Fairy costumes have been popular fancy dress outfits for some time now. Inspired by the fairy characters from legends, traditional tales, fairy stories, fiction and movies, it is a really good choice of costume for a number of reasons.
Firstly, fairy costumes are widely available, ready-made, from stores both of the bricks and mortar variety and online. These fairy costumes come in a wide range of designs and styles. If you search for a costume, you are almost guaranteed to find one that suits your needs. All of the different types of fairy outfits are variations on the basic costume.
Secondly, if you don’t want to purchase a complete fairy outfit, you can quite easily make your own. The basic outfit usually consists of a thin and simple dress (often quite skimpy in natural greens and browns), a pair of wings and simple shoes or slippers. Obviously, you can add accessories to the basic outfit, such as flowers, natural jewelry and a magic wand.
Thirdly, the image of the fairy is pretty much engraved in the public consciousness. Fairy characters like Tinkerbell from the Peter Pan stories (and particularly the Disney Tinkerbell costumes) are particularly well-known. Therefore, if you attend a party wearing a fairy costume, people will be able to recognise what you have come as (always a good thing), and they will usually respond positively.
The final reason why a fairy costume is a good outfit to choose is that the basic costume is so easily adapted to fit any party. If you are attending an adults-only party and want a sexier look it is easy to find, or modify an existing costume, making the skirt shorter and the neckline lower. If you are shopping for a child’s costume, you will be able to find a cute outfit. If you are going to a Halloween party, you might decide to go with a dark fairy or gothic fairy costume, replacing the natural greens and flowers with blacks, reds and spider’s webs.
In short, fairy fancy dress costumes are exceptionally versatile and should be near the top of your list when you are considering the outfit for your next costume party.
If you liked this article on fairy costumes, have a look at this post about Tinkerbell costumes.