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Bathe in the Light by Lillyxandra Bathe in the Light by Lillyxandra
"Sirenia swims to the surface to bathe in the sun light on her favorite rock."

When I first met Traci ([link]), I saw how she encompassed that Disney Princess essence and persona, and I knew I had to bring that persona to vibrant, mermaid life. She reminds me of a classic Hollywood Starlet from the 40′s, punctuated by her bright red hair and lips to match. Not only does she have the looks, but she also has the voice of a siren! With that deadly combination, she could beckon any seafarer to a watery grave. I treated the photos to have a vintage pin-up style that I think works well for her look.

For her costume, I definitely pulled a lot of inspiration from Disney’s Ariel, but still wanted that retro feel. I wanted to create something other the the typical seashells for the top, so I used sequin applique to gives a glamorous feel over painted lace with crinkle silk. I aged her necklace and headdress, making them sea-worn as if she had found treasure from sunken ships.

The tail was purchased from the Mertailor ([link])! His tails are amazing, and you can actually swim in them due to a mono fin built in. I love that we could have some photos of her playing in the water:)

Indigo did an amazing job not only capturing Traci’s beauty, but I love how he caught the perfect moments of the waves crashing around her. A special thanks to Damian, our mer-toting macho man, and Jenny for keeping an eye on Traci to make sure everything was in its right place.

Model - Traci Hines ([link])
Photographer - Indigo ([link])

For more photos, info, and behind the scenes video visit my website [link]

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Blood-written-tears Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful.
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Dracovinia Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Incredible shot!
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BatWitch Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome shot!
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MLFA Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
This is stunning! :heart:
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kiro-unmei Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful!
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AwkwardWallflower Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Like the rest of your work, absolutely fantastic.
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Diamond-Piece Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist
Amazing shot
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NightmareCupcake Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my this is so beautiful! Love it :heart:
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Figarro-Luv Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
do you ever swim with it?! hehehe
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GeminiWolf Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Which style did you get?
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L-Silverwolf Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is truly amazing! The costume is beautiful, just like the model, the setting is perfect, and the timing with the waves adds to the atmosphere. Absolutely fantastic!
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discocabrado Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
This girl is living the fantasy I've had for myself since primary school - stunning shot!
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d47t Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Student General Artist
Your mer cosplay are all STUNNING
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MAGiC-CaNDY7893 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
I know her she was a Hot Topic model. Always loved her.
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Queen-Of-Garnets Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
That is amazing (: I love the little mermaid
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FreudianSlipse Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Professional Writer
Stunning shot!
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HollieBollie Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing, what a shot!! I would love to be a mermaid...
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articunolugialove Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
Fantastic!
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Milady-Rose Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
So kind!!
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ms-darkangel76 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
Just beautiful. :)
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buruyuuko Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous! *_*
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Warai-Ai-Yuna Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
BREATH TAKING! you and this whole foto is gorgeous!
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Flying4Freedom Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
wonderful shot! costume and model are simply perfect!
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JulietTaylor Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I think it's outstanding. The costume, the model, the place
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Tiny-Physcic-Vampire Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really adore this picture.
The mermaid is unique and beautiful, and the effect the wave has is just absolutely brilliant.
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billistmeinherz Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
WOW :wow: this is GREAT! Oh my gosh most of the time when people do cosplays it turns out so bad and is just really embaressing. But your costume is fantastic and so is the photoshopping of the water
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FreshwaterMermaid Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this!
gorgeous colors too! Mertailor really does do incredible stuff!
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AngeliqueRaindrops Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
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Spirit-of-Wolves Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
Out of all the four, i like this one the best, but all of them are very good! Nice Work!
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Ki-Plueschie Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wonderful pics. >///<
I love they.
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Beckibracelet Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
DAAAAAAAAH! SO AWESOME.
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TheZoMbieMoshPiT Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Student Photographer
You have been featured here!: [link]
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lylie-foak Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Traci Hines! Awesome!
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FireLilyCosplay Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What a beautiful pic - she looks wonderful!!
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butterfli-princess Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
I absolutely love this costume! Very good job
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lissarain Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
Wow, this is amazing! SO beautiful
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Seirett Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
Wow, almost exactly like the scene where Ariel is singing on the rock. Amazing! I want a mermaid tail. :)
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BeautifulByeBye Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
This is an amazing shoot! Thanks for the video, it was fun to see everyone work so hard and getting so excited about doing this shoot. The photography, the costume, the light, all are lovely. I appreciate that you've shared this with all of us!
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weroblue Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OOO DAMN!!! finally some decent Ariel Cosplay
WEll DOne!!!
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VampricFaeryGirl Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW FANTASTIC SHOT! The pose and the splash = priceless. Well done.
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SweetVenom94 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
how great ^^, I like the shot and the ocean very much
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AngeliqueRaindrops Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
:wow: This is unbelievably stunning. My jaw dropped when I saw this shot!!! :D
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SyntaxOverride Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
Perfect timing
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SparrowsSongCosplay Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
This must have taken so long to produce! :heart:
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MyReasonInLife Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
This shot is absolutely amazing!
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da-rk Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
beautiful outfit, design and photo! I love seeing your videos and photos of your gorgeous creations! *o*
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Yukiho Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice shot <3
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Lundora Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
She looks stunning.
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conkeronine Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Student Digital Artist
cool
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