- Halloween costumes with fairy wings can be simple and sweet for your little girl, like a fairy tale princess or a butterfly. You can also make a romantic, and a little exotic, adult costume with fairy wings such as a wood nymph or sprite.
Fairy Tale Princess
- Fairy wings can transform a Halloween princess costume into something special. You can make your own fairy wings with 12-gauge craft wire and sheer fabric and stitch them onto the back of your princess gown. You can find a tiara at your local craft store to complete the ensemble. To make the fairy wings, cut two 35-inch lengths of craft wire and mold each one into the shape of one wing. This length of wire makes a good size wing for a little girl, but you may need to increase or decrease the wire, depending on how large you'd like the wings to be. You can bend the ends of each wire into a hook and connect them together, then close the hook. Cover each wing with sheer fabric for a delicate secured with double sided tape. If you're handy with a sewing machine, you can make a pocket out of the fabric and cover the wire wing frame. Snip the fabric where the wings should meet and join the two together with wrapped wire.
- Turn fairy princess wings into butterfly wings with a simple costume change. Select a lavender, pink or yellow dance costume with a fussy skirt and attach the wings to the back. Tights, a leotard and a tutu will also work for your little butterfly. You can make a headpiece with antennae from ribbon and pipe cleaners to complete the butterfly Halloween costume.
- Cover your fairy wings in rich green fabric and use them to complete a wood nymph Halloween costume. You can make large adult size wings with at least 60 inches of wire per wing. Wood nymphs rely on their wings to flit around the forest, so they need to be a bit oversized. You can also wear a silky, flowing dress and a long haired wig with cascading curls. To complete the costume, make a floral garland headpiece from silk flowers that you can sit atop your head. You can make a floral headpiece by gluing flower blossoms onto a strand of ribbon that's cut to fit your head. You can tie it in the back and let it stream down the long wig to accentuate the romantic image of a wood nymph.