How to Diy Your Own Tinkerbell Costume

Lots of people identify with Peter Pan’s sassy sidekick, Tinkerbell. This pint-sized heroine was originally only supposed to be a passing side character, but her animated form was such a hit that she became much more than the “common fairy” she was first written to be.

While there are many Tinkerbell costumes available in big box Halloween stores, you may find they all fall flat when trying to capture Tink’s magic. Because of this, we’ve put together a DIY tutorial on making your very own Tinkerbell custom that is as unique as you.

To make your Tinkerbell costume, you will need:

  • A green corset or tight green, strapless top
  • A white tutu
  • Green dye
  • Flats
  • Pom pom
  • Fairy wings (easy to purchase at most dollar stores)

Tink’s basic ensemble is a vivid, short green dress with a ragged hem, meant to represent leaves. To recreate this, we’re using a white tutu that we plan on dying and a cheap, green corset that we’re going to embellish. You can pick up a corset like this at most any Halloween or lingerie stores. On the other hand, if you’re an avid corset collector and you already have a beauty of a green corset, you can use that and opt out of the extra embellishments.

Tutus take dye surprisingly well, but that being said, you may want to test some similar fabric before going all out in case this is the only tutu you have access to. Once you have dyed the tutu according to the instructions, let it dry and turn your attention to your corset.

Since a spray of magical sparkles always accompanied Tinkerbell, we think it’s only fair that the same happens for us. To do this, we’re going to be spraying our corset with some fabric spray paint in green glitter. Remember, this stuff is paint and won’t wash out of your clothes afterward.

From here, take your dried tutu and give it a bit of glitter treatment too. You can also cut out a couple “petals” of fabric to sew onto the band of the tutu to further represent Tink’s “leaves”.

Now, you can turn your attention to the shoes. Tink wore little, green slippers with big, white pompoms on the end. We got our pompoms by cutting them off cheap toques. Glitter spray the entire shoe before attaching the pompom, and then hot glue gun the pom on.

Put it all together, strap on your wings, and off you go to save Peter Pan!

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