My mom always created the best homemade Halloween costumes. So I feel strongly about carrying on the DIY Costumes tradition. And to add to the fun, in our family we like to do “themed” Halloween costumes. We have done Star Wars and Cat in the Hat– both have great twin tie ins too! So when big brother decided to be The Riddler, it was easy to know what his little brother would be- Batman. But what about sis? Oh this was totally her idea- Poison Ivy!
DIY Fairy or Tinkerbell or Poison Ivy Costume
- Leggings and Turtleneck in desired color
- Wide elastic belt (tied to fit around waist)
- Strips of colorful tulle, organza or scrap fabric
- Silk flowers and silk leaves, another strip of elastic
- Wire hanger, colored tights or panty hose, elastic or ribbon
-To create the skirt: Cut strips of fabric to twice the length of the distance between your child’s waist and knees (A little shorter if you want a shorter skirt). Width should be about 3-4 inches. Fold strips in half and lay on top of the elastic “belt” band (loop slightly above band), hold top of loop and thread the ends of the fabric through the loop. Pull down to tighten “knot”.
-Place flowers in hair as desired.
-Use another strip of elastic to fit just under armpits. Then hot glue leaves onto a band of elastic as a “top”. I used another piece of ribbon and some leaves to create a one sided “strap” as well.
-For a fairy add wings: clip off the hook part of a hanger with wire cutters and then straighten out the wire. Create a figure 8 shape with the wire, put one foot of the colored tights onto each side of the figure 8 loop, cut the tights at the center (I cut a little longer to be able to tie the two ends together in the center). Attach piece of elastic or ribbon to the center of the “8″ to use to tie the wings onto your child’s shoulders.
I think the overall look was adorable! And be sure to check out the matching Riddler Costume too!