Halloween 2008: Tinkerbell
**This post is part of a 4 day series highlighting hand-made costumes from past Halloweens. I hope to provide inspiration and ideas in your costume crafting endeavors. The photos are family snapshots, but still accurately convey the costumes. In most cases, I will provide some direction on the crafting process.
2008 was our first year trick-or-treating. I can’t recall why Tinkerbell was chosen, but I do remember I had fun making her first costume.
the shoes: Mira had been a flower girl earlier in the year. She had leftover ballet slippers that still fit. I used green acrylic paint, giant white pompoms, and a glue gun to transform them into a fairies.
the skirt: Layer upon layer of tulle. Although I just winged it, a very similar pattern can now be found in Liesl Gibson’s Little Things to Sew. The bottom of the skirt was cut in a ragged zig zag.
the shirt: The shirt is comprised of a sheer glittery layer and a dark green back. I created my own pattern by modifying a simple shirt. I left the front as is, but created a deep V in the back that tied for closure at the small of her back.
the wings: They were purchased at a local shop.