25 October 2011

Hedwig Costume

For the first time, we're having a family theme for Halloween costumes.  My older children are all dressing up as their favorite Hogwarts attendees, Harry, Hermoine, and Ron, which left Dolly to dress up as something.  I ran across this darling costume:
Source: B is for Boy via Chris on Pinterest

and thought it would make a great Hedwig costume.  I shared a preview of my version on my blog's facebook page...and here is the final result.



Wondering how I did it?  Me too.  Just kidding.  :)  I found a free fleece hat pattern HERE.  I adjusted the top of the hat to be a bit more square, and designed two little "ears" for the top.  I lined the hat with white fleece.  The owl face I just drew up, and appliqued on before I assembled the hat.  I googled snowy owl images for some inspiration.


For the cape, I actually laid my daughter on the fabric and drew a wing shape.  I then cut it out in both white and gray fleece, and also cut out a collar shape in both fabrics based on one of her shirts. I sewed the two pieces together along the outside edge. Next, I sewed some feather shapes into the fabric.


I finally sewed the top of the wing cape together and inserted it into the collar (which ties with grosgrain ribbon.)  I only purchased a half yard of gray fleece, and had the white fleece on hand from our cloth diaper days...so total cost for the costume was about $3.


When the older children got home, they all wanted to try on Dolly's costume.  I might have to make some more fleece owl hats this winter.


In the meantime, we have a fun new addition to our dress-up clothes.


My little owl couldn't be happier.  Next up, the Hogwarts robes!

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15 happy thoughts:

Marjorie said...

Very cute! I love anything owl themed! Looks very soft too.

celeste said...

oh my goodness! adorable!

(we will have a hermione this year too.)

Design Esquire said...

That is the sweetest costume. You did a fantastic job! And I love that your whole family has a theme - especially when it is Harry Potter!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

That is absolutely adorable, great job Chris! can't wait to see your family portrait!

Melissa said...

Absolutely adorable...a brilliant idea - I don't think I would have come up with it - she is clearly delighted.

Love the theme, btw.!!!

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

Adorable, Chris! I loved that costume that Erica made, and your version is just as cute. Love the Harry Potter theme!

kendascrafts said...

looks great! i love harry potter!

Katie said...

This is so adorable!

Diana said...

This is crazy!! Up until a week ago my kids were all going as Harry Potter character!! Great minds, huh? I can't decide which is cuter, the costume or the model. Dolly is right!

Mike said...

Cutest Wizard and owl I've seen in a long time! Can't wait to see the whole group:)

Michelle Paige said...

Such an adorable owl costume! I love the hat. Thanks for stopping by my blog, michellepaige.blogspot.com and commenting on my rug. It was surprisingly so easy!

Michele Pacey said...

She is such a little cutie, and it's obvious you've made her day. What a good mommy you are!

Sachiko said...

How cute! The costume and the little model. :)

Tiffany said...

Too stinking cute! Really really like the head piece on this, the yellow circle fabric around the eyes is perfect!!! I can see her wearing this one after Halloween.

Rebecca Dolores said...

I really wish I was skilled enough to be able to follow your directions. That is such a cute costume!

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