April 6, 2010

Warm Weather in NYC and Mermaid Make-up Tutorial Videos

Warm weather has finally arrived here in New York City. And not a moment too soon! And once warm weather rolls around, we start to think about warm weather activities.... like June's Mermaid Parade at Coney Island!

And, as we at New York Costumes were thinking about summer time and underwater dress up, we decided to do a bit of searching for video tutorials to give us some inspiration for the 2010 Mermaid Parade.

For a shiny underwater effect, this sea nymph make-up tutorial involves use of glitter and sequins. This one is very thorough.

And a fun video tutorial / demo on how to do Mermaid make-up. Includes using mesh netting to create a "scale" effect with the make-up application. Great to bookmark for the Mermaid parade.

And we costume people over here at the East Village Halloween Adventure shop are soon expected a big shipment of sea creatures... costume accessory sea creatures, that is. They'll be joining the Shell bras and coconut bras and the hula skirts to help folks prepare for the Mermaid parade. Bring on the summer time!