What A Hoot Costume

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by Amy Hartman A.C. Moore Manahawkin, NJ

What A Hoot Costume

You'll have the smartest costume at the party, especially when everyone sees how clever it looks and that YOU made it!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2-3 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Print and cut out multiple templates for feathers. Fold felt lengthwise in half and place feather templates as shown in diagram, pinning down through both layers of felt. Cut fold, creating two sheets. Cut out with templates pinned on felt.
  • 2
    Cut 4 sheets of Camel, Brown, Cocoa and Ivory, resulting in about 160 feathers. Save excess felt for mask. Note: if you want to cover the front and back of shirt with feathers, double the number of felt pieces.
  • 3
    Starting with the bottom front of the shirt, lay down a row of felt feathers, randomly mixing colors so they are one next to the other. Glue down straight edge of feather to hem of shirt so feathers hang over shirt.
  • 4
    The next approximate 12 rows, glue feathers in place in alternating spaces. See diagram for reference.
  • 5
    When you get to the area of the sleeves, go to sleeves. Work from edge of sleeve up, as noted in steps 3 & 4.
  • 6
    For rest of shirt, you will work the feathers in a semi-circular pattern; see diagram for reference, filling in up to neck.
  • 7
    Mask: Cut out template with Brown Felt, cutting out eyes as shown. Hot Glue to mask.
  • 8
    For beak, cut out following feather template on Yellow Felt. Arch around nose to create beak point.
  • 9
    For smaller feathers, use small template and excess felt from pieces left over from larger feathers.
  • 10
    Start on outside of mask by gluing down feathers so they stick out beyond mask, working inward. Fill in between eyes with more felt feathers.
  • 11
    Trace circles with Brown, White and Black felt, cutting out eye openings and gluing in place as shown.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2-3 hours

Project Supplies

  • Gildan® T-shirt 100% Cotton Brown
  • New Image Group® Felt Sheets 9 inch x 12 inch Camel 104276461 (4 sheets)
  • New Image Group® Felt Sheets 9 inch x 12 inch Brown 104276458 (5sheets)
  • New Image Group® Felt Sheets 9 inch x 12 inch Ivory 104276455 (4 sheets)
  • New Image Group® Felt Sheets 9 inch x 12 inch Yellow 104276432 (1 sheet)
  • New Image Group® Felt Sheets 9 inch x 12 inch White 104276453 (1 sheet)
  • New Image Group® Felt Sheets 9 inch x 12 inch Black 104276464 (1 sheet)
  • Nicole™ Crafts Lone Ranger Mask White 104277212
  •   Nicole™ Crafts Jumbo Wood Craft Sticks 20 pcs. 104149722
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder® All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pcs. 104737928
  • Scissors
  • Nicole™ Crafts Eye Pins 1 inch Silver Plate 20 pcs. 104244133
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