Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Owl Hat- Halloween Costume Part 1

Well, it's October 2nd, so that means that it's time to get serious about the Halloween costume. I actually started Jellybean's costume at the beginning of last month, but have found excuse after excuse to put it off. It's funny how when you have a project that needs to get done, suddenly you have all kinds of inspiration for other projects that aren't nearly as pressing. Well, I can't put the costume off any more. It's time to buckle down and get it done.
Jellybean wants to be an owl. More specifically, a princess owl. Yesterday, I started on the mask portion of the costume.
I started with a paper plate and some felt. I sketched out an acceptable owl mask shape, cut it out and then started on the eye decorations.
Some feathers, the felt and some hot glue took it the rest of the way. Jellybean helped me pick out the feathers. Just so you know, Buddy doesn't agree with the choice of pink feathers. I measured Jellybean's head and attached a felt covered elastic band to the mask. When it was finished, she was really excited to put it on.
She hated it. Apparently, it hurt her nose and her eyes. I think she just didn't like having something on her face. Her solution:
Thus, the owl hat was born. I just added some eyes to the mask holes. I didn't fully attach them, just in case she changes her mind...
She loves it so much more now and didn't want to take it off.
Next up? Wings!

Have a Happy Day!


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  1. This is such a great idea, thanks for sharing!

  2. She is adorable in her owl hat. That is a great idea. Thanks for sharing on Artsy Play Wednesday on Capri + 3.

    : 0 ) Theresa

  3. Absolutely adorable - I wish I could be that creative!


  4. This is so cute!! I love it! Thank you so much for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!