Costume Inspo: Crowns, Tiaras, and Headdresses

Happy #MermaidMonday, friends! We can’t divulge any details about the Promenade just yet, so I wanted to get started with providing some mermaid-themed costume inspiration in the meantime. It’s such a vast topic with so many opportunities for creativity that I can’t wait to explore and share with you! I was reminiscing with friends about how when I was young, I would create “Easter bonnets” with my mother out of baskets, shoulder pads (hey, it was the EARLY 90’s!), flowers… and seashells. I got inspired by the idea of festive nautical headwear, and every sea-queen (or king! Or princess!) needs her crown, so here are some regal headdresses, tiaras, and crowns fit for a mermaid!

 

Etsy is always my go-to for unique, creative, one-of-a-kind pieces (everything on this website is handmade by their merchants), so naturally there’s a plethora of custom, beautiful mermaid crowns. Styles range from conservative to couture, with a price for every budget. Check out the seller’s pages for more!

seanatural

Beach wedding crown- $62.00

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MissJAYNEdesigns

Gold Siren/Mermaid Crown- $17.00

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wildandfreejewelry

The Dreamer Mermaid Crown- $160.00

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TCMermaidCrowns

Mermaid Princess crown- $40.00

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Aqua Mermaid Beach Wedding Crown- $95.00

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CuriousFair

Urban Mermaid Headdress- $123.40

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GenuineLittles

Mermaid Crown- $45.00

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LittleAsrai 

Seashell Mermaid Crown- $25.00

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BlingGoddessBoutique

Crystal Mermaid Crown- $122.66

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CyShell

Blue Beach Bridal Tiara- $51.61

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Fairytas

Mermaid Crown Tiara Headdress Turquoise- $137.63

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This last one isn’t on Etsy, but I just HAD to include it!

The Mermaids Mercantile

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I hope you’re feeling inspired by some of these designs! There are SO many beautiful mermaid crowns out there, I may do a follow-up post featuring more designs because they’re all just SO. BEAUTIFUL! If you’d like to see more, let me know in the comments!

Youtube is a great resource for DIY videos, so if you’re feeling crafty and don’t know where to go from here, there’s plenty of videos out there to guide you. Crafting doesn’t have to drain your bank account (although it definitely can!), you can find plenty of materials in your local dollar store, get some great deals with coupons and apps like RetailMeNot, or even gathering from nature! Tutorials are out there for everyone from the crafting-impaired to veteran crafters. Take a peek at these Do-It-Yourselfers!

 

Debi’s Design Diary


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Evelina


 

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Let us know if you’re creating your own whimsical mermaid headdress or crown for the Asbury Park Promenade of Mermaids! We’d love to hear from you, and feature your beautiful work in a later blog post! We have a hashtag- use #asburypromenade on social media so we can find you! Instagram us @asburyparkpromenade, twitter @asburypromenade, Facebook Asbury Park Promenade of Mermaids.

 

-CJ Mars

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#MermaidMonday: Warm and Cozy

Welcome to the first day of spring, and our first blog post! Since it’s not feeling so warm out just yet (in fact, it’s snowing in Ocean County as I type!) I wanted to embrace the last bit of winter and show off a few mermaid inspired things that will keep you cozy while contemplating your costumes.

 

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Society6 allows artists to upload their work and print on many different kinds of items. Lucky for us, there are tons of beautiful and unique mermaid blankets (available in 3 different sizes!), like this one.

 

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This beautiful tail will go to three lucky winners- it even has little sparkles on it! Enter her contest here or follow on instagram @seatail_mermaid (don’t worry, even if you don’t win the contest, you can still order one!)

 

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If you need that tail immediately (and I don’t think any of us would blame you!) MotherOfAllDiamonds on eBay makes custom crocheted mermaid “cocoons” for children and adults. I think I could spend an entire weekend cozied up in one of these!

 

If you would rather make your own mermaid tail blankets, there are tons of tutorials out there! MadeByMarzipan on YouTube shows you how to make a cozy fleece blanket (which I may have to do because come on, look how soft and fluffy it looks!)

 

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For our cozy bitty mer-babies, Whimsy Tails is working on launching the most adorable mermaid tail baby swaddles! Follow them on instagram @alexiasotelo.

 

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Maybe you don’t need a whole blanket to stay cozy in the snow. How about this fantastic nautical scarf from Letswraps on Etsy? I am *so* in love with this print!

 

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Who says mermaids can’t keep their sea-legs warm with a set of chic leg warmers? MademoiselleMermaid sells these babies on etsy with about a million different color and size options.

 

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While I’m at it, these aren’t your typical “Little Mermaid” house slippers, but they look so comfy! Unfortunately they’re sold out from Hot Topic, but I have a feeling you may be able to find a pair on eBay

 

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Another cozy option- this “Sailors Ruin” tattoo style duvet cover from RedBubble would be a perfect addition to any pinup/rockabilly style bedroo- excuse me, boudoir.

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Maybe a blanket or scarf just ISN’T ENOUGH!! If you’re totally committed to the mermaid lifestyle, this KESS InHouse woven duvet cover with matching pillowcases might just do the trick. Check out their site for more mermaid duvets- even shower curtains!

 

However you’re doing it, we hope you’re keeping warm and snuggly! Do you have any cozy mermaid-themed items that you’re using to keep bundled? If so, show us some pictures in the comments! In the meantime, I’m going to go back to etsy and look at that scarf again…

 

-CJ Mars