Book People in Austin is having a camp based on the spiderwick chronicles, and i got to help make the costumes. AllisonB did most of the structural designing, and i did a lot of the little detail stuff.
here's a plate from the Spiderwick Guide
and then an almost finished costume. the bigger leaves and some of the smaller ones are faux suede, the longer thin leaves are dupioni and linen.
here's a picture of another elf/fairy costume. the bodice is faux seude, the skirt is dupioni, and the train is cotton gauze.
we're still working on the last little details of a few other, and i'll post those when we're done.