Tinkerbell (Classic/Official Parks costume) - Peter Pan / Disney




I've wanted to cosplay Tinkerbell for a long time, and I have wigs/contacts/make-up that suits her already. I wanted to be a Tinkerbell face character for a while! I'm the right height for her and I think I could pull off her figure. Also, I've wanted to make a costume from scratch for a while now, and I think she will be a good place to start, as her dress is relatively simple and I've done a lot of research into how to make the wings etc. Hopefully it will go well. If I can drag friends into doing other Peter Pan/Fairies characters, all the better! :D


a-papergirl posted on 3 August, 2014 - 21:16
This is amazing Dani honestly you are so talented!

quixoticschlemiel posted on 4 August, 2014 - 19:40
Thank you so much ;u; Nowhere near as talented as you but I am really proud of this so far c:

ManiacCos posted on 18 August, 2014 - 16:47
A very cute Tink indeed! Love this :D

leedwood posted on 23 August, 2014 - 21:02
I hope my fairy can meet yours on 26 october! That will be a lot of fun! Well done!

Ranma1-2 posted on 20 September, 2014 - 23:21
Such a cute Tink. :)

nanahara posted on 21 September, 2014 - 11:59
you look adorable as Tink :)

Anonymous posted on 23 September, 2014 - 23:22
OMG, you look absolutely gorgeous as Tink and it's a really well made costume with lots of great detail. You did a wonderful job on this and I hope you rewear it sometime so i can see it in person. ;) x

WhatsersCosplay posted on 25 September, 2014 - 17:14
Gorgeous costume, you look so awesome! I hope I catch you at Expo :D

Angelphie posted on 4 October, 2014 - 10:15
This turned out beautifully and you look awesome! I especially love the painting on your dress.

NotSoLittleMy posted on 14 October, 2014 - 13:25
This is super cute!

rosieroo posted on 15 October, 2014 - 14:37
awwww tink loving the shoes btw

HotshotShan posted on 27 October, 2014 - 22:15
I wish I'd seen this in person we could have been princess buds :( also you look absolutely adorable! Perfect cosplay

yuubalu posted on 27 October, 2014 - 22:43
You make such a cute Tink! Great job~ :3

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Progress Journal

18th September 2014


There are 50 on the front, and 20 on the back, roughly, each hand-stitched.

17th August 2014

Wings in action

Nearly done!

8th August 2014

489 down, another 400 or so to go...

Three days later, half of the wings are complete. Just the other half to go! Having a break though because my leg has been cramping up sitting still in the same place for 3 days straight. Hopefully the dress will be finished tomorrow or maybe the day after, and then it's just the sequins and finding a way to make the wings stay up, maybe investing in better wire. I want to add sequins or glitter to the shoes/dress but this is a bit testing on my sanity so far, so we'll see. I'd love to buy crystals to sew/glue to the dress but they were pricey and I haven't got the budget yet - hopefully at some point!

5th August 2014


Slowly getting there. Need paint, sequins, and to find a way to keep them up :/

3rd August 2014

Tiring day

Shoes almost finished, and one half of the wings is done

3rd August 2014

Spray paint!

Well that was terrifying! Only went a little overboard though, overall I’m pleased! I used Tulip Fabric Spray Paint in dark green, which is a bit blotchy but never mind. Doing the back later and maybe starting the wings.

2nd August 2014


The straps have been finished, ready to sew on when I've spray painted the dress. I've done some paint tests, and I'm very nervous because it could go wrong SO easily...ah well. Has to be done at some point. I've also given the shoes a base coat of fabric paint to be detailed over.

1st August 2014

Dress is finished! (nearly)

Straps, darts, paint, glitter, sparkly bits. Then wings, then shoes, then wig, then done!

31st July 2014


It fits! Huzzah!

29th July 2014

Back half done

Onto machine sewing next

24th July 2014

Pom Poms

Bit too messy for my liking, I might re-do them, but these ones are complete!

24th July 2014


Today my parents bought me the dress fabric as a birthday present! It's not suedette, as I couldn't find anything in the right colour, but this fabric was the perfect colour so I decided to just go for it. We also got ribbon for the shoulder straps and fur and stuffing for the pom poms. Cut all the pattern pieces out together and will hopefully tack them together next week!

5th July 2014

Fabricland samples arrived

Whilst the Fabricland service was lovely, sadly their emerald suedette is too dark for Tinkerbell. It would work for the darker shades, but as I'm planning to spray paint it darker, the finished dress would end up way too dark. It also doesn't have the yellow tone I'd like. Ordering another sample from an ebay seller, hopefully that one will be okay. Hopefully also visiting an actual fabric store soon!

25th June 2014


Went out and bought a few supplies today! The zipper is a tad too long but I'm not worried because it's all one dress piece, it just might go a little bit further down my bum is all. I bought the ribbon for the hair because even though I don't like it, it is accurate to the parks.

24th June 2014

Samples ordered!

Placed an order for suedette in Emerald Green and Bottle Green from fabricland.co.uk, they very kindly send small samples free of charge if you only want one or two fabrics. Should arrive at my home address about the time I do!

22nd June 2014


So I've been doing a lot of research for this, and I'm really lucky in that I have Belizma (Teacup_Erinyes) and Hazel (Squiddley) helping me. I'm also using Angelphie's marvellous detailed information on how she made her Tinker Bell costumes, and she's given me advice too! So I've had lots of help.

I bought New Look's pattern in 6468 for this dress as it has lots of panels that are a good guide for editing the hem of the dress. It's going to be quite tight-fitting but that's the look that I want. I'm requesting fabric samples tomorrow from fabricland.co.uk of their suedette in emerald green and bottle green, I think the emerald will work quite nicely.

Angelphie's wing walk-through is very helpful, but I'll also be using JiaJem's wing tutorial for the harness; http://jiajem.com/tutorials/wings/ I may use clear vinyl for the wings, but I'm also thinking about using tights stretched over the frame,or using other fabrics. We'll see what I can get!

I've found this tutorial as well for editing the hem, which should hopefully go well, and hopefully I can use a similar technique for the neckline!