I can't remember why, but having a Halloween party coming up I decided to dress as a monstrous-Crow / Raven (big black bird)

The best thing about a self-made costume is you can be fairly certain no one else is going to look the same...

It's made from / with:
Old clothes
Old newsaper
PVA glue
Needles and thread
Black paint
A pair of gasses
(and a few other things)

Step 1: The "hat"

The head starts with a close-fitting "hat", it doesn't move and keeps everything firmly attached to a head.
I wrapped myself in cling-film then applied paper and PVA glue, waited for it to dry. The paper and glue were then built up in stages.
PVA and paper is quite flexible, this did not turn out hard.
A very recent documentary said&nbsp; your choice of bird is in fact the very smartest animal.<br> This is based on recent crow studies.<br> <ul> <li> Crows make hook tools out of twigs <li> Crows learn three step sequences to food in two trials while dogs need 70 trials. <li> Crows are smarter then parrots <li> Crows teach young about bad people to make warning calls <li> Crows tell each other of dangers in minutes. </ul> <br> I hope you wanted to know<em><strong> :-)</strong></em><br> <br> A
This is lovely! I could see this being used for stage plays as well! Nicely done!!
what is this ???????????????
What an awesome costume! Thanks for sharing!<br>Sunshiine
<br> Second outing this year - ended up drinking with Ska Wars, but left my camera at home.<br> <br> L
What?? You are supposed to keep it with you at all times! That is something my niece has mentioned to me many times. Her skills are amazing! She has such a beautiful eye for taking pictures. I have a lot of family members that art artist but the genes skipped me somehow. I have artistic values in other areas. Color, drawing, painting, and balancing is not any of them. I am ok at taking pictures but need a lot more practice. Sunshiine
Nice job.<br> <br> Hurah for the cheap Meccano-a-like kit, I bought myself 2 of them in the post Christmas sale in the local supermarket to go into my part bins ( after an evening of nostalgic play ;0) ) they are exceptional value, the same amount of the nuts and bolts the contain would cost almost twice the price of the kit in a hardware store.<br>
<br> Yes they are! Someone got me one <em>for </em>Christmas...<br> <br> L<br>
You did a very good job,beats the heck out of a store bought costume,well done!
such gonna be great !!
Thanks, it took a long time though.<br> <br> L<br>
your welcome,it was well worth the time i can tell
Voted :) So much work went into this, loved that you brought it along to the meet.
Thank you, I liked that other I'blers helped me with it.<br> <br> L<br>
yeah that;s right!
the best thing about a selfmade costume is you can be fairly certain noone else is going to look the same... nicely done !
True, good point.<br> <br> L<br>
Very cool, and a great idea. Well done!
Thanks, other I'blers helped, but I need to stuff another step in tomorrow.<br> <br> L<br>
good job
nice ible
Sure it beats a store bought costume! Homemade costumes are not only cheaper, but they can be custom fit to yourself. Well done!

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