I wanted to make a costume for my 22 month old son that was something unique. One day he was flitting in between the trees in the yard so much like a little woodland imp; that is when inspiration hit. I know that it is a feminine option but I felt that I could pull off a Homemade Woodland Fairy Prince Costume.
I found some microfiber fabric at Joann in woodland tones of orange, green and brown. I used a pair of my son’s shorts to create a pattern for the fairy shorts. I went large and used elastic to gather at the legs to that the pants had a very bubble like silhouette. I then used a shirt to create a pattern for the doublet/vest and then fitted it to my son. I used a snap press to create snaps for the closure. It was a perfectly tailored doublet/vest, and my petite son that barely grew in 22 months had a growth spurt and it was short once Halloween came. Instead of a little toddler pot belly sticking out I created a cummerbund that is worn under the vest. The sleeves were made in the same puffy style as the pants; over sized with elastic gathering around his arms.
Northeastern Halloween weather is pretty indecisive. So I wanted to make sure that my son can wear his costume if it is warm or cool. I hand dyed some opaque tights and a white long sleeved shirt to be worn underneath. His costume is accessorized with a little brown Robin Hood style hat that I sewed up swiftly at the last minute and a pair of fairy wings that aren’t glittery and girly. I made the fairy wings with 12 gauge wire and a pair of microfiber tights. I hand painted the wings. The wings snap to the back of my son’s costume so that they can be removed for car travel.