I made this costume for my now 14 year old back in 2014. Can I just tell you that I ABSOLUTELY LOVED making my kid’s Halloween costume. Nowadays, they prefer to either scrape something together themselves or….dare I say it?….buy one, ugh! Needless to say, this was one of my favs.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Felt (for Feathers, Feet and Eyes)
Brown Fabric, approx. 1.5 yards
Batting/Stuffing for the feet
First I CUT my brown fabric to make the wings, gloves and super simple dress. In hindsight a brown pillowcase, with armholes cut out, would have done the trick.
Next CUT the felt pieces into enough feathers to cover the dress and wing fabric pieces. Starting from the bottom, SEW* the feathers on, one row at a time, layering each row over the previous row until your entire piece of fabric is covered.
*NOTE: You can also use fabric or hot glue
If you used glue you can skip this next step. I cut two extra wings to cover the stick lines and create a lining on the inside of the wings.
Again, in hindsight, I could have used a brown glove for this next step…lesson learned. MAKE the brown gloves using the brown fabric, then ATTACH them to the wing ends using a brown piece of ribbon.
Finally, Attach the wings to the dress by either hand stitching or running it through your machine. Cover any stitching with leftover feathers.
FEET: You can create the feet like I did using felt and stuffing them to create a 3D effect, I just attached them to my daughter’s shoe using a safety pin. Alternatively, you can just do 1 piece of felt and attach that to the shoes too, much easier.