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Bald Eagle Costume

Bald Eagle

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Costume type:  Costumes for Boys
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Animal Costumes

This homemade costume for boys entered our 2013 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Brenda, the 'Bald Eagle' costume creator:

My 7 years old son wants to be a bald eagle this year, so I decided to make one for him. I used a hooded shirt and cut out the patterns for the feathers and beak. I used a hot glue gun to attach the feathers and beak. I used color pencils to color in the beak a bit.

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#1 comment by Krafty Kathie September 5, 2014

May we see step to step tutorial

#2 comment by Clarisse October 12, 2014

Hi! How did you make the wings?

#3 comment by Mary Beth October 23, 2015

Would you mind explaining how you did the wings and the beak? My 5-year-old daughter is enchanted with this costume, so I'm off to the fabric store today! Thanks!

#4 comment by Brenda October 23, 2015

I used hooded shirt to make this. I cut out the individual feathers and hot glued on the shirt. I used different size feathers to shape up the whole thing. The feathers on the bottom ones are much longer than top ones. I only glued on the top part of feathers, so they can still move around. I cut out a pattern for the beak and stuffed before I sewed on to the hood of a shirt.

#5 comment by Heather Garcia January 13, 2016

If you are thinking about selling it, I'd be interested. I need to make one for my 8 y/o in a play. You did a great job!
Thanks

#6 comment by Margaret Mizzi September 1, 2016

Did you use felt for your feathers? I have lost my hair to chemo and thought a bald eagle would be just the thing for a Halloween party we are going to. I am a women's small these days. Did you size the sweatshirt bigger? Any other helpful hints would be appreciated.

#7 comment by Brenda September 2, 2016

Yes, I used felt for feathers and a bit bigger sweatshirt.

Here is my other comment about how I put the feathers on.
I cut out the individual feathers and hot glued on the shirt. I used different size feathers to shape up the whole thing. The feathers on the bottom ones are much longer than top ones. I only glued on the top part of feathers, so they can still move around. I cut out a pattern for the beak and stuffed before I sewed on to the hood of a shirt.

#8 comment by Sarina October 17, 2016

Do you know roughly how much fabric you used for all the feathers? My son is 3 and I'm thinking safe to just get a meter of dark brown and light brown? Do you think that would be sufficient? Great costume btw.... Also did you just hot glue gun the feathers one layer at a time starting at the bottom? Any advice would be great. I waited until the last minute with being pregnant and approaching due date.... Gotta get this done fast lol. Thanks

#9 comment by Brenda October 17, 2016

I used 3/4 of yards for each colors, so 1 meter should be plenty. Yes, I just used hot glue to put the feathers on one layer at a time starting at the bottom. FYI, the top, shoulder, of the feathers are shorter than the bottom ones.

#10 comment by Michele February 11, 2017

Where did you get the pattern for the feathers and I'm trying this using felt.

#11 comment by Brenda February 12, 2017

I just made it up with a paper.

#12 comment by Elizabeth October 1, 2017

Does someone still have this costume and is it is good shape? Or is is salvageable? My son, 6, would like to be a bald eagle for halloween.

#13 comment by Brenda October 2, 2017

Yes, I still have it. However, it is not for sale. I made it for my older boy and keeping it for younger one to wear around for fun.

#14 comment by Lauren Simmons October 8, 2017

Do you by chance have the pattern for the beak?

#15 comment by Chris October 9, 2017

Did you leave the sweatshirt whole or did you open the side and sleeve seams. I am getting ready to make it? Thanks so much!

#16 comment by Brenda October 9, 2017

I'm sorry it's been so long that I don't have a patten for the beak. I got rid of it.

I left the shirt whole, but I would think a shirt with zip up front should work too. Good luck!

#17 comment by Therese October 15, 2017

Get a front zip. The one thing we wished we did. Would make it easier to get on and off.

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