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Owl - Homemade costumes for women

My Owl Costume

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Photo #1 - My Owl Costume Photo #2 - The Owl and the Birdwatcher Photo #3 - These are our resident macaws, Mick and Max.  They seemed to like the costume! Photo #4 - The Owl and the Birdwatcher
Costume type:  Costumes for Women
Category:Halloween Costumes

This homemade costume for women entered our 2012 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Courtney, the 'Owl' costume creator:

I am wearing my Owl costume to our annual Halloween party for kids and families at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens where I work as an educator. My husband went with me as a birdwatcher!

I got the idea for my costume from the blog, A Beautiful Mess "Lady Bird Owl DIY." To make my costume I took a tan pillowcase and cut out arm holes and a hole for my head (I used a tank top as a guide). The pillowcase was a little narrow for my hips so I cut a slit in each side about 18 inches long and sewed a triangle of fabric on each side. This gave me enough space to easily move in the dress. The "feathers" are made out of t-shirt, light-weight khaki and other scrap fabric. I attached the feathers in evenly spaced rows with hot glue. The mask is a basic half-mask form, I hot-glued leftover t-shirt scrap to the mask then sprayed with liquid fabric starch so the feathers would stand up. For the rest of the costume I wore a long-sleeved t-shirt, tights and my favorite gray TOMS.

I had fun making my costume and got a lot of nice compliments on it at our Halloween party!

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#1 comment by Skye October 17, 2013

Where can I buy this?

#2 comment by Courtney October 17, 2013

I made this costume so it isn't for sale in stores, but it wasn't hard to make (just time consuming!). There is a really good tutorial on this blog: http://www.abeautifulmess.com/2010/10/tricks-treats-lady-bird-owl-costume-diy-by-chelsea.html, if you want to try making one!

#3 comment by Skye October 21, 2013

Thanks! I'll try it! Your inspirational!

#4 comment by Courtney October 21, 2013

Thank you so much! Good luck!

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