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

 

BREAKING NEWS: Elves Declare War on Dinovember

I recently introduced you to Felix and Fiona, a pair of Elves on the Shelves (that’s the correct plural form right?).  Things have suddenly taken a nasty turn. Evidently they received word about Dinovember and in response to what they see as interlopers trying to divert attention from their one month of living a year they decided to take action.

WARNING: The following photo may be disturbing to some.  It may also cause mass hysteria.

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It seems they have not only issued this warning to all plastic dinosaurs they have also taken the largest, most powerful hostage.  No word at this time from the remaining dinosaurs.  We will update as this situation develops.