I have had some people ask me lately for DIY instructions for Anniston's owl costume from last year, so I am going to try to explain as best I can without remaking it to show you ha. I just do not have the time to do that right now!
So basically, it was totally a fluke that this costume even turned out...seriously. Here is what I did:
Several rectangles of felt from the craft store for feathers and flower, etc on hat. I chose a color palette including four colors: pink, cream, tan, and burgundy. (**It has been over a year since I made this, so forgive me for not remembering how many pieces of felt I bought!)
One large piece of cream felt from the fabric section of craft store (for the cape and hat).
Needle and thread or maybe hot glue (?) for attaching feathers.
Buttons for eyes.
Ribbon to tie the cape.
Pink turtleneck and pants from Walmart.
And, we were blessed to have the cutest Ugg boots from my husband's grandmother. Love them!
For the cape, I put the large piece of felt around our little girl's neck and just eye-balled to cut a cape the length of her arms...
Cut LOTS of feathers in various colors.
I glued the feathers to the cape with fabric/craft glue I think, but I would actually recommend sewing the feathers on so that they stay better...or I think I remember hearing that hot glue likes felt, so maybe that would work better. Start attaching the feathers by making a row on the bottom of the cape (with the tip of the feathers from that row hanging over the edge) and continue making rows of feathers as you move up the cape until you reach the top. Cut off excess at the top to make a clean edge.
Sew ribbon onto cape so that it can be tied.
Okay, I really don't know how the hat turned out even remotely cute or how it fit her the next morning. I don't think I even measured her...just prayed it would fit! But for the hat, I know that I cut two pieces of the cream felt in the shape you see in the picture. I sewed them together and flipped inside out.
Cut flower, eyes, nose, and eyelashes out of felt and attach to hat with glue or sew.
Sew buttons for middle of eyes.
***Sorry that this is not a very precise, clear explanation and that I do not have a pattern or anything. If anyone has a question, let me know :). If you asked me for directions, thank you for liking our little girl's costume, and happy crafting! :)