• Welcome to Firefly Path!

    I have this silly habit. With every person I meet I imagine what they might look like in the faerie realm. As I begin to know them better their fay features become more evident to me. This is the way I design fantasy costumes, enhancing or contorting their attributes. Lifting the veil to reveal their own otherworldly beauty and enchantment they possess. There is a place somewhere between waking and sleeping where faeries play. In this twilight hour we can pass through to their world and in that short time we might be able to enjoy their glamor and learn the secrets of their society.
    I hope you enjoy the journey through these costumes I create, the lore I weave, and the images the photographers have captured. Every stitch that has been sewn, every bead that shimmers helps tell the faerie's story. During the growth of Firefly Path my life has been a faerie tale. I've traveled the world with my wonderful friends to capture these mystical creatures on film. Seeking them out in castle ruins, perched in desert canyons, finding them in lush rain forests, hidden inside an ancient bathhouse, gracing palace courtyards and through it all I've learnt that dreams really do come true and I am so very happy to be sharing mine with you.
    - JoEllen Elam (Lillyxandra)

Labyrinth Tribute in Faerie Magazine Issue #35

We are honored to be a part of the ‘LABYRINTH’ Photoshoot project, paying tribute to David Bowie in Faerie Magazine, captured by Bella Kotak Photography. See the full spread in the Summer Edition Issue #35 (BUY IT HERE)

Photographer Bella – “If I could see you again…

Twilight, my favourite time of day. The magic infused light filled a scene of a girl wandering in the overgrown winter woods, lantern lit, searching for something… or someone.

I’ve been holding on to these pictures for what feels like forever! We shot them in early February, back when the light faded at 4.30pm and the air was crisp and cold. We were inspired by David Bowie’s Labyrinth and I threw some fairytale magic in there for good measure!

The story of the set of pictures I’ll be sharing with you guys in the next posts begins with Ian Hencher. A passionate creative who wanted work with me and together we pulled together this shoot and it has now been published in the summer edition of Faerie Magazine along with an interview with the team. If you’d like to have the pictures in your hands I’d recommend checking out the magazine’s website!

I can’t thank my team enough! They say your work is only as strong as the people around you and I had some very lovely talented people around me!”

Model: Jessica McClellan
Gown by: Firefly Path
Stylist & Hair by: Daisy Jane Turner
Makeup by: Ian Hencher
Skin retouching: Solstice Retouch

The Gown Modeled – bellewedding



On Hiatus


Our Etsy store for accesories is still operating here:

Unfortunately, your e-mail inquiry cannot be saved. Please contact us again on or after July 1st 2016 for all new commissions and inquiries.

Thank you, Fireflies!

JoEllen & Team

Firefly Path for Simplicity Patterns

I’m soooo excited to announce that Firefly Path has created a pattern for Simplicity Patterns (pattern #8113)!
“Have an action packed princess adventure with this costume gown for miss. Pattern also includes instructions for craft foam armor, belt and crown. Firefly Path for Simplicity.”

For all you crafters out there, we hope you enjoy the pattern and please share your creations with us!!
The pattern should be available for purchase in: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores Walmart Hobby Lobby and Hancock Fabrics 

You can buy online from:
Amazon.com – http://www.amazon.com/Simplicity-Creative-Patt…/…/B01BO5JNF2
PatternReview.com – http://sewing.patternreview.com/Patterns/77921


The peachy-pink overlay laces on both sides for a medieval feel. The white dupioni dress is decorated with a wide metallic gold trim towards the the bottom hem. The apron hangs at the center front of the dress suspended by a craft foam jeweled belt and chain. Craft foam shoulder armor and crown completes the look!


Snapchat adventure (username: firefly-path) about the pattern and buying it!

Elven Capes on Etsy

Elven Capes on our ETSY STORE

The perfect addition to your gown to transport you into the fantasy realm!

Sweeping chiffon falls from the beaded collar. The cape elegantly drapes over your arms and back. This collared cape can we paired with both strap and strapless tops & dresses. (The single photo shows how the cape drapes when your arms are down.)

Fabrics – poly dupioni, poly chiffon, beaded lace, crystal clasp

One size fits all. Cape measures 60 inches long at the back (bottom of collar to bottom hem)

Styling your cape with broach 

The black and white capes come with a jewel broach for styling. Pinning the fabric back will allow more of your outfit underneath to be shone.

1.At the front of your cape, mid length down and about 8 inches from the inside hem grab the fabric on both sides.

2. Bring the fabric together at the back to meet.

3. Pin together.


Wisp Wraith Photoshoot

We took a trip to the San Gabriel Mountains to photograph the Wisp Wraith Gown with photographer Saffels Photography and model Luna Lovely Cosplay!! 

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1934067_826459364131793_5748743393593920919_n12371063_816603991783997_7894562348988893038_oAdella snapped this behind the scenes shot of Emily. I’m way out of practice with Photoshop but couldn’t help myself and had to shop in some magical effects around her!


wispwraithShadowy ribbons of sequin mesh wrap around her body and flurry from her sholders. Dark organza flowers are strewn throughout her gown.


FiveRings Photography captured this beautiful BTS shot of Emily posing for the camera.


Photographer – Mike Saffels (Saffels Photography)
Model & Makeup – Emily (Luna Lovely Cosplay)
Gown & Headdress – Firefly Path
Staff Design – Clive Barker
Special thanks to Adella Creature of HabitFiveRings Photography