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View Poll Results: Which Color Do You Like Best?
KONA GOLD 27 26.73%
PURPLE 16 15.84%
FIRE CORAL 49 48.51%
ORANGE 8 7.92%
RED 1 0.99%
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:38 PM   #31
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Appreciated the Diving comparison, that is helpful. Perhaps its why so many of the Hollywood mermaids (Splash, H2o) have orange tails. Every color kinda gets washed out a bit under the water and that may have some of the better visibility to get picked up on camera. I have some time yet, so I'll leave the polls open for a while.
I liked both of the top vote getters so far, Kona Gold and the Fire Coral. In the small color samples I couldn't tell how much of the yellow/orange color would be visible when the fabric is made into a tail. The red tones will tend to disappear more both in the water and in underwater pictures. The orange with it's yellow highlights will stand out well.

Whatever your final choice, I'm sure it will look awesome! I'm hoping you will post pictures so we can see how it looks as the finished product.

I love the idea of dressing as a mermaid for pirate night! (insert mermaid smiley here!)
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Old 08-01-2013, 06:49 AM   #32
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What do you guys do at CC after you put your fins on and get in the water? Pictures? Snorkeling? Diving? General splashing around? Just curious.
Well we were short on time this time but when we finally left all of our fishy friends back at the far edge and made the long swim back, most of the families were back on board (about 3:30 by then) and I floated on an inner tube and waved my tail at passersby and CMs. A few families still on the beach came over to take pics.

I need to plan better this time. 5k, food, hit the water.
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Old 08-01-2013, 07:13 AM   #33
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I liked both of the top vote getters so far, Kona Gold and the Fire Coral. In the small color samples I couldn't tell how much of the yellow/orange color would be visible when the fabric is made into a tail. The red tones will tend to disappear more both in the water and in underwater pictures. The orange with it's yellow highlights will stand out well.

Whatever your final choice, I'm sure it will look awesome! I'm hoping you will post pictures so we can see how it looks as the finished product.

I love the idea of dressing as a mermaid for pirate night! (insert mermaid smiley here!)
Its hard to tell from the swatches. Interestingly, Twinkie's tail of Pink n Aqua shows a LOT of the pattern in the overall tail despite the swatch, so if that is the basis, quite a bit of it is likely to show up. I would like to order one with a pattern because its more interesting (scale like I guess) and would look as "busy" next to hers.

Given the fact that orange seems to have the higher visibility (or that's the consensus), the Kona Gold seems to offer the most choices of a pattern with bright orange. I'm wondering if its enough to be bright enough but it is nice anyway.

I also just realized that you can upgrade with a "dragon tail", which has extra streamers flowing behind you, and I believe the streamers can be a different fabric! I may end up with the Kona Gold (the pattern will show up like Twinkie's and still be in the orange/red category) and then get the Fire Coral accents with the streamers... Why choose 1 when you can choose 2! I love both of those as well but the consensus is really appreciated. Btw, its not very visible in the swatches, but you should see these tails shine! They are sooooo iridescent! The silver pod sister's shines like rainbow and Twinkie's has like blue iridescent shine. My jade is losing its sparkle (well it does get a lot of use!) But they are really quite fetching with different textures and colors.

I appreciate that every few months when I check their website, they have grown with even more fabric choices (no patterns were available when I ordered my Jade tail.) This company has a heck of a lead time (fyi for anyone considering a gift with a deadline) I think I'll give myself til about Feb to get my mermaid shape right and get my measurements. That should be about right to get by April/early May. (Sometimes turn around is fast, depends on orders of course. They assign you and order number and then I checked their Facebook to see which orders were shipping out since they are custom.)

And I need to fix my shells and put back a (water sealed) star fish. My winter will have crafty hobbies and a whole lotta elliptical.

BTW!!!!! I get to see Twinkie in a month!!! Wahoo! 5 days is all we have had this yr and we are flying out to West Coast and camping over Labor Day! Twinkie Time! Woohoo! Next time I see her after that will be May for our Disney trip! Makes me and at the same time!
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Old 08-01-2013, 01:20 PM   #34
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Another vote for Kona Gold.

but I really just wanted to say that this is AWESOME!!!

OMG I would totally join you. Now I want a merman tail. Do you ever have any mermen?
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Old 08-01-2013, 01:42 PM   #35
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Yes, the video posted by PP shows a merman and mermaid who do shows together.

I suspect we will get more to the Mermaid Story for Pirates of the Caribbean on the next shows... I think that when she took him below the surface, I think she was saving him! We shall see!

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Hey people, I'm going to introduce a NEW COLOR into the mix based on a suggestion from Work. SHRIMP ON THE BARBIE. A good pattern, similar coloring to Twinkie, but possibly even brighter than the KONA GOLD...

You can revote (how can I update the poll, or can I?) if you like Shrimp on the Barbie or post such here as well!
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Old 08-01-2013, 04:04 PM   #36
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I like shrimp on the Barbie.
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Old 08-01-2013, 04:13 PM   #37
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Yes, the video posted by PP shows a merman and mermaid who do shows together.

I suspect we will get more to the Mermaid Story for Pirates of the Caribbean on the next shows... I think that when she took him below the surface, I think she was saving him! We shall see!

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Hey people, I'm going to introduce a NEW COLOR into the mix based on a suggestion from Work. SHRIMP ON THE BARBIE. A good pattern, similar coloring to Twinkie, but possibly even brighter than the KONA GOLD...

You can revote (how can I update the poll, or can I?) if you like Shrimp on the Barbie or post such here as well!
I missed that, Ill have to go back and watch it. Ill need to work on my upper body a little more though before Id go topless. Ha

I still like Kona Gold, the gold in it looks really nice, and Shrimp on the Barbie (at least from the swatch) reminds me more of a tie dyed pattern.
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New Tail Supplier and Fabric Update!

Just an update. I've been shopping a few new companies. For instance, I found a site with ready made sizes (interesting!) just like ordering for a dress on line.

I've approached them about my fabric conundrum and she tells me new fabrics are getting lined up. In the meantime, this is a new one that I saw and is QUITE nice... Its called CARIBBEAN SUNSET.



They also design their own monofin to better 'hide the ankles' and I seriously may have to upgrade the whole thing cuz it's pretty nice and being ready made, fairly affordable.

Lots of options for kids, parents!

Give me a shout out to see what you think? Remember bright is key! Orange colors are kinda the main interest (none of their colors right now are as bright, well there is a bright solid pink but this one is neater, I think.)
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:36 PM   #39
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I voted for Purple because I thought it would really stand out for the lifeguard. but seriously, what lifeguard worth his salt wouldn't keep his eye on a real life mermaid with any color of tail?!?!?!?

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My favourite of the ones on the first page wasn't on your poll....the gold. BUT I love the orange/gold one above. It looks so....regal....and fitting a mermaid princess.
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Torn between fire coral or kona gold
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