I'll show you the costumes and then tell you the tricks we used. Maybe it will inspire you to think of inexpensive things you can use to dress up your costumes.
|Some of John's details|
For myself, I made a little white babydoll dress from a dress that has served as both a claire danes-style juliet and also an elvish dress. Then I wrapped green tulle ribbon all around to create some shape. Lastly, I hot glued my painted silk flowers to the dress in little formations. I also used glue on the edges of the flower and coated them in white and pink glitter. For my hair I bobbie pinned leaves in and added more flowers which I glued on to hair claws.