Fish Net For A Mermaid

My daughter and her friends start thinking about what they want to dress up as for Halloween as early as March. Yea, I don’t really get it but obviously it’s a big deal. Needless to say, every year they never really come up with anything until the first of October. 

I never bought my daughter Halloween costumes when she was growing up. I always managed to create a great costume from craft or thrift store finds. She’s been everything from a bowl of spaghetti to Cat in the Hat. When she got older, she bought a couple on her own dime but that was short lived.

Shes always wanted to be a mermaid. We were just never able to create one that she thought was flattering. This year is no different. “Mom, I still want to be a mermaid”. Shes 26 by the way. 

She found some ideas online that seemed easy to accomplish (less material too). Lord help. 
Anyway, she asked if I would look for her a fishing net at the beach. She wants to use it as a wrap around her skirt. I gave it a thumbs up because more coverage, the better. 

Though I looked around the beach when I was there for a fish net, I didn't find one light enough for her to use. I told her “Ill just crochet you a net and if you dont like it, you can go to Hobby Lobby craft store and buy one”. 
She agreed to give me a chance. 



So for the past few days, little by little, I whipped up a fish net wrap. Then I had to kill the acrylic to give it more form and softness. 
(killing acrylic is simply applying a moist towel over your flattened out crochet and iron over the towel. The heat and steam kills the scratchy thick acrylic and gives the crochet a flat and silky feel and the project keeps its shape)




I like how it turned out. The best part was picking up shells from the beach last week to finish it off.



Weather she chooses to use it or not, I asked if she will give it up to me after Halloween so I can maybe use it at my beach spot. That’s if it last through the halloween parties! 

Though we never go out on Halloween, I like to dress up for the fun of it and visit neighbors. 
I did attend a halloween wedding last year and dressed like Wednesday from the Adams Family. 
You can see me as Wednesday here
This year I might be Pee Wee Herman. 
Do you dress up? If so, what do you plan to dress up like?

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  1. i like the crocheted net you made. perfect for mermaid attire.

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    1. Thanks! She seemed to like it so well see.

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  2. We never had homemade costumes, but my mother also had no talents. I remember in the early 90s costumes that were just a cheap plastic mask with a plastic poncho. They got lazy in the design of those things. Kids have it much nice today

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    1. The 80’s even worst! Mask were just a face covering with an elastic strap around the head and the costume made of nothing more than plastic bags!

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  3. You did a great job! Looks really good.

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  4. Wow- That is fantastic, Lisa. I hope your daughter can use it as part of her costume. If not- her loss! That would be great if you could incorporate it into your beach front place somehow--indoors or out!

    Have a blessed Sunday- xoDiana

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    1. It will look great on my picnic area.

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  5. Looks great, very creative. Her costume will look great I'm sure!!
    No, I don't dress up. We don't celebrate Halloween.

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    1. We dont usually celebrate. When she was little the churches had the best parties. But now shes on her own and we keep our porch light off.

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  6. Hi Lisa, wow you did a great job crocheting the fish net. I hope your daughter likes it.
    Enjoy the week.
    Julie

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    1. Thanks! She seemed to like it pretty good.

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  7. It's been a while since we dressed up and went out on Halloween. I love your Adams Family costume.

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    1. Thanks, that was the first time in years.

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  8. You did a great job. It turned out wonderfully! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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