I know this is a day late, but let me show you how I did Bella's Tinkerbell costume...
The key piece here... Sequins!
As you can see on the left photo, the dress looked too simple. On the right- I added a few sequins (dark green sequins) to give it a bit of color.
And then I tried adding it with green stones, which I got from a craft store. You can also find one in National Bookstore's scrapbooking section.
After doing the upper part, I started putting sequins on the lower part of the dress.
Initially, I just wanted to put sequins on the hem of the dress, but then decided to make it look like a leaf instead.
I made a leaf like pattern for me to trace and sew on.
back part still unfinished...
And now, here's the finished product:
Now, on to the Wings!
Since her dress is more on the green side, for her wings I added a splash of color. Her wings were just hand painted and from afar you can barely see the design, so I added sequins on it and bring the butterfly back to life.
The one on the middle is just a sticker.
So there you go. With just buttons, sequins and your imagination, I guess you can do a lot of things. Hope you like it. Till then, Mwah!