How to make a fairy costume

How to make a fairy costume

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Dress up your garden by making some fun little fairy houses. Your kids will love this imaginative project! You can craft a single house or make an entire town. Most of the items needed to make these houses can be found lying around your yard. Follow these step-by-step instructions to create your own fairy house!

How to Make a Fairy House

  • Age Guideline: 8 Years and Up
  • Time Required: 60 minutes (Does not include drying time)

The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.

Materials Needed

  • Flat bases, such as a piece of bark from a tree.
  • Craft sticks
  • Twigs, leave, or other wall items
  • Tiny stones, gravel, etc. for walkways
  • Tiny dried flowers (a bag of potpourri works great)
  • Anything natural that you find outdoors
  • Wood glue
  • Spray varnish


Start by searching your yard for a large, flat base. You can make the initial wall structures out of craft sticks. Glue these onto the base. Choose an item for walls, such as twigs or leaves, and use them to cover the outside of the craft stick walls. Use other items you find outside to create walkways, trees, flower beds, windows, antennas, gazing balls, swings, porches, little piles of firewood, and other fairy garden accessories. Just let your imagination go wild. Spray with varnish and you’re done.

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How to make a fairy costume


Materials and Tools:

store-bought girl’s dress
stems of artificial flowers
safety pins
scarf in a coordinating color
jead band
hot glue and hot glue gun
1-yd. each of two colors of tulle
satin ribbon
large artificial flower stem
glitter glue, rhinestones, glow-in-the-dark paint


  1. Remove the individual blooms from the stems of artificial flowers. Remove any plastic parts from the flowers and safety pin flowers to the hem, skirt, and neckline of the dress. Pin the flowers such that the safety pin remains on the outside of the garment so that it is more comfortable to wear and helps prevent any pin pricks.

Use hot glue to attach additional flowers to the center portion of the scarf. This will be the waist sash. Use hot glue to attach flowers to the center portion of the headband.

To make the wings: Cut the tulle into pieces that are 36″ x 18″ (smaller fairies may need smaller wings and this size can be adjusted). Lay alternating colors of tulle in a stack. Cinch in the center and tie with a satin ribbon. Pin the wings to the back of the dress.

Wrap the end of the large artificial flower stem with leftover satin ribbon to make a flower fairy wand.

  • Embellish any elements of the costume with glitter paint, rhinestones, and/or dimensional glow-in-the-dark paint (optional).
  • Skill Level

    Start to Finish


    • heavy-duty scissors
    • hot glue gun


    • one classic tutu
    • 4 yards 1” ribbon
    • one 6-foot flower garland
    • green wire
    • fairy wings (can usually be found at dollar stores)

    How to make a fairy costume

    Fairy Princess Halloween Costume

    Make a standard tutu skirt (very easy) long enough to serve as a dress. Add a halter ribbon, a set of wings, adorn it with a floral belt and a pretty halo. Design by Jess Abbott.

    Photo by: Brian Patrick Flynn

    Brian Patrick Flynn

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    A fairy dress is an easy Halloween costume to craft. Make the simple tutu (tutorial can be found here), add a halter strap, then adorn it with a belt and a headband.

    Step 1

    How to make a fairy costume


    Fairy Princess Costume Tutu Skirt

    Photo by: Brian Patrick Flynn

    Brian Patrick Flynn

    Skirt Becomes a Sleeveless Dress

    Pull the long tutu up underneath your child’s arms and over their torso.

    Step 2

    How to make a fairy costume


    Ribbon attached to Tulle Tutu Skirt.

    Photo by: Brian Patrick Flynn

    Brian Patrick Flynn

    Add a Halter Strap

    Cut a piece of ribbon to 2 yards and loop it around the front center of the tutu elastic band.

    Step 3

    How to make a fairy costume


    Close up image of Tulle Tutu skirt with ribbon.

    Photo by: Brian Patrick Flynn

    Brian Patrick Flynn

    Tie Ribbon to Create Halter Top

    Tie the ribbon in a bow around the back of your child’s neck. This is will give your fairy dress a halter strap to hold the dress up and keep it secure.

    Step 4

    How to make a fairy costume


    Attach flowers onto ribbon with hot glue glue.

    Photo by: Brian Patrick Flynn

    Brian Patrick Flynn

    Make the Belt

    Cut a 2-yard piece of ribbon. Snip anywhere from 5 to 8 various-sized flowers from different areas off of the flower garland. Use a hot glue gun to attach the back of the flowers directly on the very middle of the ribbon. Cover about 10 inches in the very center. Allow hot glue to dry/cool fully.

    Step 5

    How to make a fairy costume


    Fairy Princess costume with flower belt

    Photo by: Brian Patrick Flynn

    Brian Patrick Flynn

    Add Belt to Dress

    When the hot glue dries, tie the ribbon around your child’s waist.

    Step 6

    How to make a fairy costume

    Brian Patrick Flynn

    How to make a fairy costume

    Brian Patrick Flynn

    How to make a fairy costume

    Brian Patrick Flynn


    Floral headband materials.

    Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn


    Floral headband with scissors.

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    Completed Floral Headband for Fairy Princess Costume.

    Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

    Make the Headband

    To make a floral head wreath you will need your floral garland, wire and heavy-duty scissors. Cut floral garland so that you have a 2-foot piece.

    Bring the floral garland together so that the ends slightly overlap, creating a circle. Use a 5” piece of wire to carefully wrap the ends together. Wrap the wire very securely and tuck the ends of the wire back into the garland so that they do not poke your child in the head. You can also wrap a little bit of green duct tape over the ends of the wire.

    Step 7

    How to make a fairy costume


    Fairy Princess Costume beauty.

    Photo by: Brian Patrick Flynn

    Brian Patrick Flynn

    Sprout Wings and You’re Good to Go

    Add wings and maybe a wand and some magic dust.

    How to make a fairy costume


    How to make a fairy costume

    The Blue Fairy is one of the most positive and loved fairy-tale characters. It is an evergreen and will never go out of style. The dress to wear at Carnival, for a school or amateur theatrical performance or for a costume party, is suitable for girls as well as for more adult women, with a romantic soul. Costumes, of course, have a considerable price. So why not make it with your own hands? You will need only a pinch of dexterity, lots of imagination and creativity. You will be able to play with colors and fabrics. Make changes, adding precious details.


    • Light blue Tulle type fabric
    • Long white or blue skirt
    • Blue or light blue shirt
    • Elastics or small rubber bands for hair with molds
    • Elastic, tempera colors, glitter or tin foil, cardboard, hot glue and vinyl glue to create the hat
    • Needle and thread
    • Blue beads preferably of the “Swarovski” type

    Make the skirt

    To make your Blue Fairy costume, buy the necessary fabric and light blue tulle. Then proceed in the stylization of a long skirt. Use a simple and linear pattern. Then affix a first layer of tulle, using a needle and thread. Sew the fabric normally at the base of the belt and at the bottom. Leave the tulle soft, to create a “pompous” effect, typical of Fata Turchina costumes. At will, you can sew on the tulle of the blue beads.

    Build the top of the costume

    Make the upper part of your Blue Fairy costume now. Get a tight blue shirt with long sleeves. Apply on it strands of blue beads of the same length. Buy them or create them yourself. In this case, you will need to make a fairly large knot at the end of a thread. Then, thread the blue beads with a needle, then close the other end with another knot. Sew both ends of the “necklaces” on the fabric, vertically, until it is completely covered. Do not apply them on the “line” of the buttons and on the collar.

    Add details

    Similarly, it also decorates the sleeves of the Blue Fairy costume. In this case, however, apply the strings of pearls horizontally along the circumference of the sleeves. Leave the shoulders free to facilitate movement. On them you sew a light layer of blue tulle, with normal strokes, just like the skirt. At this point, make the Blue Fairy hat. Fold the blue cardboard into a cone and close the ends with hot glue. Decorate with silver or blue glitter. On the tip, places blue tulle. To fix the hat to the head, make two holes at the horizontal ends. Insert and tie a rubber band. The latter should be placed under the chin. In this sense, the hat will remain stable in the head. Proceed with a trick appropriate to a Blue Fairy. Tip on shades of blue and violet. Concentrate on the eyes while using a nude color for the lips.

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    How to make a fairy costume

    Never forget:

    • Fit the right make up and a perfect hairstyle

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    • How to create the costume of Ezio Auditore

    The fairy costume is one of the most popular girl costumes. And rightfully so! They’re all little fairies even without a costume!

    Unlike many of the other costumes, fairy and Tinkerbell costumes leave lots of room for your own creativity. Most often, you can create it on your own with clothing that’s laying around in your closet (or pay a visit to the second-hand stores where there’s an abundance of magical fairy items).

    How to Make Your Own Fairy Costume Wings

    A fairy can’t do without her wings, so we’ve whipped up a few diagrams and easy step-by-step instructions to make your own costume wings:

    1. Start by creating the fairy wire wings. Take a coiled roll of 9-gauge aluminum wire (available at hardware stores) and cut a 16-foot piece (a bit more than what you’ll be needing, but it’s always better to have a bit more just in case). Bend the wire in half and then twist a small loop at the bend (if you need, use pliers).

    How to make a fairy costume
    Diagram 1

    2. Then, about 8 inches up from the loop, form a large wing shape from the wire and do the same with the other side (just follow the diagrams below and you’ll be fine). Close the wings with a twist (Note: the wings can be bent into different shapes).

    How to make a fairy costume
    Diagram 2
    How to make a fairy costume
    Diagram 3

    3. Take another piece of wire and connect between both wings, creating a triangle (remember to twist and trim the ends of the costume wing wire so that it doesn’t protrude from the triangle; duct-tape them if necessary).

    How to make a fairy costume
    Diagram 4

    4. Make the top section of the costume wings by twisting each part to look like two smaller parts of the wing (again, the diagram does a much better job in explaining…).

    How to make a fairy costume
    Diagram 5

    5. Cut the legs off a pair of queen-size panty hose (any color you choose). Stretch one leg over the bottom part of a wing, secure with a pipe cleaner, and stretch the excess over the top part of the wing. Repeat on the top and bottom of the other side.

    6. Tie the middle of a 7-foot piece of ribbon to the bottom of the triangle (where the loop is). Thread the ribbon around the triangle so the costume wings can be worn like a backpack.

    Now your fairy can fly into Neverland…

    Enjoy! And don’t forget… When you’re done creating the costume, take a look at the coolest Tinkerbell and Fairy birthday party ideas.

    How to make a fairy costume

    How to make fairy costume for Halloween or just for fun.

    • Several different colors of sheer fabric, about 1/8-1/4 a yard of each color
    • 1/2 yard of a silky/satiny fabric

    How to make a fairy costume

    Fairy Costume Tutorial

    First you will make a simple skirt out of the silky material. The skirt should be about 2-2 1/2 inches longer than the length desired and at least twice as long as a hip measurement. So measure to get the measurements of your skirt.

    Place right sides together on your silky material and sew along edges. Hem the bottom of the skirt by turning up the edge 1/4 inch and then 1/4 inch again. Set aside while you work the next step.

    Cut your sheer material into 2 inch strips the length of the satin skirt, (the length from the hem to the top.) I cut a point at the end of each strip, but you don’t have to. Then zig-zag around all the edges of the strips.

    After all the edges are finished, lay the pieces on top of the satin skirt the way you want them arranged. I overlapped mine, but again, you don’t have to do that. I pinned them in place where I wanted them and then basted them on. I think I basted them on the very edge and about an inch in. This will help everything to stay flat.

    Turn under about 1/4 inch on the top edge, then another inch. Sew close to the edge, leaving a small gap in the seam to insert elastic. Thread the elastic through with a large safety pin and sew the ends of the elastic together. Sew the opening closed and adjust the elastic through the top evenly. It will help the elastic from rolling if you sew a vertical stitch through the layers and elastic. I usually do 4, one on each seam and then in the front and back.

    After we finished I embellished it with some flowers and with some matching ribbon.

    Thanks Cindy G for sharing your sewn Halloween costume! Send in your project here.

    Now learn how to make fairy wings to go with your easy fairy skirt.

    Fairy Costume Ideas

    How to make a fairy costume

    Fairy costumes are simple to make, requiring only about three or four simple accessories. Everything else is how you choose to dress it up.

    For example, this spring fairy uses a brightly colored wig with faux flowers and leaves in it as well as a green skirt, face paint and wings.

    Pink Fairy of Love

    How to make a fairy costume

    Bring your fairy dreams to life with this pink fairy of love costume. The dress brings to mind the ancient love goddesses while the pink wings, makeup and hair piece firmly cement her status as a fairy.

    Get the look with a Grecian style dress that gathers under the chest, and small wings that sprout from just above this point. Add a little pink to the top hem of the dress with tulle and place a large pink flower in your hair.

    Vampire Fairy

    How to make a fairy costume

    Some fairies are more gothic in their appearance and behavior like this vampire fairy. Veiling herself against the sun, her black wings and dress cast her in a slightly sinister light.

    Use either black feathered wings, or black bat wings, paired with a black dress to get the look. Drape a long, sheer veil over yourself, allowing it to cover you from head to foot to finish the look.

    Elaborate Storm Fairy

    How to make a fairy costume

    Your fairy selection can be as elaborate or simple as you choose. For this storm fairy, you need body makeup as well as face paint, a white wig, and a simple white and silver sheathed dress to create the effect.

    The key to an easy-to-make fairy costume is creativity and a little pixie dust.

    Glamorous Fairy

    How to make a fairy costume

    Some fairies are depicted as being glamorous, with beautiful gowns that match their wings and wands. This fairy costume calls to mind the fairy on her way to a ball, with a jeweled gown that matches her oversized wings.

    This is an easy look to achieve; start with a tight-fitting dress, and add some jewels in lines across the front to give it some glamour. Add extra large wings and a flower for your hair.

    Flower Fairy

    How to make a fairy costume

    Fairies are creatures of nature; take elements of nature and the season to help create your fairy costume.

    This flower fairy uses a multitude of flowers and blooms as a headpiece, with more simple blossoms covering her dress. Use silk flowers for durability and sew or staple them in one or two colors over a dress and a swim cap to create the look.

    Forest Fairy

    How to make a fairy costume

    Many fairies live in the forest. Draw inspiration from the colors, light and textures from the forest for your fairy costume.

    This green dress has the flowing folds and quality of the water she’s sitting by. Use a tight corset as the base for this dress and add long lengths of different fabrics, like chiffon and tulle, to the back as a skirt. Make a wreath of silk flowers in the same colors for your hair.

    Child Fairy

    How to make a fairy costume

    For this little woodland fairy, her wings are more rounded and simple. Younger children are better off with the simpler choices, particularly since they are more likely to remove them if they are bulky or too fancy.

    Color Fairy

    How to make a fairy costume

    Bring your fairy costume to life with plenty of color. This lime green dress has a fitted bodice that allows the skirt to poof out dramatically, while the purple wings add some contrast.

    • Use a bold-colored dress for this look
    • Spray some color into your hair to match your wings
    • Use eye shadow in the same color as the dress to bring color to your face.

    Woodland Fairy

    How to make a fairy costume

    This fairy is straight out of the forest in a green dress with ivy garlands. Use silk ivy leaves and staple or hot glue them together into long chains you can drape over your head and shoulders to get this look.

    Consider finishing any fairy costume with a masquerade mask to add a little mystery.

    Fall Fairy Costume

    Here are the instructions to make a cute costume for your child for Halloween. How to make a fairy costume


    • tutu (or fairy skirt, as my daughter calls them)
    • tulle in fall colors – I used 6 inch rolls (15 yards/roll, 4 rolls total)
    • 1 inch ribbon in coordinating color (for waistband)
    • 2-3 coordinating colored curling ribbon
    • plastic sunflower
    • fall themed wire garland


    Measure child’s waist and cut a ribbon 3x that measurement. Make a mark in the middle, this will be the center of the waistband. From that point, measure half the waist measurement on each side. Tie knots to mark end of waist.

    Cut tulle strips twice the desired length. My daughter wears a 4T, and I used approx 30 strips of tulle to make her skirt. To attach to the waist band, fold tulle strip in half and form a loop under the ribbon. Pull the ends through the loop, forming a knot. Do this all the way to the knots on both sides of the ribbon/waistband. Once you have the desired fullness of the skirt, go back and double knot the strips of tulle.

    Tie a few strands of curling ribbon around waist band for a little sparkle. Hot glue or sew (or pin!) a plastic sunflower to front waist. Skirt will tie around waist in the back.

    Tip: I tie the ribbon around my thigh while tying the tulle. It keeps the ribbon in place and helps judge fullness.

    For the headdress, we found orange with fall leaves at a dollar store. Any Halloween themed will do. Use the same curling ribbon and tulle as used in the skirt. Measure child’s head and cut garland to size. Tie tulle and ribbons to the garland.

    Wings can be made by shaping wire hangers or thin wire and covering with pantyhose. Or you can luck out like me and find them for $1 at the Dollar Tree! Pair with a dark shirt, tights and shoes!
    How to make a fairy costume

    By Laura from Columbus, OH

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