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« on: November 04, 2013 12:12:42 PM »

I came up with the idea from pinterest. I loved the poncho style of one owl costume but the colors, hat, and the felt fabric from the other.

Since I don't own a sewing machine I had to hand sew the hat. I used a hat template I found on Martha Stewart's website. http://www.marthastewart.com/265673/felted-owl-and-butterfly-hats Though I made mine a bit longer. My daughter has a lot of hair that was pushing the hat up off her head when it was smaller.

 The costume I cut feathers out of felt in cream(2 yards), burgundy(1 yard), pink(1 yard), and tan(3 yards). Make sure you leave some fabric for the hat and the designs you want on it. I used tan for the poncho, and cream for the hat. I cut out a head hole(start out small so you don't make the mistake of making a huge hole and have to try again. That's why I needed so much tan) then trimmed up the sides. I liked the rounded look more than the square look.

Once you have all of your feathers cut you can start hot gluing them to the poncho. I started on the belly with the tan feathers. Working from the bottom up to the top.

Then I started gluing feathers to the rest of the poncho.

Until I covered the whole poncho. I tried to stuff the top corners under the ones next to each other as much as possible.

For the hat I traced a flower out of one of my daughters coloring books. Triangle for the beak. Circles for the eyes, and brown buttons for the center of the eyes. The eyelashes and the pattern cutout on the burgundy I copied as much as I could from this blog: http://martinfamilytimes.blogspot.com/2011/12/owl-costume-semi-instructions.html

I put a pink onesie, pink tights, pink pants, and cute boots on my daughter under the costume. I also love that since it's a poncho you can dress them in a coat under it if it's cold out without affecting the look of the costume.

The end result I'm pretty proud of

The rest of the pictures of the costume.
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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2013 12:59:56 PM »

she looks so cute!  I made my daughter a felt owl costume for my daughter when she was one, but I only used brown, the pink and white give it a really pretty feather pattern!
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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2013 04:08:13 PM »

Super cute!  Did it end up a little heavy?

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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2013 05:58:46 PM »

So adorable!
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2013 07:20:46 AM »

Super cute!  Did it end up a little heavy?

Thank you. It had more weight to it than the store bought costumes. But it also felt like it would hold up better than a store bought one.
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2013 07:25:17 AM »

she looks so cute!  I made my daughter a felt owl costume for my daughter when she was one, but I only used brown, the pink and white give it a really pretty feather pattern!

Thank you! Though I can't take the credit for the colors, I got the idea from the blog.
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