Transform any princess or ballerina dress into this easy tooth fairy costume. Great for re-purposing a costume dress for another year of use!
I decided this year to set a theme for my kid’s Halloween costumes.
The theme: Make-believe creatures.
What to do for my daughter?
A tooth fairy costume, of course!
It is a simple costume that is easy to recreate and allows you to get another use out of a previous years’ costume. Win-Win!
What you will need:
- A princess dress (This is the third time we were able to use this same dress. I love re-purposing costumes!)
- Fairy wings
- A crown
- White foam
- 2 new toothbrushes
- Sequins, glitter, ribbon, glitter glue, etc. for decorating
- A hot glue gun and/or Elmer’s glue
- 2 White twisty ties
- Safety pins
4 Steps to Create This Easy Tooth Fairy Costume
Step 1: Create removable tooth decals.
You will need four of these. One for the front of your dress, one for the crown, and two to sandwich over your toothbrush wand. If there are any decals or pictures on the front of your princess dress you will want to make your tooth decal big enough to cover them.
Trace a tooth on a piece of paper and then cut it out as a template. Use the paper template to mark and cut out the four teeth out of white craft foam.
Step 2: Decorate the tooth decals.
This is the fun part! Use Elmer’s glue or hot glue to decorate the teeth. I used silver sequins as a border on the dress and crown tooth and used glitter and glitter glue to decorate the teeth on the wand. This is the part where you can let your creative juices flow.
Step 3: Make the wand.
Use a hot glue gun to glue the two toothbrushes together. Depending on the shape of your toothbrush you may need to finagle the design a little. I wanted the handle of the wand to be fairly long, so I glued the two handles of the toothbrush together about half way down, leaving the bristles on either end.
Glue the two wand foam teeth decals together over one end of your toothbrush.
I used a piece of ribbon to wrap around the toothbrush handle and applied it with hot glue.
Step 4: Apply tooth decals to costume and crown.
For the costume I used safety pins to pin the tooth onto the front.
Tip:If you pin from the inside of the costume it is easier to hide the pin on the front of the tooth. Try to get the pin as close to your decoration as possible so the eye isn’t drawn to it.
I used 3 safety pins on mine, but the amount you need will depend on the size of the tooth you made and the dress you are pinning to.
Attach the tooth to the crown using twisty ties or pins, depending on the crown type. I used twisty ties to wrap onto the crown. Poke a hole in the side of the tooth to insert the twisty through. Use white if at all possible!
The great thing about these methods of attaching the teeth is that you can remove the teeth when you are done and the dress can easily convert back into a princess dress.
Here are the fun results of this easy tooth fairy costume. It was a great way to re-purpose this dress for another use and it fit right with my theme.
What have been your favorite costume themes that you have done? Have you re-purposed any costumes for another use?