Every Halloween, I have so much fun making my own costumes from scratch. This year I decided to dress up as the tooth fairy. I bought all of my supplies the week before (including yards and yards of tulle) and spent a few hours crafting my costume on a dress form. I was quite pleased with the end result!
Without further ado, here is how I made my tooth fairy Halloween costume…
Here’s what you will need:
- four 54’x33’ lengths of tulle, two in pale blue and two in white
- dress form (you can use a friend, but having a dress form makes things much easier)
- a needle and white thread
Step 1: Knot two pieces of white tulle together at each shoulder.
Step 2: Then, sew your front two pieces of tulle together where they meet at the bust. Do the same at the neckline at the back and down the sides.
Step 3: Crisscross your two pieces of tulle in front, temporarily pinning each up on the shoulder.
Step 4: Repeat step three in the back and then tie the front and back pieces on the shoulders.
Step 5: Repeat steps 1-4 with the blue tulle to create another layer.
Step 6: Carefully unknot each shoulder and tie each side into one big knot.
Step 8: Tie a ribbon around the middle to define your waist.
Step 9: Add your fairy wings, and voila! (I made my own wings by replacing the netting on a pair of costume store butterfly wings with white tulle.
This costume was so much fun to wear! You can never have too much tulle, in my opinion. However, tulle tends to be a little sheer, so I would recommend wearing nude leggings and a tank top or a nude silk slip underneath this costume. For the final touch, I carried around a bag of “teeth” and had William dress up as a dentist.
What are you dressing up as for this year’s Halloween festivities?
Let me know what you’re going to be in the comments below. And stay tuned for my upcoming photo diary—I will be sharing yet another Halloween costume that I wore this year!