Before the costumers for Harry Potter borrowed design ideas from 30s fashion for their wizardly wardrobes, 30s design drew from the elves, pixies, gnomes, and other creatures of the mystical realm Examples:
1930s "Sophisticated Gnome" hat: Etsy
1930s Art Deco Pixies bookends: sold on Etsy
1930s dress with elfin (or is it Robin Hood) inspired details: Etsy. In case you're wondering why I was grabbing at the Wisteria in that manner, I was pretending to be Jill and the Beanstalk. Husb. thinks I looked more Keebler Elf or Elf from Santa's workshop. Great, now am worried about wearing this dress out in public, as may be told to get back to work at North Pole (or local mall).
(does anyone know what caused the elvish "trend" in the 30s? Is it an extension of the Robin Hood influence re-ignited by the Erroll Flynn film? Perhaps I'm mistaking one for the other?).