Movie Effects Crew Designs Mermaid Suit for Double Leg Amputee (Video)

Movie Effects Crew Designs Mermaid Suit for Double Leg Amputee (Video)

Weta workshop photoWeta Workshop, the special FX house behind the costumes and props in the Lord of the Rings and Chronicles of Narnia films, have given a double leg amputee the ability to swim.

Auckland native Nadya Vessey lost both her legs as child due to a medical condition, but always loved swimming.

Weta are idolized in New Zealand for their creations, so Vessey contacted them with the challenge to create a prosthetic mermaid tail for swimming. And to her surprise, Weta agreed.

WATCH the video below (with advertisement), or READ the article w/ photos in Inhabitat.com

Thanks to Julia Frerichs for sending the link!

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