Stories of the fae folk have been around for centuries. Sometimes helpful, sometimes wicked, they always move a good fairy tale along. It’s no wonder we love to dress as them for all occasions – from Tinkerbell cosplays to creating a dark fairy persona of your own. Fairy wings for cosplay, costumes and every day are a fun way to add some magic to your life.
Your wings are the pinnacle piece to your fairy ensemble. They tell a lot about your fairy’s personality and nature. A woodland fairy may have wings modeled after a butterfly or dragonfly, for example. Or a moon or dark fairy may have shaded wings in blues, blacks and silver. Spring fairies may have wings with iridescent colors of the rainbow or bright, vivid hues to match the flowers in their hair.
How to Make a Fairy Costume Tips
When creating your fairy costume, you may want to start with wings first, as the color, style, and shape will set the tone for the rest of your fairy costume, including outfit, headdress, arm guards and other accessories.
Whether you plan on purchasing your entire fairy outfit or making most of it, the wings may be the hardest part to find. You don’t want to make a one-of-a-kind costume only to find you can’t purchase wings to match!
To help, we have rounded up some amazing fairy wings for sale by designers and artists that we think are perfect for fairy costumes for renaissance faires, comic cons, and every day cosplay. We’ve selected some in a range of prices, so you can find fairy wings that fit your budget. Have some cool wings? Please send us a picture as we would love to share!
The Shimmering Chimera
Shayna Polomchak owns The Shimmering Chimera, where she creates all kinds of amazing costumer accessories, including fairy wings. If you need some custom fairy wings for a cosplay, definitely check her out. She can do up to a 60-inch wingspan! And any color the customer wants. What makes her different is she uses a clear acrylic back brace for attachment instead of wire. Another cool feature, her wings can be disassembled for storage and transport. She tells us they can be taken part quite easily without special tools. You can also find her on Instagram.
If you are looking for wings to play the queen of the dark fairies herself, Maleficent, Elena Zhukevich’s Etsy shop, EywadecorShop, should be the first place you look. She has some amazing Maleficent wings for sale, as well as other feather-based fairy and angel wings to create a unique costume.
Fancy Fairy Wings & Things
Angela Jarman, owner of Fancy Fairy Wings & Things has been making fairy wings since 2003. Her high-end iridescent wings come in a variety of hues and shapes and make a statement for a variety of costumes. To get first notice of her sales, become a Patreon Subscriber. She also sells transparency stock PNG Files for people who want to photoshop some cool wings into older photos. They look incredible and are an inexpensive way to add some magic to your photos.
Lauren Rhodus of HelloFaerie makes iridescent wings in several popular shapes including Tinkerbell wings, bat wings, dragon wings and butterfly wings. She has small sizes for children fairy costumes, as well as accessories.
Once Upon A Fairy Dream
Kimberly, owner of Once Upon A Fairy Dream, has some nice wings starting at just $30, so they are great for cosplayers needing an inexpensive fairy costume. These are made of steel wire that she hand-bends to shape. She also has higher-end wings with steel cut frames that, according to her, allow for a more intricate design while staying lightweight. They also have a more realistic movement about them.
Bryning Raven has unique styles of fairy wings you may not see anywhere else. She has oak-leaf shaped fairy wings, dragon wings, succulent fairy wings with leaves, and wings with intricate vein detailing like a dragonfly and more. She also has more vibrant colors, including bright orangy-red and deep purple. She is happy to do custom fairy wings as well. Her wings start at $35 for her baby gelfing wings, which are great if you need small fairy wings for children or because you are going to be in a big crowd or small space such as a booth, and don’t want them getting in the way.
Fairytales by Deanna
Deanna Bridges, owner of Fairytales by Deanna, has a range of fairy wings, including wings inspired by all the Disney Fairies, not just Tinkerbell, in a range of prices starting at $30. You can purchase upgrades to your wings, including fun embellishments and extra vinyl upgrade that doubles the amount of vinyl used, making the wings extra durable. She will also do custom orders.
On Gossamer Wings
If you are looking for wings that have some star power behind them, you may want to try and snag a pair of wings created by Angelia Doyle of On Gossamer Wings. She has made wings for Disney, Breitling and Target. Her wings are handcrafted on sturdy wire that can be positioned by the wearer. There is plenty of fairy dust on both sides of the wings, giving them ample sparkle. She holds flash sales once a month on available wings – they can be hard to get, but well worth it if you do!
*Featured photo courtesy Byrning Raven