Mermaid Tarielle is May Mermaid of the month.
Tara (Mermaid Tarielle) swam before she could walk and the water has always felt like home to her! It has been something of a lifelong quest for her to have an aquatic career!
Growing up near the water, surfing, wake-boarding, kite-surfing, scuba-diving and free-diving, her connection to the ocean has always been nurtured. What started as a summer hobby visiting the ocean or going to the pool from almost sunup to sundown, refusing to get out of the water even when her teeth were chattering, led to the realisation that water was a huge part of her life.
Tara has trained in dance and performance, with over nine years professional experience in performing arts. Her experience performing on the hit ABC3 TV Children’s Show “You’re Skitting Me“, made her an expert in convincing children that she is the character she is portraying.
For Mermaid Tarielle, being a mermaid and making children’s dreams come true is the best possible thing. She loves being able to share her passion for the water with children of all ages!
Mermaid Tarielle offers boutique mermaid entertainment in Victoria, Australia, for children's parties & events, promotions, modelling, acting and more! She also makes and sells custom sequinned mermaid tails and tops and an assortment of other mer-accessories. Check out her works on her instagram page @mermaidtarielle
We got to ask Mermaid Tarielle some questions about her journey and was delighted to hear here story.
1. What did your first tail look like?
My first tail is my current tail! It has over 3000 individually hand sewn shell shaped sequins in white, gold and purple. It has a purple glittery fluke which I am absolutely in love with and sparkles like crazy in the sunlight! The tail is matched with a handmade mermaid bra in the same sequins and colour scheme. I make handmade custom tops and tails like my own for amateur and professional mermaids alike! Check out my Instagram page for more information!
2. What is the best part of being a mermaid?
What makes being a mermaid so special is the joy and excitement you can bring to children. Creativity and imagination is something fleeting in this modern day and for children to see and believe in mermaids is like a dream come true. I get to share my passion for the water and inspire others through just being me (in a fishy form). Its such a fin-tastic experience to be able see a child’s face light up when they encounter a real mermaid and give lasting memories to families that they can cherish for the rest of their lives.
3. What are some of the challenges you face?
Being that my tail is completely made by hand, there were definitely times where I was ready to give up on my dream! Over 100 hours of work have gone into creating just the sequinned part of the tail and countless more hours into the creation of the fluke, top, accessories and finding appropriate waterproof makeup! Additionally, making a tail yourself is not an inexpensive experience but one that nevertheless has paid itself off simply in the joy I am able to bring children!
4. Did you plan on making a business when you where putting a tail on for the first time?
Yes. I would never have been able to start up the character of Mermaid Tarielle without the amazing support of Waggle Dance Kids and Rosy Cheeks And Dirty Feet who have helped me more than I can say! Together we developed the party concept while I was busy sewing and crafting on the costume. Now we collectively supply the Victoria area with mer-iffic mermaid parties for children of all ages!
5. What is your favorite thing to do with public groups, events or parties as a mermaid?
I love doing visits at the beach. Its great for children to meet me in “my natural habitat” and it genuinely looks like I have come ashore for some on land fun! The children are what make being a mermaid so much fun and telling my stories and answering all their questions keeps me on my toes (or should I say fin) and gets them engaged and engrossed in the mermaid magic!
6. What is something you support as a mermaid do you have a cause or charity?
I am a huge advocate for ocean conservation. As a diver, surfer and all around water enthusiast I fully believe and value what the ocean is and represents for us. It is so important to teach children to appreciate the natural world and the importance of marine conservation. And what better way to learn that important lesson than from a mermaid! I am always open to charity events and promotions and encourage anyone with ideas or requests to come forward and contact me to discuss! Lets make sure mermaids will always have a beautiful place to live!
7. If you where throwing a party what top 3 things does your perfect Mermaid Pool Party need?
8. Any tips for beginners looking at starting out as a mermaid?
Its simple. Love what you do. Being a mermaid is abut sharing you passion and what better way to do this than by having fun and being yourself. Kids can tell who you are being genuine with them so have fun and be yourself while keeping the mermaid magic alive!
9. What is your favorite on land mer-accessory?
I love my fin-tastic mermaid scale nails! I love trying out different designs by hand or using nail wraps! Its something that completely tops off my ensemble in or out of water!
10. Other then a Fabulous tail what is one thing no mermaid can go without?
Her bubbly attitude and huge smile of course! Being a mermaid is so much more than just ‘being’ it about selling the mermaid magic to children! Its the whole atmosphere and attitude of a mermaid that really makes the whole experience so memorable!
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