DIY American Girl Doll Mermaid Tail Costume

Posted on Sep 14 2017 – 8:29am
by Rudy

DIY American Girl Doll Mermaid Tail Costume

Halloween will be here before you know it and we always need a few extra costumes. I feel like this has been the year of mermaids and unicorns so why not add fuel to that fire with some fun mermaid costumes? These are so cute and simple to. Any age will enjoy this craft as it is kid approved. Each mermaid costume set will be under $3 with extra material leftover! We got regular felt, light glitter felt, and heavy glitter felt. If you just stay simple you can do this craft for under $1. Also, we did add bling (sequins) to the blue mermaid as an experiment and it’s the girls favorite.

Heads Up! I did not do a voiceover in this video. It’s such an easy craft that it shouldn’t hinder you from replicating. However, if you have any questions, please ask them here in the comments below! It really is super easy!

Materials Needed:

  • Felt
  • Glue
  • Sequins *Optional

Watch and tell us which tail is your favorite!

DIY American Girl Doll Mermaid Tail Costume was last modified: November 13th, 2017 by Rudy

25 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. abb
    September 26, 2017 at 3:35 am –

    can you make american girl doll shoes

  2. nicky1234
    September 22, 2017 at 6:41 pm –

    i requested to make a mermaid costume how come i didn’t get a shout out?

  3. Terri
    September 22, 2017 at 9:59 am –

    patiently awaiting your next awesome craft tutorial,,, hint hint ?

  4. Bookfanatic102
    September 21, 2017 at 9:12 am –

    Can you make a doll Awana clubs book and uniform and awards?

  5. Kate
    September 19, 2017 at 10:41 am –

    what is the size for the circles on the craft

  6. Bookfanatic102
    September 17, 2017 at 6:49 pm –

    Can you make orthodontic rubber bands? for dolls with braces?

  7. Kipling
    September 17, 2017 at 10:23 am –

    hey Rudy this is adorable can you make doll peanut butter, shower cap, blowdryer, headphones, candles, lotion bottles, and a contact lenses case for the make believe contacts and a doll hair straightener.

    Thanks U Rock!!!!!

  8. Adele
    September 16, 2017 at 9:29 pm –

    Thanks Frog_lover!

  9. Frog_lover
    September 16, 2017 at 5:02 pm –

    Adele, you can make the pattern for the tail longer and wider if you want it to cover the doll’s feet and go all the way around. That’s what I did, and it worked!

  10. Adele
    September 16, 2017 at 2:07 pm –

    OMG this is adorable! I wish it went all the way around and you couldn’t see the doll’s feet, but oh well!

  11. Megan
    September 16, 2017 at 11:00 am –

    I like the pink and blue one. Can you make more costumes please?? They are so cute!!

  12. Bookfanatic102
    September 16, 2017 at 8:01 am –

    Can you make a retainer and braces? I get my retainer on the 26 and I get my braces off a month after that. and can you make Macaroons.

  13. ella
    September 16, 2017 at 6:12 am –

    can you make Halloween costumes pleese

  14. Bookfanatic102
    September 15, 2017 at 6:08 pm –

    Rudy my dolls don’t have a swimsuit.

  15. Jade
    September 15, 2017 at 1:04 pm –

    I remember two or three people asked for this craft. It came out great!

  16. Frog_ lover
    September 14, 2017 at 6:18 pm –

    Omg! This is hands-down the cutest doll costume ever! Way better than the ag one!

  17. Bookfanatic102
    September 14, 2017 at 2:13 pm –

    Kipling I’m pretty sure she gets them from Amazon.

  18. Kipling
    September 14, 2017 at 1:50 pm –

    Hey rudy love this but the tail doesnt cover the dolls back and i dont really like that still fun craft, where do you get your pipettes i am making the inhaler for my doll

    • Rudy
      September 15, 2017 at 6:01 pm –

      No, your doll will need to wear leggings or a swim suit with the tail.

  19. eliana
    September 14, 2017 at 1:10 pm –

    good idea but I don’t have any 1 colored shirts

  20. Laura B
    September 14, 2017 at 11:31 am –

    Bookfanatic and eliana:

    I’d put a solid colored shirt under the costume. Possibly pants too.

  21. eliana
    September 14, 2017 at 11:10 am –

    me too

  22. Bookfanatic102
    September 14, 2017 at 9:31 am –

    Is there a way I can make this so that it covers m dolls belly? My family doesn’t do bikinis.

    • Rudy
      September 15, 2017 at 6:02 pm –

      Put a one piece swimsuit under the costume tail.