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« on: November 02, 2008 09:50:28 AM »

I had a vision a long time ago of re-vamping the traditional Hallowe'en fairy costume by making it more earthy and organic. I really hated that dollar-store wings and triangles-cut-away costumey look. I wanted lots of neat texture and believable aspects to it. Being limited in my sewing experience, my final product doesn't quite match up with my original vision, as I had to use fabrics that would be easy to work with. Nonetheless, I am still thrilled with my costume. Everything in it is made from scratch except the pantyhose and shorts I wore under it.

The full costume:

Brown dress, own design
Green braided belt and fairy satchel
Green pantyhose
Brown shorts, you can't see them. I just hacked off the legs from a pair of brown leggings
Cellophane wings, inspired by www.fancyfairy.com but nowhere near the original in terms of materials or beauty
Green elf booties, own design
Twisty root jewelry, totally copied from and all credit going to Jade Adornments http://www.jade.enthuzed.net/
Blue polymer clay horns
Point elf ears

Getting there:

This is what I started with, a loose trapezoid shape

Then I made a bunch of these

Gathered them together

And sewed them underneath the dress. Look at that expert pinning

Cut up the top layer

Traced the back of a tank top for the back and added braided straps at the front

Pinned and sewed on

Whole dress

Fairy belt and satchel

Boots. I made these by putting a plastic bag on my foot, putting masking tape over top, building up the top part and then cutting it off and using that as the pattern.

Pendant, credit for design to Jade Adornments

Fun with wings

Hallowe'en social

I wish I could show you the horns close up, but I lost them Sad

AND FINALLY to save on space (little late, don't you think?) Here is a link to my post at the Fairy Fashion Live Journal community. My mum and I did a little photoshoot in the forest while teh weather was still nice, but before the costume was completed:


Thanks for looking and I appreciate comments and constructive criticism! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2008 11:47:41 AM »

i love it Smiley i personally prefer the more earthy fairy as well, as opposed to your glittery, shiny ones D: and what a great idea for the wings ^^

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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2008 02:44:39 PM »

Very nice! I like how you drafted the shoe pattern especially Smiley


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Sewing feral faerie creature TEXTURE YUM

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« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2009 08:32:07 PM »

 Cheesy I really liked your faerie shoes! I just had a question. could you or would you make a little more detailed tutorial on how you made a pattern with pictures....im not really catching how you did it. they make me want to frolic in the woods. If you make a better tut and i make a pair i will take pictures in the woods up in a tree in them. pretty please! Kiss

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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2009 07:13:33 AM »

I love the root pendant!  How, may I ask, did you make it?

« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2010 02:40:33 AM »

What kind of fabric did you use for this? Im hoping to use a similar design for my school photo shoot, did you need to do much hemming or anything to stop it from fraying?
And the wings remind me of fly wings, I like fly wings  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2010 08:26:26 PM »

I think that is the smartest costume ever! The idea for the back is just genious!
Did you make those wings? They look awesome. I wonder if I could make something like that.
I saw this one tutorial video were the girl used some kind of plastic and an iron and I wa slike, nope, I'll burn the house down...!

« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2010 12:30:46 AM »

Best fairy costume ever... this looks like the fairies I think of.. not the garish neon things.
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