Mermaids are having a moment. Maybe it’s because so many of us grew up watching Disney’s Ariel, but suddenly mythical aquatic creatures are everywhere – especially at parties. A recent article in Fast Company confirms that the mermaid economy is booming.
A company called Fin Fun currently sells 50,000 mermaid and mermen tails a month, while another company called Mertailor creates elaborate custom-made tails to buy or rent. You can learn to swim like a mermaid in a pool – or there are Mermaid schools in exotic beach destinations like Hawaii and Spain where you can vacation as a mermaid andalso get a great workout. Who knew?
More than 1,000 entertainers, trainers and designers also make a living as professional mermaids and mermen – and of course many of them are on Thumbtack.
Laura the Mermaid has been a mermaid for 3 years and will swim at events or pose for photos. Mermaid Gloria is a real-life model and mermaid who specializes in swimming for birthday parties, pool parties, weddings and bachelor parties. And Austin Occasions in Texas will bring magical mermaids (as well as firedancers) to any event that has a pool or large fishtank nearby.
Finally, you can also find makeup artists who will transform you and your guests into mermaids, face painters that will turn kids into mermaids and sea creatures, and event planners that will help you throw an unforgettable mermaid and pirate party (hello, Halloween).