THE OWL

Updated on Oct 30, 2011
This is an entry to I Die for DIY Costume Contest sponsored by Chictopia.
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I love Halloween and I think it should be about creativity so I always make my own costume. I wanted to be some kind of animal, and I love owls – so I finally decided on being a barn/forest owl.
For this one, I found a brown long sleeved top and a brown skirt. I sewed them together into a one-piece (I couldn’t find a long sleeved brown dress). I bought a piece of furry fabric at fabricland to make the chest piece.
My wings were made of sheer fabric that I bought from fabric land and cut into the shape of wings. I sewed them to the outfit, and then the fun began.
I had ordered 800+ feathers off ebay, and bought some white ones from Walmart. Thus began the process of handstitching about half of them on. Once I had the bottom layer of the wing done, I glued the rest on the top to create more fullness. For my shoes I glued feathers on the front, which actually didn’t affect my walking for the night.

I backcombed my hair and shoved a few feathers in to really add to the dishevelled owl look.
I bought a plain mask from Michaels craft shop and hand painted it like the face of an owl. I added two feathers to the “eyebrow” and also made a little beak out of paper !

At the social and the bar, let’s just say everyone knew where I had been. Feathers EVERYWHERE!

Check out my blog soon to see more photos !
flattery.ca

Happy Halloween everyone! :)

Comments (46)

charmushka
charmushka on November 02
Amazing costume.
elikalee
elikalee on November 19
So talented!
missastronaut
missastronaut on November 13
AHMMAAAZZZINNNGGG COSTUME! hope u win!
MissMeggo
MissMeggo on November 04
Coolest halloween costume ever!
EsotericChic90
EsotericChic90 on November 02
ha! so cutee :) +1
iluvmypugs
iluvmypugs on November 01
Incredible!
natbeesfashion
natbeesfashion on November 01
wow
compulsions
compulsions on November 01
So awesome!
kaster94
kaster94 on November 01
super cool!!!
pure_win
pure_win on November 01
wowww..this is perfect!!!! what a cute and adorable owl !!! =D you must be the prettiest owl ever =) xoxo
ZaneZanite
ZaneZanite on November 01
amazing, faved :)
Oasap
Oasap on October 31
funny, Love your creativity.
sunnyukari
sunnyukari on October 31
This is amazing!
POunpuu
POunpuu on October 31
I really adore your creativity !
Kasey_Don
Kasey_Don on October 31
Absolutely amazing.
S_agapoxxx
S_agapoxxx on October 31
stunning!!
Annachiara
Annachiara on October 31
coool
totallyradical
totallyradical on October 31
wow ! this great :) you look like a owl ready to hunt !
Peppy Owl
Peppy Owl on October 31
i too love OWL , they are so elegant and btw u look just great,love ur creativity,really inspired+1for sure :) happy halloween to you too <3
Ari_Ari
Ari_Ari on October 31
:D ha ha ha,nice
samlockard
samlockard on October 31
beautiful costume!
glanvillebaby
glanvillebaby on October 31
I hope you win!
inthehorizon
inthehorizon on October 31
and love the mask
inthehorizon
inthehorizon on October 31
wow great job!!
cornelia
cornelia on October 30
lovely....
Mery_ivy
Mery_ivy on October 30
nice dress !!
ZuleyB
ZuleyB on October 30
this is awesome!!!
filipina
filipina on October 30
wow this was a lot of handwork but definitely worth it! :) beautiful! :)
elikalee
elikalee on October 30
Amazing!
thatsstellar
thatsstellar on October 30
Gorgeous! I should try this next year!
chrissiburn
chrissiburn on October 30
I love how you added feathers to your shoes too!
thebedhairmaid
thebedhairmaid on October 30
wow totally love this!
em1986
em1986 on October 30
this is awesome, i love owls.
decimalshoes
decimalshoes on October 30
awesome!!!
niftypenguins
niftypenguins on October 30
Amazing costume.
LoveCharles
LoveCharles on October 30
yay, favorite!
LuckyLiz
LuckyLiz on October 30
I love how unique this is! +1 vote for you!
anonymours
anonymours on October 30
very cool!
Elekon_Chic_Boutique
Elekon_Chic_Boutique on October 30
wow! so unique!
toropiski
toropiski on October 30
Nice owl! And you have really worked for it!
priscillaraq
priscillaraq on October 30
Cute costume
cherry8888
cherry8888 on October 30
Cute costume! Love it!
taralily
taralily on October 30
That is too awesome and creative!
bkgurl33
bkgurl33 on October 30
awesome look
RayC
RayC on October 30
beautiful costume!
sugarsugar_dina
sugarsugar_dina on October 30
Awesome! Love all the feathers :D
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