Monday, October 24, 2011

Baby Angry Bird Costume

I'm letting the cat out of the bag a little early this year.  Our family, well most of us, are going as Angry Birds this Halloween!  And I don't know if you've priced out the costumes, but, uh, they ain't cheap!  So it was time for Mommy to think outside the box.
And I started with out youngest.
The yellow angry bird.
Here's what I found online.

And it would never do.
So I bought a long sleeved onsie.

I couldn't find a face online really, so I drew one.
(feel free to print it out and enlarge it as you see fit.)

I dyes the onesie and cut the face out of red, white, black, and orange felt.
I ironed some interfacing onto the wrong side of the front and appliqued the face right on that little onesie.

I also sewed on a little ribbon for the feathers and secured it with a button.  I think it makes it a little more girly.

Now, to add to the adorableness, I made a tutu, using my favorite go to pattern.
I cut a ribbon, black of course since the yellow bird has black tail feathers, and tied knots with about 20 inches in between.

I cut 3 yards of yellow tulle into 6" strips that were 12" long.
I popped in a movie turned on Netflix and tied and tied and tied.
And ended up with this.

Could you just die?!

Now for the cherry on top, I made a little bow.
I used a combination from two tutorials, found at Craft Rookie and Funky Polkadot Giraffe.
And looky looky what I made!

Cute little tuft of feathers if I do say so myself.

Add a black headband and some black tights and we're ready to charm the pants off of anyone we meet!

Halloween here we come!!