Child Fairy/Wood Nymph Costume

When my daughter asked to be a fairy for Halloween I of course didn’t just buy a fairy costume on Amazon or throw a pair of wings on her dance tutu. I made her become a fairy.

 

I think it turned out rather fabulous. It was pretty simple to make although fake flowers are wayyyyy more expensive then I thought they’d be.

I made the underdress out of some scrap satin– just a tube dress with ribbon spaghetti straps. I put elastic around the top so that it would go on and off easier. The pink is just chiffon sewn into 2 long rectangles and then criss crossed over her body and tacked in place. I really just sewed it together how it looked the best. If I wanted it to be more gathered in one spot I sewed it there. I knew that with all the flowers on there that washing isn’t an option so that made it so much easier to just sew it how it looked best.


It went together like how the fairies on Sleeping Beauty sewed her dress. Well kinda. It wasn’t at all like sewing a real gown, but it looked beautiful and that’s all that counts right?

 

The crown is grapevine with flowers wired on and the shoes were old slippers with flowers hot glued on.


This whole project was very much made up as I went along. I held up the flowers/vines to the dress and if I liked it I sewed it on.


 

But come on. ..

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Professional photos done by Kim Chaffin Photography

 

Best Halloween Mashup? That’d be Lil’ Jon the Baptist.

I have a friend that is a priest in Knoxville and he dresses up at Halloween mashing up a Biblical character and a pop culture figure. He has out done himself this year. Ladies and gentleman I present, Lil’ Jon the Baptist:

Yaaaayuh! Kneel down for WHAT?!

I am in awe of his costume and if you start having a rough day– just think about this guy working at his church today– dressed like this.

This isn’t his first inspired costume. Last year he was Doubting Thomas the Tank Engine:

And the year before he was Father Abraham Lincoln:

He has also been Pontius Pirate

Have suggestions for next year? Sound off in the comments.

Edit: 2016 brings Apostle Paul Bunyan!