Monday, March 10, 2014

How To Recognize a Leprechaun

With St. Patrick’s Day coming it’s time to think about those mischievous little folk called leprechauns. Legend has it that if you can catch one you will be granted three wishes before he can be set free. So let the great leprechaun hunt begin so that the wishes can be granted.

Okay so we’ve all seen the pictures of how leprechauns dress, but I’ve always thought that’s how leprechauns dressed 150 years ago. How on earth would I recognize a one today? It helps to know what one would look like in order to catch one and get those three wishes. Here are some of the things that I think a modern day leprechaun would wear.

Since they are related to fairies, they would probably be a somewhat flashy dresser when they go out. So if you’re out and about, and you see a guy wearing a jacket like this from Atelier Vintage Shop on Etsy you might want to watch this fellow a little closer.

Even though they are part of the fairy world they are a little more practical than Tinkerbell, so they would probably be wearing jeans just like these.

Shoes are very important in their mischievous lives, and they won’t wear just any pair of shoes. These are that I think they would wear.

We’re used to seeing that top hat with a buckle, but the new guy would wear something like this.

Now where would a leprechaun hang out? Since they love mischief, anyplace mischief can be found. So they are sure to be found at any parade, or party held on St. Patrick’s Day. But there is another place you might want to check out if you are on the hunt. Leprechauns are often cobblers by trade so make sure you check out the local shore stores.

May the luck of the Irish be with you while you hunt for leprechauns this year.


  1. very creative! I love that green jacket and would totally wear that.

  2. I like the hat, my daughter has a hat like that one.........................oh yeah I thought leprechauns wore only green