My little girl's owl costume came from the booming inspiration of owl popularity this year and it seemed like a subject many people in my area weren't thinking. I searched and searched the web looking for that PERFECT costume to buy and just couldn't find it.
After discussing this with my aunt in Illinois we agreed that the pottery barn's baby owl costume was the one we liked the best and would work from there. We ordered the costume and she decided it would be her mission to make it MORE fabulous!
She cut out just over 100 feathers, quilted EACH one individually and began arranging them in shades ranging from dark brown to off white sewing them on the wings of the costume, then on the belly of the cody suit. After she mastered that she decided the eyes just didn't quite sparkle enough so she did a layering effect to make a more bold eye even adding a glittery eye.
This Baby Owl Costume "wow'ed" everyone and my aunt didn't skip one detail! It was beautiful! I was so sad we didn't have more "outings" to attend to show off my aunt's fabulous work so when I saw this site I thought maybe we could do her just a bit more justice.
She is the most awesome woman in the world who never lacks in any detail when it comes to costumes!
My daughter wanted to be an owl for Halloween, but I didn't like any of the owl costumes I'd seen online, so I decided to make my own homemade owl costume. I'm an art director, so my computer skills are pretty good, but I have zero sewing skills. I figured out a way to make this no-sew, graphic, retro-looking, owl costume by using 1-inch upholstery foam, chenille & felt fabrics, and lots of fusible web material.
I cut all of the foam pieces out, ironed fusible web to the fabrics, and then ironed the fabrics onto the upholstery foam. The foam pieces were then glued together with 3M Super 77 Spray Glue (love that stuff!). The sides were tied together with ribbon so that my daughter could get in an out of the owl costume like a sandwich board.
And she dearly loved it, mostly because it was so soft inside & out. She was certainly a "hoot." There was only one problem with the costume. She couldn't reach her hands around the front of it to grab candy from the bowls when people offered it to her while trick-or-treating. But she managed anyway.
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.