This Homemade Fall Fairy Girl Costume was made with mostly upcycled items from around the house (we are crafters). We used wire hangers and tights for the wings. We used glitter glue to decorate.
We did purchase some remnant material for the layers of the skirt and shirt. I used flowers from old arrangements and purchased a few extra. We used raffia that I had around he house. We had so much fun decorating and creating the costume.
Searching for thing that we could use became a sort of game! Then our photo shoot on a beautiful fall day, was so fun!! We borrowed our neighbors horse for one shot. This shot I have named "Casting a Spell", as it appears that the fairy is casting a spell on the horse!! I dressed as "Mother Nature" and it made a great Mother daughter combination! We had one of our best Halloweens ever! Everyone loved her costume! Many homes gave her extra candy and even took her picture because they liked her costume so much! I entered some of her photo's in an amateur photo contest and they thought they were professional photo's!
I have no formal training and it was an automatic digital camera! I attribute my success to the subject matter and the beautiful day and backround. Her Homemade Fall Fairy Girl Costume cost approximately $25.00 to make because of all the things we used that were laying around the house.
This bright and vibrant colored pixie costume including, the headband was handmade from 11 reclaimed wool sweaters, the only items purchased were the wings and tights. This costume has won first place in the costume contest at Excalibur in Chicago. It took approximately 2 weeks, with about an hour each day to complete this transformation from sweaters to pixie.
To make this costume, I first washed and dried the sweaters on the hot setting causing them to shrink or felt (in sewing terms) so that they do not unravel when cutting and sewing. Then, I cut the sweaters apart and made each skirt panel out of a different sweater and the same goes with the collar, the bodice was a sweater with the arms and collar removed.
After that, I sewed the skirt and the bodice together at the waist and attached the collar, along with bright colored buttons from an old dress. The headband was decorated with flowers also made from sweaters.
We saw a picture of a kid w/ bugs in his hair and immediately considered adding onto the idea for Ms Anna. She loved it!
For her homemade fantasy nymph costume I made a tulle dress and put leaves and flowers all over it and added a brown cape w/sparkles for some fantasy. Her hair was quite a feat but we successfully got everything "Earthy" in. It was a sight! I also added a paper mache candy bucket shaped like a mushroom.
Everyone just loved it. Totally worth the time I put into it!
This Homemade Woodland Fairy Costume was made from an elastic waist skirt from Dollar store, with torn tulle in 3 shades of green that I sewed on in rows. The wings are wire frame, with pantyhose; spray painted, and embellished with flowers and stones with a glue gun.
I dyed a turtle neck and leggings with Rit teal dye. Made the wreath from a coat hanger with flowers wrapped around. Easy, took a little time, but very worth the result.