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Topic: owl costume: what a hoot!  (Read 5394 times)
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« on: November 02, 2010 02:59:24 AM »

i had a great time making this costume...! i recently moved to europe and it's been a tricky process as i gave away and sold most of my things before i left california.  my boyfriend's mom gave me her spare sewing machine and it reinvigorated my world! this costume took some time because the new-to-me machine is different than the ol' trusty machine i knew so well.  we got to know each other through making this costume.

i went to the salvation army (i was SO THRILLED to find one!!) and bought a dress on the cheap to chop up and use as my foundation.  i also got sheets and pillow cases to cut and shape into the feathers and wings.

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the legwarmers on my arms and stockings and shoes were already members of my wardrobe.



for the wings, i was inspired by a photo of a owl costume for a baby.  i made three newspaper templates and cut them out of the pillow cases. 

then i fit them to my shoulder, pressed them, and sewed them together. 

i later joined the wings to the dress itself

the mask is paper mache.  as i love owls, i was looking at owl photos on the internet and found my muse.  i used foil to make a mold of my face and went on from there.




i also did some make up because let's face it, wearing a mask All the Time is not easy to do.  i wanted to still look like an owl even while sporting the mask on my head


bonus! owl and the pussycat!
while i was taking the photos, a kitty cat stopped by to see me.  he was scared of the mask and ran away right after i had time to snap this quick shot. im looking into the sun and blinding myself. whoopsie.
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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2010 01:07:41 PM »

I think you did an awesome job! Owls fascinate me... They are just so interesting to look at! Thanks for posting this!
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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2010 09:36:26 AM »

why thank you! i had an awesome time making it.  my boyfriend thinks i should just wear the dress around town Wink

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« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2010 01:13:15 PM »

How fun!  I love the feathers!
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« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2010 08:30:36 PM »

i love the owl and the pussycat shot... hurr hurr @ yer durr face. Cheesy

as far as wearing the dress... i agree. but that because i talked my boyfriend into wearing our panda hats to a kinetic fundraiser, so i might not be the best person to ask about that, lol.
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« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2010 12:35:50 AM »

i got lots of funny looks when i walked to the park hahaha Smiley people here... just dont dress up.  i dont get it.  it's FUN. 

the kitty cat was really nice! i wish i had a better shot but wow the sun was all bright and then he saw the mask and was like DO NOT WANT and ran away. 
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