridged globe is continued. The ocean is impacted past the rivers that flow into it, the pollutants and waste matter that make their way from dry-country to the bay, and the way humans care (or neglect to intendance) for the creatures and habitats both inside and OUTSIDE of the water.
To “Become a Mermaid,” a starting time good step to take is to care for the world y’all alive in and the creatures that y’all share this world with. Don’t know where to starting time when it comes to developing your “Mermaid Soul?” Here are some ideas!
Simple ways to Help our Environment
- Pick up trash off of beaches and the side of the road and dispose of it properly.
- Make a point to recycle more and throw away less.
- Opt for Bio-Degradable Glitter instead of regular glitter (this is something I’m trying to do more of!)
- Challenge yourself to take showers LESS than 5 minutes long.
- When shopping, opt for paper numberless rather than plastic. Better yet, use a reusable grocery bag!
- Turn off water, lights, your car, ect. when not in use.
- Don’t take stupid conversations well-nigh foolish things… you’re polluting our ozone layer past complaining almost the things you’ll never actually do annihilation about… like politics! (Okay, maybe this doesn’t pollute our atmosphere, I’m just having fun with ya here! But it
pointless to complain and not have activity on things, am I right?!? Why do nosotros all seem to exercise that…??? 🤣😅)
- Back to more serious things… walk when you can or carpool to get places.
- Encourage your friends and family members to get more than environmentally conscious by leading by instance (Nagging never works. DON’T do it!)
Marine-Focused Environmental Groups & Ways to Back up Endangered Species
ScubaDiving.com has a
list of Marine-Focused Environmental Groups you lot can donate to. In an effort to relieve myself the fourth dimension it takes to copy and paste each end every i of the websites to this folio, I’ll just link you to the list that I found on their website! (I’ve been staring at this computer for far too long typing this. I’thousand goin’ crazy!!)
MARINE FOCUSED Environmental GROUPS & PROJECTS: https://world wide web.scubadiving.com/marine-conservation/list-not-profits-focused-marine-conservation
This is by no ways a complete list. As a matter of fact, your local surface area may have its own conservation grouping(due south) that yous can find past looking upwardly via the cyberspace… or by bugging your local government offices. 😉
Merely please remember to exercise your research before altruistic to a cause. Information technology is Best to donate money to an organization who gives 100% (or close to that amount) of the profits to the cause… non to pay for employee vacations! Hahaha! Additionally, make sure that the arrangement you give to is a legit thing… not a scam! Enquire around in the mermaid community, scuba diving community, ect. to larn more than almost the experiences others take had with the group y’all are considering donating your time or money to. ♥
2. Dress like a Mermaid
What do mermaids habiliment? A lot of mermaids and mermen like to dress themselves in things that remind them of their aquatic home-world. Often, you’ll see merpeople wearing accessories made of seashells, fishing cyberspace fragments, glass pearls, and “seaweed” (decorative greenery from crafting stores… like sage, olive leaves, ferns, ect. made of plastic… since it is swimmable!). There are tons of places that you can purchase seashell bras, nautical necklaces and the similar. For instance… I sell i-of-a-kind swimmable jewelry on my Etsy store from time-to-time. In case you want to accept a expect, here is my website:
My Etsy Store: https://world wide web.etsy.com/store/themagiccrafter
At that place are countless other places to buy mer-gear too. If you would like to know of 79 Dissimilar Mermaid Themed Gifts to buy for a friend (or yourself) and then I highly suggest that you bank check out the blog post posted below.
79 Things to Buy for Mermaid Lovers: http://www.themagiccrafter.com/blog/11/22/2017/what-to-buy-for-someone-who-loves-mermaids-79-christmas-souvenir-ideas
Not everything listed above is mer-vesture… just some of it certainly is! Dressing like a mermaid is a cracking way to really “transform” yourself into a sea animate being without the hassle of trying to bomb around with a tail on state. It is besides a great gate-way into becoming a full-diddled mermaid. Once you lot outset wearing body of water-themed clothing and accessories, information technology makes it much less bad-mannered to buy a mermaid tail too… since people volition already acquaintance y’all with mermaidiness.♥
If yous are an creative person, y’all tin can totally make your ain mermaid accessories too! Here is a playlist of videos that will teach you how to brand your own beautiful mermaid attire.
three. Purchase a Swimmable Mermaid Tail
What is the biggest affair that separates mermaids from humans? Their tails! One of the easiest means to make yourself expect and feel like a mermaid (or merman) is to purchase a mermaid tail. At present, there are a TON of different options for ownership mermaid tails. Some are swimmable, some are decorative and some are cozy blankets. I’thou guessing you lot’re well-nigh interested in the swimmable tails, right? Awesome. Thought then! I’m not going to cover all of the places you tin buy a mermaid tail in this blog post, but Ii volition mention a few different types of mermaid tails. Over the side by side couple of weeks, I will be posting ALL of the places you lot can buy tails though… so be sure you’re checking in often! ♥
Anyways… I have been writing this blog post for also long. Geez I am tired. Let me talk about different types of mermaid tails now, m’kay?
Cloth Mermaid Tails
Textile mermaid tails are the All-time choice to go with if you’re new to life as a mermaid. Fabric mermaid tails are made of swim-suit cloth that is pulled over a monofin. Usually, the monofins that go forth with textile tails are meant for beginners and don’t have as much ability every bit professional monofins (there are some exceptions though). Fabric tails are relatively inexpensive and tend to toll near $100-$400 dollars… give or take a couple of bucks. Factory made tails are going to be much less expensive than tails that are made-to-order by Etsy Sellers, merely tails that are custom fabricated WILL exist 100% i-of-a-kind, unlike most tails from Big-Name stores.
In addition to being i of the least expensive swimmable mermaid tail options, fabric mermaid tails are besides much easier to care for and wear than some of the other tails. Although their level of realism isn’t quite up in that location with the other tail types, material tails still are beautiful! (I still habiliment mine for pleasure swimming!)
Neoprene Mermaid Tails
I do not ain a Neoprene Mermaid Tail, although I’thousand very interested in trying one! These tails are made of a sort of cream-similar material chosen “Neoprene” (duh). Neoprene is the get-to textile for making wet-suits for scuba-diving and for in-the-water-homo-insulation. Because of the higher-quality textile used to brand these tails, they are both more than expensive AND more durable than traditional fabric mermaid tails. Expect to pay an upward of $300 USD for i of these beauties! ♥
I’ll be talking more than about Neoprene Tails in a couple of weeks, and then brand sure you’re subscribed to my YouTube channel (CLICK HERE) and then that you don’t miss that video!
Silicone Mermaid Tails
Silicone mermaid tails… ah. Don’t you merely Dearest silicone mermaid tails??? ♥ I own 1 of these bad-boys! My silicone mermaid tail is named “Sparda,” because I am a die-hard former-schoolhouse Devil May Cry fan. ♥ Hehehe!
Silicone mermaid tails are EXTREMELY realistic looking. Honestly, there really isn’t a more than realistic looking type of mermaid tail on the market right now. With that intense beauty comes a big price, however. Depending on the TYPE of silicone mermaid tail you are purchasing (in that location are “hybrid tails, or extremely elaborate ones too), y’all’re looking at a bill of around $1,000-$6,000+ USD for your tail. Are they worth the money? Ehh… read this earlier considering ane:
ARE SILICONE MERMAID TAILS REALLY WORTH THE Money
It is important to note that even if you DO have tons of cash to spend on a silicone tail, you should Not buy ane unless you have practiced swimming in other tails for a good clamper of time AND are a strong swimmer. These tails weigh a lot (25lbs-50lbs+), are very hard to put on (information technology takes well-nigh 10-20 minutes to get dressed!) and require a lot of care. You can larn more than about caring for your silicone mermaid tail past clicking here:
HOW TO CLEAN A SILICONE MERMAID TAIL
Sequin Mermaid Tails
I got to see my very first Sequin mermaid tail in person at Mermaid MegaFest 2018. OH MY GOODNESS It WAS GORGEOUS! Sequin tails are stunning. They usually accept a neoprene base with hundreds (thousands?) of colorful sequins sewn into them. Some take silicone fins too! They are super, super pretty just take Then much fourth dimension to make that not very many people sell them. (I’ll be covering a few that do in an up-and-coming video though… so keep an centre on the YouTube Channel!) From what I understand, sequin tails are relatively difficult to get into, are quite fragile and gosh-darned expensive (and they should be!). Still… there is cipher else quite like them. Although they run almost $v,000+ USD, they are stunning and I want one really badly. Actually BADLY!!!! 🤣
Latex Mermaid Tails
Do people even sell Latex Mermaid Tails anymore? Ummm… I’thou notwithstanding on the chase for a Latex Tail-Maker for details… They await a bit similar silicone mermaid tails, simply since they are fabricated of Latex rather than high-quality silicone, they are less expensive from what I recall. With that being said, I really don’t recommend them. Personally, I swell up and go a ball of itchy-burningness if I come into contact with latex. A lot of other people have similar reactions too. Because of this, y’all run a risk ownership a tail you may develop an allergy too and therefore be unable to wear… OR some poor child with a latex allergy may hug all over y’all and take chances having a nasty reaction. Yuck.
I’ll try to assemble more information on these for a future video, but until and so… I’ll just go out you with the proposition to avert Latex Tails altogether.
4. Accept an Artist Turn you into a Mermaid!
I recently had an artist plow me into a mermaid and it was Crawly! You can ask independent artists and Etsy Sellers, like Whimsy Pieces (CLICK Hither TO CHECK OUT HER STORE) to transform y’all into a mermaid with their creative skills! Attempt searching places similar DeviantArt and Etsy to detect artists who offer commissions. This is not only a bully style to assistance develop what you would like your “Mersona” to wait like, but also helps support independent artists and fellow Magic Crafters! ♥
Mermaid Transformation? three, ii, one… Go!
Alright, alright… so none of these methods will REALLY turn yous into a magical animal that breathes underwater… but these techniques are as close every bit anyone will get until nosotros discover some magical mermaid potion! (If you lot figure 1 out, let me know! 😉)
Did you find this helpful? If you did, I would love to know 2 things…
What technique(south) did y’all find well-nigh helpful and would consider using to plow yourself into a mermaid/merman?
Describe your Mersona to me!!! I want to hear all almost what your tail would look like, what your hair color is, where your habitat is, ect. ect. BLOW Upwards THE COMMENTS!!!!
Thanks to the moon and back for reading this! ♥ Happy swimming! ♥♥♥
XOXO ~ Mermaid Phantom