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{DIY} Hoot Hoot! fun and simple owl costume

If you know me, you know I have a fascination for owls. When I stumbled on this DIY owl costume, I felt that I needed to share with our readers. Not only is it amazing looking (I prefer this over any store bought owl costume), but it is also quite simple to put together.

What you’ll need:

Oversize brown sweatshirt
Fabric glue
1/2 yard brown ribbon
1 yard light-brown felt
Brown marabou boa
1 yard dark-brown felt
2 oversize yellow buttons
2 black buttons
2 copper scouring pads
Black rubber glove
Cotton balls


Body: Follow the instructions for the devil costume, using a brown sweatshirt. Cut zigzag strips of light-brown felt. Glue them to the sweatshirt starting at the bottom, slightly overlapping as you move up. Glue marabou around the neck.

Wings: Cut dark-brown felt into 2 teardrops. Glue the largest, round part to the shoulders of sweatshirt. (Bigger kids require bigger wings; simply layer two teardrops for each side.) Cut wrist-bands off the sleeves and glue to the inside of each wing.

Hat: Cut two small triangles, about 3 inches high and 3 inches wide, from one sleeve. Fold in half. Take the other sleeve and cut 8 inches down from the shoulder. Glue raw edges of the widest end under. Tuck in the opposite end to form a horizontal seam. Glue triangles inside the fold to create ears, then glue across the seam to close. Glue black buttons to center of yellow buttons, then glue to the center of each scouring pad; glue marabou around the back edge of each pad, and glue eyes to the front of the hat. Cut a finger off the glove, and stuff with cotton balls. Glue between eyes to create a beak. Ta-da! You are done and have a cute owl costume that you can say you made yourself! Take a bow!

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