Merperson Makeup Tutorial

Summer Reading is upon us!  With a theme like “Tails and Tales,” how could I not think of merpeople?

Since cosplay and makeup effects are one of my favorite hobbies, I wanted to share a little video tutorial so you can play along at home.

Here is what you’ll need to get started.

  • Eyeshadow pallet.  Any colors or brand you want to use, but the higher the pigmentation, the better.
  • Brush or sponge.  I used a makeup sponge in the tutorial, but a large makeup brush would work, too!
  • Wig cap or fishnets.  The wig cap is what gives you the scale pattern effect.

If you feel like going all out, combine a costume and a watery location! We’ll also have makeup kits available beginning Monday, June 14 while supplies last. If you are using curbside pickup, call and ask staff for a kit when you arrive. For ages 12-18.

We would love to see your finished look! Snap a pic and send it to us at

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