Where can I find pasties in NYC for a mermaid costume?
June 17, 2010 4:44 AM   Subscribe

I'm trying to put together a last minute costume for the Coney Island Mermaid Parade this Saturday, and need some pasties with tassels. Ideally I'm going for something somewhat classy in an old-school burlesque style, like this, but would also settle for something basic like this, that I could decorate at home with sparkly glitter and whatnot. Because of the timing I can't shop online, so need to find a store in NYC (preferably Manhattan or Brooklyn). Any ideas, metafilter? Thanks!!
posted by bobafet to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Ricky's has some pasties on their website, and they probably have some in their stores, too, from what I remember.
posted by Madame Psychosis at 5:10 AM on June 17, 2010

If you have a glue gun, pasties are really easy to make. You just need a couple of coffee can lids and some felt, and whatever you want to decorate them with.

Here is an ok instruction how to do it.

I wish I could go - that's one event I've always wanted to see!
posted by bibliogrrl at 6:47 AM on June 17, 2010 [1 favorite]

I came to second Ricky's. Also, that Halloween store in 7th Ave South might have some.
posted by peanut_mcgillicuty at 6:57 AM on June 17, 2010

They are very simple to make, if you can get to a fabric or craft store. I've made them from buckram covered with felt (on the inside) and sequins on the outside.
posted by JoanArkham at 7:17 AM on June 17, 2010

Seconding bibliogrrl -- pasties are easy and fun to make! Any trimming store in the garment district will have tons of tassels for cheap, as well as felt, sequins, and other fun stuff. I like Daytona Trimming.
posted by EmilyFlew at 7:23 AM on June 17, 2010

Response by poster: Thanks for the suggestions everyone! I'll try Ricky's and the Halloween store first, and if that doesn't work out I'll get crafty.
posted by bobafet at 10:20 AM on June 17, 2010

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