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Mersuit

Why just have fins for your feet?
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1. Start with swimming fins, but for the other appendages. Gloves with long (plastic?) claws, with a stretched membrane between them. Works on the idea of foot fins; elongates the hand and adds more surface area to move oneself with.

To add to the hand idea, one could make the 'glove' part extend up to the elbows, and add fins to the sides of them purely for style points.

2. Include a tube top-ish piece with zippered front and a fin on the back. Style points only.

3. Mask that fits over the head, but leaves nose, mouth, ears, and eyes exposed. Put earfin-ish things behind the ears, and a fin on the scalp. Also, leave enough room inside the mask to possibly fit the small kind of goggles on the eyes before putting the mask on.

4. Everything that can be added to the costume without causing too much embellishment or harm. Include leg and arm bands, and if it would really work and not freak out the wearer (or observer), a fin affixed to the buttock part of the swimsuit.

Great for pool play, scaring the kids, and enacting imaginative fantasies based on "The Creature From the Black Lagoon." Hand fins might not be so good for grabbing, but they can always be removed.

A no-no for anybody who doesn't like spandex, or drawing attention to themselves.

Delcan, Apr 11 2002

Manta Ray Diving Suit Manta_20Ray_20Diving_20Suit
shameless elf promotion [JesusHChrist, Jun 15 2006]

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       Daryl Hannah as Mersuit® spokesperson.
bristolz, Apr 11 2002
  

       The gloves with fins has already been done.
ishotpac, Apr 11 2002
  

       And look even more like food to sharks?
phoenix, Apr 11 2002
  

       Look, Eellen, there go some more of those disgusting humans, swimming all horizontal like the filthy flounders! When will they ever learn to swim like *real* fish?   

       Oh, indeed, Puffy! It's simply *mortifying*!
beauxeault, Apr 11 2002
  

       Real mermaids go topless. Cartoon mermaids breast feed a species of milk-drinking clams.
ye_river_xiv, Jun 15 2006
  
      
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