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
Comments for Coolest Irish Fairy and 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