So for many years I have wanted a mermaid tail you can actually swim with and this summer I am going to go buy a momofin and make my own mermaid tail. I have been a seamstress mostly making costumes for events for a few years now and with a new machine feel comfortable taking on this big project and try to get together a very realistic betta mermaid tail. In the past i have been a fairy, a plague rat, and a steampunk Airship Captain and Steampunk Professor of Chemistry, also a Steampunk Botanist and a Tim Warrior, for summer i am thinking of being a mermaid, full on dressing up and going to lakes at my spare time swimming around and overall making little kids dreams come true when they see a lady with a long colorful mermaid tail swimming around at the beaches. May even do some birthday parties and all, already planning to wear it to my cousins pool party.
I already have monofin training being as I have considered being a professorial mermaid a few times before and last year around the time I get really into the ocean and wanting fish tanks i got very serious about being a pro mermaid and trained all summer long with a mono fin. I can't use silicon so I have to use thick water durable fabrics that have a good scaly effect and some more wispy translucent stuff for the more ghost like parts of the tail So you get a basic of what functional mermaid tails look like I will post this video.
Now I am thinking of doing a doubletail betta but not sure as halfmoon would be SOOOO pretty to do as well, also not sure on colors. if anyone had cool idea's and betta pics to throw at me or know which tail type might work best for this let me know. I'm thinking of having flowing fabric cloth parts for on the arm that trail under me as I swim to give a more betta appearance to it as well. Going to start sketches but i have no idea what colors I am using yet.