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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
Scissors
Chalk
Feathers
Plastic Glasses
Paper

I definitely had a hoot making it and I received lots of compliments on the outfit! 
 
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Step 1: Step 1: Creating the feathers

Picture of Step 1: Creating the feathers
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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

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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. 
nice and voted for it
Lindie10 months ago
Very nice!
cepi8511 months ago
Nice costume and also the smile!
Ace Frahm11 months ago
You could also put on an ankle bracelet with some numbers & 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.
HannahK13 (author)  Ace Frahm11 months ago
Hahaha I love that idea! If I ever wear the costume again I'll be sure to add that. So clever! Thanks!
mrsben11 months ago
FAB JOB! Very cute and creative. Thanks for sharing.
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.
HannahK13 (author)  mrsben11 months ago
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.
L.L.Cool11 months ago
Sweet,sexy, and AWESOME!!!! Great first 'ible!!
darkbudda11 months ago
That's a hot Owl!
CliffShep11 months ago
Hoot is that beautiful young woman in that costume?
osfreak11 months ago
Awesome costume!
navgate11 months ago
*work
navgate11 months ago
I can tell you put a lot of worry into it, nice job.
kretzlord11 months ago
looks great, definitely better than my costume this year lol
kretzlord11 months ago
looks great, definitely better than my costume this year lol
soilwork11 months ago
Looks nice, well done,, ,, just kidding it's very impressive for a few feathers and glue