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Coolest Bird Costume

My daughter Emily loves all birds,and asked me to make her a bird costume. I searched home-made bird costumes, and found this site.

At first I was overwhelmed at the costumes of all the birds, since they looked so hard to make. I thought about it, and came up with my own idea.

I went to Michael’s craft store and got a Hanes long sleeved shirt, multi-colored felt squares, pink and white feather boas, and I found a pink feather clip for her hair at Michael’s also.

I started off by sewing one pink square to the bottom of the sleeve and to the side of the shirt. I then cut out feather shapes out of all the colored felt. I hot glued them on the pink felt squares and also on the front of the shirt. I sewed the feather boa’s on the neck, cuffs, and back of the shirt, to make a tail.

I took an old pair of stretch pants that she grew out of, and also sewed the feather boa’s on the bottoms of the legs. It took me one night to do, and I was so proud of myself for how it came out.

Emily loved it, and so did everyone who saw her. A big thank you to this wonderful site, for giving people the inspiration to make something they thought they never could make.

17 thoughts on “Coolest Bird Costume”

  1. This is what I was looking for. Needed to make a bird costume for my son’s play and this is what I need to start making his costume.

  2. Thank you, I just made this costume for my daughter for her school play. I am not a very crafty person but this costume was super easy and fun to make!

  3. Thanks for such a great idea. My daughter wanted to be a rainbow bird so we used this pattern and personalized it for her color choices. We used sparkle fabric and colored feathers for the breast.

  4. I was searching and searching for a way to make a Dove costume for my daughter. We are attending our church festival and the theme is Noah’s Ark so I wanted to create this costume for her.

    With a few tweaks I can make a GREAT Dove costume using your ideas! Whew!! Can’t thank you enough for posting!

  5. I was looking for ideas for making a turtle dove outfit. As it’s for a fun Xmas concert, he is having a turtle shell on his back so I couldn’t buy wings that would be mounted on his back so these are absolutely perfect. Thank you for the idea…now to the shops for materials.

  6. My name is Ayah I am 8 years old and I’m in third grade and I live in the United Arab Emirates. My school had a play and I was a bird so we chose this perfect bird costume!Thank you so much!

  7. Going to give this a shot on a much larger scale! My nearly 11 year old is a bird in his schools 5th grade play! Definitely NO pinks or pastels tho. Much brighter colors will be used!

  8. i was looking for some idea of how to make bird for my son’s play….and this clicked me….and it came out so good….everybody appreciated the design of bird….so easy to make at home itself…THANKS A TON

  9. I am just a kid. I was looking for a bird costume for halloween.I looked on a bunch of sites, but never found a good one. All of them were either
    for toddlers, and babies.So I went to google.com
    and searched:”Bird Costume ideas”and this site popped up.I looked at the small sqaure pictures,
    and found the greatest bird costume I’d ever seen.


    Reese Nicole Enders Age 8

  10. I love your costume. My pupil is going to take part in a story telling competition and I’m going to use your idea to make her a bird costume. Tq.

  11. Thank you for sharing this. My daughter is in a play and I was told we need to make her a bird costume. I am headed to Michaels tomorrow! You so saved me!


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