How to dress like a fairy

How to dress like a fairy

When is it appropriate to wear a fairy costume? Let’s see . . . there’s at a Disney movie premiere, or when watching Peter Pan or Tinker Bell at home. How about a birthday party or a Renaissance Festival. Or in a school play or at a play date or even a date date! So whenever you want, silly! And that’s why we made this guide, to help you find the very best fairy costumes for kids and for adults, too. We made sure to include plenty of accessories to give you all the fairy costume ideas you need to create your very own fairy tale!

Girls’ Fairy Costumes

How to dress like a fairy

We’ll start with fairy costumes for girls. You could see these as fairy Halloween costumes, but really, most kids will wear fairy and princess costumes every day of the year! You can find classic garden fairy costumes in green and purple, and also costumes that look like butterflies like the monarch. Of course, there are also Tinker Bell costumes for fans of Peter Pan and Disney Faeries!

Girls’ Fairy Accessories

How to dress like a fairy

All of our fairy costumes for kids include fairy or angel wings, but you’ll definitely want to add some accessories! These costumes look great with Tinker Bell wands and classy gloves. If your kid won’t put up with a wig, consider some purple hair spray that comes out after a shampoo or two. Then there’s ballet shoes, which come in bright, sparkly colors or flat black.

Women’s Fairy Costumes

How to dress like a fairy

From left to right: Women’s Fairy Costume, Women’s Tinkerbell Fairy Costume, Women’s Rebel Tink Costume, Sexy Forest Fairy Costume.

Now let’s look at fairy costumes for adults. Like with kids, there are Renaissance fairy costumes in purple and green plus designs based on Tinker Bell. There are also sexy fairy costumes and Fairy Godmother costumes with a range of coverage. All of these costumes include wings, but you’ll definitely want to add accessories to complete your look.

Women’s Fairy Accessories

How to dress like a fairy

If you’re looking to accessorize any women’s fairy costumes, then look no further. We suggest furry boot covers, they come in blue and pink and all kinds of other colors. They’re also great for keeping your legs warm on a cold Halloween night! You could also go with rainbow socks and white or colored petticoats, the better to add color to your costume!

Are you all set to dress as a fairy for Halloween this year? Or for a special occasion? Or just because you want to? Tell us all about your perfect fairy costume in the comments below! If you’re still wondering how to make a fairy costume, take a look at all of our fairy costumes and we’re sure you’ll be Happily Ever After!

Wyatt Edwards is the Internet Wizard at HalloweenCostumes.com, where he is lead editor and writes about superheroes and pop culture. He has been interviewed about costume trends by numerous entertainment and news outlets.

His past costumes include a rocket surgeon, Wikipedia, Optimus Prime, and a picnic. Yes, a picnic. Wyatt also plays Dungeons & Dragons but doesn’t put on fancy costumes for that. You can find him on Twitter @whatandwyatt.

Introduction: Fairy Costume – on a Budget

How to dress like a fairy

How to dress like a fairy

How to dress like a fairy

Fairies are beautiful fanciful creatures. Who wouldn’t want to be a fairy?! Luckily you can easily make an inexpensive fairy costume with a few key items. Little to no sewing involved!

The one shown here cost about $30 total. I’m sure you could go even cheaper by using clothing you already have.

Step 1: What Makes a Good Fairy Costume

Fairies are nature-lovers and free spirits.

With this in mind design your fairy costume coloring and fabrics. You will need

a dress or top and skirt or pants – The skirts and pants should be free flowing but can include tights underneath.

Optional: a crown and/or wig

Traditionally, fairies are barefoot but you could wear some simple flats or leather shoes.

Color schemes can be pastel, earth tones or bright colors. (Dark colors if you’re an evil fairy). Think of colors inspired by nature – especially flora and fauna.

Make a list, create a drawing or keep a mental picture of the look you’re going for.

Step 2: Wardrobe

Once you know what type of fairy you want to be, start heading out to thrift stores.

Will you look for loose and flowy garments or structured? Corset tying looks festive. Big stitches give the clothing a rugged look.

Scour the racks for these garments you’re envisioning. The fun part is there are so many options to choose from.

If you see the perfect fabric but it’s not the right size, think about if you can use it as an accessory. You can always cut it into a rag skirt, cuffs or anklets.

Try to stay away from prints, if possible.

Keep in mind the time of year you will be wearing the costume. Think about dressing layers for colder weather.

Typically, I’ve found that tops range from $3-6, Skirts: $5-8 and dresses: $7-20. These are even cheaper for children’s clothing.

Step 3: Accessories

The wings are fairly simple. I have created an instructable on how to make wings from wire clothes hangers and panty hose here:

threadbanger has a good tutorial as well :

The flower crown is fairly simple too. It consists of a plastic headband with silk flowers glued on with hot glue.

Positioning of the flowers and leaves is a little tricky but if you make a base of leaves and build it up with flowers you can’t go wrong. Leave some room near the bases of the head band because that is where the ears are getting glued. A simple flower barrette adds charm without having to make a crown.

Ears. Ears. I used air dry clay to make these. Use aluminum foil as the structure base. Measure your own ear and try to draw it to scale on a piece of paper. It doesn’t have to be exact but just so you have a concept of the size. Scrunch your aluminum foil to the size of your ear and make a tip piece like an elf ear would have. Take your white air-dry clay and mold around that structure, covering the aluminum foil completely. Form the shape of the ear and the tip. I looked at a picture of an actual elf ear while doing this to help guide me.

You must let them completely dry before painting and gluing. (Letting set over night is a good idea). Once dry, you can put on a base coat of white and then 2 coats of skin colored paint over that. I used American acrylic craft paint in buff beige.

I actually fell in love with doodlecrafts ear idea here:

Once the paint is dry, hot glue the ears on to the tips of the plastic head band. Before gluing, wear the head band and decide the placement of the ears. For support you can glue small strips of fabric along the back of the ear and over the plastic band. Glue some plastic jewels on for earrings if desired.

Long hair definitely helps the ears blend in. A wig really helped create this look.

Step 4: More Accessories

To add to the natural feel of this costume I added a brown rag skirt and ribbon tie skirt on top of that.

While you’re in the thrift store you may come across leather or fur fabrics. I simply took a skirt with a nice brown hide color and cut it diagonally to give it a rough edge. I fastened that on top of the flowy skirt.

Add another layer with a ribbon tie skirt. Simply take a ribbon that ties around your waist and tie on other lengths of ribbon that will flow down. Use ribbon colors that tie in with your fairy’s color scheme. You can even add strips of tulle and scrap fabric.

Step 5: Jewlery and Makeup

This is up to you really.

I would keep Jewelry minimal and use smaller gemstones and dainty chains. Some pops of color around the eyes are fun. Nude or neutral toned lipsticks would work as well.

Step 6: Enjoy Being a Fairy

Now you have a costume to wear to the renaissance faire or Halloween.

Have fun! I hope you enjoyed this instructable!

Thanks again to Kate for being my fairy!

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How to dress like a fairy

I so want to dress up like a fairy now, just because.

I must confess, one of my favourite sounds in the morning is the light click-clack of my letterbox when the Fairy Nice Mail is delivered. In this blog I want to talk about just how magical it is to receive a Fairy letter through the Fairy Door. I am then going to share with you my 10 top tips for how to write a Fairy Letter that will totally enchant your little ones.

It’s a barely describable thing, isn’t it! The little thrill you get when you realise someone has taken a moment or two to write you a letter. The fabulous fizz of anticipation as you catch sight of the envelope gingerly pushing itself into your home.

Who could this be from? What news does it bring?

The way we communicate with one another has changed so very much over the years. Now, with emails, texts, FaceTime and all those different social media channels, it seems that we are in almost constant contact with one another. Yet, I do believe that the humble letter sent by snail mail still has a place in this fast paced world of ours.

That is not to say that it is always the easiest thing to write a letter. First of all, one has to find a spare moment, and heaven knows those are precious few when you are dashing about being a Fairy Godmother! Then there is the frustration when we finally do go to put pen to paper and we find that we only have Fairy Dust on the brain. All sense of intelligent thought seems to have completely flown out of the window. Yet the satisfaction that you feel as you seal that envelope and push your creative masterpiece into the little red box is heart warming. And the delight in the heart of the lucky recipient as they peel your note open surely makes the whole project entirely worthwhile.

Write a Fairy letter, write a magical memory

When you ask children what their most magical memories are they invariably surprise us. Not least because the memories they choose are often the most commonplace of things. Receiving post, in particular, Fairy post is one of those things. I never fail to be astounded by just how precious the Fairy letters that appear at the Fairy Door really are to my children. They refold these tiny scraps of paper up so carefully and squirrel them away to be cherished for ever more.

For many children I know, it is in part a comfort to receive a Fairy letter. The idea that their Fairies are watching over them whilst they sleep, or go off on new adventures, reassures them that they are never alone even if Mummy and Daddy are not beside them. For some children this is just what they need to allow them to venture out into the big scary world without too much of a wobble.

Read this letter from Kaycee’s Mum and Dad to see just what I mean. Kayla’s Fairy letter helped her overcome night terrors and sleep peacefully at last.

How to dress like a fairy

For most children though, I think that it is the wonder that really enchant’s them when a Fairy letter arrives. This small piece of paper brings with it a promise of magical things. It promises that somewhere close the seemingly impossible is possible. It is a permission slip for child to embrace their truly bright and brilliant imagination.

Step into an enchanted world

So, I urge you to encourage your little ones to put pen to paper as soon as you can. Watch with glad heart as they furrow their brows over hard thought out questions for their Fairy neighbours in carefully scrawled notelets. Marvel at their brightly coloured artwork and intricate envelope decorations. Guide their tiny hands as they fold their creative genius into a neat and tidy little square. Drink in their hopes and their wonder as they carefully place their letter outside the Fairy Door before bed.

Because in this one simple act, this ordinary, everyday, common place act of putting pen to plain old paper, true magic is really at work. That little imagination is rubbing it’s eyes, stretching its arms out wide and blinking and yawning into life. From the small and simple seed of words or pictures on paper a new world, an enchanted world, behind a beautiful Fairy Door is being created.

That world is a wondrous place shared only by the most special people. Shared by just you and your little one. In that world only good things will every happen and everyday is filled with sunshine and rainbows. In that world your child feels safe and warm and loved without measure. Animals can talk. Mermaids swim in the sea. Brilliant bright stars make the sky sparkle like an deep ocean of shimmering diamonds throughout the night. Whatever once seemed impossible is now perfectly possible. The only limits are at the edges of your own imagination.

You see, my dear friend Phyllis summed it up beautifully when she said:

“A letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart.”

Don’t hesitate a moment longer my dear! You are ready to step through the Fairy Door to create your shining new world. And The Fairy Nice Trading Company is here to help.

We start as we mean to go on. Each of our beautiful Fairy Doors and Magic Elf Doors comes with a personalised letter from your new Fairy Friend. This will open the channels of communication and help you get started. As well, when you purchase a beautiful Fairy Door you will automatically receive the password to our Secret Fairy Circle. In here you will find plenty of ready-written, ready-to-print Fairy letters. They cover all sorts of occasions, from celebrating festivals and magical milestones to everyday Fairy life behind the Fairy Door.

Did you know that you also have powers just like us Winx? Don’t worry, there is no need to read ancient books of magic or to know how to cast spells to recognize them. You just need to look into your heart!

How to dress like a fairy

I’ll tell you a few secrets to recognize the magic that is in you!

How to dress like a fairy

  • Every time you do something that you like and that makes you feel happy, you radiate an incredible energy: it’s called good mood magic! And it’s extremely contagious!
  • You helped your friend doing her homework or you cheered her up in a difficult moment? Well done! You used the magic of altruism. Perfect to give away lots of smiles!
  • You learned to do something new? For example. Baking pizza, a sport that you never did before or simply the lyrics of a song? You are great! You used the magic of commitment. Necessary to always improve yourself and make your dreams come true!

How to dress like a fairy

Now tell me. what is another power of yours? I’m very curious! Click here and find out Tecna’s power!

How to dress like a fairy

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A home should be a haven, a place where you can escape the rigors of everyday life and where you can be your true self. Fairy tales also offer escape as well as fantastical tales where everyday characters overcome evil queens, maleficent wizards and otherworldly creatures. While you cannot ask your magic mirror for tips to create the fairest room of all, you can still create a fairy tale room.

Walls

How to dress like a fairy

Use paint, wallpaper or both to convey the fairy tale theme. When decorating a young girl’s bedroom, choose happy fairy tale hues of princess pink and royal purple. Look to the evil queens for inspiration for older girl’s bedrooms, and opt for dark paint colors such as blood red and jet black to lend a cheeky sense of malice. Gleam inspiration from tales set in the forest, and create a woodland retreat in a bedroom or den. Bark-brown paint on three walls and the remaining wall covered with tree wallpaper can create the illusion of an enchanted forest in a den or craft room. Decorate a young boy or girl’s bedroom with taupe walls festooned with tree decals or hand-painted trees. A series of decal or painted animals such as squirrels, rabbits, bluebirds and mice strengthens the fairy tale theme.

Furniture

How to dress like a fairy

Choose large pieces that will add bold impact and be clear reflections of your fairy tale theme. If decorating a den, a chaise lounge with a high back or overstuffed leather couch with nailhead accents add visual impact and seating. Complete a couch with throw pillows adorned with fantastical images of wolves, mushrooms and birds, and leave a red blanket, reminiscent of a cape, on the chaise. When decorating a young girl’s bedroom, a bed complete with a tulle-covered canopy works for any little princess’ bedroom as does white furniture with gold accents and hardware. Add whimsy to either room with side tables made of wood stumps.

Windows

How to dress like a fairy

Give your windows the fairy tale treatment with either dramatic velvet or lightweight sheers. Take inspiration from the opulent costumes worn by evil queens and drape the windows with long velvet coverings that gracefully brush against the floor. Velvet drapes in shades of crimson red, snowy white or royal blue and hung from gilded gold rods would all work in a fairy-tale inspired den or master bedroom. Sheers in pastel pinks and creamy whites will diffuse the bright sunlight as it streams into a young girl’s bedroom. Layer the sheers with cotton or linen curtains in darker shades of blush pink, lilac purple or periwinkle blue to complete the look and add privacy. Use twig-shaped curtain rods to hold both treatments.

Accessories

How to dress like a fairy

Sprinkle fairy tale design aspects throughout your home through carefully chosen and deliberate accessories. A bedroom, either for an young or older girl, wouldn’t be complete without a magic mirror. A large, gold-framed mirror will allow her to play the evil queen or damsel in distress. Trim the mirror, bookcases and other large accent pieces with strips of garland outfitted with berries, artificial needles and small lights to add a sense of woodland charm. Incorporate elements of luxury such as faux fur throws on sofas or beds or a chandelier over the dining table or in the foyer. Mercury glass accent pieces, such as votive holders and vases, add an otherworldly element. Adorn a table with a mercury glass bowl filled with shiny red apples for a tongue-in-cheek accessory.

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Are you an incarnated member of the fairy realm? Here are 8 characteristics that indicate you may be a fairy-person.

How to dress like a fairy

But what does it mean to be a fairy person? It means you are particularly aligned with nature spirits and the ethereal realm of nature magic. You may have fairy DNA, or you may have been a fairy in one or more of your previous lives.

Do any of these personality traits describe you? If so, chances are good you are part fairy.

1. You may be a fairy person if… you feel irresistibly compelled to laugh, jump, squeal, or dance when you see butterflies or dolphins.How to dress like a fairy

…You can’t help it! These magical creatures who are so aligned with the realm of the fae just open up a sense of joy in you, and you find yourself expressing your ecstatic excitement.

2. You may be a fairy person if…you love shiny and sparkly things.How to dress like a fairy

Sunshine on water, light on leaves, super shiny dimes, and even glittery baubles from the dollar store cause you to feel a transcendent sort of glee. That’s your sparkling fairy essence, recognizing itself in the external world.

3. You may be a fairy person if…you love dancing and music.How to dress like a fairy

Music is a human way of realigning with the rhythm and cycles of the earth, and dancing with freedom and abandon is the act of letting go and blending your essence with the energy of All That Is: the cycle of the seasons, the music of the spheres, and the movement of the cosmos. Fairy-people recognize this as a way of remembering their natural wildness and joy.

4. You may be a fairy person if…you have a sweet tooth.How to dress like a fairy

Sometimes it seems like you could eat chocolate, cookies, or another kind of sweet for every meal. In truth, life is sweet, and the earth is sweet, and so sweetness feels like the most natural taste to consume.

5. You may be a fairy person if…you often dream you can fly.How to dress like a fairy

…Maybe even every night, or at least a lot of nights! And when you do, it feels like the most natural characteristic in the world.

6. You may be a fairy person if…the destruction of plants/animals/the earth causes you literal physical pain.How to dress like a fairy

One of the most challenging things about being a fairy-person is that the mistreatment of your planet and fellow organisms is extremely difficult to bear. Be aware, however, that your sensitive consciousness is needed right now to reawaken our more domesticated brothers and sisters to their wild and earthly origins. So keeping your heart open and retaining this precious personality trait is important.

7. You may be a fairy person if…you seem to know the medicinal and metaphysical qualities of plants and crystals without anyone telling you what they are.How to dress like a fairy

When you hold a crystal or hang out with a plant, it starts to communicate with you in a deep and wonderful way that is beyond words. Not only that, but you can clearly perceive how that crystal or plant wants to help with any number of physical and/or emotional challenges. Fairy-people are wisdom keepers, and are constantly in conscious, alert communion with the natural world.

8. You may be a fairy person if…you have an irreverent sense of humor.How to dress like a fairy

If everyone is getting too serious about something, do you often feel irresistibly compelled to laugh and poke fun? That’s your fairy wisdom sparkling through, reminding you that while on one level, everything is infinitely precious, on another level, nothing is really that serious. Lightening up and laughing shakes up ego-identification and reconnect us with the truth: that we are one with everything. Not coincidentally, this is a characteristic that is most needed on earth at this time. So, fairy person, go forth and laugh!

So, do tell: are you a fairy person? Do you suspect you are actually an incarnated, human member of the fae? Please share in the comments below.

Fascinated by the subculture? Here’s where to shop for the perfect ‘doll’ getup and where to show off the look without raising too many eyebrows

Anyone who’s ever imagined themselves as a heroine in a fairy tale probably harbours a secret desire to dress up as a Lolita girl. But while it’s easier to get away with wearing mountains of frills and pink petticoats in Japan, where the subculture originates, you might not know where to begin looking for that perfect ‘cupcake’ dress. You also might be a little shy to strut around the streets in a corset. To help you live out your Lolita fantasy, we went through the whole experience ourselves – shopping, dressing up and going out in public looking like a doll – so you know you can trust us when we say, don’t worry, everyone else will be in fancy dress too.

Step one: know your stuff

How to dress like a fairy

How to dress like a fairy

Inspired by Rococo- and Victorian-era clothing, Lolita style started out with a focus on modesty but these days is all about playful prettiness, with girly colours, frills and petticoats taking centrestage. The original silhouette was a flared knee-length skirt or dress, but this has expanded to include other items such as corsets, frilled blouses, knee-high socks, and headdresses. The term ‘Lolita fashion’ was coined by fashion magazines in the ’90s and it’s now one of the defining subcultures of Harajuku’s street fashion. In 2004, the fashion trend spread around the world thanks to the film ‘Kamikaze Girls’ as well as Gwen Stefani’s troupe of backup dancers called Harajuku Girls.

Within the subculture there are a variety of different styles, so if the Sweet Lolita look is a little too twee for you, you can replace frills, bonnets and bows with the dark make-up and black clothing of the Gothic Lolitas. Or you can join the Punk Lolitas and don tattered fabrics, ties, safety pins and chains. Before you begin shopping, find inspiration by walking down Harajuku’s Takeshita Dori or popping into Laforet Harajuku, both of which are popular gathering spots for Tokyo’s real Lolitas.

Are you an incarnated member of the fairy realm? Here are 8 characteristics that indicate you may be a fairy-person.

How to dress like a fairy

But what does it mean to be a fairy person? It means you are particularly aligned with nature spirits and the ethereal realm of nature magic. You may have fairy DNA, or you may have been a fairy in one or more of your previous lives.

Do any of these personality traits describe you? If so, chances are good you are part fairy.

1. You may be a fairy person if… you feel irresistibly compelled to laugh, jump, squeal, or dance when you see butterflies or dolphins.How to dress like a fairy

…You can’t help it! These magical creatures who are so aligned with the realm of the fae just open up a sense of joy in you, and you find yourself expressing your ecstatic excitement.

2. You may be a fairy person if…you love shiny and sparkly things.How to dress like a fairy

Sunshine on water, light on leaves, super shiny dimes, and even glittery baubles from the dollar store cause you to feel a transcendent sort of glee. That’s your sparkling fairy essence, recognizing itself in the external world.

3. You may be a fairy person if…you love dancing and music.How to dress like a fairy

Music is a human way of realigning with the rhythm and cycles of the earth, and dancing with freedom and abandon is the act of letting go and blending your essence with the energy of All That Is: the cycle of the seasons, the music of the spheres, and the movement of the cosmos. Fairy-people recognize this as a way of remembering their natural wildness and joy.

4. You may be a fairy person if…you have a sweet tooth.How to dress like a fairy

Sometimes it seems like you could eat chocolate, cookies, or another kind of sweet for every meal. In truth, life is sweet, and the earth is sweet, and so sweetness feels like the most natural taste to consume.

5. You may be a fairy person if…you often dream you can fly.How to dress like a fairy

…Maybe even every night, or at least a lot of nights! And when you do, it feels like the most natural characteristic in the world.

6. You may be a fairy person if…the destruction of plants/animals/the earth causes you literal physical pain.How to dress like a fairy

One of the most challenging things about being a fairy-person is that the mistreatment of your planet and fellow organisms is extremely difficult to bear. Be aware, however, that your sensitive consciousness is needed right now to reawaken our more domesticated brothers and sisters to their wild and earthly origins. So keeping your heart open and retaining this precious personality trait is important.

7. You may be a fairy person if…you seem to know the medicinal and metaphysical qualities of plants and crystals without anyone telling you what they are.How to dress like a fairy

When you hold a crystal or hang out with a plant, it starts to communicate with you in a deep and wonderful way that is beyond words. Not only that, but you can clearly perceive how that crystal or plant wants to help with any number of physical and/or emotional challenges. Fairy-people are wisdom keepers, and are constantly in conscious, alert communion with the natural world.

8. You may be a fairy person if…you have an irreverent sense of humor.How to dress like a fairy

If everyone is getting too serious about something, do you often feel irresistibly compelled to laugh and poke fun? That’s your fairy wisdom sparkling through, reminding you that while on one level, everything is infinitely precious, on another level, nothing is really that serious. Lightening up and laughing shakes up ego-identification and reconnect us with the truth: that we are one with everything. Not coincidentally, this is a characteristic that is most needed on earth at this time. So, fairy person, go forth and laugh!

So, do tell: are you a fairy person? Do you suspect you are actually an incarnated, human member of the fae? Please share in the comments below.