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Winter Fairy or Ghost of Hannukah Past?
Costume created for Washington D.C.'s "Sanatarchy" in December 2011.

Feel free to do your own variation of this! I included all the items I used in my How-To, so you can see all the different pieces of the costume.

Posted by Kumquat from Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel • Published See Kumquat's 16 projects »
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  • How to make an chracter costume. Winter Fairy Costume - Step 1
    Step 1

    The first thing I had to do was find my costume pieces. I already owned the petticoat, white T, fishnets & socks, but the tutu, silver blouse, and wig I bought.
    The first thing I did was decide to embellish the blouse with little silver bells, sewed onto the edges of the blouse.

  • How to make an chracter costume. Winter Fairy Costume - Step 2
    Step 2

    Next, I decided that the cute sparkly tutu needed some embellishment too, so I attached more little bells to the top layer of tulle, around the bottom edge of the tutu, and then sewed blue & silver ribbons onto the waistband.

  • How to make an chracter costume. Winter Fairy Costume - Step 3
    Step 3

    The makeup was the most complicated part of the whole thing. Total, I think the whole makeup process took about an hour and a half. I found blue & silver false eyelashes in a makeup store, and started with those (attached with eyelash glue) and white cream makeup over my whole face as a base.

  • How to make an chracter costume. Winter Fairy Costume - Step 4
    Step 4

    Then, using a sparkly medium blue loose powder, I accented my eyes and cheekbones.

  • How to make an chracter costume. Winter Fairy Costume - Step 5
    Step 5

    Then it was time to attach some of the tiny plastic blue & sliver gems I'd bought at an art store. These can be glued anywhere on your face with tiny dabs of eyelash glue. I placed mine over my eyes, along my cheekbones, and one at the corner of my mouth like a beauty mark.
    I finished the makeup with blue & silver eyeliner around my eyes, and mascara, and I layered sparkly blue shadow over top of blue eyeliner on my lips.

  • How to make an chracter costume. Winter Fairy Costume - Step 6
    Step 6

    After all the makeup was done & I was dressed in all my layers, it was time to put on my fabulous afro wig & head wreath. The wreath I'd made a few years ago for another costume. It's made of blue & silver sparkly faux leaves bought at Michael's Arts Store just after Xmas - very cheap. I bought the kind with wire running through them (semi-flexible), so I could twist the stems around each other to form a wreath. Very easy!

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