Classic Homemade Costume Idea: Hitchcock’s “The Birds”
I like classic, scary Halloween costumes, but was bored with the usual. For this costume, I started at a second-hand thrift store and found the skirt suit and purse for about $15. I went to Michael’s craft shop and bought the crows with a 50% off coupon. I already had costume pearls and black pumps. The scratches and blood were done with lip pencil, eyebrow pencil and fake blood.
The brown of the eyebrow pencil gave the scratches a more realistic effect. I attached the birds using whatever I could find – a headband, large safety pins and stiff wire. They weren’t very stable, so I would recommend sewing them onto the dress if you can and have time. Everyone loved this costume! I kept the birds and have used them every year to put around my house for Halloween decorations.