Being a mum of soon-to-be three sons, many think I spend my days pining for that daughter I’ll never have just to buy the frilly pink spoils of girlhood. Truth be known, I was never super-girly and my favourite colour as a child was blue. I was neither princess nor tomboy but I know I sure would have loved one of these astounding fairy costumes.
The fairy couture from Etsy’s Ella Dynae transports me to another dimension in which wood nymphs and elves prance in and out of moss-covered tree trunks with elaborate homes inside. Ethereal and utterly gorgeous, many of these heirloom quality pieces are multi-functional, with the ability to change the design of the costume by adding or removing a piece.
These simply must be the most wonderful costumes in the universe for a child who loves to dress up and escape to another place. Richelle and Pamela are a mother-daughter team who design and make the costumes. Richelle’s great love of dressing up in childhood inspired her career in fashion and she has degrees in both fashion and historical costume design. The team’s extensive skills are evident in both concept and execution, and we think these dress-ups are worth every cent.
A piece from the range would make an incredible gift for an imaginative child. Prices start at $87 (with some accessories available starting at just $12) up to the ultimate, deluxe costumes for $425, with lots of options in between. From Ella Dynae.