It's not easy being a mermaid. But fortunately, through the genius of human innovation, people in Thailand have been making hilarious cosplay mermaid costumes that are going viral.

Many believe that the emerging trend of do-it-yourself mermaid outfits are the result of the popular 2012 drama Mermaid's Love. My favorite part of the new cosplay trend is the incredible resourcefulness of the mermaid outfits.

Each costume seamlessly incorporates household items like blankets and sheets and each tail is neatly crafted with what looks like broom bristles. Check out the pics of the funny trend and let us know which mermaid you would most want to see swimming in your pool.

Editor's Note: Some photos have been removed.