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WHAT IS MERMING?

Mermaiding or Merming (also referred to as artistic mermaiding, mermaidry, or artistic mermaid performance) is the practice of wearing, and often swimming in, a costume mermaid tail.

This activity is not just for kids!  While there are many professional merfolk who perform at aquariums, circuses, festivals, parties, and events, there is also a very large community of hobbyists partake in and enjoy this form of cosplay. 

Cosplay is the act of dressing up as a character or concept. People who do it regularly are called ‘cosplayers’. Cosplayers may also go above and beyond copying their character’s outfits – they might even ‘role-play’ as characters, copying their mannerisms and gestures.


It is by tapping into this wonderful concept of 'play' that we connect with our inner child and reach a level of happiness we thought was gone forever!

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MONOFINS

What's underneath

While different tail makers offer different styles of tails, most tails on the market today (except full silicone tails) are made up of a monofin, under a fabric, spandex, or scuba knit tail skin.

SKINS

What goes on top!

Fabric, spandex, and scuba knit skins come in a wonderful variety of shapes, sizes, styles, and colors.  These usually have pockets that fit the monofin and they work together to make the complete mermaid costume.

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SWIMMING

How do you do it??

Swimming safely requires practice and training but it's a blast and totally fun!

MAKE-UP AND ACCESSORIES

Tops, Wigs, Crowns, and other finery

No look would be complete without the details!  How you build your mersona is completely up to you!

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What is Merming?: Causes

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

Here are some answers to some common questions we've seen about Merming.

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