Special Effects Team Creates Real Life Mermaid

Special Effects Team Creates Real Life Mermaid

Weta Workshop typically handles special effects for movies like The Lord of the Rings and Chronicles of Narnia, but that’s not the only work they do. After an encounter with a curious child, amputee Nadya Vessey contacted Weta about the possibility of a prosthetic mermaid tail. The studio was able to create a mermaid tail for Vessey, allowing her to swim through the water with ease. That’s right, this is no mere pool toy (though those are pretty awesome), but a fully functional prosthetic that allows Vessey to enjoy a dip in the ocean like no one else can… well, no one but mythical creatures that is. Check out the video (and be patient with the ad) below.

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