Cute Kevin Costume from the Pixar Movie UP

It all started with me trying to decide what to be. With much deliberation, I finally decided I wanted to be something colorful. Who could possibly be more colorful than the bird Kevin from the Pixar movie UP? No one I could think of! I first found the corset online, and it happened to come with a mini tutu/ petticoat which I would later glue the feathers onto. The corset I bought was navy blue with white polkadots. Since I couldn’t find a corset that exactly matched what I had in mind, I painted to dots in a color gradation based on a picture of Kevin. In the center of the stomach I painted yellow dots, then orange, then red, then violet, then blues ending on the back side.

That was pretty time consuming, but here is where it gets messy. I purchased at least four rainbow boas online as well. I cut them up and divided them in the proper color category, matching the colors I painted on the corset. Cutting these boas, I had feathers ALL OVER the apartment and the apartment complex (no regrets). I used hot glue with a hot glue gun to attach the different colored boas to the tutu/ petticoat that came with the corset. The tutu provided extra fluff along with the feather boas so the skirt was plenty poofy and wonderful.

For my face I found a tutorial on YouTube by the user goldiestarling as my inspiration for face painting. I used the face paint crayons that come in the Halloween packs at the drug store. I started with the black outline, coloring yellow in the centers towards my nose, then red, then blue. Blending with my finger, I was able to give off a rainbow feel so the lines between the colors were not as harsh. I then took matching eyeshadow and packed it on top of the face paint to prevent smudging and help set the color. After I finished the color on the inside, I took a black face paint crayon and cleaned up the black outline, adding whispy feather like things around the edges. For my hair, I bobby pinned my fringe back and took royal blue pipe-cleaners and curled the ends with my fingers, I pinned those up behind my head as well.

I chose to leave my arms bare, but on my legs I had nothing more than simple black tights and a pair of Keds which I already had. Any color shoe will do for Kevin’s feet but I chose bright blue with violet laces, matching my feather skirt. While many people did not exactly know what I was, people did figure I was a bird of sorts. The most frequent guess was peacock, which is not even close to the same color scheme. People did love my costume even more once I told them who I was, it seemed to click in their minds. The price of this costume roughly equals that of a store bought costume, around 60-70 dollars (US) total. For those of you who may not want to have or wear a corset with this costume, I have included pictures that achieve the same thing using two tank tops, one golden yellow and one bright blue.

Cute Kevin Costume from the Pixar Movie UP

Cute Kevin Costume from the Pixar Movie UP

Cute Kevin Costume from the Pixar Movie UP

Cute Kevin Costume from the Pixar Movie UP

Cute Kevin Costume from the Pixar Movie UP

Cute Kevin Costume from the Pixar Movie UP