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Posted October 25, 2012 by Caitlin Clark in Beauty
 
 

Mermaid Halloween Costume and Makeup from a Real Life Ariel

M

y dream Halloween costume has and will always be Ariel from The Little Mermaid. Since I made a pact with myself that I would not debut said dream costume until I could also debut a set of killer abs, that dream will have to stay on the backburner for a few more years.

photo courtesy of camoden.com

But if I were sporting a set of washboard abs, I would take a couple of make up tips from Traci Hines, a make up artist and mermaid performer. That’s right… a mermaid performer. Watch her sing ‘Part of Your World’; she’s amahzing. Apart from getting to channel her inner Ariel all the time and casually being stopped on the street by children thinking she is the real deal, Traci has a sparkling personality and a heartwarming passion and believes her dedication to the character has positively affected her mindset even when not in character.

real life ariel

photo couresty of camoden.com

“I think a part of me has always been ‘Ariel’ on the inside…even when I am out of costume I think I tend to take more care in how I act and present myself, at least whenever little ones are around, since they always seemed to believe I was her regardless of what I was wearing! Even in jeans on the street I would be stopped and asked almost daily if I was ‘The Little Mermaid.” Like so many other girls out there, I not only see myself in her, but see who I want to be,” said Hines.

Want to complete the look? Shop Traci’s Etsy store for mermaid inspired accessories or visit her official site for inspiration.

etsy mermaid costume


Caitlin Clark

 
Caitlin Clark
Caitlin Clark is contributing author and Social Media Director for YouPlusMedia, focusing primarily on Style, Uptown, and Arts and Entertainment.