Last year, James and I went as the tooth fairy and a tooth for Halloween. It’s such a “basic” couples costume, but you can amp it up by making it yourself and adding cute details vs. buying a store-bought version.
Here are separate directions for the tooth fairy costume and the tooth costume.
Tooth Fairy Halloween Costume DIY
- a tutu (I chose white, since it goes with everything and, well, teeth are white!)
- a tiara
- a solid-colored tank top, T-shirt or sweater (I chose a pink tank so the white tooth would stand out)
- a pair of fairy wings
- a wooden dowel (go to your local home improvement or craft store to pick one up)
- a foot or so of plain white fabric
- sewing needle & thread
For the top – draw an outline of a tooth on the white fabric (you could even find tooth clip-art online to trace if need-be). Cut it out and sew onto the tank top. I suggest sewing it vs. using fabric glue because the fabric is white and fairly see-through, the heavy glue might show through. And what are you, a costume amateur? I didn’t think so.
For the wand – follow the same directions as above to create the tooth shape on the white fabric, but create 2 teeth. Begin to sew them together, leaving an inch or two open. Stuff the opening with a little poly-fill so the tooth has some substance to it. Insert the tooth onto the wooden dowel and then finish sewing it shut around the dowel.
Tooth Halloween Costume DIY
- black top and pants (use sweatpants if you want to be comfy!)
- a few feet of white fabric
- polyfill stuffing
- sewing needle and thread
- two 8-inch straps of sturdy black fabric/ribbon
To sew the tooth, trace the outline four times on your white fabric. You can make this any size you like, but I suggest making it a little smaller than your stomach/chest area, since that’s where it will hang. You don’t want the tooth to wear you, you want to wear the tooth. Or something like that…
Cut the shapes out and line 2 of them up and pin prior to sewing. Sew the 2 pieces of fabric together, leaving a small hole for the stuffing. Stuff the tooth with polyfill and sew up the hole. Repeat with the other 2 pieces (one tooth is for the front of your body, while the other is for the back).
Connect the two teeth “pillows” with sturdy pieces of fabric or ribbon (make sure you sew these tight so they don’t fall off in the middle of the night!) This way, you can put the “tooth” on and off by simply slipping it over your head. The black straps will match your black top so no one will even see the straps.