Scary DIY Tooth Fairy Costume

While brainstorming my Halloween costume this year I took inspiration from my greatest childhood fear….the dentist.  As a child my father would let me watch horror movies I wasn’t supposed to watch while my mother was working. Freddie, Jason and Michael never even fazed me and then came the 1996 movie the dentist.  I was never the same, I had been traumatized, from then on I was scared of anything to do with teeth, the dentist, the tooth fairy and that fear still lingers today.  

I started making my costume by using moldable plastic and forming my teeth for my eyes, mouth, wand, crown, necklace and shoes, I also made a few to put in the burlap bag on my side to randomly hand out to people.  Next I bought copper wire and wrapped it around the teeth to form my crown and also used the copper wire with a sheer fabric to form my wings.

I then made a simple tulle skirt and soaked that along with my tank top and tights in coffee grounds and loose tea leaves.  I ended up hand making everything I wore with the exception of the tank top, tights and waist corset.

On the day of a Halloween party I attended, I used liquid latex to form a bloody mouth around both eyes and the bloody mouth around my own mouth and spirit gum to insert the teeth.  

I received the best reactions from this costume.  I had restaurant workers running from me and screaming, people grossed out by me handing them teeth from my bag and a lot of compliments.  I think my favorite is a little boy who came up to me and informed me he couldn’t tell if I was a real person or not.  

I’m pretty new to making my own costume and this was my first time using liquid latex but I’m super proud of how everything turned out. 

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