DIY Tutorial - How to Make a Fairy Halloween Costume

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DIY Tutorial - How to Make a Fairy Halloween Costume

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 We love Halloween around here. Mostly because it allows us to be super creative and silly. Each year we think of a new theme and make our costumes around that theme. This has become one of our favorite family traditions. It allows us to tackle new challenges and make lasting memories together. It's hard to believe we have 10+ years of DIY Halloween costumes under our belt and we're still going strong. 

This year for Halloween we picked a Mythical Chacater theme, which includes a dragongnome, and unicorn.

Here is the DIY tutorial on how to make a fairy costume.

IZZAROO - DIY Tutorial - Fairy Halloween Costume

IZZAROO - DIY Tutorial - Fairy Halloween Costume

Dress

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Instructions:

IZZAROO - DIY Tutorial - Fairy Halloween Costume

I made this dress with 3 layers, green lace on top, then green knit underneath. The third layer is white organza, only under the skirt portion of the dress.

The dress is a simple tube dress. To make it:

  • Measure the circumference of your child's body and add 5 inches extra for seam allowance and gathering
  • Measure the length from armpit to the desired bottom of the dress
  • This will give you a rectangular measurement
  • Use that measurement to cut the green lace/tulle fabric

IZZAROO - DIY Tutorial - Fairy Halloween Costume

I wanted the second layer to be longer than the first, so I added 3 inches to the length.

IZZAROO - DIY Tutorial - Fairy Halloween Costume

  • Using scissors, hand cut a scallop edge on both pieces of fabric. The fabrics I chose do not fray so I did not worry about hemming them.

IZZAROO - DIY Tutorial - Fairy Halloween Costume

  • The White organza fabric will be the same width as the dress. to measure the length measure distance from the waist to the desired end of the dress. Double this length. It will be folded in half and made into a pocket to hold Flower petals.
  • Cut, fold in half and sew sides closed.

IZZAROO - DIY Tutorial - Fairy Halloween Costume

  • Fill with flower petals. This is a great job for little helpers.

IZZAROO - DIY Tutorial - Fairy Halloween Costume

  • Once all the flower petals are in, sew the top closed.

IZZAROO - DIY Tutorial - Fairy Halloween Costume

  • Sew to the waistline of the green knit fabric.

IZZAROO - DIY Tutorial - Fairy Halloween Costume

  • Pin 2 pieces of green fabric together.

IZZAROO - DIY Tutorial - Fairy Halloween Costume

It will look like this.

  • Sew around both sides and top seam.
  • Once finished, sew the side seams together - creating your tube dress.

IZZAROO - DIY Tutorial - Fairy Halloween Costume

IZZAROO - DIY Tutorial - Fairy Halloween Costume

  • Fold top of the dress down 1.5 inches.
  • Pin and sew closed, leaving a 2-inch opening.

IZZAROO - DIY Tutorial - Fairy Halloween Costume

  • Cut Elastic band to the circumference of your child's body + 1-inch seam allowance.
  • Using safety pins, thread elastic band through the opening.
  • Sew elastic together.
  • Sew opening of dress closed.

IZZAROO - DIY Tutorial - Fairy Halloween Costume

Belt

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IZZAROO - DIY Tutorial - Fairy Halloween Costume

IZZAROO - DIY Tutorial - Fairy Halloween Costume

  • Hot glue a series of large leaves and Flower petals to the center of the belt, leaving the sides for tying.

Headband

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Instructions:

IZZAROO - DIY Tutorial - Fairy Halloween Costume

  • Cut 2 Green ribbons and 2 Rafia ribbon to the desired length of your headband. Consider extra length for tying.
  • Tie a knot on one end and braid loosely. Tie a knot to finish.
  • Hot glue artificial flowers 1-2 inches apart.

Wand

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Instructions:

IZZAROO - DIY Tutorial - Fairy Halloween Costume

  • Cut two stars out of your Pink & White felt
  • Sew or glue together, leaving a 1-inch opening.

IZZAROO - DIY Tutorial - Fairy Halloween Costume

  • Fill with Poly-Fil. Perfect job for little fingered helpers.

IZZAROO - DIY Tutorial - Fairy Halloween Costume

  • Hot glue Star confetti to starts. Since these were super tiny, using a toothpicks helps from getting burned from the hot glue gun.

IZZAROO - DIY Tutorial - Fairy Halloween Costume

IZZAROO - DIY Tutorial - Fairy Halloween Costume

  • Tie 2 long pieces of Pink and green thin ribbon to the top.

IZZAROO - DIY Tutorial - Fairy Halloween Costume

  • Insert into the opening of the start and hot glue shut.

IZZAROO - DIY Tutorial - Fairy Halloween Costume

IZZAROO - DIY Tutorial - Fairy Halloween Costume

Add some inexpensive wings from the dollar store and this fairy is officially ready for Halloween. 

This costume was 1 of 4 mythical character themed costumes we made for our family this year. Check out tutorials for the dragongnome, and unicorn costumes.

IZZAROO - DIY tutorials - Mythical Characters

Did you know we make our costumes every year?! See all our past Halloween costumes for more fun ideas.

For extra help making your costumes, see the video tutorials on our YouTube channel.

I hope this inspires you to #CREATEmore and make lasting memories for your family. I would love to hear your thoughts, comments, questions in the comments section below.

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