this easy owl costume is also free if you have a couple of old white shirts and a little piece or orange or yellow for the beak and a few markers. I used black for the eyes on the hat and gray for the lines on some of the feathers.
1- just cut the collar off of the shirt
2- cut the front off by cutting along the yoke and straight down the top of the sleeve.
3- cut the bottom 1/4 of the sleeve off a few inches above the placket.
4- make a pattern of cardboard for your feathers.
5-cut around the bottom of the shirt so it is shaped as the feathers using the pattern you made. Also cut the feather shape on the edges of the sleeves.
6- using the front of the shirt including the placket with buttons and with buttonholes together lay the plackets on top of each other and use the pattern to cut the shape of feathers on it making two long strips of feathers. Do the same on the second shirt front and then cut 2 similar strips of feathers using the back of the extra white shirt.
7- draw random feather lines with a gray maker on the feathers. I left most of them white.
8- now sew the strips on the back of the shirr and you have it! along with a squeeling happy owl fan!
9-Now the hat. I just cut off a section of the sleeve. Turned it wrongside out and folded it in half and cut the shape of the points on the top so they would be alike. Sew that seam. Turn it right side out.
10- cut two triangles of orange fabric and one more of a stiff fabric of interfacing and sandwich them together and sew and turn.
11- Now just slip it under the center of the front side of the hat and sew it on.
12- Draw the eyes with a black marker. Remember to leave a little white in the pupil and I choose to give it eyelashes.I just used the cap of a pill bottle for the pattern for the eyes. Grandmas always have those you know!
13-draw feathers along the top with the gray marker.
More happy squeals from your little Halloween owl fan! Have fun. It took me less than 2 hours to complete this project.