What little girl doesn’t want to be a fairy? We all had a fascination with the mystical creatures when we were small, and they still hold a special place in our hearts today.
Today, I’m going to show you how to make your own fairy Halloween costume from materials you can find at home or pick up from the local craft store for very cheap. Here are 25 DIY Fairy Costumes.
1. Hair Bow Fairy Costume
This cute fairy costume is perfect for a little girl who wants to be Tinker Bell. Little girls can put on their favorite tutu and top it off with this adorable hair bow that doubles as a headband!
-8 1/2 x 11 sheet of green felt (per flower)
-1/2 x 11 sheet of white felt (per flower)
-4 pipe cleaners (any color)
2. No-Sew Tutu Fairy Costume
Turn any little girl’s tutu into a fairy costume by adding this adorable tutu embellishment! This is the perfect way to make any tutu stand out.
-Tulle (in varying sizes)
-Glue gun & glue sticks, scissors
-12″ of 1/8″ elastic
3. DIY Glitter Crown Fairy Costume
Give your little girl the crown of the fairy kingdom with this easy tutorial that requires no sewing! Let her wear a tiara, and she’ll definitely feel like a princess!
-11 x 17 sheet of white glitter cardstock (per crown)
-hot glue gun & glue sticks, scissors
4. DIY Paper Flowers Fairy Costume
Turn plain yellow tissue paper into beautiful flowers for your little girl’s fairy costume! It’s easy even if you don’t have much crafting experience.
Supplies needed: -yellow tissue paper (one sheet per flower) -scissors.
5. DIY Fairy Wings Costume
There’s no fairy costume complete without wings, so why buy them when you can make them yourself? The great thing about these custom-made wings is that they are adjustable, so they will grow as your child does. Supplies needed:
--fabric stiffener (found in most craft stores)
-4 yards black ribbon per pair of wings, 3 yards gold ribbon per pair of wings, 4 strips of white felt per wing, scissors
-straight pins, sewing machine (optional)
6. DIY Fairy Crown Costume
It’s easy to make this gorgeous tulle crown adorned with flowers in 5 minutes! Your little girl will feel like royalty when she wears it. You need a little bit of crafting experience for this one, but it’s worth the effort.
-assorted colored tulle -gold pipe cleaners -glue gun & glue sticks (the hot kind)
7. DIY Bunny Costume
Give an old white shirt new life as a soft and cuddly bunny rabbit costume! This one is great for babies who can sit up because it features an open-back panel that makes diaper changes super easy. You’ll need a sewing machine, but only basic skills are required for this bunny costume tutorial.
8. DIY Fairy Costume
This beautiful fairy costume is easy to make with just a few supplies that are readily available to have your little girl looking magical in no time. Would you believe this is made out of paper? Yet it looks just like tulle! Though this costume takes some patience, the end result is perfect for any fairy princess who loves arts and crafts. Great DIY Halloween costumes also make fabulous handmade gifts for birthdays or other special occasions too. You’ll probably already have most if not all of what you need to make these gorgeous fairy wings at home.
Supplies needed: -scissors -tape -white tissue paper (or newspaper) -lightweight white fabric, enough to go around child’s body two times (this could even be an old bed!) -fiberfill stuffing -hot glue gun & sticks -ribbon.
9. DIY Baby Silk Fairy Costume
Halloween or not, I do believe that most little girls are born with an inherent love of being a fairy. They’re pretty, they have wings, and they get to wear beautiful gowns – it’s no wonder young ladies can’t wait until they can dress up as one for their next costume party or playdate! Now you can make your little girl look like the real deal by using some silk fabric and tulle to recreate this simple yet enchanting baby silk fairy costume. Just imagine her tiny feet against the forest green tulle as she flutters about, shaking her magic wand filled with pixie dust! You may even want to keep this look year-round since it’s oh-so-sweet for special photoshoots and dress-up play.
Needed: -2 yards of green tulle fabric (1/4″ wide) -3 yards of white silk fabric (1/4″ wide) -24 inches of 1/4″ elastic -Sewing machine & thread to match your chosen fabrics -Scissors -White ribbon for a wand handle
10. Tooth Fairy Pillowcase Dress
The Tooth Fairy Pillowcase Dress is a quick, easy, and free fairy costume for girls made from an old pillowcase. The tooth fairy doesn’t visit every child twice (or even once), so you’ll still want your child to have some other options in their wardrobe this Halloween season. With that said, if you’re looking for a unique outfit that will stand out at any party, then you’ll definitely want to try the Tooth Fairy Pillowcase Dress! You can make it as elaborate or simple as you like depending on how much time you’d like to put into it.
Needed: -1 old pillowcase (not your child’s good one, of course!) -Some tulle or any other sheer fabric (enough for 2-3 layers) -Ribbon, lace, acorns, whatever you want to decorate it with!
11. The Paper Bag Princess Costume
The Paper Bag Princess Costume is another quick, easy, and free fairy costume for girls made from common household items that you’re bound to have in your home right now! As the name suggests, this one is made entirely out of paper bags, so not only does it keep little ones warm on Halloween night but also leaves them feeling unique because no one else will be walking around wearing the same outfit! Prepare to get a ton of attention while trick or treating with your little girl if she’s dressed up as the princess from everyone’s favorite story, “The Paper Bag Princess”! If you want her to look just like Elizabeth, then all you need are two large brown paper bags (one for the dress and one for the headpiece) but if you’d like her to look more like a pirate, then forget about using brown bags and just grab some black ones instead!
12. The Tissue Paper Fairy
This is one of the easiest fairy costumes to make for girls because it does not require any sewing or crafting skills at all! It’s also a very quick costume to assemble. The entire fairy costume is made out of toilet tissue rolls, tin foil, glue sticks, pencils, and other basic household items you’re bound to have around your home already. This is an awesome costume for older girls because parents can allow them to be more creative with their design since they are now “too old” for the standard Tinkerbell look. Now let’s take a closer look at each component of this super cute DIY Fairy Costume:
13. DIY Flower Fairy Costume
Needed: -2 yards of pink tulle (1/4″ wide) -3 yards of green tissue paper streamers (1/4″ wide or less) -Scissors -White ribbon for a wand handle
This is a great craft for kids in the summertime because it’s so easy to make and allows them to get a little messy with paint! If you have older children, then allow them to choose the colors they would like to paint their fairy gown. If not, go ahead and pick out three coordinating colors that will look good on your little girl. The type of fabric you choose is entirely up to you as well, but I do recommend using no-sew tulle, which you can get at any craft store or Walmart for about $2 – $3 per yard. You’ll also need some ribbon to tie around the waist and a handle for her wand (her magic wand).
14. DIY Twig Fairy Costume
Do you have an actual fairy garden in your backyard? If not, then just pick out some flowers from your own garden or local park and use them to create this adorable Twig Fairy Costume! Your little princess will absolutely love running around in this dress, especially if she has a nature-themed birthday party coming up. This is another costume that parents won’t have to worry much about matching with either since it’s supposed to look very whimsical…just imagine what type of magical adventures she could have in it!
15. The Flower Fairy Costume
Needed: -5-6 craft sticks (color of your choice) -Scissors -Hot glue gun
16. DIY Fairies
One of the best things about being a parent has the opportunity to make all of your children’s costumes every year. However, this is much more difficult to do with girls than boys (in my opinion) because there are so many options out there for the former and not nearly as many for the latter. Therefore parents whose little princesses want to dress up as Tinkerbell or some other fairy this Halloween will find it very easy to put together a beautiful costume that their child will absolutely love wearing on October 31st! Let’s take a closer look at six of them now:
17. DIY Painted Fairy Costumes
Do you need an extremely easy fairy costume idea for young children? If so, then this might just be for them! This particular type of dress-up attire for girls is very popular with younger children because it requires no sewing or even gluing! The only thing you need to do is use a few different craft paints to decorate the clothing items however you’d like. I do recommend purchasing all of these painting supplies in advance since most craft stores are either closed on Halloween Eve, or they will still have extremely long lines that night. An added benefit of this type of fairy costume idea is that your little girl can wear it again when she goes to preschool in September since most teachers do not require costumes there…
18. DIY Wreath Fairy Costume
This DIY Fairy Costume has got to be one of the easiest ones ever! All you need are some green leaves (fake or real) and a few flower blossoms. The best thing about these types of costumes is that they can be worn again, especially if your child enjoys pretending to be a fairy queen. If you have other branches in your backyard, then feel free to cut one off and let her wear it as part of her costume (just make sure you remove all of the thorns first!)
19. DIY Twinkle Fairy Tutorial
The internet is full of easy fairy costumes for adults, but where can parents find simple fairy costumes for their children? Well not only do we have an answer for that question, but we also provide links and images so you can see exactly what each DIY Fairy Costume looks like:
20. DIY Fringe Fairy Costume
If your daughter loves all of her fairy figurines and she’s dying to be one for Halloween, then why not make her dreams come true? Girls of any age can dress up as fairies, but this is especially easy for those whose favorite type of toy comes from the Barbie or Disney Princess collections. This costume only requires a basic dress, a few pairs of tights, some wings, white gloves, silver glitter spray paint, black lipstick, and a wand. That’s it! Well, you might have to work a little harder with the wings, so they stay on properly, but that doesn’t take long at all.
21. DIY Tulle Fairy Tutorials
Do you need an extremely easy fairy costume idea for young children? If so, then this might just be for them! This particular type of dress-up attire for girls is very popular with younger children because it requires no sewing or even gluing! The only thing you need to do is use a few different craft paints to decorate the clothing items however you’d like. I do recommend purchasing all of these painting supplies in advance since most craft stores are either closed on Halloween Eve, or they will still have extremely long lines that night. An added benefit of this type of fairy costume idea is that your little girl can wear it again when she goes to preschool in September since most teachers do not require costumes there.
23. DIY Trinket Fairy Tutorial
Are you looking for simple fairy costume ideas? Well, this particular one is quite popular with children of all ages. Again, it does not require any sewing or gluing so it can be completed in just a few hours. The best part about this type of fairy costume is that you can personalize it to the child wearing it by using different types of fabric paint and glitter. If your daughter loves pink, then try that color instead! Additionally, if she wants long wavy hair, then simply put her hair into two pigtails before painting her face blue.
24. DIY Seed Fairy Costume Tutorials
You probably won’t find an easier kid’s fairy costume than this one because there’s no sewing required whatsoever! This simple dress-up idea for young girls only requires a little bit of tulle fabric and a few simple materials from your local craft store. The only thing you need to make sure of is that the fabric colors match because this one looks best when they don’t clash. In other words, if your little girl likes pink, then buy a tulle that also has a hint of pink in it. If she prefers green, then try to find something with some yellow too!
25. DIY Fairy Wings Tutorial
This fairy costume is simple yet elegant at the same time because you only need tulle fabric, ribbon, and some small elastic straps. The best part about this type of outfit is that it can also double as a tutu for the child wearing it once Halloween is over! Now even though this particular design has glitter on it, there are plenty of plain tulle fabric options available too. If your child prefers sparkles, then go ahead and buy the one with them but if she would rather her wings be silky smooth, then simply look for something that doesn’t have any glitter on it. Additionally, these types of costumes should not be worn outdoors unless they are made from nylon or plastic because all kinds of real silk get ruined when it’s raining hard and/or when there is a lot of wind blowing. I hope you liked my articles on DIY Fairy Costume.
I’m a stay at home mom with our two kids. I really enjoy doing crafts with my kids however, that is typically a challenge with how limited their attention span can be and how messy it gets. So, I’m always looking for ways to make crafting an enjoyable experience and creating fond memory for all of us.