The best part about it? It’s no sew!
The next best part about it? It cost me under $5 to make!
The next next best part? All you need is felt, hot glue, and patience.
You’re set. Pretty sweet. Pretty easy. Pretty awesome.
Let’s get started.
My cute 2 year old loves her costume. I think she’s extremely adorable in it. Don’t you?
How to make the feather body
To start off go to the store and get the following:
4 different colors of felt
I got 5 of each color and it just so happened to be a great amount. I think more would of been a bit more effective. I did have to run to the store and get another one of each color to make the feet and hat. So 6 of each color or 24 total pieces is plenty enough.
1 large piece of felt for the body about 20×25 inches give or take some depending on the size of your child.
I had this at home. So I was able to eye ball how long my daughter was and then cut a perfect piece. Mine ended up being 17×23 inches.
Take your different colors of felt and cut them into feathers. I just drew one on the felt and that was the one I used to cut all the others.
Make sure you cut a slit in the middle of the large piece of felt for your childs head to go through. I didn’t do this, but I ended up doing it afterward. I wish I would have done it before. Her costume now have upside down feather on one side and the way they’re suppose to be on the other because it gets folded in half pretty much.
(NOTE: Once you get to the slit, I would flip feathers the opposite way so all the feathers are going the same direction in the end result.)
This was the most time consuming of the whole project. I did this late and night and watched Ever After while I did it. It took me that long just cut them!
Keep doing it…and try to do it in a straighter line than me!
I didn’t have a specific order to put them in. I wanted them to look a little different so I put them in random spots.
Once you’re completely done gluing the feathers on, put it on your child and see where to glue the wings together.
This is where we glued my daughters. Her hand go through here.
How to make the hat
The hat was the most fun for me. Again, I eyeballed and used my best judgement to have this fit her head perfect. I used pretty much 2 full pieces of felt. 1 for each side. I drew the image on felt again and cut out an exact replica. I glued both sides together and then I flipped the hat inside out to give it a clean look.
I used a smaller version of feathers for the eyelashes, and used my awesome cutting skills for the jagged edge eyes and flower. It’s really easy to make these things. The hat took me about half hour to put it all together.
Cut out some feet for your little owl….
and you have a complete owl costume for your little one!
I paired it with a pair of gray pants and a gray shirt. Then I put teal leg warmers over her gray sweats. I think it was a perfect idea.
Isn’t she adorable!?
This was a fun and easy costume for my daughter. She loves it and I can’t wait for her to fly around in her owl costume on Halloween.