Costumes made/modeled by Yaya between 1999 - now.

Sea Nymph

(design and character copyright protected, please do not steal)

Why I chose to make this costume:

For a while I have been wanting to make a mermaid costume based on my art style, and I wanted to experiment with using wire and fabric to make fins. When I was invited to be a Guest at Anizona, it was a chance to debut something new, and I decided on this costume.

How I made this costume:

I covered fabric over wire frames for the fins and fishtail, created my own pattern for the tail part and casted plastic shells from a real seashell for the bra, which was painted in various shades of blue and green. I hand stitched pearls scattered throughout the costume - on the headpiece, fins etc. I also made jewelry to go with the costume, such as the multi-tiered necklace. The makeup completed the ethereal mermaid look I was going for.

Thoughts on this costume:

I am very happy with the way this outfit turned out! I got to do an amazing photoshoot on the beach at sunrise in it, and it is well-received at both Anime and Sci-Fi cons. I feel very feminine and lady-like as the Sea Nymph, maybe because the tail only allows me to take dainty little steps, lol.

Photographer Bobby Dalto, Phoenix Tear and Maboroshi

Model Yaya Han

Hair & Makeup Yaya Han

Styling Yaya Han

Date Completed 03 March, 2005

Hours Spent 20

Worn At Anizona 2005, Dragoncon 2005