Fairies have been with us for hundreds of years or more. Sometimes, they take the form of glimmering magical creatures that visit us from the brightest star at night to grant our wishes with their magical wands. Occasionally, they are our godmothers that look after us. They might be the spunky sidekicks to adventurous children. And, in some stories, they can even be the creepy will-o'-the-wisps that draw lost wanderers to their doom. In all of their mysterious forms, we can't get enough of these creatures from folklore. That's why we have so many Fairy costumes to help you create the look that you've been wishing for!
There are a lot of different stories about a fairy's origin. They come from everywhere: Celtic, Irish, Scandinavian, Slavic, German, English folklore, and more! The stories give fairies all sorts of different roles. They can be minor demons or angels, spirits of trickery that have very strange rules they have to follow, and can even include creatures like goblins or gnomes! In fact, we can't even always agree on how the word is spelled! Fairy is the most common in storybooks, but you'll find a faerie or faery from time to time, too!
In order to attract a fairy's attention, you usually have to leave a treat for them. It might be some sugared milk or beer that brings a brownie to your home. If you treat them well, they'll stick around for a long time and make your life much easier! There are also the elementals that appreciate folks who don't mind a little dust or drafty windows coming into the homestead. (If you have some kiddos, you might find that's true anyway!) Of course, there are the changelings, too! If your own kiddos are a little wilder than you can imagine, maybe the fairies have been having you raise one of their wild folk kiddos all along!
No matter which origin you like, there are several Fairy costumes that you'll find in our category to choose from. Some are iconic characters that we know you will love bringing to life. Just imagine showing up in a flourish of your gown as Maleficent, the Mistress of Evil. She's a Dark Fairy and powerful sorceress that is just a little misunderstood! (Just imagine what would happen if Tinker Bell never got the attention that she demanded. Things could get scary real fast!) Fear not, though, the Fairy Godmother is always around to help set things right. Our Disney Fairy costumes can help you and the kiddos bring your favorite movies to life with the wave of a Fairy wand!
You can also invent your very own Fairy character costume by combining some of our Fairy accessories with some of your favorite looks. Choose some of our Fairy wings to turn your 1920s look into a Flapper Fairy. Some bright colored wigs, a tulle skirt, or a Renaissance outfit can turn you into a Sprite on a mission!
Take a look through our Fairy Costume category... and we're happy to make your fairy wish come true!