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Where to buy a fabric mermaid tail!

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So you want to buy a fabric mermaid tail?

Congratulations! I am so excited to welcome you to the world of mermaiding and amazing tails. There are a few different types, including fabric, silicone and hybrid tails, but fabric is great because it’s cheaper, lighter, and perfect for beginners.

I’ve compiled this list of fabric tailmakers – most of whom are well-regarded in the industry. But still, do your homework and be careful before you pay money to any company!

Feel free to ask as many questions, speak to as many people, find out as much as you can before you put any money down. Just because someone looks like they have a nice website and great Facebook pictures doesn’t mean they’re 100% authentic.

MerNetwork for example is a great place to start looking at authentic reviews and discussions. There are also a few mermaid Facebook groups and other websites.

So every mermaid tail has 2 parts – the fabric covering (usually called the tailskin) and the monofin (a swimfin which is attached to your feet).

tailskin and monofin
Photo Credit: FinFun

The monofin is usually covered up, but it’s still important to have it, so that it gives the tail structure, and for you to swim underwater.

You may read more about monofins online and decide which one is most suited to you. Some are lighter, while some are heavier and require more learning to master swimming in it.

Again, safety first! YouTube videos are one way to learn the mermaiding technique and hear reviews, but nothing beats actually learning in a mermaid school or under a mer professional.

 

USA

FinFun

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Photo Credit: Woodland Willow Photography

FinFun is, of course, one of the most popular fabric tailmakers! FinFun began in 2010 and is located in Idaho. Their colourful tails are made of 80% Polyester/20% Spandex.

Want to design your own tail? Or request for a custom sized tail? Yes, you can do that here. And if you’ve seen that photo of Miley Cyrus, Jenna Dewan-Tatum or Ashley Graham rocking a tail or the Kardashians’ mermaid party – yup, those tails are from FinFun.

Sizes: Kids, Women, Men

Price: USD$70 – USD$130

Monofin: FinFun monofin Jr (child size), FinFun monofin Pro (adult size)

Reviews: http://mernetwork.com/index/showthread.php?7826-Fin-Fun-Mermaid-Tails

Website: https://www.finfunmermaid.com/

Finfolk

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Photo Credit: @SassyStrawberry

Finfolk operates in Hawaii and began in 2012. They used to only make full platinum silicone tails but in 2017, they began selling fabric tails!

Unfortunately they only release their collections at certain times of the year as opposed to keeping inventory stock. The tails are made of 1mm neoprene material.

Sizes: Women, Men

Price: USD$350 – USD$475

Monofin: Finfolk states that the tails fit ‘a variety of monofins’. The recommended monofins are Finis Shooter (adult size) and Finis Foil (adult size).

Reviews: http://mernetwork.com/index/showthread.php?7816-FinFolk-Productions

Website: https://www.finfolkproductions.com/

Mertailor

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Photo Credit: Mertailor

If you’ve seen some Project Mermaid photos, there’s a good chance you might have seen a Mertailor tail, as Eric has worked with the Project Mermaids team. Britney Spears was also flipping her fins in a  Mertailor Eco Mermaid Tail for adults (no longer available).

Mertailor operates in Florida and began in 2003. Mertailor has a few different collections of fabric tails – the Fantasea Fabric tails line, the Neoprene tails line and the Whimsy Fantasea tails line.

The Fantasea Fabric Tails are made of 72% Polyester / 28% Spandex Blend. Some designs feature an open bottom to showcase the monofin. The Neoprene Tails are made of 1mm duopoly neoprene material, with a spandex waistband. The Whimsy Fantasea Tails are made of 1mm polyester spandex nylon knit material with a spandex waistband.

All three lines fit the Mertailer Fantasea Fin monofin.

Sizes: Women, Men

Price: USD$220 – USD$450

Monofin: Fantasea Fin (adult size)

Website: https://www.themertailor.com/

Swimtails

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Photo Credit: @mermodelbonnie

Swimtails operates in Colorado and began in 2014. Swimtails has a few different collections of mermaid tails – the standard line, the Pro Junior line, the Pro line, and the Hydra line.

The standard line consists of mermaid tails that are suitable for both children and adults. But because the monofin used by children and adults are of different shapes, this means the design of the fluke for the kids tails and adult tails are slightly different. The tails are made from premium quality swimsuit fabric.

The Pro Junior line is a new line of tails released. It is suitable for children and youths who have some amount of experience in a mermaid tail. The tails are made of scuba fabric.

The Pro, or Professional Grade, line has tails that are larger sized and made of scuba fabric. The website recommends that it is suitable only for swimmers who are 18 years and older.

The Hydra line consists of the Betta mermaid tails, Siren mermaid tails and the Sea Goddess mermaid tails. They are all made of scuba fabric and have much larger flukes. They are also recommended for swimmers 18 and over.

Sizes: Kids, Teens, Women, Men

Price: USD$60 – USD$430

Monofin: Finis Mermaid™ Fin (child size), Finis Aquarius (teen and adult size), Mahina merfin for the Pro and Hydra line (adult size)

Website: https://www.swimtails.com/

Sun Tails

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Photo Credit: @MaritzaMermaid

Sun Tails operates in Idaho and began in 2015. They have pretty cool and colourful tails, including some interesting designs (right now there’s a Wonder Woman tail on sale).

The fabric tails are made from 80% Nylon / 20% Spandex material with 4 way stretch. Sun Tails also sells shark fins that can be strapped to a child’s back.

Sizes: Kids, Teens, Women

Price: USD$65 – USD$80

Monofin: Keiki (child size) and Nunui (adult size)

Website: https://www.suntailmermaid.com/

Miami Beach Mermaids

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Photo Credit: Miami Beach Mermaids

Miami Beach Mermaids operates in Florida and began in 2013.

There are 3 different designs: the basic beginner tails, the ruffle fluke tails and the mermaid scales tails. The fabric tails are made of heavy 4 way stretch Nylon Spandex blend with a 1-inch knit elastic waist band. There is also an option to make a custom tail to fit a particular monofin if you prefer.

Sizes: Kids, Teens, Women, Custom

Price: USD$100 – USD$175

Monofin: Finis Mermaid™ Fin (child size), Finis Wave Fin (youth size), Finis Rapid Fin (teen/adult size)

Website: http://www.miamibeachmermaids.com/

The 2 Tails

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Photo Credit: The2Tails

Seen some mermaid and mermen videos on Buzzfeed or Cosmopolitan? Then you’ve probably seen the mermaid tails from The 2 Tails.

The 2 Tails (sometimes written as The2Tails) operates in Los Angeles California and began in 2007. They have many different sparkly tails which fit children, teenagers and adults. They also have a selection of tails called Curvy Mermaid Tails to fit men or curvy women.

Their fabric tails are made of 4-way Nylon / Spandex stretch mix. The 2 Tails monofin is made out of recycled recycled plastic with a neoprene cover foot pockets and Velcro straps.

Sizes: Kids, Teens, Women, Men

Price: USD$70 – USD$100

Monofin: The 2 Tails monofin (child and adult size)

MerNetwork Reviews: http://mernetwork.com/index/showthread.php?7830-The-2-Tails

Website: https://the2tails.com/

Tailz Mermaid Gear

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Photo Credit: Tailz Mermaid Gear

Tailz Mermaid Gear operates in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and began in 2013. They have colourful fabric tails for men, women and children.

Because the zipper is located at the bottom of the tail, this means that you can zip open the bottom, take out the monofin and walk around in the tailskin – making the tails both swimmable and ‘walkable’. You have the option of adding ruffles to any of the tails if you like. The fabric tails are made of a Nylon Spandex blend.

Tailz Mermaid Gear also caters to Shark Boyz – a shark-coloured tail with a shark fin swimming cap for kids who prefer sharks. Again, these tails are also walkable but only come in kids sizes.

Sizes: Kids, Women, Men, Custom

Prices: USD$170 – USD$230

Monofin: Finis Mermaid™ Fin (child size), Finis Aquarius (teen and adult size)

Website: https://www.tailzmermaidgear.com/

Splash Mermaid Tails 

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Photo Credit: Splash Mermaid Tails

Not to be confused with SplashTails in Australia, Splash Mermaid Tails operates in Utah and began in 2014. They have 2 types of fabric tails: Sparkle Mermaid Tails and Adorn Mermaid Tails.

Sparkle Mermaid Tails are simple shiny tails made of 80% Polyester / 20% Spandex blend. Adorn Mermaid Tails are similar but with fabric fins added to the sides or back.

The website doesn’t showcase any option to add your size, so I went to ask them. They say that they custom make each tail, so you can simply write down your measurements when you’re ordering a tail.

Sizes: Custom

Price: USD$90 – USD$100

Monofin: Splash Mermaid Tails monofin Small (child size), Splash Mermaid Tails monofin Large (teenage and adult size)

Website: http://www.splashmermaidtails.com/

Grow A Tail

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Photo Credit: Grow A Tail

DISCLAIMER: Their contact address is a Gmail account instead of a professional address. I believe this is because it’s a homegrown type of brand. However they are quite responsive. Buy at your own risk.

GrowATail operates in Fort Myers, Florida and began in 2012. The sparkly mermaid tails come in either one-coloured fabric or mermaid scale fabric. They are made of a Lycra / Spandex combination. You also have the option to add a ruffle at the back of the tail.

I contacted them about their monofin and this is their reply: “We make our own monofin and have been at it for 4 years! It is made of a plastic material.”

Sizes: Kids, Women, Custom

Price: USD$99

Monofin: Grow A Tail monofin (child and adult size)

Website: https://www.growatail.com/

 

Once Upon A Mermaid (on a break)

Mermaidreams (seems to be INACTIVE)

AquaTails (out of business since January 2018)

Canada

AquaMermaid

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Photo Credit: Aquamermaid

AquaMermaid was set up by Marielle Chartier Hénault. It operates in several cities including Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec, Kitchener and began in 2015. It also operates in the US (Phoenix Arizona and Chicago).

The fabric tails come in several colours and have a flower patterns , and fits children and adults. The tails are made of 4 way stretch Polyester. The monofin is recommended for people over 7 years old.

Sizes: Kids, Teens, Women

Price: CAD$140

Monofin: AquaMermaid monofin (child and adult size)

Website: https://aquamermaid.com/

Vancouver Mermaid

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Photo Credit: Nerdmaid Faith

Vancouver Mermaid was set up by Courtney Mermaid. It operates in Vancouver and began in 2011. However, at the moment Courtney only makes custom-made fabric tails and only takes orders via her website at certain times.

The fabric tails are made of thick Polyester / Spandex blend.

Sizes: Custom

Price: CAD$450 (no monofin included)

Monofin: FINIS Luna (adult size), Mahina monofin (adult size)

Website: https://shopvancouvermermaid.com/

Europe

Planet Mermaid

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Photo Credit: Planet Mermaid

Planet Mermaid operates in the UK and began in 2014. The tails are geared towards girls and boys aged 3 to 14. The fabric tails have pretty watercolour designs and are made of 82% Polyester / 18% Spandex blend.

Planet Mermaid also sells the Mahina Merfin but they do not sell tail skins that fit the Merfin.

Planet Mermaid also releases collections such as the Royal Koi collection, the MerPlanet collection and the Planet Shark collection.

Sizes: Kids, Teens

Price: GBP£60 – GBP£65

Monofin: Magic Swim monofin (child and teenage size)

Website: https://www.planetmermaid.com/

URA Mermaid

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Photo Credit: URA Mermaid

URA Mermaid (you are a mermaid, geddit geddit?) operates in the UK and began in 2011. The fabric tails are colourful and sparkly, and can be custom-made.

For some tails, you can choose from 2 different fluke designs: one to fit the Olympic monofin and the other to fit the FINIS monofin. Some of the fabric tails are made of Polyester / Spandex blend, while others are made of Polyamide / Elastane blend.

Sizes: Kids, Teens, Women, Custom

Price: GBP$50 – GBP$130

Monofin: Olympic Kids (child size), Finis Mermaid™ Fin (child size), Olympic Teen+ (teenage and adult size), FINIS Aquarius (teenage and adult size)

MerNetwork Reviews: https://mernetwork.com/index/showthread.php?1304-URAmermaid-Tail-Review

Website: https://www.uramermaid.com/

Abyss Mermaid

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Photo Credit: Abyss Mermaid / @merman_arion

Abyss Mermaid operates in France and began in 2016. They have cool and colourful tails, including Abyss Warrior tails and Japanese anime-inspired tails. Not surprising since the designs come from France and Japan.

The fabric tails are made of Spandex and Polyester blend. The monofin is recommended for people over 6 years old.

Sizes: Kids, Women, Men

Price: USD$70 – USD$80

Monofin: Abyss Mermaid monofin (child and adult size)

Website: https://abyss-mermaid.com/

Les Nageoires d’Ondine

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Photo Credit: Les Nageoires d’Ondine

Les Nageoires d’Ondine operates in France and began in 2013. There are 3 different collections: Nageoire Nymphea, Nageoire Aquarius and Nageoire H20. Each one of these collections uses a different monofin. All the tails are made of Lycra. You can choose to add dorsal fins to the sides or back of the tail.

Sizes: Kids, Women

Price: 120 € – 290 €

Monofin: Finis Mermaid (child and teenage size), Finis Aquarius (adult size), Mahina merfin (adult size)

Website: http://www.lesnageoiresdondine.fr/

Delfina Mermaid

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Photo Credit: Delfina Mermaid

Delfina Mermaid operates in Finland (with an office in Russia) and began in 2008. The fabric tails are really bright and pretty, and have a nice 3D look to them. They also have pectoral, dorsal, hip, and ankle fins printed onto the fabric which gives it an extra cool effect.

The fabric tails are made of (I don’t know what they’re made of. I tried contacting the website, Facebook, and mers who own a tail but no one has given an answer. If you do know, please email or leave me a comment).

Sizes: Kids, Teens, Women

Price: USD$85 – USD$170

Monofin: Delfina monofin (child and adult size)

Website: http://delfinamermaid.com/

Magictail

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Photo Credit: Once Upon A Tide Mermaid

Magictail operates in Waldkirch, Germany and began in 2010. They have a standard line and a Premium line. The Premium line tails also include side dorsal fins. The fabric tails from both lines are made of 80% Polyamide, 20% Lycra blend.

If you like, you can create your own custom tail by downloading a tail template on their website, colouring in a design and sending it to them.

Sizes: Kids, Teens, Women, Men, Custom

Price: 125 € – 290 €

Monofin: Magictail Mini (child size), Magictail Super (adult size), Magictail Classic (adult size), Mahina merfin (adult size)

MerNetwork Reviews: http://mernetwork.com/index/showthread.php?1223-Magictail

Website: https://www.magictail.net/

Mermaid Tail Factory

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Photo Credit: Mermaid Tail Factory

Mermaid Tail Factory operates in Weyarn, Germany and began in 2013. The mermaid tails are based on the designs of real-life fishes such as the Mandarin Fish collection and the Parrot Fish collection. The fabric tails are made of elastic Lycra.

Sizes: Women, Men

Price: 165 € – 195 €

Monofin: Custom cut Hydra monofin (adult size)

Website: https://www.mermaidtailfactory.com/

Mermaid Kat Shop

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Photo Credit: Mermaid Kat Shop

Mermaid Kat Shop was set up by Mermaid Kat. It operates in Germany and now also has a branch in Perth, Australia. The store opened in 2013 and sells fabric tails for children and adults. They have the standard collection and a Princess collection.

The standard collection has solid coloured tails with mermaid scales. The Princess collection has 3 shiny tails with hip fins and a dorsal fin. The fabric tails are made of 85% Polyester / 15% Spandex blend.

Sizes: Kids, Teens, Women

Price: GBP£105 – GBP£139

Monofin: Mermaid Kat Triton (child size), Mermaid Kat Hydra (adult size)

Website: https://www.mermaidkatshop.co.uk/

Asia

Mermaid Inc

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Photo Credit: @blackcat_cleo

Mermaid Inc was set up by Indonesian actress and host Marissa Nasution. It operates in Jakarta and Bali and began in 2015. They have several collections including the Atlantica collection, the Spectrum collection, the Tropicana collection, the Seasiren collection and the Seaqueen collection.

Only the Atlantica collection fits both children and adults, while the other collections are catered to only adults. All their fabric tails are made of scuba stretch material. You can also create a custom mermaid tail from them.

Sizes: Kids, Women, Men, Custom

Price: USD$140 – USD484

Monofin: Finis Mermaid™ Fin (child size), Finis Aquarius (teen and adult size), Mahina merfin (adult size)

My Own Unboxing and First Impressions: https://youtu.be/IoVFA1ADpwo

Website: https://hellomermaidinc.com/

Putri Siren

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Photo Credit: Putri Siren

DISCLAIMER: There doesn’t seem to be a proper address, and I have not seen any reviews, however I am not so familiar with Indonesian companies. So do be careful.

Putri Siren operates in Bali and began in 2016. At the moment they offer 4 different mermaid tails -2 blue and 2 purple. The fabric tails are made of a Spandex / Polyester blend.

According to them, the tails are made locally in Indonesia: “We design and produce our own mermaid tails.”

Sizes: Kids, Women

Price: USD$95

Monofin: Putri Siren monofin

Website: http://putrisiren.com/

Island Mermaids

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Photo Credit: Island Mermaids

DISCLAIMER: There doesn’t seem to be a proper address, and I have not seen any reviews, however I am not so familiar with Indonesian companies. So do be careful.

Island Mermaids operates in Bali and began in 2014. The fabric tails come in 3 colours – Ariel Purple, Ariel Green and Ariel Blue. While their tails are mainly for women, you can email them to request for a child-sized tail. The tails are made of a Nylon / Spandex Blend.

I contacted them about their monofins, and this is their reply: “We make our own monofins in our factory in Bali. They are made from fiber and lycra. They are similar to Magictail monofins.”

Sizes: Kids, Women

Price: USD$140

Monofin: Island Mermaids monofin

Website: http://island-mermaids.com/

Philippine Mermaid Swimming Academy

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Photo Credit: Philippine Mermaid Swimming Academy

The Philippine Mermaid Swimming Academy operates in Boracay, Manilla, Cebu and Davao, and began in 2012.

They sell the fabric tails from Mermaid Tail Factory (Germany). So if you like the tails from Mermaid Tail Factory and are in Asia- Pacific, this is one way to get them without the high shipping costs.

The mermaid tails are based on the designs of real-life fishes such as the Mandarin Fish collection and the Parrot Fish collection. The fabric tails are made of elastic Lycra.

Sizes: Women, Men

Price: 165 € – 195 €

Monofin: Custom cut Hydra monofin (adult size)

Website: http://www.philippinemermaidswimmingacademy.com/mermaid-tail-factory/

Australia

Mermaid Kat Shop

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Photo Credit: Mermaid Kat Shop

Mermaid Kat Shop was set up by Mermaid Kat. It started in Germany and branched out to Perth, Australia. The store opened in 2013 and sells fabric tails for children and adults. They have the standard collection and a Princess collection.

The standard collection has solid coloured tails with mermaid scales. The Princess collection has 3 shiny tails with hip fins and a dorsal fin. The fabric tails are made of 85% Polyester / 15% Spandex blend.

Sizes: Kids, Teens, Women

Price: AUD$189 – AUD$239

Monofin: Mermaid Kat Triton (child size), Mermaid Kat Hydra (adult size)

Website: http://mermaidtailaustralia.com.au/

Splashtails Australia

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Photo Credit: Splashtails Australia

Not to be confused with Splash Mermaid Tails in America, Splashtails operates in New South Wales and began in 2013.

They first began selling homemade tails, then later teamed up with The2Tails (Los Angeles) to sell their tails in Australia. How cool is that? So if you’re in Asia-Pacific, you can still get your hands on a The2Tails fabric tail without high shipping costs.

The fabric tails are made of 4-way Nylon / Spandex stretch mix. The 2 Tails monofin is made out of recycled recycled plastic with a neoprene cover foot pockets and Velcro straps.

Sizes: Kids, Teens, Women, Men

Price: AUD$165 – AUD$200

Monofin: The 2 Tails monofin (child and adult size)

MerNetwork Reviews: http://mernetwork.com/index/showthread.php?7830-The-2-Tails

Website: https://splashtails.com.au/

DreamBlue

DreamBlue mermaid tail Richard Branson
Photo Credit: Richard Branson

DISCLAIMER: I’ve not seen this company on MerNetwork, and the fact that their contact address is a PO Box makes me nervous. I also tried to contact them with questions but they didn’t get back to me.

However I’ve seen some reviews on KidSpot and Richard Branson wearing this brand so I’m including this. Buy at your own risk!

DreamBlue operates in Hurstville, NSW and began in 2015. The fabric tails are colourful scaled designs and are made of Polyester and Spandex blend.

Sizes: Kids, Women

Price: AUD$90 – AUD$120

Monofin: Dream Blue monofin (child size)

KidSpot Reviews: http://www.kidspot.com.au/product-reviews/Dream-Blue-Mermaid-Tails+1291.htm

Website: http://www.swimmingmermaidtails.com.au/

 

Information is correct as at July 2018. Information may be subject to changes. If there are changes or a tailmaker you would like me to add to the list, do comment below. 

I did not include some tailmakers because they do not have a proper address or do not have enough reviews. I did not include them for the safety of new tail buyers.

I hope you found this list useful!

Much Love,

Fari Wu

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