Thursday, October 18, 2012

I had a lot of felt, OK?

Smitty baby is not old enough to have developed opinions about his Halloween costume (unlike the zombie-hunting, scary-fairy other two). Since he can be whatever I want him to be, this year he wants to be an owl.

The costume was sort of based on this tutorial (at least the wing template) but the feathers and mask were different. Because lets all pretend that a 21-month-old is going to leave felt goggles on his face, no matter how adorable mom thinks they look. 

If anyone actually wants a template for the footies, say so in the comments and I'll make one.

A few notes - the wings were heavy so I put suspenders on underneath his owl shirt and safety-pinned the wings to the suspenders to keep the neck of the shirt from stretching out too much.

I stitched a bit of ribbon to the underside of the wings and then tied it to his arm - this made the wings move with him instead of hanging behind like a cape.

Black girl's leggings made the perfect bottoms.