too cute tooth fairy

I’ve always had fun crafting Lolo’s Halloween costumes in the past but this year, I wasn’t feeling inspired since work has zapped a lot of my extra energy lately.

Lucky for me, Lolo’s preschool theme was all about teeth last week so when I asked her what she wanted to be for Halloween she immediately proclaimed “A Tooth Fairy!”

That’s all it took for the costume muse to work it’s magic on me… that and a trip to Old Navy and Michaels.  Here’s what you need to make this easy diy costume…  long sleeve tee and leggings, cream and pink felt, 2-3 roles of tulle, 1 sheet of glitter foam, a wood dowel, tiara, ribbon and metallic heavy mesh ribbon, elastic waffle crochet ribbon, 36 inches of white elastic and hot glue.

I made three ‘tooth fairy emblems’. One to be safety pinned on her shirt and 2 to be glued back to back for the wand.  I also made a smaller version of the emblem to be glued on the tiara.

This gold mesh ‘ribbon’ is a little prickly but it does make for the perfect light weight wings.  I cut a couple feet off and folded it over and used a ribbon to cinch the center. You could also use a little hot glue to help the ribbon stay cinched. I then tied 36 inches of elastic in a circle and secured it with the ribbon to create arm loops.

Next comes Lolo’s favorite part of the costume…. the tutu.  This girl LOVES her fluffy skirts and she twirls like it’s her part-time job.

You could easily ‘bookmark’ tie tulle on plain elastic but using this elastic crochet ribbon gives your tutu a fuller look.  I did three layers of tulle at three different lengths.  The first layer, 24 inches, the second layer 21 inches and the third layer 18 inches… staggering the layers.  I also added some metallic ribbons to tie in the gold theme.

Lolo loved ‘helping’ put everything together and couldn’t get enough of that self adhesive gold glitter foam!

She was pretty excited to try everything on and prance around the backyard like any tooth fairy would.  I’m sure she’ll be extra busy after Halloween when all those kids devour chewy candies and loosen up their teeth.
 
Happy Halloween!
 
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