Published on February 11, 2022 | Last Updated on February 11, 2022
Fairies have fascinated us for centuries; whether it is dangerous fairies who were said to kidnap babies or the friendlier fairies of the Victorian period. So it is no surprise that fairies are often the costume of choice when it comes to fancy dress. Here is our pick of some of the best magical fairy costume ideas which are sure to create an impression whatever the occasion.
Halloween is a time when you can let lose the scary fairy hiding inside you. Here are some ideas to terrify your family and neighbors.
Choose dark colors for your Halloween fairy costume. Make the edges of the costume and wings jagged or rip the material. Accessorize with black jewelry; a black choker would look perfect, black shoes, and don’t forget your black wand! We also love this terrifying idea from 50 Coolest Homemade Fairy Costumes for Halloween for a creepy and disturbing Halloween Tooth Fairy costume. Wear this outfit and you will definitely be remembered!
The Mardi Gras Carnival in New Orleans held the day before Lent, is one of the most famous and popular carnivals in the world.
For Mardi Gras, there is no such thing as an outfit that is too outrageous, so let your imagination go wild. Choose a costume and wireframe wings in the Mardi Gras colors of purple, gold, and green. Mardi Gras lasts well into the night, so select shoes, accessories, and costume material that are comfortable to wear. Invest in some glittery and shiny make-up and get really into the Mardi Gras spirit with a distinctive elaborate mask.
The most popular Disney Fairy is of course Tinkerbell. Here are some tips to help you create a great Tinkerbell outfit.
Although your costume can be any color, the most popular choice is green. Choose a top with either short sleeves or spaghetti straps. The skirt or tutu should be the same color as the top but it doesn’t have to be the same shade. Decorate the outfit with pretty sparkly sequins. Choose some pretty green shoes; add a green headband and wings, and grab your wand and there you have it, a Disney fairy or Tinkerbell costume perfect for an adult or a child.
The Blue Fairy is a character in Pinocchio. She is a popular character to dress up as at parties.
For the Blue Fairy costume choose a long blue gown with long sleeves. A medieval-style dress is perfect for this outfit. If you don’t have a long blue dress then a bodice with a ruffled skirt is also great for capturing the right look. The wings should also be blue. Choose matching shoes, put on a blue headband, make or buy a pretty glittery gold or silver star-shaped wand to complete the look.
The Tooth Fairy is a popular choice of costume for both Halloween and fancy dress parties.
There is no set color for the Tooth Fairy costume. Outfits can be either a very light blue or off-white but the most popular color is white. White best represents the color that most people want their teeth to be. The wings and shoes should match the color of the dress. Add an image of a tooth to the bodice to create a fun and playful look to your costume.
If you want to stand out from the crowd then dress up as a Greek Goddess Fairy. This unusual choice of Fairy costume will definitely impress your family and friends.
Creating a Greek Goddess Fairy costume is very simple. Choose a sleeveless long white dress or tunic. The dress should be elegant but simple in design. Gold brooches or clasp can be added to the top or middle of the straps as decoration. Tie a rope belt around your waist or fasten a brown leather belt. Attach the wireframe white or transparent wings to the tunic. Make a laurel crown by gluing fabric vine leaves to a headband (preferably spray painted gold). Finish off the look with some strappy shoes or sandals.
The Cinderella Fairy is a perennial favorite with both adults and children. Considering the popularity of the Disney cartoon, it is easy to see why this pretty costume is so popular.
In order to recreate the Cinderella Fairy look, you will need a long blue dress, preferably with short sleeves. You can puff out the skirt of the dress with petticoats to give it a wide hooped type look. The wings can be either light blue, silver, or white. Add accessories such as a black choker or ribbon for the neck, long white gloves, a silver wand, a pretty tiara, and of course, silver-colored shoes. In this outfit, you will surely meet your Prince and dance the night away.
The Flower Fairy costume is very popular and it is easy to see why. This pretty outfit is perfect for your little princess but can easily be adapted for a more grown-up look.
The costume for the Flower Fairy can be any color or even multi-colored. In fact, the brighter and more colorful your costume is, the better. It doesn’t matter the length of the skirt but choosing a tutu style skirt is perfect if you want to imitate petals. As with the body of the outfit, your wings can be any color or length. You can even add flower decorations to your bodice and skirt. To complete the look, decorate your hair with flowers (real or fake) or wear a flowered headband or wreath.
The Godmother Fairy costume is very popular with adults. Many take inspiration from cartoons and animation.
The color of the Godmother Fairy costume will depend on whether you want to be a bad or good Godmother Fairy. For the latter, choose a light-colored dress such as baby pink, white, blue, or cream. If the bad Godmother Fairy is more to your taste, select a brown, green, or even black outfit. As to the accessories such as your wand, jewelry, and shoes; choose them to match the color of your dress. If you want your bad Godmother Fairy costume to look even more unpleasant, wear a ripped gown with jagged edges. To finish the look we would suggest a pair of cat-rimmed glasses, again matching the color of your ensemble.
The Goth Fairy look is very popular with teenagers and adults and is a great outfit to wear to Halloween parties, fancy dress parties, or Goth weekends.
As can be gathered by the name, black is the standard color for a Goth Fairy outfit. A laced-up corset can be worn over a skirt. Your outfit can be personalized with black shoes or boots, heavy jewelry, black lacy fingerless gloves or one-fingered gloves, and black lace leggings or tights. You can even dye your hair black or if you don’t want to go to that extreme, wear a black wig, and of course, don’t forget your black wings. This will all go to create a stylish Goth Fairy costume.
The Butterfly Fairy is an ideal costume choice for toddlers and children. Children will love wearing these colorful and pretty outfits.
As butterflies come in all colors, so too do Butterfly Fairy costumes. The dress can be long or short, just choose what length suits your child. Personalize your outfit with butterfly decorations and jewelry. Attach two sets of wings to the back of your costume to represent butterfly wings. Finish off the costume with a pretty and colorful headband. For more great ideas for Butterfly Fairy costumes for children check out (30) Pinterest.
With all these magical fairy ideas, it is easy to see why the fairy costume is so popular with the young and the young at heart. Each of these outfits can with minor changes work for both adults and children. With so many options for fairy costumes, you will definitely find the right one for you. As with all these suggestions, these are just guidelines, if you don’t want to spend too much money on an outfit, then use what you have in your wardrobe to create your own distinctive look.