Halloween is my favorite time of the year so I always try to make my own costume. This year I decided to be an owl! Here is how I did it!

After searching Google images I took a few different costume ideas and compiled different aspects to make my own costume. 

What I used: 

A cotton fitted beige dress
5 assorted brown / beige fabrics
Fabric glue (lots of it)
Hot glue gun / glue
Plastic Glasses

I definitely had a hoot making it and I received lots of compliments on the outfit! 

Step 1: Step 1: Creating the feathers

To create the feathers I cut out a stencil from card stock paper in the size and shape that I wanted the feathers to be in. I  then traced it over and over onto the backside of my fabric using chalk. I used 5 different colors/textures of fabrics. After tracing I cut out all the feathers. 
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Very nice! <br>
Nice costume and also the smile!
You could also put on an ankle bracelet with some numbers &amp; letters as though you were a banded bird being tracked by biologists, but maybe only a geeky crowd of ornithologists would understand what that is.
Hahaha I love that idea! If I ever wear the costume again I'll be sure to add that. So clever! Thanks!
FAB JOB! Very cute and creative. Thanks for sharing. <br>P.S: Hope you don't mind adding, rather than use fabric for the feathers one could use always 2 mm thick craft foam which either could be machine stitched on (using a basting stitch or similar) or glued (Krazy or Super Glue gel). Also might suggest cutting it out with a fabric 'rotary cutter' which would be quicker than using scissors.
Thanks :) I don't mind at all, those are great suggestions to add! I wish I used a rotary cutter my fingers were dying by the time I finished. Also felt would work for the feathers.
Sweet,sexy, and AWESOME!!!! Great first 'ible!!
That's a hot Owl! <br>
Hoot is that beautiful young woman in that costume?
Awesome costume!
hot hot :p
I can tell you put a lot of worry into it, nice job.
looks great, definitely better than my costume this year lol
looks great, definitely better than my costume this year lol
Looks nice, well done,, ,, just kidding it's very impressive for a few feathers and glue

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