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DIY How To Make A Mera Costume For Halloween

Updated on March 28, 2016
Here's a picture of the Ginger haired Mera with her husband, Aquaman, on the cover of a DC Comic book.
Here's a picture of the Ginger haired Mera with her husband, Aquaman, on the cover of a DC Comic book. | Source

Make Your Own Mera Costume For Halloween

Making your own costume to dress up in on Halloween is fun. Mera is a character from DC Comics. She is married to the Justice League's Aquaman. If you are looking for a unique costume idea, Mera is it. She wears a green jumpsuit, has long red hair, and wears a crown. Perfect for all you wanna be princesses who want to go a step beyond Disney!

Mera and Aquaman make a great couples costume idea. I've written a page on how to make an Aquaman costume, so take a look if you and your man are planning on going as this water-loving couple.

Check out the pictures I've put on this page to get a good idea of what Mera looks like and see a couple of different looks she has had through the years. Pick the one you like most and start checking your closets and drawers for items you can use to make her outfit. If you don't find everything you need in your home start searching thrift stores and consignment shops in your area. You can find some real bargains in those shops and since this is for a Halloween costume, the cheaper the better. At least that's my motto.



Mera Costume Ideas

I found these ideas on Pinterest - it shows a couple good ideas for that Mera costume you are making.  If you can copy any of these items your costume will be looking good.
I found these ideas on Pinterest - it shows a couple good ideas for that Mera costume you are making. If you can copy any of these items your costume will be looking good. | Source

Mira Has A Twin Sister - Her Name Is Hila

Here she is - Mera, wife of Aquaman, Queen of Atlantis
Here she is - Mera, wife of Aquaman, Queen of Atlantis | Source

Should You Make A Mera Costume Or Buy One?

This costume from Amazon is about 30.00. I can't see why you would make one when you can buy one that looks this good for this price. Mera isn't an easy costume idea, but if you have a green spandex or fitted pair of pants and a top it's not difficult to make one yourself.

  • Tight Fitting Spandex Jumpsuit or
  • Tight Fitting Spandex Pants And Shirt
  • Netting (optional)
  • 3 Point Crown
  • Trident (Optional)
  • M Belt Buckle (Optional)
  • Red Wig Or Color Rinse

Mira lives under the water so she has scales like a mermaid. You can drape some netting over your fitted green pants and top to make it look like it is scaled or you can put a net over your costume clothes and paint the bottom of each opening to make it look like scales.

Mera has bright red hair and you will need to apply a temporary color rinse to your hair to achieve that look. You might already have red hair, in that case, you are set. You can also use a red wig to change your hair color.

This woman is the wife of the King of Atlantis, Aquaman. Before she married him she was Queen of Dimension Aqua (Xebel), that's where she used to live. When she got married she abdicated her throne to start her new life in Atlantis. Xebel was actually a penal colony. Atlanteans were sent there after a failed revolt centuries ago and now their descendants still live there. To find out more information you will have to check out DC Comics or wait until the movie release of Aquaman in 2018.

Mera Was Created By DC Comic Artists Jack Miller and Nick Cardy

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Wow- this is one great looking Mera costume.  Use the materials you have, put them together, assess your costume.  Go buy or borrow what you need to get the look you want to be wearing this Halloween.
Wow- this is one great looking Mera costume. Use the materials you have, put them together, assess your costume. Go buy or borrow what you need to get the look you want to be wearing this Halloween. | Source

Mera First Appeared In DC Comic Aquaman #11

Mera's crown is pretty simple, it has three points and it is gold.
Mera's crown is pretty simple, it has three points and it is gold. | Source
I found this gorgeous crown on Etsy and it would be perfect for a Mera costume.  You can try to make your own crown using cardboard and covering it with gold fabric or painting it gold.
I found this gorgeous crown on Etsy and it would be perfect for a Mera costume. You can try to make your own crown using cardboard and covering it with gold fabric or painting it gold. | Source

Mera's Abilities And Her Weaknesses

Mera's Powers Include:

  • Mera Has Gills and she can breathe underwater
  • Mera can travel between her native home, Dimension Aqua, and Earth
  • She can increase the density of the water near her ( she can make the water "hard")
  • She has super muscle mass and can withstand pressure at the depths of the ocean
  • She is much stronger than humans
  • Mera is telepathic
  • She is a great swimmer
  • She is also a great fighter

Mera also has some weaknesses and they include:

She is mentally unstable. This began with the death of her young son, Aquababy. She had a nervous breakdown and has never been quite the same

Mera cannot be exposed to lead or she will lose her ability to increase the density of water and make it "hard"

Mera's Sister, Hila, Was Sent With A Death Squad To Kill Aquaman

Mera And Aquaman Tribute

Want A Trident For Your Mera Costume?

I see a lot of pictures where people dressed up in a Mera costume have added a trident. In the comics I have seen Aquaman with one, and I did see Mera with one when she was dressed in red, so if you want to add that costume accessory to your Mera outfit take a look at the video below. It will show you how to make your own trident for about a dollar!

Speed Painting Mera

How To Make A Trident

LEGO Mera

Here's A LEGO Mera From The  LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Set
Here's A LEGO Mera From The LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Set | Source

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