'Cottingley' Fairy Fantasy Photo Portrait

Cottingley, fairy tale fantasy image created from your own photo into unique personalised portrait and bespoke wall art | PhotoFairytales

The Cottingley Fairies are an infamous series of hoax photos taken by two young girls back in 1917. At the time, the photos they staged of themselves with fairies were thought by many to be genuine photos of fairies that had been captured by the two cousins in their garden in Cottingley, Yorkshire. Even Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes, was fooled! Now your loved one can take centre stage in their very own recreation. This design looks great in sepia/black and white too, so if you'd like that option just let me know in the special instructions box below. Your subject needs to be photographed either laying down on their tummy or seated at a table - ideally with their head resting on one hand if you want to recreate the original composition. Tip: when you take the photo, make sure you're on eye level and not looking down on the subject. For best results your photo should be taken using the highest possible settings on your camera, and should be around 500kb or larger. Click here for tips about choosing the best photo for your Portrait.

The image here shows a copyright watermark, but your finished image won't have this mark. Your artwork will be completed within 3-5 working days, and a proof will be emailed to you for approval. Once you've approved your proof I'll email the high resolution finished image to you. In addition to the artwork you can also order prints, with prices starting at just £5.50 (scroll to the bottom of the page for full details and sizes available). Prints are dispatched within 1-2 working days after you approve your proof (2-3 working days for canvas prints).

'Cottingley' Design

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Price: from £25.95 - for further price details please see the next Information panel

Turnaround: Artwork proof supplied within 3-5 working days (working days are Mon-Fri, excluding bank holidays).

Perfect Gift for: Baby, Toddler, Child, Mum, Dad, New Parents

Ideal for: New Baby, Birthday, Christmas, Nursery Decor, Christening Gift


Artwork only (supplied via email) £25.95 for one person. Additional people within the same image are an extra £5 per person.

Optional add-on prints as follows:

Mounted Art Prints available in 2 sizes: 8x10" size £5.50, A3 size £11

Canvas Prints available in 2 sizes: 8x10"  £16.50, 12x16" £25.50

Prints are sent only once you have approved your artwork proof.


Your artwork file is delivered free, sent to you as a download via email. UK postage of mounted and canvas prints is free - please allow 2-4 working days for delivery. (Click here for overseas delivery information and prices)