Fairy costumes are
always a hit with little girls, and very simple to make. This
homemade costume can be made very quickly with a small amount of
material as it is not your usual yards, and yards of tulle or netting
sort of fairy dress.
Fairy Costume - The Dress
A white bodice and panties are worn beneath a
very simple tunic which should be gathered into a narrow band
at the neckline with openings cut into the sides for the arms.
A white lace curtain could be used for this and would be very
inexpensive to make, and far cheaper than buying lace for the occasion.
If it is not possible to have a scalloped edging at the bottom of the
dress, an uneven edge could be cut into the fabric.
Costume - The Wings
The fairy wings should be made from the same lace as the dress with a
strong millinery wire sewn round the edge to give it shape, and covered
with a narrow binding.
To obtain a frosted effect on the dress and wings outline the lace
pattern here and there with a colorless adhesive like bostik and then
sprinkle glitter over the top.
Fairy Costume - The Headdress
The headdress is simple to make. Take some florist wire and make into a
ring, binding with florist tape. The get some daisies from the garden
or small roses and even some pretty flowers like Baby's Breath and bind
onto the wire using more florist tape. Take some pretty ribbons and tie
onto the wire ring and allow to fall down the back of the head from
behind. Secure onto the head with hair clips.
Fairy Costume - The Shoes
Ballet shoes are ideal, but if you don't have these, a pair of white
shoes and socks will do the trick.
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