We've Reached Peak Mermaid With These New Scaly Tights

Is this what Ariel looked like mid-transition? (Photo: Etsy)
Is this what Ariel looked like mid-transition? (Photo: Tinkercast/Etsy)

Women typically do everything they can to avoid having scaly skin — but one Etsy seller is banking on the opposite.

Mashable recently made us aware of Germany-based designer Daniel Struzyna, who creates tights covered in shimmery, mermaid-like scales. Each pair of the $70-plus stockings is handmade to order, using flexible, three-dimensional silicone — and every single review of the of the mythical product, which may resemble Ariel’s legs mid-transition, boasts five stars.

It’s perfect timing, as mermaids have been enjoying quite a moment lately, what with the (relative) popularity of swimmable mermaid tails, mermaid fitness classes, mermaid academies, the recent celebrity-filled live-action Little Mermaid performance in L.A., and of course, mermaid birthday parties — a favorite of unquestionable #coolkids North West and Penelope Disick.

My little mermaid.

A photo posted by Kourtney Kardashian (@kourtneykardash) on Jun 18, 2016 at 7:15pm PDT

The best seat in the house with my Mermaids and my Mase

A photo posted by Khloé (@khloekardashian) on Jun 18, 2016 at 3:57pm PDT

As for Struzyna’s Little Mermaid-esque leg coverings? They seem to be favored mostly by cosplayers — but we can totally see them catching on with a larger audience. Katy Perry could definitely work a sparkly pair on stage, and there’s no question that those famous tots would go nuts over some child-size mer-tights.


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