Easy Tinkerbell Costume DIY (for toddler, adult, or plus size)

Looking for an alternative to a store bought Tinkerbell costume? The steps for this easy DIY Tinkerbell costume can be used to make a toddler Tinkerbell costume, a Tinkerbell costume for adults, or a plus size Tinkerbell costume.

Confession... My lil’ lady talks about what she wants to be for months in advance, but that doesn’t mean this momma doesn’t wait til the last minute!

I’m sure most of you do the same thing, so today I’m teaming up with the handmade Halloween costume site Really Awesome Costumes to show you the semi homemade Tinkerbell costume I made for my toddler.

Isn’t she the cutest little Tinkerbell?

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I love putting together my kids’ costumes so they’re cute, comfortable, and a bit original. But like most of us busy people, it isn't going to happen unless the costume is easy to put together.

This semi-homemade Tinkerbell costume is just that and she loved it!!

DIY Tinkerbell Costume Steps

The only part that I made was the leaf skirt. Everything else was purchased, but it still looks so original!

Supplies For A Tinkerbell Costume

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  • 3 different shades of green fabric. I was able to find some with glitter and some silky fabric for the leaves and stuck with a regular cotton for the band. I like that it added a little pixie dust to the costume. The amount you need will depend on the size of your child. My daughter was 3 ⅓ when she wore this and I was able to get by with 3 leaves of each color.
  • Green leotard or bathing suit like this one
  • White tights
  • Silver sparkle shoes: I hot glued a white pom-pom onto them. Make sure you pick out comfortable shoes that won’t hurt when they walk a lot.
  • Tinkerbell wings
  • Sock (for sock bun)

Step 1: Make the waist band for the Tinker bell dress

You will use one shade of green for the waist band and the other two shades will be for the leaves (alternating every other one).

For the waist band cut two 3 inch wide strips (the length will depend on the size of your little one). Sew them down one long side, turn right side out and iron flat. Do not sew the other side.

Step 2: Make the leaves for the Tinkerbell halloween costume

For the leaves make a template with a piece of paper. (The size of the leaf will also depend on the size of your kid). For each leaf you will cut 2 pieces of fabric.

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Place one cut leaf on top of the other (right sides touching/facing in) and sew them together leaving one side alone. Snip off the tip of the leaf with scissors and turn right side out, then iron it flat.

You will repeat this for each leaf. (I used 6 leaves for my daughter who was 3 ½ at the time.)

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Step 3: Sew leaves to waist band

Go back to the waist band, fold each side of the unfinished seam in about a ½ inch and iron so it’s easier to work with.

Place the leaves inside the unfinished seam of the waist band and pin in place. Then run it through your sewing machine about a ¼ inch from the bottom edge of the waist band.

Fold the ends of the waist band in and sew. (I used a safety pin to hold the leaf skirt on my little girl. You could sew on a button or a piece of velcro if you want.)

Step 4: Glue pom-poms on shoes for Tinker bell outfit

Using a hot glue gun glue the pom-poms on the silver shoes for the perfect Tinkerbell outfit.

Step 5: Finish the costume with purchased items

  • Put the leaf skirt on over the green leotard and tights
  • Pull hair up high on the head in a ponytail, then use a rolled up sock to make a thick bun just like Tinkerbell.
  • Put on the wings and pom-pom shoes.
  • Add a little glitter or shimmer on the face for a final touch!

This costome is definitely going to have a yearly spot on our Halloween Photo Display!

No time to make your own Tinkerbell costume?

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