Here is my daughter's costume. She wanted to be a "very princess" (when she said fairy it sounds like very...) again. But since I couldn't let her wear the same costume as last year I made her a new one. This time she was an Autumn Fairy Princess.
So I made pretty much everything she is wearing. The top part is a tea dyed re-coned white tee, the skirt is about 6 yds of tulle with a bag of fall leaves glued on. This was my first time making wings and I have to say I hated it! It was such a pain in my behind. They got thrown across the room on more than one occasion! Major props to people who do these things often. My favorite thing to do was the wand. It's made of 14 drinking straws. 7 circular, and then laid the 2 sets end to end and taped it up with electrical tape. Then I sprayed it with cream paint so I could wrap it with ribbon and the tape wouldn't show. And the best part was the whole thing cost only about $15 to make. Sweet!
For actual trick-or-treating she wore a jean jacket and I pinned her wings to the outside of the coat. Also her armbands went over her boots sine she was wearing a coat. Everyone seemed to like it. I think people respond more to homemade costumes than the store bought ones... My fave of the night was two little cowgirls and their dog that was wearing a saddle. (All homemade.)