I could not wait to make my daughter’s first Halloween costume. I had seen an adorable chicken costume on Pinterest and decided to adapt it to make an owl. I originally set out with the idea of a brown owl with a white belly; however, Hobby Lobby did not have brown feather boas, so I switched gears to a baby snow owl.
I started with a hoody found at a second-hand store and five feather boas (four white and one gray cut in half for the different colored belly).
I then used a needle and thread to tack the boas to the hoody. You can use hot glue for speedier results, but I am thinking I might be able to salvage the hoody and boas after thoroughly using up the costume for all the trunk-or-treat and fall parties we have planned. If you don’t mind destroying the hoody, hot glue is easier.
I also cut out eyeballs, ears, and a beak from some colored foam sheets we had. These I glued onto the boas after tacking them down to the hoody.
I tried the outfit on my baby girl once I was finished, and I could not find her inside all the feather fluff!
So I took the hoody to the garage and began to trim using my sheers. This got feathers EVERYWHERE, but it made the costume a lot cuter and more manageable. In retrospect, I should have used the little furry boas instead of the huge feather boas. I topped off the look with black tights and black gloves with rubber bands around the ankles (to look like claws).
This might be the cutest thing I have ever seen!! The nice thing is, this costume could be adapted to be pretty much any type of bird you desire: Chicken, blackbird, sparrow, dove…the list goes on and on. Which is your favorite idea? I decided owl because I have an owl onesie pajama outfit. We haven’t decided what daddy is going to be. We have a caterpillar tunnel; I think he should just throw that over himself and be our dinner!