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Everything You Need to Be a Real Life Mermaid

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For real life mermaids, every day is Halloween –– and they could care less if they're a "part of your world." In fact, the one they inhabit is far more appealing. In other words, for these girls-turned-fairytale-creatures, mermaiding is less a mere costume than it is a lifestyle.

Primarily, being a mermaid arises from a love of freedom and the way the moon inexorably guides the tides. This love of the ocean –– and its creatures –– in all its ever-changing and sometimes violent beauty translates into a vibrant and mesmerizing form of self-expression.

Whether it's dye-ing locks wild and colorful shades (like purple), or experimenting with iridescent clothing and beauty looks, one thing is for sure: There's no better time than now to be a mermaid.

Image via @limecrimemakeup.