My daughter Zoe decided she wanted a Homemade Blue bird with Baby Birds Costume for Halloween. Following in the tradition from my mother in law, I decided to hand make her costume, no store bought costume would be accepted. The base outfit (for warmth and comfort) came in the form of a plain white tee, black leggings with sparkle dots, blue frilly skirt and white sneakers. To form the nest I took a plain wreath, broke off twigs and wove them into the wreath to form a base. I hand made the baby birds and eggs by crocheting and assembling them from my own design.
I purchased a plain white pair of feather wings from the craft store, painted them blue, and then hand glued blue feathers and feather shapes hand cut from felt. For the body I took a blue tank top, lots of blue, yellow and orange feathers and feather shapes hand cut from felt and strategically placed all over the front and back of the shirt. I cut larger felt feathers, sewed together adding real feathers, then sewed to the shoulder and back waist line to cover the white sleeves and add a tail feather. I took an old sleep mask, glued felt and real feathers to the outside edge, cut out and sewed a beak and eyes to the mask. I cut out foam “feet”, adding sparkly orange shapes for claws, and added Velcro to create feet. Voila- blue bird with babies!
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When my daughter asked me if she could be a porcupine this year I was baffled on how to make a Homemade Prickly Porcupine Costume. I came to your site and not one was here. So I was on my own.
First I tried toothpicks but then they didn't stick well and kept breaking. So I ended up doing this:
I used cardboard for the back and stuck skewers through it. Then when the skewers were through it I hot glued the end that was on the cardboard so they stayed better. Then I covered that part with fabric so my daughter couldn't feel the hardened glue.
Then I just tied some twine on it and attached it. She wanted a tail but I wanted it thick so you could tell it was a tail so I used some egg crate material. (foamy stuff for beds.) covered it with some brown material and stuck skewers through that and safety pinned it to the bottom of the back.
Alesia wore an all brown outfit and that's it. I got a lot of compliments on it but you need to be careful it's very prickly.
I got the idea for this Homemade Frog Costume from another costume on this website for a toddler, and adjusted it for me. I went to a local thrift store and bought pants and a sweatshirt that nearly matched. I hand-sewed the black felt patches on it. The slippers were a pair of my sister’s, they were supposed to be monster feet. They were really worn out, so she let me take them and I spray painted them orange.
The eyes are Styrofoam balls that I painted red. My husband figured out how to get them to stick on the sweatshirt without ruining it, he carved a shallow indent on the bottom of the ball and twisted a paper-clip into it. We used the magnets from the back of our work name tags to keep the eyes in place on top of my head. Unfortunately toward the end of the night, I bounced in victory a little too hard (after sending our music minister into the dunk tank) and I lost one of the magnets.
This is Kai in a Homemade Baby Cow Costume. Kai is a very fun and energetic 5 month old baby. Kai decided to become a cow this year because he is always getting called chubby. His utters light up as he Mooooves through the night. This is Kai's first Halloween this year and instead of candy he just wants more milk.
We do know that boy cows do not really have utters but that is why his are made of bottles. Picture taking was pretty difficult seeing that he really didn’t like to wear his hat. Because he is teething he likes to chew on his hooves.
His grandma made his adorable costume and it is completely handmade and original. His costume is custom made head to hoof made from mainly fuzzy black and white fleece, hooves made of black vinyl, his utter sack is completely made of a rubber swimming cap, and utters that are custom made from baby bottles filled with white glitter that twinkle with lights.