When I was nine my grandmother gave me one of nightgown/rube sets that had lots of sheer pink layers, so it became the foundation of a fairy costume. My mother sprayed hair glitter and trimmed the edges in sequins. Then she made me glitter wand and mask to go with it. Since I had just been 'resigned' from ballet, I wore my ballet slippers with the costume.
I won several costume contests that year ... one of them was for a school-wide costume contest when we had our Halloween parade around the neighborhood.
Surprisingly I don't have any photos of it.