Now, my costume-bin is overflowing with components, but one thing I don't have is a grass skirt (although I do have a coconut bra- don't ask). Sure, I could have picked one up for cheap, but I decided it would be more of a challenge to work with what I had.
And what did I have? A mother-flipping mermaid tail, that's what. And mermaids are tropical as frick. (Except when they aren't, obviously.)
Now, when I originally wore my mermaid tail, I paired it with a purple sports-bra upon which I'd hot-glued some seashells. But since this was a (white-collar) company party, I elected not to show off my midriff, and instead dug around in my drawers until I found a tanktop that would work. And then I draped myself in shells, stole a stuffed fish from my son, and rocked out with my fins out.
|Plus my favorite party shoes, obviously.|
|I mean I've already got the best prize right here, right?|