I like the tv show Once Upon a Time, but… I’m apparently not the only one that finds… “fault” with the character the Blue Fairy. So this is a projection of my desire for the character in the future.
I imagine the fairy species to be more like the angels in Mark Twain’s “Mysterious Stranger.” Or for a more modern reference, Kyubey from Puella Magi Madoka Magica. They… “help,” but they are so far above our comprehension of reality, their actions can seem cold or down right cruel. Even if they consider themselves to be “kind”.
Instead of modifying the Blue Fairy, I created my own version. That way I could give the outfit more focus (less floral jellyfish), and be my own personal representation of the fairy character. My fairy is to be played by Bernadette Peters. Her outfit is based on the costume she wore in Into the Woods because that play is awesome, and Peters is wonderful in her role (per usual). I love, and found a lot of inspiration, from her song “Last Midnight” in the play.