Diy Fairy Costume (15 Awesome Ideas)

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 15 DIY Fairy Costumes:

1. Hair Bow Fairy Costume

fairy wing hair bow
From LaurenGardnerCrafts

This cute fairy bow would be a great addition to a fairy costume 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 could double as a headband!

Supplies needed:

  • Fabric or ribbon of your choice to create the bow
  • Glue
  • A metal clip
  • Scissors

2. No-Sew Tutu Fairy Costume

no sew fairy costume
From Sugar Bee crafts

Create a tutu and add some fairy wings for this fairy costume to come to life. By adding this adorable tutu embellishment, you will sure make a young girl feel magical! This is the perfect way to make any tutu stand out.

Supplies needed:

  • Tulle (in varying sizes)
  • Glue gun and glue
  • 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!

Supplies needed:

  • Glitter
  • Hot glue gun & glue sticks
  • Headband

4. DIY Paper Flowers Fairy Costume

pink fairy costume
From diy network

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:

  • Girl’s dress and scarf in coordinating color
  • Stems of artificial flowers
  • Safety pins
  • Glow in the dark paint
  • Jead band
  • Hot glue and hot glue gun
  • 1-yd. each of two colors of tulle
  • Satin ribbon
  • Rhinestones
  • Glitter glue

5. DIY Fairy Wings Costume

diy fairy wings
From Making With Megan

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:

  • 12-gauge aluminum craft wire
  • Cellophane
  • Spray adhesive
  • Poster board
  • Pencil
  • Sharpie
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Wire cutter
  • Heat gun or iron

6. DIY Fairy Crown Costume

woodland fairy crown
From Flour On My Face

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.

Supplies needed:

  • Wire Cutters
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun and glue sticks
  • Brown grapevine wire
  • Artificial flower picks
  • Butterfly picks
  • Spanish moss
  • Colored feathers
  • Burlap ribbon
  • Satin ribbon in various colors
  • Artificial green leaf garland

7. DIY Tinkerbell Costume


I know a lot of little girls out there love Tinkerbell and this look is one of the best Tinkerbell designs. It’s an easy project to complete however, it does require some sewing. A majority of this video is in Spanish but, it’s easy to follow along.

Supplies needed:

  • Gina cloth
  • Hard tool
  • Green tank top
  • Green thread
  • Scissors
  • Garter
  • Sewing needle or a sewing machine

8. DIY Floral Fairy Head Wreath and Wand

diy fairy costume
From Lia Griffith

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! The head wreath and wand and simple and easy to make, yet look stunning! The directions here are for the head wreath and wand, there are also instruction for this costume too. It may take 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.

Supplies needed:

  • Scissors
  • Various colors of felt
  • Marker
  • Glue gun and glue
  • Ribbon
  • Floral wire
  • Leaf trim
  • Dowel

9. DIY Flower Fairy Costume

diy costume flower fairy
From the nonpareil home

The end results of the tutu and flower crown are stunning! This is by far one of my favorite designs because it’s quick to make, with limited supplies, as you can see compared to a lot of the other designs.

Supplies needed:

  • Various fake flowers
  • A strip of felt
  • Hot glue gun and glue
  • Scissors
  • Tulle 
  • Elastic
  • Scissors

10. DIY Fairy Costume

DIY Fairy costume - creating my Corset and Dress

Do you have an actual fairy garden in your backyard? If not, then just pick out some flowers from your local store or buy fake ones 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!

Supplies needed:

  • Dress
  • Flowers
  • Corset
  • Hot glue gun and glue

11. DIY No Sew Tutu and Fairy Wings

tutu and wings
From wikiHow

At this point we have seen numerous DIY tutu, but this one is the first that uses multiple colors in the tutu. However, in any of these designs the choice is yours to pick what color suits you or the project the best. This design also features how to make the fairy wings from a hanger. This design is definitely a must you need to check out!

Supplies needed:

  • Ribbon
  • Tulle
  • Scissors
  • Cellophane or panty hose
  • Metal coat hangers
  • Sturdy tape (not scotch)
  • Hot glue gun and glue
  • Paints and/or glitter

12. DIY Wreath Fairy Costume

fairy costume 2
From diy network

This DIY Fairy Costume has got to be one of the easiest ones ever! DIY network says it’s only take a few relatively inexpensive items and is a beginner project. What else more could you ask for? 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.

Supplies needed:

  • Scissors
  • Glue gun and glue
  • Tutu
  • 1” Ribbon
  • 6ft flower garland
  • Green wire
  • Fairy wings

13. DIY Fringe Fairy Costume

DIY Costume Wings Made From Hangers! - Do It, Gurl

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 fun for those whose favorite type of toy comes from the Barbie or Disney Princess collections. You might have to work a little harder with the wings, so they stay on properly, but that doesn’t take long at all.

Supplies needed:

  • Scissors
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Wire cutters
  • 2 sets of sheer tights
  • Small wire
  • Ribbon
  • Duck tape
  • String
  • Craft glue
  • Sequence
  • Paint
  • Glitter
  • 4 metal hanger

14. DIY Tulle Fairy Wand

fairy wand
From momdot

Do you need an extremely easy fairy costume idea for young children? If so, then this might just be for you! This particular type of dress-up attire for girls is very popular with younger children because it requires no sewing or even gluing! Also, a majority of little girls have a tutu at home, add a matching shirt, and make this fairy wand and you’re all set! The only thing you need to do is use a few different craft items (listed below). I do recommend purchasing all of these craft 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.

Supplies needed:

  • Styrofoam ball
  • Straight pins
  • Dowel
  • Ribbon
  • Butterfly
  • Tulle

15. 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.

Supplies needed:

  • Wire
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Organza
  • Toothpicks
  • Nail polish remover
  • Tape

How to Make a Fairy Costume that is Both Cute and Affordable

You will need the following materials:

  • A white t-shirt
  • A pair of scissors
  • Glue or tape
  • Construction paper or felt in various colors (we used pink, purple, and green)
  • String or ribbon

First, cut the bottom off of the t-shirt to create a tunic.

Next, cut strips of construction paper or felt and glue or tape them around the bottom of the tunic. We made our stripes different colors, but you can make yours all one color if you prefer.

Once you have finished adding the stripes, tie a string or ribbon around your waist to cinch it in and give it more of a fairylike look. And that’s it! You now have a homemade fairy costume that is both cute and affordable.

If you want to take your costume to the next level, here are a few ideas:

  • Add some glitter or sequins to the tunic for a sparkly look.
  • Make a pair of wings using construction paper or felt. Attach them to the back of the tunic with glue or tape.
  • Carry around a wand or magic staff made from construction paper or felt.
  • Wear flowers in your hair for a natural look.

Now you’re ready to flutter around like a beautiful butterfly this Halloween! Be sure to share it with your friends so they can make their own fairy costumes too! Happy crafting!

Now it’s Time to Let those Fairy Costumes Fly

I hope you liked my articles on DIY Fairy Costume and it inspired you to make some fairy wings, a fairy wand, or even a flower wreath. I enjoyed seeing how easy is it to make a majority of these items and they’re all open to interpretation. Happy crafting! Don’t forget to check out out tree stump fairy house ideas post.