We needed a costume for our Easter concert. I was given the task to make this Easter Chicken Costume . So I searched the thrift stores and bought a large man's yellow fleece, which I then removed the sleeves and sewed together to make trousers using a pattern from a pair of pyjama bottoms.
Then we used a small babygrow which was yellow, added a circle of fleece and padding with wadding. Stitched that in place, I then proceeded to cut two more lengths of fleece the same length as my child's arm. Cut v shapes in to them for wings and stitched on and added elastic at cuffs to stay on arms.
We made the hat from a old baseball cap, cover with a knitted yellow hat and stitched in to place and folded the front in to a beak shape and covered with red fleece added two stitches on eyes.
Feet were made from yellow washing up gloves, filled with wadding, stitched, and then stuck on to old slippers.
Made these chicken costumes for my twin girls last year. Everyone thought they were so cute, and they were REALLY easy to make.
I made the body with a long sleeve turtleneck onesie inserted into a t-shirt. Then sewed up the bottom of the t-shirt and stuffed in between the two with fiberfill to make the body fluffy. Then I tacked feather boas around the body with small stitches and used 2 smaller pieces of boa to stitch to the arms.
I bought an aviators hat and stitched more boa all around the hat. I made a comb (the red part of the head of the chicken) out of red felt, stitched it around the edge and stuffed it with fiberfill, then glued it to the top of the head.
I bought yellow tights and used dish washing gloves to make the feet by stuffing the fingers and inserting some of my girls shoes inside of them.
The whole chicken costume worked out great and didn't take long to make.
I really enjoy Halloween and getting dressed up every year. This time I had a bet from a friend when I had asked what I should be this year. His suggestion....be a Bird!
So I started thinking about a Homemade Chicken Halloween Costume and I started with a 1 piece gymnastics suit for my body suit (it was stretchy material). I sewed it on by hand, the white feather boas around the body. Found various items at Salvation Army - a hat in which I dyed yellow and glued 2 Styrofoam balls for the eyes and added more craft feathers.
I also got the tie and long yellow socks for leggings at the store. I wore rubber gloves over my flip flops for the feet. Added some white paint and ta dah, I was a happy dancing chicken.
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Our daughter had the cutest baby chicken costume ever! I took an onesie and put it inside a one piece turtle neck. I sewed the two garments to each other at the arm holes, leg holes and neck hole. I put lots of batting between the two garments and snapped the crotches closed.
I then took white feather boas and stitched them all over the body. I took a little white cap and sewed a little red stuffed strip of fabric. I used yellow pants. I filled the fingers of two yellow latex gloves and placed them over the shoes. Cute, cute!