Well… Hello there!
Halloween is tomorrow and I wanted to share the costume that I made for my daughter this year!
She only changed her mind a million times but finally I got her to agree on something.
She simply looked at her stuffed animal parrot and was like… I wanna be THIS!
Okay…. I can work with that!
I have step by step instructions but I only have photos of the final result.
Here is what you need:
For the skirt…..
2- 50 yard rolls of Red Tulle
1- 25 yard roll of Bright Blue Tulle
2- yards of Yellow Tulle
1- Piece of Elastic… or Stretchy Head Band (If you are going with the elastic you will need a sewing machine)
For the feather headdress…..
1- Piece of Red Felt
12 inches of Fuzzy Red Feather Boa (In the fabric section where you can buy ribbon by the yard)
2- Packs of Colorful Craft Feathers ( I found these at Wal-mart)
1- Hot Glue Gun
For the top….
1- Long Sleeve Red Shirt
1- Red Feather Boa
I cheated and bought the wings… I could have made them but didn’t want to spend the time. I bought them at the Thrift Store for $10 but you can find them anywhere.
To make the skirt all you do is measure and sew the elastic to fit snug around your mini me and sew it at your marker, then take your tulle and measure the length from mini me’s hips to the ground (or length you want the skirt) and double it. Cut the tulle into the strips and loop knot it around the elastic with the red tulle first.
Once the all the Red tulle is on there then do the same things with your blue tulle except you are only going to be focusing on the back end of the skirt where the Parrot tail would be. Once your blue is all on then put the yellow on. I put them on in different places so that the colors would blend and not look blocky.
Once you have all your tulle on the skirt put it on mini me and start to cut different lengths in the top layer of the red tulle to give some depth and that “poofy” look. At the back I cut a ton of layers in to the blue and yellow to give it a cascade tail like effect.
Your skirt is finished! Great Job…
Next I made the feather headdress, all you do is cut two circles out of the felt and use your glue gun to glue the feathers on half of the circle in layers use the fuzzy feathers to cover up the exposed spot where the bottom of the feathers are. Cut a few strips of the felt and wrap the head band with it using your glue. Wait for everything to dry then put your feather circles by the part of the headband right above where the ears would be. Fold the circle in half around the headband and use glue to seal it on there.
Feather Headdress Done!
To put the costume together I have her first put on the red shirt, put the skirt over it, wrap her up with the Red Feather Boa, throw them wings on her, put the headdress on and vollia! You have yourself a super cute Parrot!!
Good Luck! Feel free to comment with any questions!