Handmade Owl Costume {Guest Post}

I’m so excited to present my first ever guest post by my good friend Allie!!!

With the name Allison, she was given the nickname “Owlison,” as she has a slight admiration for these cute, trendy animals.  For Halloween this year, Allie became inspired by this Owl costume found via Pinterest and she made her own version for a neighborhood party! Take it away Allie!


  • Felt Sheets (white, light brown and beige)
  • White Feathers
  • White Plastic Mask
  • XL men’s collared shirt (purchased at Target. I wanted to make sure to have something long. Plus it was less than $5!)

altered tshirt for owl costume

Alter the Shirt:

I cut the stitches out of the collar and pulled the collar out.  I also cut off the sleeves. I turned the shirt inside out and my fiance pinned the excess width to the back of the shirt – it actually looked like wings sticking out the back.  I also pinned the tops of the shoulders of the sleeves so they would be more like a tank top sleeve instead of a cap sleeve.  I pinned down the front button area to make a V. Lastly I pinned the arm holes closed an inch or two more than they were originally.

adding feathers to a handmade owl costume

Decorating the shirt:

A month before Halloween, I made a pattern and cut out many “feathers” from the white, light brown and beige felt. Starting at the bottom, I used fabric glue to attach the feathers to the shirt. Tip: Randomly select colors layer in a brick style pattern.

Mask for owl costume


For the mask I cut the eye holes larger and used hot glue to attach a few white feathers.

Handmade Owl Costume

Wearing the costume:

On the day of the party, I paired my top and mask with a white long-sleeve shirt, tight black pants and black shoes.  I was all set to stay warm on this rare October day in which it SNOWED!

A special thanks to Alllie for sharing her ADORABLE Owl Costume with my blog readers!! Isn’t she cute?

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