This year Sweet Pea requested to be a bird. I walked up and down the aisles of Jo Ann’s and found this great, bright, chevron fabric. If Sweet Pea was going to be a bird, I knew she needed to be bright…it fits her personality! So this fabric was my starting off point.
I don’t own a leggings pattern, so I just used Miranda‘s directions to draft your own leggings, and it is perfect. I drafted this pair up in under an hour and they are wonderful!
The top I’m sure you recognize, it is the Bimaa pattern again. This time I did the cowl neck version. Remember, I wanted these costumes to be wearable after Halloween.
The feathers are sewn onto a curved strip of felt that is just safety pinned to the back of Sweet Pea’s shirt. And the feathers, they are just fleece feathers that were cut out, stitched together, and sort of quilted with some detailed lines to give them a little more texture!
The highlight of this costume, though, has got to be the mask. We found a youtube video that showed how to make a basic paper mache mask. Then we used a cut up cereal box to make the beak. I L O V E how this mask turned out. In fact, Bubba has already asked to be a black bird (crow?) next year for Halloween so he can have a mask just like his big sister’s!