Introduction: The Birds Costume

I made this costume last year, very last minute. It is very easy to make and very cheap.

I love the movie "The Birds", so I decided to throw something together from the movie. My costume is the Melanie Daniels character played by Tippi Hedren.

Green suit and sweater or green dress and jacket
fake birds
fake blood
blond wig
ripped panty hose
black shoes

I found the green suit and sweater at a thrift store and bought the wig on clearance from Wal-Mart. I already had the black shoes, old hose and fake blood.

The smaller birds were Halloween decorations, also on clearance. They had wire ties around the feet. I used the wire to attach the birds to the suit and then smeared fake blood on the suit where the birds were.

The larger birds are doves found in the floral department of a craft store that I spray painted black. The doves also had wire around the feet that I used to attach to the suit.

I used an old torn pair of hose and attached a small bird to one of the legs then added more blood.

The blond wig was styled in an up-do and decorated with a few birds and more blood.

I finished up by adding a little more blood to my face and neck.

The entire costume cost less than $20. It took about 1 1/2 hours to make and that was only because I had to wait for the spray paint to dry on some of the bird.
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