Dark Fairy Costuming: Eyes and Ears

Tomorrow is FaerieConWest’s Bad Faerie Ball… Whether your version of Dark Fairy involves full regalia or just a few awesome accents, this pairing of Fantastic eye makeup (DIY tutorial below) and winged ears (small, ...
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Fairy Dolls of Paper

A paper fairy doll has many incarnations. It can emerge from a booklet or a digital download pattern. It might come with accessories. It might be a pre-assembled decoration, static or moveable, meant for ...
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Traditional Wood Fairy Wands

Wandlore, illuminated. In his detail-rich article “The Magic Wand“, Renaissance scholar Joseph H. Peterson explores the symbolism of specific woods and gems for wandmaking purposes, as well as presenting some historical context. Citing more ...
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Copper Fairy Wands

Pure copper is soft, which contributes to its high electrical and thermal conductivity — it warms quickly. It is one of only three elemental metals with a natural color other than gray or silver, ...
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Last-Minute Fairy, Gnome, and Hobbit Costumes for the Whole Family

Halloween as a celebration of costume and make-believe does not enjoy a lengthy history. The earliest recorded mention of donning a costume is around the year 1900. According to Wikipedia, “early costumes emphasized the ...
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Wave Your Magic Wand

Made from a wide range of materials and intention in mind, the wand is steeped in folklore and fairy tale, and its significance stands as a symbol of power, influence, and transformation. Though sometimes ...
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Midnight Fairy

Jamie from FacePaintingTips.com shows us how to enhance our winged fairy motif with this accessible ...
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For the Love of Gnome

Gnomes are often depicted as jovial little men wearing red hats and a wide belt. The iconic red gnome cap is a folklore detail that originates from ancient Mediterranean fisherman ...
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