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Do-It-Yourself Fairy Costume

Erin is a writer and content creator from Georgia, United States. She loves coffee, books, and puppies.


If you want to be a fairy for Halloween, a masquerade, or a costume party, it might get expensive if you buy all of the props, makeup and costume at a high end costume shop. Instead, look for articles of clothing that you already have at home or buy props and makeup at a dollar store. Have a fantastic fairy costume despite the financial difficulties of these times.


If you already have a leotard, body suit, or solid tank top, you can use one of these for the top of your costume. If not, they can be bought somewhere inexpensive, such as Target or Walmart . It will be a much lesser cost than if you bought a costume online or in a shop.


If you have a ballerina Tu-Tu, a tulle skirt, or any flowy skirt, these will work. It can be long or short depending on your taste. Try to find a color that would complement your top.


Ballerina shoes, flats, or even metallic sandals will be the perfect foundation for your costume. Choose from your shoe collection or buy at a good price from a discount shoe store, such as Payless . Also, you can buy cheap flip flops and clue on gems to make them extra special!


Your costume can go without tights, but if you choose to wear them then you can use thick tights you are already own so you can keep warm. Also, you could choose stockings you already own or buy metallic threaded ones to look even more sparkly. These are usually used for prom or parties, but you can buy them for your fairy costume.


You don't have to buy a deluxe costume makeup kit in order to be a magical fairy. The dollar store provides great resources. Choose vibrant colors for the eyes, cheeks, and lips. Use your normal foundation except mix some of it with some glitter. This will give your face a fairy dust look. Buy exotic looking fake eyelashes. You can also purchase plastic gem stickers at Walmart or a dollar store to put beside each eye or wherever you want to add some pizazz. Just have fun with your makeup and don't forget to experiment with new things!


This is the most important part of your costume. You can purchase adult or kid-sized wings; either size will do. You can find these at Walmart or another discount store. If you are able to find all the other parts of the costume by using things that you already own then this will be your only cost! (If you want to make your own wings, check out some of the videos below for instructions.)


These include crowns, tiaras, wands, or jewelry.You can find these types of things in the toy sections of dollar stores or other discount stores. Also, of course, look in the costume section. Some pieces can be purchased separately from costumes.

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Put all of these together and you will have a magical fairy ensemble perfect for any costume party, masquerade, or Halloween occasion!

Inspiration Photos


Make Your Own Fairy Wings

Fairy Makeup Tutorial

How to Make Your Own Fairy Costume



Erin Bower (author) from Georgia on October 07, 2013:

kaylee: You could use pink and purple for a girly/princess type fairy or you could use blue like the fairy in Pinocchio. Also, a green fairy looks earthy like mother nature.

kaylee on October 07, 2013:

im doing a fairy for hallaween.and i dont know what colors i should do

Erin Bower (author) from Georgia on July 31, 2012:

moonlake: Thank you! That's a great idea. When I was little, my grandmother sewed my brother a ninja costume and my mom found some dress up clothes I already had so I could be Kirsten from the American Girl Company. It's great to find cheaper ways to dress up for Halloween or costume parties. Thanks for voting!

moonlake from America on July 31, 2012:

Love the fairy wings and all your ideas for costumes. I use to make my own when I was a kid. We use to put wire hangers in the hem of my mom's old skirts and make a hoop skirt out of it put bonnets on and become settler ladies. I don't even know if they sold costumes back than. Voted Up.

Erin Bower (author) from Georgia on July 31, 2012:

barbergirl28: Those are some great tips! Thanks for sharing. :)

Stacy Harris from Hemet, Ca on July 31, 2012:

When it comes to my halloween makeup I always just over do my regular makeup... This keeps me from wasting money on halloween makeup. Besides, I always find that I get irritated with that stuff on my face and end up rubbing it off, so using regular makeup for me is sometimes the better look for the long run. Also, I have come across alot of props and goodwill and thrift stores for really cheap as well. The key is, start now. After all, if you wait too close to Halloween - everything will be picked over!

Erin Bower (author) from Georgia on February 14, 2012:

Sabrina: Thanks! I'm glad you liked it. :)

Sabrina on February 11, 2012:

Really easy awesome idea!

Erin Bower (author) from Georgia on October 27, 2011:

Lol What a wonderful childhood memory; I love it! Thanks for sharing, chanroth. :)

chanroth from California, USA on October 27, 2011:

I use to make my own costume when I was younger. My parent was so poor at the time and were unable to buy me a costume. I uses paper bag from the store and old news paper to build me a costume. I had crayon from school and start coloring..I build me a fairy wings with strings being tied all over to keep it attached. I had glued cotton balls and use my mom nail polish...i got in trouble because of it...but I made me costume to go trick or treating. LOL...

fairyfanchick on October 12, 2010:

I would really love to know how to make those wings at the very top above the article. Can u post instructions please?

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on September 24, 2009:

great advice. Fairy Costume looks beautiful.

sandwichmom from Arkansas on September 24, 2009:

great idea-

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