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
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.
Step 2: Step 2: Gluing the dress
I don't have a sewing machine / am not particularly fond of sewing so I opted to glue my feathers on. The dress I used was a tight fitting cotton dress. I wouldn't recommend a stretchy-fabric dress like I chose as it is quite difficult to work with. I ran a strip of glue along the top of the feather, then pressed it onto the dress for a few seconds until it held. Unfortunately since my dress stretches I had to stretch it out while placing the feathers on so that I would still be able to fit into it, this method proved troublesome and took much longer as I had to wait for the glue to dry before moving onto another area. I overlapped the feathers in a random pattern and worked my way up row by row.