Fairy Costumes

Written by Sarah Provost
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All little girls love fairy costumes, not just for Halloween but for dress-up play any time. Big girls, too, are flattered by the delicate, ethereal look of fairy costumes, and a wonderful benefit is that they can be flattering on women of any size. Wings, wand, a pretty dress and a wreath or tiara, and you're ready to go.

You might want to be a specific fairy, such as Tinker Bell, the Blue Fairy from Pinocchio, or the Sugar Plum Fairy in a tutu. There is a very authentic costume available for Maleficent, the evil fairy who cursed Sleeping Beauty, complete with that crescent-horned headpiece. And for laughs, there's a Tooth Fairy costume available in men's sizes. The illustration, of a bald, paunchy guy with a cigar clamped in his mouth, dressed in white toga and gossamer wings, is hilarious.

Fairy Costumes Are Widely Available

Just about every costume shop has a fairy costume, or more likely, several. The wonderful thing about fairies is that they come in all kinds of styles and colors, so a wide range of fairy costumes is available. You could be a generic Lilac, Pink or Emerald Fairy. You could be a Garden Fairy or a Fall Foliage Fairy. You could wear a white bun and be a sweet Fairy Godmother, or you could be a Punk Fairy with tattered wings.

You could also make up your own fairy persona to reflect your interests. Sew tees all over a green dress and go as a Golf Fairy. Wear a brown dress and a wreath of Hershey's Kisses and be the Chocolate Fairy. Or skip the floaty dress in favor of aerobics gear and wings, and be the Workout Fairy. (I'd make the wings from cotton toweling and sew balled-up athletic socks together for a wreath.) Let your imagination take wing!

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The "C" Chronicles - I'm still deciding and brirtsnoaming! This is one of my favorite holidays! I can't believe it's almost here. Is K-dog wearing martigras beads in that one pic? I can't tell?!September 13, 2008 2:31 am