How to Make an Owl Costume

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An owl costume is an easy costume to make, requiring just ah few supplies and a couple of hours. The costume may be made in any size, from infant to adult. The owl costume begins as a purchased brown hooded sweatshirt and a pair of brown sweatpants. Best of all, there is no sewing required.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Sweatsuit
  • Felt (3 shades of brown and tan, plus black)
  • Scissors
  • Fabric glue

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  1. 1

    Cut a simple feather shape out of the different colours of brown and tan felt. For a toddler size, approximately 200 feathers are needed. Adjust the amount as needed.

  2. 2

    Place the sweatshirt on the table and begin gluing the feathers to it with the fabric glue.

  3. 3

    Start at the bottom of the jacket and alternate colours of the feathers. Allow each layer of feathers to overlap the top of lower layer.

  4. 4

    Glue the feathers to the top side of the arms, again starting at the bottom and working toward the shoulder.

  5. 5

    Cut two circles out of a dark brown felt, approximately 3 inches in diameter. Cut two circles out of the lightest colour brown, approximately 2 inches in diameter. Cut two circles out of black felt, approximately 1 inch in diameter.

  6. 6

    Make the eyes by layering two sets of the circles with the largest circle on the bottom and the black on top..

  7. 7

    Glue the eyes to the top of the hood.

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