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Coolest Irish Fairy and Leprechaun Costume

by Eileen R.
(Beaver Falls, PA)

Irish Fairy and Leprechaun Costume

Irish Fairy and Leprechaun Costume

A friend of mine gave me the idea for the leprechaun costume. We bought a green suit from the Salvation Army store and cut the pants to make the knickers. I sewed in elastic just below the knee to give the right effect. The pieces of material that were cut from the pants were sewn to the back of the jacket to give it a coat tail effect.

The entire suit was then sprayed Kelly green with floral spray paint. The shirt is just a collarless white shirt. The vest was just a gray vest we picked up at the Salvation Army store. The hat was purchased at a party store although I did add the black ribbon and “gold buckle”. The buckles on the hat and shoes are just pieces of gold lame ribbon that I cut slits and inserted the black ribbon.

We bought the tights at a Halloween store. The walking stick is an authentic Irish walking stick that we found at a flea market for $2! The flower is a St. Patrick’s Day prop. He also had an old man mask that finished the leprechaun look.

The Irish Fairy costume is a silky long night gown that was bought second hand at the Goodwill store. I cut it jaggedy at the bottom and stapled leaves and flowers to it. The left over flowers and leaves are woven in my hair. The elf ears were purchased at a costume store. I’m wearing white fishnet tights and have purple ribbon laced around my legs. The shoes are ones that I had left over from a wedding. I purchased a set of fairy wings to complete the costume.

Total cost of costumes: $60

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Leprechaun and Fairy
by: Barbara

The idea was great. Costumes looked awesome. Cant wait to see what the two of you come up with this Halloween.

by: Denise Gebrosky

Not only are these costumes authentic-looking, but were made with bits and pieces of other clothing. Talk about THRIFTY? I vote for this couple as having the best outfits! They are awesome!

I thoguht they were real!!
by: Bev Herzberg

These guys look like so much fun & really authentic, as I actually saw an Irish Fairy and a Leprechaun after drinking some left over St. Patrick's Day green beer one summer afternoon! I wasn't sure these were only costumed folks and not the real ones! I vote this couple as the Best (& with all the $ they saved making their costumes they probably do have a big pot of gold hidden!)

Your Guys Rock!
by: Christine

Can't wait to see what you guys come up with next!

one hot fairy
by: scotty

lucky leprechaun

Creative Costumes
by: Chris

These costumes get my vote of approval for creativity. Plus the fact they didn't cost all that much to put together was an added bonus. You guys are the bomb!

So realistic!
by: Andrea

You both look like you just stepped in from a wooded glen in Ireland. Economic creativity, too. I just love it!

What a hoot!
by: Bonnie Fabritius

Love the creativity in these costumes. It is fun to see what they come up with each year!

FAB costumes!
by: Kellie O'Connor

Talk about inventive and unique! I love these costumes, and I LOVE the attention to detail on both!

Lollipop kid Loves it
by: Cousin KK

good job you guys it soooooo rocks !

May The Luck of the Irish Get You the Winning Vote!
by: moe and Jay

These costumes are the best and they even look Irish! This is the real deal they should hands down win! Love the fact that everything was made or purchased at thrift stores, they are the best costumes!

Leapin Leprechauns
by: Little Red Riding Hood

Love the costumes!! Great creativity!

Leapin LIzards
by: Little Red Riding Hood

Love these costumes!! Fairy fairy nice.

Irish Fairy and Leprechaun
by: Chilliman

Well you guys always out do yourselves. So cool.
Do you have any more photos?

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Scary Leprechaun Costume 5

Scary Leprechaun Costume

Scary Leprechaun Costume

This Leprechaun costume was made out of old clothing and junk we found around the house. We recycled some parts from previous Halloween costumes, such as the socks which were used from an old witch costume, and the cauldron which we use to collect candy with.

The costume was cheap, affordable and looked a lot better then the expensive pricey one's you would find in the stores. It took a lot of hard work and sewing but it was worth it because the costume looked great. We got many compliments at the costume party he went to, and I'm sure we'll get many more on Halloween.

I recommend everyone to try and create their own costume because the end result look's a lot better then any store bought costume. Sure it takes a lot of work and effort but in the end you have a great and affordable costume.

For the costume we used:

-old black leather shoe's, where we sewed on a gold buckle we found around the house.
-socks from a previous costume, a couple years before
-old pants, which we hemmed, cut and glued felt buckles on the pant legs
-white dress shirt
-an old green jacket, which we cut and created it into a vest
-an old tux jacket, which we glued on clover's and green buttons made of felt, we also used glitter to make the back
-the bow tie was made from the left over pant material
-we found the hat and glued on a square from the leftover green jacket
-an old cauldron

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