Tamera Leigh's Profile

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My name is Tamera and I am a Disney Addict.

I run www.TheDisNerds.com and love spending as much time as I can in the parks, taking photos and playing at my favorite place on Earth. I love the sights and sounds of Disney Parks, I love the fashion and flair that so many unique people rock when in the parks!

That's where Mermaid Studios comes in...
I love bringing out my favorite creations and put thought into how I express my personal style while being comfortable and unique. As my partner and I make a lot of what I wear ourselves, this is my way of sharing that with others. My greatest hope is that my designs make someone feel extra special, adding a bit of extra pixie dust to their day, whether it be at Disney or a day at the office!

I have always been a…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 8
  • Joined September 5, 2007

Favorite materials

Fabric, Cotton, Tulle, Lace, Headbands, Resin, Sterling Silver, Plated Metal, Enamel, Crystals, Fabric trim, Elastic

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About

My name is Tamera and I am a Disney Addict.

I run www.TheDisNerds.com and love spending as much time as I can in the parks, taking photos and playing at my favorite place on Earth. I love the sights and sounds of Disney Parks, I love the fashion and flair that so many unique people rock when in the parks!

That's where Mermaid Studios comes in...
I love bringing out my favorite creations and put thought into how I express my personal style while being comfortable and unique. As my partner and I make a lot of what I wear ourselves, this is my way of sharing that with others. My greatest hope is that my designs make someone feel extra special, adding a bit of extra pixie dust to their day, whether it be at Disney or a day at the office!

I have always been a crafter; I've been making jewelry since I was about 13 years old and accessories nearly as long. I had a local retail contract at age 14 and sold specially designed pieces for several years. I launched a bridal jewelry line in 2009 and had great fun outfitting over 25 bridal parties!

I attended school for fashion design and merchandising; I have worked extensively in the beauty and bridal industries, as well as small business finance and real estate. I spend a good deal of my free time designing & creating clothing and costumes for events. Along with my partner, we have outfitted many pirates and peasants in fantasy and renaissance costumes.

My personal and design style is very eclectic but is greatly influenced by a mixture of vintage motifs, Pin-up glamour, Harajuku styling, and fantasy all blended with a love of the gothic & noir. I draw inspiration from classic and modern Disney films, music, and park attractions. The Disney aesthetic is unlike any other 'fandom' because it is so broad and allows for so much personal creativity and flexibility.
The fantastic works of Pixar, Lucas Film, and Marvel creations all influence my style and designs as well.

I like to draw inspiration from a film or attraction by letting myself meditate on it, free form sketching and writing any words or images that come to mind. Sometimes I know exactly what and how I want to create a piece, because I have a vision of what I personally want to wear... other times, I have to let the inspiration simmer by surrounding myself with materials and feeling it out. I love the creative process of creating a new collection of pieces!

I hold an Annual Pass to Walt Disney World and the home that I share with my boyfriend is almost entirely Disney themed- including a “Haunted Mansion” living room, “Neverland” bedroom, and “Tangled” guest bathroom. We love attending all the fun annual festivals, as well as Dapper Day events so be sure to say hi if you spot us!


I gladly accept custom orders and love to collaborate on designs so feel free to send me a message if you have a project in mind!

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