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Coolest Homemade Birdgirl Costume

by Michelle

Homemade Birdgirl Costume

Homemade Birdgirl Costume

Homemade Birdgirl Costume
Homemade Birdgirl Costume

My costume is BirdGirl - a character from Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law. I decided on this homemade Birdgirl costume because I love the Harvey Birdman series and she is one of my favourite characters from the show. This was my first homemade costume that I’ve made, most of the pieces from scratch and I’m really happy with how it turned out.

The costume was fairly easy to make though time consuming finding all of the materials for it, mainly the right style of clothing (which I had to tweak a bit) and the mask. The wings are just made from cardboard, duct tape and silver spray-paint and I attached them by slotting them through a hole in the back of my jacket and keeping them sturdy by sewing it in place and of course duct tape.

I made the belt and the ankle pieces again with cardboard wrapped in red duct tape. The mask/helmet was by far the most difficult I tried using a store bought mask but none were the right shape and the helmet would not attach. Eventually I just made the mask out of thin plastic and for the helmet I cut a good size, sturdy rubber ball in half (which was surprisingly the right color) and attached it to the mask using proxy glue. I’m really happy with the end result and I hope you enjoy it too!

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by: Anonymous


Wing Trouble
by: Anonymous

How did you keep the wings up, in detail?

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Coolest Bird Costume 4

by Carrie
(Paramus, N.J)

Homemade Bird Costume

Homemade Bird Costume

My daughter Emily loves all birds,and asked me to make her a bird costume. I searched home-made bird costumes, and found this site.

At first I was overwhelmed at the costumes of all the birds, since they looked so hard to make. I thought about it, and came up with my own idea.

I went to Michael's craft store and got a Hanes long sleeved shirt, multi-colored felt squares, pink and white feather boas, and I found a pink feather clip for her hair at Michael's also.

I started off by sewing one pink square to the bottom of the sleeve and to the side of the shirt. I then cut out feather shapes out of all the colored felt. I hot glued them on the pink felt squares and also on the front of the shirt. I sewed the feather boa's on the neck, cuffs, and back of the shirt, to make a tail.

I took an old pair of stretch pants that she grew out of, and also sewed the feather boa's on the bottoms of the legs. It took me one night to do, and I was so proud of myself for how it came out.

Emily loved it, and so did everyone who saw her. A big thank you to this wonderful site, for giving people the inspiration to make something they thought they never could make.

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by: Anonymous

That's just what I've been looking for! Super! Thanks!!Really cool!

Life Saver
by: Anonymous

This is what I was looking for. Needed to make a bird costume for my son's play and this is what I need to start making his costume.

Thank you for the idea!
by: Anonymous

Thank you, I just made this costume for my daughter for her school play. I am not a very crafty person but this costume was super easy and fun to make!

by: Kim

wow thats a fantastic idea! Very crafty :0)

by: Anonymous

i have to do this for a dance costume and we are on a budget. will work perfect.

twist on this great costume
by: Rhonda

Thanks for such a great idea. My daughter wanted to be a rainbow bird so we used this pattern and personalized it for her color choices. We used sparkle fabric and colored feathers for the breast.

Great Idea
by: Anonymous

Fantastic idea, it is perfect for our Book Parade

Thank You SO much!!
by: Sherri

I was searching and searching for a way to make a Dove costume for my daughter. We are attending our church festival and the theme is Noah's Ark so I wanted to create this costume for her.

With a few tweaks I can make a GREAT Dove costume using your ideas! Whew!! Can't thank you enough for posting!

12 Days of Christmas - Bird Costume
by: Cher

I was looking for ideas for making a turtle dove outfit. As it's for a fun Xmas concert, he is having a turtle shell on his back so I couldn't buy wings that would be mounted on his back so these are absolutely perfect. Thank you for the to the shops for materials.

by: egaycastro

What is your contact detail?
Pls send your reply,
Thank you.

I love the Idea!
by: Ayah

My name is Ayah I am 8 years old and I'm in third grade and I live in the United Arab Emirates. My school had a play and I was a bird so we chose this perfect bird costume!Thank you so much!

Looks cute and most importantly, EASY!
by: Anonymous

Going to give this a shot on a much larger scale! My nearly 11 year old is a bird in his schools 5th grade play! Definitely NO pinks or pastels tho. Much brighter colors will be used!

It"s help
by: macmendz

its help me a lot... giving me some idea to make my daughter's costume in their play. Thanks!

bird costume
by: rekha

i was looking for some idea of how to make bird for my son's play....and this clicked me....and it came out so good....everybody appreciated the design of easy to make at home itself...THANKS A TON

The bird costume:AWSOME!
by: Reese Enders

I am just a kid. I was looking for a bird costume for halloween.I looked on a bunch of sites, but never found a good one. All of them were either
for toddlers, and babies.So I went to
and searched:"Bird Costume ideas"and this site popped up.I looked at the small sqaure pictures,
and found the greatest bird costume I'd ever seen.


Reese Nicole Enders Age 8

Story Telling Costume
by: Faridah

I love your costume. My pupil is going to take part in a story telling competition and I'm going to use your idea to make her a bird costume. Tq.

by: Janette Hampton

Thank you for sharing this. My daughter is in a play and I was told we need to make her a bird costume. I am headed to Michaels tomorrow! You so saved me!

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Coolest Homemade Bird Costume 18

by Amara M.
(Seattle Washington, USA)

Homemade Bird Costume

Homemade Bird Costume

Homemade Bird Costume
Homemade Bird Costume

This Homemade Bird Costume took about 8 months to make. I started with a plain white bustier, a tablecloth, and a huge white sweatshirt. The table cloth served as a base for my wings, which I then covered with felt and sweatshirt "feather" cut outs (most of these were either sequined or dipped in glitter.) I got a few packs of turkey feathers and glued them to completely cover the bustier. I then purchased and cut up a few feather boas to serve as my neck ruff and cover my bum a bit more.

I made my headdress out of tin foil and paper mache. First I covered a manikin head in plastic wrap (to prevent sticking) and applied a thin layer of paper mache. I wrapped tin foil around a pencil and flattened out the bottom to serve as feather holders. I spaced these evenly along the center of the head and secured them with more paper mache. After the headdress was dry, I removed it from the manikin head and cut it to fit me. I painted it, glittered it and hot glued ostrich feathers into the foil holders. I glued several hair combs and wig clips to the inside of the headdress to secure it to my hair.

This costume includes only three unchanged store bought items; the ruffle panties, tights and go-go boots.

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tweet costume
by: Ornithologist

Incredible bird costume with a touch of Pagliacci!

by: Krystal Kerr

Best bird costume by far!!!! Love it!

by: Carol

Amazing & creative! I can't wait to see your next creation.

Love it!
by: Anonymous

Wow is all I can say! Wish I had the patience to make such a great costume.

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by: Anonymous

Absolutely beautiful, well worth 8 months work!

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Coolest Homemade Bird Costume 10

by Michelle from Gnomeclothes
(West Lafayette, IN)

Homemade Bird Costume

Homemade Bird Costume

I made this homemade bird costume for my daughter when she was 2 years old. I started with a pair of yellow sweat pants and a yellow zip jacket. I cut out a white oval for the belly to add some contrast and make it look more “costumey”. I found a yellow and white boa at the craft store and sewed pieces of it around the legs, arms and around the hood of the jacket.

I used two white puff balls for the eyeballs and glued on wiggly eyes. I cut out an orange piece of foam board and sewed that on the front of the hood for the beak. I also made orange shoe covers for the feet. For this I cut it out the shape and size of her shoes with a hole in the back for her foot to fit through. I sewed a piece of elastic to both of the sides so that it would contour over her shoes and stay on her feet.

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Coolest Homemade Baby Bird Costume 13

by Aleesha V
(West Alexandria, Ohio)

Homemade Baby Bird Costume

Homemade Baby Bird Costume

Homemade Baby Bird Costume
Homemade Baby Bird Costume

Meet our precious golden finch! He is the sweetest little bird you'll every meet, snuggled up in his nest with his snuggley little worm.

We started out this Homemade Baby Bird Costume with a yellow hooded sweat shirt, sewed on a beak and black accents and made some fabric wings and attached at shoulders. We also made a simple front fabric piece which we attached behind the wings with Velcro. To add the look of feathers to the wings and front piece I simply added a small amount of batting between the fabric layers and simply sewed several wavy rows.

Then we dyed some orange tights and added some little fabric talons. Also added a wicker wreath for the nest and made a soft stuffed work to snuggle. Super easy to make, had only about 1 hour in making but looks awesome!! He was a traffic stopper tricker-treating, had many people stop and ask to get his picture, sooo sweet!!

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cute cute cute
by: Anonymous

sooooo cute

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