in another 2 weekends, i'm going to a medieval faire with michael up near where he lives. i'm so excited! i've gone to the ohio renaissance festival almost every single year since i was a little girl. i've always dressed up, and had such a great time!
this year, i wanted to do a fairy costume. so i'm going to show some easy ways to turn a plain outfit into a woodland fairy!
first off, i bought a spearmint colored corset, that was totally plain. it has slight floral detailing in the pattern, but it's mostly plain. so to add a little fairy-ness to it, i used fake flowers. all i did was take apart some flowers, and use leaves as a base, and attach them together using green wire.
i just used safety pins to attach it to the corset. i didn't sew it on, because then i wouldn't be able to get the corset on. so i'll put on the corset first, then attach the floral piece to the top.
next i made a floral headpiece. also using fake flowers with a twine base (already wired, so you can easily bend it into shape) i took bronze colored wire and attached fake flowers and leaves to the headpiece.
luckily, my mom dresses a bit hippie-ish so i could borrow one of her skirts for the outfit. it is flowy and swingy and perfect! then i bought black wings (which i may decide to decorate a bit) but they already have glitter in them.
the wings are supposed to be worn on the shoulders with straps, but instead i attached them with ribbon and safety pins to the inside of my corset, so they are connected. that way, i keep my shoulders free.
i also attached green ribbon to my headpiece and curled the ends. currently i'm recovering from a sinus infection or else i would model the costume. once i'm looking better i'll definitely post a photo wearing it! probably the day of the festival, because then i'll have fairy makeup and glitter on and be all magical looking :)