We got a “water fairy” costume at Wal-Mart for our daughter but it only came with wings and the dress. I couldn’t find an inexpensive ocean-themed crown or anything else, so I made my own by adapting her Cinderella Crown. Here’s what I did to make it.
What I Need to Make the Ocean Fairy Crown:
- Tiara (any princess crown would probably work)
- LED Wire (I picked this up at Lowe’s for $7. WOW! It’s awesome.)
- Ocean colored ribbon (we had baby blue sheer and aquatic blue glitter ribbon)
- Large pendant charm in ocean theme
How to Build a Water Fairy Tiara:
1. First I wrapped the wide, wired ribbon around the bottom edge of the tiara because it was the wrong color for the outfit she had. By using wired ribbon the wrapping action was enough to keep the ribbon secure without the need to glue it. (That way, I can return Cinderella to her crowned glory when Halloween is over.)
2. Next, I wrapped the LED wire from Lowe’s around so that the entire crown was covered with sprinkles of lights. I love how the silver wire was easily bent and wrapped around even the smallest beads to hide it. It also helped secure the ribbon around the bottom of the crown.
3. I finished the ocean tiara with loops of blue sheer ribbon. Very swirly and loose loops to mimic ocean waves.
The overall effect is perfect for the fantasy look of the fairy outfit. The gauzy ribbon matches the gown and the tiara pulls out the aqua accents in the gown.
The light-up crown will be an added fantasy piece to the outfit AND serve as a safety feature. When paired with the ocean jewelry I made and the Halloween dress we picked up, this costume will be unique and eye-catching.