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« on: November 06, 2016 12:03:16 PM »

We let our daughter choose our Halloween costumes this year, she decided that Dad had to be an Owl so I got to work making his costume. I hand sewed the mask out of felt (using a modified kids mask pattern as a basic template) with embroidered feathers on it. Then I sewed muslin wings onto an old shirt, made a feather stamp out of an old foam leaf stamp (I cut out a bunch of bits of the leaf stamp with an exacto blade to get a nice feather stamp), and stamped the front of the shirt and wings with 3 different colors of acrylics. While that was drying I cut out thousands of fabric feathers. I then glued them all on the back of the wings and the sides and arms of the shirt using Fabri Tac fabric glue. When it was dry I declared the costume complete. (Originally I was going to make shorts and a tail to go with it as well, but after gluing over a thousand feathers I decided that enough was enough). My husband wore it trick or treating, he said it was a bit heavy, but overall it was comfortable. All in all a successful costume.





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« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2016 10:00:21 AM »

Very cool! So. many. feathers!!!!
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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2016 11:03:01 AM »

This is really great. I know this had to take forever.

I made my own Poison Ivy costume a few years ago and it took FOREVER!!

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I hot glued leaves on a corset and a bathing suit bottom. I ended up wearing a white skirt (that I dyed green over the bottoms though) and hot glued the leaves left over on it too. Threw on green tights, pined a fake vine of leaves to the tights and viola. I can't find the full outfit pic though.  Undecided
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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2016 05:45:23 PM »

It's a BRILLIANT design -- and looks like it would be comfortable to wear!!
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« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2016 01:33:41 PM »

Oh my goodness! I've seen this type of owl costume for kids, but I love that you made it adult size! Kudos for having your daughter choose your costume...it makes the holiday even more special. You look fabulous!
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« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2016 10:48:55 AM »

Wow! I thought "I would've made the shorts, too", until I scrolled down and saw the number of feathers on the wings! Shocked The detail of all the feathers is what gives it so much character, though, so I'm glad you didn't choose to do less.

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« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2016 10:21:07 AM »

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« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2017 09:06:38 AM »

Those feathers all look amazing! The occasional different colored fabric feather really adds a nice affect to break up the more monotone look on the back side. The stamped feathers also are a fantastic touch. Great work Smiley
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All those feathers!  Well done! The effect is totally spectacular!  Grin
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