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How to Make a Fairy Costume Your Little Girl Will Love

Medha Godbole Mar 17, 2019
Trying to make a fairy costume for your daughter's fancy dress competition and not getting it right? Here are some simple and easy steps to help you out.
Fairy costumes are the most common costumes made for competitions. Though the concept is very much cliché, the dresses can be made in a way that they look unique. Also, young girls have a preference for fairies as compared to other models.
Here, we'll learn how to make a fairy costume at home, step by step. Remember, it is always better to work on a plain, ready-made dress than sewing the dress yourself.


  • A plain, light pink-colored dress
  • Artificial flower stems
  • Safety pins
  • Satin ribbons
  • Headband and scarf (in coordinating colors)
  • Hot glue and hot glue gun
  • Tulle in two colors, measuring 1 yard
  • Glitter glue, rhinestones, and glow-in-the-dark paint


Point 1
Get rid of individual blooms from the artificial flower stems. Also, do not forget to remove any other plastic parts from the flowers. Pin the flowers to the hem, skirt, and the neckline of the dress.
It will be a good idea to pin the flowers in a way that the safety pins remain on the outer part of the garment. This will make it easier to wear. Moreover, you would not get pricked by the pin.
Point 2
Now, using hot glue, fix additional flowers to the middle of the scarf. This will make for the waist sash. Similarly, use hot glue for attaching flowers to the middle section of the headband.
Point 3
For making the wings, you will have to cut the tulle into pieces measuring 36 x 18 inches. Please remember that a fairy costume for a baby will require smaller wings, for which the size can be adjusted.
In a stack like arrangement, lay the tulle in alternating colors. Tie with a satin ribbon in the center, where it will be cinched. Now all you have to do is to pin the wings at the back of the dress.
Point 4
We have almost come to the end of the project. Wrap a large artificial flower stem with satin ribbons. This will be your flower wand.
Last, but not the least, decorate and embellish the costume by using glitter paint, rhinestone, and glow in the dark paint.
Well, this was just one way in which you can make a fairy costume. You can buy frills and other such additional material to enhance the look of your costume. Make sure you color coordinate the entire dress properly; the end product should look complete.