My niece goes to a Christian school and their theme for Halloween was Noah's Ark. So you had to come as an animal. Well my brother is a very creative Dad and he wanted her to be an animal no one else would go as. So he asked her what she wanted to be and she said something pink and so a pink Flamingo costume it was!
Body: He took a pair of her shorts and sewed (yes he sews!) sheet to the bottom of them all the way around the legs and to the top all the way around. He left the back open and left some extra sheet for the tail. He then stuffed the sheet with Pillow foam very full until it took the shape he wanted of the body. He then stuffed the tail and shaped it as he stuffed. He attached wide polka dot ribbon to her shorts to go over her shoulders to hold the costume up. (he sewed them so they would be secure)
Neck: he used a noodle that you use to swim with at the pool and placed a copper wire in it and shaped the neck. He attached it to the body,
Head: He sculpted the head and beak out of Foam and painted it with foam paint. He made the eyes out of play-doh and glued them on. He made the feet out of yellow foam and felt. He then found that pink fuzzy soft material and sewed it on in strips to cover the body and also to cover the areas where everything was attached together. She could just step into the costume and step out.
I got this idea for a Homemade Flamingo Halloween Costume from a parrot costume but for me the parrot wasn't absurd enough. I decided to play off my own natural attributes (be long and gangley) and opted to make a flamingo.
I work at a fabric store and we had this awesome pink fabric that had long thread like hairs covering it so I used that to create the leotard. Using a lighter pink fabric I created wings. Everything is lined in a pink boa. The beak was created using two foam sheets that I cut to shape and glued together along the top. I then glued the beak to the head dress I made and badda-bing-badda-boom you got yourself a flamingo.
I made this Homemade Flamingo Costume for a party themed "Lost in the Wild". I designed the skirt making the base with hooped cardboard and cellophane and elastic waist. Then hot-glued the crepe paper/cellophane feathers on.
The beak is made from cardboard stuck on a headband. I got the idea from the film Eagle vs Shark.
I made the feet from cardboard and a lot of ducktape. Buy a cheap pink tee, add some feathers, pinks tights & voila!