Attach a stunning bodice with halter tie, combine a harmonious combination of silk, organza, chiffon and lace to make up the skirt, and the result is the Pixie Dress (pictured below) by Belinda of Romantic Threads — spellbinding and devastatingly pretty!
Romantic Threads adorns the shoulders with flowers, folded fabric, and ribbon. This exquisite piece can be custom made to your desired color and size. Charmingly, a matching children’s dress is also available.
Shift the enchantment from blushing pastel to vibrant green. You will literally shine in Woodland Meadow Faerie Costume (pictured at right) by Eve Reddin of FairyNanaLand. Made of satin, layered organza, silk flowers, velvet leaves, and ribbon, and of course sporting wings, Eve promises that this piece will “envelop you in the aura of an enchanted meadow.”
The enchantment turns again, this time to ethereal. The costume starts with a fully-lined reversible corset (with stretch material in the back). The bodice is completely covered in roses… Comely gold, rose and pink tulle attaches to an elastic waist. The Enchanted Fairy Ware costume (at left) by Enchanted Fairy Co is complete with sparkly silken halo, wand and golden wings. With or without accessories, a playful choice for fairylike fanciful diversions!
Fairy folklore is full of chance meetings in a spring time meadow or twilight glen, or run-ins while traveling, but what about the day to day life of the fae? How do they furnish their own homes? (And speaking of homes, don’t miss part 2 in our fairy-sized Friday: DIY Fairy Houses.)
We have found several imaginative designers who have been inspired by fairy tales and have turned their passion for these stories into miniature furniture; scaled to suit the tiny beings we love to read about.
This Faery Gothic Miniature (at right) by French artisian Diane Heyne of Pandora Jane is made of natural materials including bark, twigs, grapevine tendrils with plenty of moss and lichen adornment. The chair stands all of six inches high, and the spinning wheel a bit shorter. It is sure to inspire new stories and new generations who carry the fascination for mythic world of Fairy.
Pandora Jane is a fantastic source of fairy-sized furniture. This wooden Fae Kitchen Hutch (below) is handcrafted of found nut shells, wood, and moss, and stands a bit shorter than the spinning wheel. The rocking chair (pictured at the very bottom of this article) is made entirely of found twigs.
In a similar style, this beautifully detailed tiny dining table and chairs (at right) by Hawk Feather Creations is sitting in someone’s world adding wonderful whimsy to a handmade dollhouse or outdoor fairy gathering place. (We wish he’d add to his shop!)
The folks at The Faery Watcher have created many small play sets fit for hours of fun. We love this magical spell cabinet (below), and find these tiny handcrafted pieces absolutely enchanting.
Passing and collecting stories of fairies is an exercise of the heart. We loved inventing strange and magical worlds as children. But it is a true gift to be able to bring the same stories and magic to the children in our lives. What could be a better way to engage in the play of our imaginations than making our very own fairy play sets? The Borrowed Brushstroke invites us to do just that with their step by step guide on how to bring an air of magic with and artistic approach to items that might already be found in your own home. Check out their site for instructions on making your own Fairy Princess Bed.
“Once upon a time in the enchanted forest lived an enchanted Forest Fairy…” so begins this whimsical makeup tutorial by Bebexo on creating this sweet green fairy look.
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What stands out: We very much appreciate Bebeko’s easy to follow step-by-step instructions that even beginners can grasp for this subtle but gorgeous look. We love the effect of the glue-on rhinestones around the eyes, which are optional, but give that extra pixie panache!
A couple of fantastic products used: Bebeko gives us a complete list of products used for this look right on the page for a handy quick reference. Even though she features every artist’s dream palette, 120 Eyeshadow Palette from Bhcosmetics, you could achieve the Forest Fairy face with just a couple of shades. But you’ll want to check this product out if you’re planning on having lots of color options for all your future forays into fairy festival-landia!
Pair it with: We found three great options, depending on the look you’re aiming for. Bebeko shows off her green fairy with a winged costume, but we suggest any of these accessories for your own unique style.
For a sweet and subtle accessory, we like this Green Fairy Charm Necklace (at right, upper) by Tzaddishop.
How about this traditional crown to complement your makeup (at right, lower)? It’s featured on CostumeCraze.com.
Or if you’re a hip, modern fairy, climb into the MidSummer Green Fairy Hooded Tunic in Absinthe/Green Sparkle (below) by Opal Moon Designs.