Sunday, October 21, 2012

31 Days of Halloween - The Angry Birds Costume

Oh brother, this one was a tough one.

My oldest son wanted an Angry Birds costume for Halloween this year.  So this thrifty girl looks them up online... and discovers that they cost $65 plus shipping.

I awoke hours later, in a daze.

$65?  For felt and poly-fill?  I THINK NOT.

I got some kraft paper from the dollar store and drew out the angry birds face... I made it the right size for my oldest child and then I gathered all the felt I could find.  I started in the middle of the kraft paper and used it like a template, cutting out felt as I went.  And then, I pinned it all together.

At this point in the project, as I was diligently pinning felt to an Angry Birds face, I tried to make peace with the absurdity of my life.

After it was all pinned, I started sewing.  I went from the inside out, starting with the middle of the eye.

Once I had the face, I sewed holes for the face and arms... I used an old sheet as lining and sewed all the way around and then I cut out the holes and stuffed it up.  I added some foam board covered in felt for the little feather at the top.  For the love of all that is crafty, I made an Angry Bird.

That's my youngest son.  He wanted to wear it.  And then he didn't want to take it off.  Criminy.
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  1. Cute idea. We're dressing up as Angry Birds for Halloween at my office and still trying to figure out how to make the costume. Thanks for the pattern!

  2. What a great job! You GO girl :) It looks super to me! Woot woot! (and how cute is your son in that costume??? :)


  3. Does this mean you have to make another angry bird costume :). And, your youngest is ADORABLE. Oh my goodness, I want to eat him up :)


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