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Last-Minute Kids’ Owl Costume

By Ellen Luckett Baker

By Ellen Baker

Still looking for a Halloween costume for your kiddo? Here’s an easy way to turn a t-shirt into an owl costume in a couple of hours.
Kid's Owl Costume DIY by Ellen Luckett Baker at Alphamom.com
Kid's Owl Costume DIY by Ellen Luckett Baker at Alphamom.com
If you don’t have a sewing machine, you can simply glue the fabric feathers onto the costume with permanent fabric glue found at your local sewing shop or craft supply store. You can cut up old t-shirts or other old clothing for the feathers. So just cut and glue. Easy, right? I think this would also work pretty well for a wild thing costume.

Kid's Owl Costume DIY by Ellen Luckett Baker at Alphamom.com
Supplies for an owl costume:

-dark colored tee
-fabric scraps (50-60 feathers)
-thread and sewing machine (or permanent fabric glue)
-card stock
-scissors
-craft knife
-tape
-children’s sunglasses

How to make an owl costume:

1. Cut out the feathers from fabric scraps using the template below.
2. Begin pinning and sewing in rows from the bottom (or just line them up and glue).
3. Continue until you reach the top and then form a circle around the neckline.
4. Print out the owl mask and cut it out. With a craft knife, cut out the center eye holes.
5. Attach the mask to the sunglasses with tape. Hoot!
Click here to download the template for mask and feathers: Download file
Kid's Owl Costume DIY by Ellen Luckett Baker at Alphamom.com
Kid's Owl Costume DIY by Ellen Luckett Baker at Alphamom.com
Kid's Owl Costume DIY by Ellen Luckett Baker at Alphamom.com

 

Find more Halloween costumes, crafts, decorations and more from our archives here.

Ellen Luckett Baker
About the Author

Ellen Luckett Baker

Ellen Luckett Baker is the author of the long thread, a blog about handmade goods. She has always enjoyed making things, but the flexibility of staying a...

Ellen Luckett Baker is the author of the long thread, a blog about handmade goods. She has always enjoyed making things, but the flexibility of staying at home with her two daughters along with the creative inspiration they provide has led her to craft on a daily basis. Combining her love of graphic design and sewing, she has created an Etsy shop selling machine embroidery designs and sewing patterns.

Ellen lives in Atlanta with her husband and two young daughters. She holds a B.A. in Art History and a Master’s of Public Administration with a focus in Non-Profit Management.

Ellen recently wrote 1, 2, 3 Sew: Build Your Skills with 33 Simple Sewing Projects her crafting book. She is crazy talented!

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