Fairy Costume

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by Eileen Farley, A.C. Moore Craftologist

Fairy Costume

One trip to A.C. Moore and a sprinkle of pixie dust is all you need to DIY this enchanted fairy costume. Wave your wand, um, we mean, click here for more Halloween costumes.

Which costume do you think is the "fair"-yest of them all? Vote by posting a pic: #ACMooreInspired

Project Details

  • Level:adult & kid helping
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    To Make the Tulle Skirt:
    Step A: Measure around the child’'s waist and deduct 2”".
    Step B: Overlap the ends of the elastic piece and sew together. Place the sewn together elastic around the foam board and cut 32’’ pieces of Lime tulle (how many pieces you'’ll need depends on the size waist).
    Step C: Fold the tulle in half and place the folded end up behind and over the elastic and then place the ends of the tulle through the loop and tighten around the elastic. Continue around the elastic until full, pushing the tulle pieces tight against each other.
  • 2
    To Decorate the Shirt:
    Step A: Use the same foam board and place it inside the shirt. Use the spray adhesive to place the heart stencil onto the shirt, and brush the glitter fabric paint over the shirt, filling in the stencil.
    Step B: Let this paint dry for about four hours, then carefully remove the stencil and foam board.
  • 3
    To Make the Wings:
    Step A: Cut two 2 yd pieces of aluminum wire. Find the center of each piece and fold the ends into the middle and overlap. Holding the ends to the center of the wire, wrap with a small piece of Duck Tape. Then, hold both sets of wings together in the center and adhere them together with Duck Tape.
    Step B: Shape the wings as desired. Lay each section of wing on a double layer of White tulle and cut around the wing section, leaving about 2”" all around.
    Step C: Glue one piece of tulle around the edge of one side of a section. When glue is set, trim close to the wire. Repeat for the opposite side of that section and then repeat for each wing section.
    Step D: Brush the glitter fabric paint onto the wings as desired. When dry, cut two 36"” pieces of ribbon. Tie one end of each piece to the center of the wings to tie the wings to the body. Use the Duck Tape to add pieces of artificial flowers over the center of the wings.
  • 4
    To Make the Crown:
    Step A: Twist the ends of two pieces of Emerald chenille stems together. Measure around the child’'s head and twist the opposite ends together.
    Step B: Cut pieces of silk flowers and duck tape them to the stems, covering the stems. If the flowers don'’t go all the way around, cover the remaining stem with Duck Tape.

Project Details

  • Level:adult & kid helping
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • •A Package of Nicole™ Crafts 54" x 25 yd Tulle in White & Three Packages of 6" x 25 yd in Lime
  • •Gildan 100% Cotton T-Shirt Lime Green to Fit, Cousin Jewelry Basics Aluminum Wire 9 ft, Morex Organdy Ribbon 1-1/2”" x 10 yd Apple Green, Nicole™ Crafts 6 mm Chenille Stems Emerald, Tulip Soft Paint Glitter Sterling, Nicole™ Crafts Nicole Boutique™ Hair Expressions Head Bands White, Elmer’s Foam Board 20" x 30" x 1/2" White, Heart Stencil, Stretchrite 1/2" x 1 yd Braided Elastic White, Duck Tape 1.88" x 20 yard Roll Silver Coin, Silk Flowers of Your Choice, Coats & Clark 250 yard Dual Duty XP All Purpose Thread White
  • •Beacon FABRIC-TAC Permanent Adhesive, Stencil Adhesive of Your Choice, 3/4" Paintbrush, Sewing Needle, Yardstick, Panacea 8" Heavy Duty Wire Cutters & Scissors