FairyGodmother4Hire

Costumes That Won't Disappear At Midnight

Connecticut, United States · 1648 Sales

FairyGodmother4Hire

Costumes That Won't Disappear At Midnight

Connecticut, United States 1648 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(423)

Announcement   This collection of dress up costumes for little girls was designed to inspire creative play for all princesses, not just the ‘Name Brand’ varieties. After watching my own three year old struggle to put on the commercially made princesses, I created a collection of costumes that small kids can put on easily by themselves, without removing what they are already wearing.

After opening my shop I was surprised by a number of requests for capes in adult sizes. Since then I've added larger versions, because when little girls grow up, they still like to dress up.

I have been a professional costumer for over 20 years, with some of my work reaching Broadway stages. After working with queens all these years, it seemed only right to make costumes for princesses, too.

You can also check in with what's new on Facebook or Instagram http://www.facebook.com/FairyGodmotherforHire

Thanks for popping by,
lisa

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Last updated on Apr 4, 2016

This collection of dress up costumes for little girls was designed to inspire creative play for all princesses, not just the ‘Name Brand’ varieties. After watching my own three year old struggle to put on the commercially made princesses, I created a collection of costumes that small kids can put on easily by themselves, without removing what they are already wearing.

After opening my shop I was surprised by a number of requests for capes in adult sizes. Since then I've added larger versions, because when little girls grow up, they still like to dress up.

I have been a professional costumer for over 20 years, with some of my work reaching Broadway stages. After working with queens all these years, it seemed only right to make costumes for princesses, too.

You can also check in with what's new on Facebook or Instagram http://www.facebook.com/FairyGodmotherforHire

Thanks for popping by,
lisa

Lisa Bebey

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Lisa Bebey

Raven Cloak, Teen Titans, Girls
US$40.00
Fairy Godmother Cape, Waist Length, Adult
US$65.00
Girls Hooded Cloak, Black and Purple
US$40.00
Fairy Godmother Skirt and Cape Set
US$145.00
Fairy Godmother Cape, Adult, Twilight Blue
US$125.00
Mrs Claus Costume Cape, Waist Length
US$75.00
Mrs. Santa Claus, Capelet and Skirt
US$165.00
Fairy Godmother Cape, Sky Blue
US$125.00
Fairy Godmother Cape, Child Size 2-12
US$38.00
Wicked Queen Costume Set
US$225.00
Girls Purple Cloak, Fairy Princess Viola
US$34.00
Mrs Claus Costume, Cape Only
US$135.00
Girls Cape-Red Riding Hood
US$38.00
Evil Queen Cape, Waist Length, Plus Sizes
US$60.00
Costume Cape, Ice Princess, Elsa Inspired
US$42.00
Princess Cape Evening Twilight
US$38.00
Wicked Little Cape, Ladies and Plus Size
US$60.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(423)
seraeads

seraeads on Sep 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautifully made and shopped quickly. Thank you!

Amanda Keith

Amanda Keith on Sep 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Love! Absolutely beautiful, shipped when said it would!

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Updates

Ravens and Fairy Godmothers ready to assemble!

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Raven Cloak, Teen Titans, Girls
US$40.00
I've got a lot of cutting to do.

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My new electric rotary fabric cutter, it's like a fabric saw!!!

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Fairy Godmother Skirt and Cape Set
US$145.00
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About

I don't have a magic wand, but my sewing machine does quite nicely.

For my daughter's third Christmas I hastily put together a costume cape and skirt. I had over twenty years of professional costume experience, working for some of the best theatres on the east coast. I had made costumes for queens. It seemed only right to make a few little princesses. My theatre career was both blessing and curse because I had the skills and inspiration to do amazing detailed work, but no time to put them to use for my own projects.

Those first pieces weren't up to the grand designs I imagined, but that didn't stop my daughter's friends from fighting over them when they came to play. I had made them easy for small hands to get on over their own clothes, and better yet they could be machine washed after mud puddle battles.

That spring I began creating a line of my own dress up costumes. Every little girl's imagination can make her the princess of her dreams. She doesn't need a movie princess copy to be special.

Three years ago I exited stage left from the theatre I had worked at for so long and began focusing on Fairy Godmother For Hire. It was time to stop thinking of it as a hobby. My husband made that easier to do when he suggested that if we moved into a bigger house I could stop sewing in the basement.

The house he had his eye on was a 200 year old colonial, quaintly referred to as a 'Fixer Upper' in the real estate listing. It had been unlived in for almost seven years. I agreed to look at it, just to humor him. Of course, we could buy it, I humored him, if we can sell our own house. I didn't tell him, I thought we'd never be able to sell our home. It sold in seven days.

What I didn't expect was that I would fall helplessly in love with the property we have come to call The Bright Side. That's a nod to Jane Austen's pretentious English manors, and Monty Python. We have over 2 acres, plus over a hundred acres of state forrest that surround us. Inside the house, we walk on two hundred year old wood planks where countless generations have tread before. When I'm not sewing there are always home improvement projects. My little princess has gotten very good at removing wallpaper.

I've made many discoveries here, like the original unpainted wood paneling in the dining room, hidden under 2 layers of early drywall and 14 layers of wall paper. And just as importantly, that little girls don't lose their love of dressing up just because they have children or grandchildren of their own. I began making costumes for little girls, but I am happy to make them for bigger girls now, too.

I continue to freelance in theatre, but my commute is now through the kitchen to my studio. That's right, I can say 'Studio' instead of 'Sewing Room' now.

-lisa

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  • Lisa Bebey

    Owner

    After exiting stage left from a twenty year career in theatrical costume construction, I found the inspiration to dress up girls of all ages.

  • Gus & Jack

    Sewing Apprentices

    I expected these guys to be able to sew like magic, but so far they haven't done one stitch.

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Last updated on November 6, 2015
With over 20 years experience making costumes for professional theatres, it seemed only right when my daughter came along, that I should make a few smaller versions of the things that I have been making for years.

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Rush Orders:
Orders that must ship in less time than the 'Ready to Ship Time' listed in the item's shipping tab, are subject to Rush Labor Fees. These fees are 20% of the item's cost. This covers the extra work required for me to finish the order to ship. Additional expedited shipping charges are separate from the labor fees.