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Easy Tips to Make a Pretty Fairy Godmother Costume This Halloween

Neha B Deshpande Oct 19, 2018
A costume so loved by all girls, this Halloween, the benevolent fairy godmother is here to spread her magic. Here are some tips to make a fairy godmother costume, to let all the goodness win over!

Our Dear Fairy Godmother

The fairy godmother is considered to be the chief of all fairies, and usually will appear to help when in distress. Almost every fairy tale does have a fairy godmother, but the one in our age-old rags-to-riches story of Cinderella, is the most famous.
Fairy godmothers have always found special mention in fairy tales and folktales. It's fairly simple in the fairy world, if you have a problem? Do not worry! If you're of good virtue, she will come and unleash her magical powers to help you. How easy it may sound in fantasy, yet, we all wish to have one in real life, too.
Well, the dictionary defines a fairy godmother as 'a generous benefactor'. But if you want to be that 'benefactor' this Halloween, dress up like one, and win praise and applause. A fairy godmother is considered to be the head of all fairies, having expertise in magical powers. Thus, she has a more mature demeanor, contrary to those little fairies.
Though it can be an ideal costume for an older woman, little girls may also love to dress as Fairy godmother. Here are some tips to make a costume of Fairy godmother, this Halloween. A fairy godmother may have different versions―sometimes, she may even appear bespectacled. You can pick the one you wish to don.

Things You'll Need

For the dress

❤ An evening gown of pretty pastel colors such as blue, pink, white, green, etc. (You could use your prom nightdress, or borrow it from your friend.)
Please note that if you want to dress like the Godmother in Cinderella, you'll need a long blue satin robe with a hood, and then tie a pink ribbon around your neck.
❤ Footwear which will look pretty with your dress (though it will not be visible, the color should complement your gown.)
❤ Star-shaped sequins, glitters and bows, which can give you that extra 'magical' look.
❤ White or color coordinated gloves for your hands.

For the wings

❤ There are various innovative ways through which you can make the wings. You can use your creative ideas for making beautiful and attractive fairy wings.

For the wand

This is the most important part of the costume, and you will need the following.
❤ Cardboard or stars from your Christmas decorations.
❤ Glitters, sequins, bows, and laces (alternatively, you can use silver spray paint, for the stars.)
❤ Chopstick/straw/ bamboo stick of appropriate size.

For the hairband/tiara

❤ You can buy a readymade tiara from the market.
Alternatively, to design your own, you 'll need:
❤ A daily wear hair band.
❤ Flowers, sequins or stars with which you can beautify the hair band (either buy them, or use your old Christmas decorations.)
❤ Instead of a tiara, you can also use a dunce cap.

Making the Fairy Godmother Costume

❤ Wear an evening gown (a long satin robe will also do, if you're ready to do some stitching.) For little toddlers, a pretty white, pink (or any other color of your choice) frock will work wonders.
❤ If you wish to wear the Cinderella fairy godmother costume, you'll need a blue robe―a graduation or a choir robe, or stitch one from blue satin. Use a pink bow around the neck.
❤ You can use bows and other patch work to add that extra special touch to your dress.
❤ Decorate your used hair band with flowers/sequins/sparkles to make a beautiful tiara.
❤ You can use a cardboard to make a tiara or a crown, and decorate it appropriately. Make sure you decorate it considering the color of your dress.
❤ After you make the wings, attach them to your dress with the help of safety pins or sew them.
❤ For the wand - either wrap the stick with glitter papers or spray paint them with silver/golden color. Or wrap colored paper around the stick.
❤ Use your old Christmas decorations stars or a star-shaped cardboard cutout and spray paint it. Attach it to the wand with a duct tape or glue.
❤ Use glitter makeup, to add to that shimmering look.
Your little girl will love this costume, but of course, you can give her a mature look by wearing appropriate makeup and choosing the right hairstyle―depending on which fairy tale character it is inspired from. Happy Halloween, for our fairy godmother is out to destroy all the monsters.