My son wanted to be an owl for Halloween so we looked online for ideas (including coolest-homemade-costumes.com) and this Homemade Owl Costume is what we came up with. I started with a brown sweatshirt. Cut out lots of feathers from different shades of brown felt. I did small and large feathers. Then I hot glued them onto the sweatshirt in rows alternating a row of large and a row of small feathers. Then I glued some actual feathers that I found at Joann Fabrics on the shoulders.

I found a template online for wings and put 4 different colored wings on the arms along with some brown fabric hanging down from the sleeves. For the mask I just started with a basic black mask base found at Joann Fabrics then glued feathers on with yellow rings cut from felt around the eyes and a triange shape on the nose for the beak.