Make a Youngsters Hen Costume for Halloween – Paper and Sew | Digital Noch

Make a Youngsters Hen Costume for Halloween – Paper and Sew | Digital Noch

A children chook costume that even essentially the most unexperienced crafter could make. Really! It’s really easy.

On the subject of DIY Halloween costumes, I nearly all the time wait till what looks as if the final minute to make one. This children chook costume, nonetheless, was a bit of completely different.

Positive, I used to be engaged on it till the final doable minute (like 10 minutes earlier than he put it on to stroll out the door). BUT this time, I began making it a lot sooner than the day of. I might hand sew a bit of bit right here, glue a bit of bit there. Simply each time I had a couple of minutes to spare.

I solely point out that to say, that if you wish to make a children Halloween costume and really feel such as you don’t have time to make it, I’m proper there with you. I simply realized that if I began earlier and labored on it for little snippets at a time, I would really get it achieved. And because it seems, I did! And you’ll too. If you wish to. In the event you’re not into DIYing one thing, no stress! 

ANYWAY. In complete, this home made costume concept took lower than two hours to make. And you may get that point down even additional in the event you go the no sew route. Which I’ll share within the tutorial. Click on by means of to see how I made this DIY chook costume for my kiddo.

Pink and yellow fluffy handmade bird costume (and tutorial).

Earlier than I get began, I’ll point out… I initially got down to make a cat costume as a result of that’s what Hayes requested to be for Halloween.

However chook was the second alternative and it appeared the better of the 2 for me to make.

So I grabbed some leftover scrap material I had from a pretend fur pillow mission. Then, I set to work on a home made costume that turned out fairly cute. IMO.

Can I modify this costume to make a distinct animal?

YES! I really feel like you may modify this method to make SO many various animal costumes.

Cat, canine, bear, panda, sheep, mouse, and so on.

Child wearing pink and yellow homemade bird costume

Pink and yellow fur fur with scissors stacked on top.

Supplies for Child’s Hen Costume

  • 1/2 yard of fake fur material (for base colour)*
  • 1/4 yard (or much less) of fake fur material (in contrasting colour)*
  • scissors
  • scrap cardboard (for use inside wings and beak for stiffness)
  • needle and thread OR stitching machine
  • sizzling glue gun
  • iron-on adhesive and iron (elective – solely wanted for no-sew model)
  • children hat (elective)

*Material yardage could fluctuate relying on dimension of the kid. I made mine for a two 12 months outdated.

You don’t have to make use of fake fur, however I discovered it to be a particularly forgiving materials, because it’s so fluffy. So in the event you’re not a stitching knowledgeable (which I’m not), you may nonetheless make a dressing up that appears actually cute {and professional}.

Make a Hen Costume

Pink and yellow faux fur with scissors.

Chopping the Physique and Stomach Material

Physique Material

Begin by chopping the principle physique material piece right down to dimension.

To be able to get the measurement, I measured my son from shoulders to knees (for size) AND throughout the shoulders (for width).

Then added 3 inches onto every of these numbers.

Then, I doubled the size measurement and depth the width measurement the identical.

That new measurement is the measurement I used to chop the piece of material down.

Ex: If I made that complicated, right here’s an instance: If my son was 20 inches lengthy from shoulders to knees and 15 inches broad from shoulder to shoulder, I might reduce a bit of material that’s 18 inches broad and 46 inches lengthy. Added 3 inches onto size earlier than doubling and added 3 inches onto width.

Observe: My precise measurements for the material I reduce for the physique (making a dressing up for a two 12 months outdated), was 17 inches broad and 40 inches lengthy.

Stomach Material

Subsequent on on checklist of cuts could be to chop the oval stomach, from the contrasting colour material.

Reduce an oval form that would be the stomach of your chook. Mine is 12 inches lengthy and seven inches broad (on the widest half).

Pink fur fur being made not a bird costume for Halloween.

Pink faux fur being made into a bird costume.

Create the Hen Physique

Flip the material over, unsuitable facet going through up, and fold it in half.

Then discover the middle on the fold and reduce slits to make a gap for the top.

I simply made a horizontal reduce throughout the fold after which a vertical reduce on one facet to make the top gap massive sufficient for a toddler’s head to suit by means of.

Subsequent, fold the underside of the material over by about an inch and sizzling glue the underside edges upward. This will provide you with a completed edge on the backside on either side.

Now, utilizing a needle and thread or a stitching machine, sew the edges 2/3 of the best way up beginning on the backside.

Leaving the highest 1/3 open for the arms to undergo. I triple knotted every finish (at first and finish).

You possibly can see that I did a fairly tough job on the hand stitching. I used to be going very quick, however wow – not cute!

Fortunately, you received’t see any of those when it’s completed. So it doesn’t actually matter what the stitching seems like.

Set the physique apart to work on the wings…

Cutting bird wings for a Halloween costume.

Chopping Cardboard Wings

Wing dimension will depend upon the dimensions of your little one. 

For my two 12 months outdated, I used two rectangular items from a cardboard field that had been every 12 inches lengthy and 6 inches broad.

Then I reduce a triangle off of 1 facet of every wing. See photograph above.

Chopping Wing Material

Subsequent, I laid each items of cardboard onto the remaining physique material and reduce the material down round it, leaving (roughly) an additional inch all of the wall round.

Do the identical factor yet one more time with a brand new piece of material. So that you’ll have a complete of two items of material, one for every wing.

Pink faux fur and glueing cardboard to wings for bird costume.

Connect Cardboard Wings to Material

Subsequent, take one piece of cardboard and sizzling glue it to 1 facet of 1 piece of wing material.

Fold the leftover facet material over the cardboard and tote glue that down.

Then, glue the opposite flap to the cardboard to utterly cowl the cardboard in fake fur. You possibly can tuck in and sizzling glue any edges which can be nonetheless unfinished.

Repeat this course of with the second cardboard wing and second piece of material.

Add Stomach Material to Physique

Flip the finished physique proper facet out so that you see all of the fluffy elements once more. Now it’s time to connect the stomach piece.

I used a mixture of sizzling glue and hand stitching to get the stomach hooked up very well to the physique piece.

I made certain to repeatedly fluff up the fake fur, so the fur might masks an imperfections within the chopping/ attachment.

Connect Completed Wings to Physique

This half is elective, however for my toddler, having the wings hooked up was vital.

So, I simply used a needle and thread once more to connect the wings to the physique on the shoulders.

I did this in 4 evenly spaced elements of the shoulder, because it wraps across the arm gap.

It’s possible you’ll wish to connect small elastic loops to the inside wing that your little one can put on round his or her wrists too, for added wing assist.

Image of faux fur being made into wings for Halloween bird costume.

Making the Hen Head and Beak

I sewed a lot of the items collectively for this half.

However an alternative choice could be to discover a actually cheap children hat and sizzling glue the material and beak straight onto the hat. Needed to throw that on the market earlier than sharing how I made mine.

But in addition, I began to expire of time, so I don’t have many pictures of this a part of the method.

Let me know in case you have any questions although. Blissful to reply!

Making the Hen Head

Utilizing scrap material from the physique, I created a chook head with extra fluffy fake fur.

I reduce two triangles that every had one lengthy facet and sewed the 2 brief sides collectively, inside out. See photograph.

Then I flipped them again and tacked them down with some stitches at completely different elements onto a hat.

I used a knit hat, however you may simply as simply use a baseball hat.

Making the Beak

To make the beak, I reduce an extended and type of broad triangle from cardboard right into a beak form.

After which coated it within the stomach fur colour, because it was yellow.

I hooked up every little thing with sizzling glue, equally to how I did the wings.

To hitch the beak to the chook head, I used a needle and thread once more to sew the 2 collectively. Ensuring the beak was centered earlier than I began stitching.

Image of a homemade kids Halloween costume (of a pink bird).

Making Furry Hen Ft

Final however not least, use among the material scraps from the chook stomach to create shoe covers that can appear like furry ft.

I reduce every of the 2 ft items down to eight inches broad and 9.5 inches lengthy (for a toddler dimension 7.5 shoe).

I simply grabbed my child’s sneakers and wrapped material round, earlier than chopping, to make sure each bit would match. 

Connect the 2 ends along with a button or velcro to make the furry chook ft simple to tackle and off, on the ankle.

Fast observe… Final minute, I ended up hand stitching the foot items round his sneakers (see picture for again view), as a substitute of utilizing velcro to make them actually safe.

So there are many choices for this half.

Child wearing handmade bird costume, playing in the backyard.

Can this costume be tailored for a child?

For certain! Child costumes are a lot enjoyable to make as a result of they’re teeny tiny and every little thing seems cuter when its tremendous small, proper?

I might simply connect the headpiece to an affordable beanie after which possibly simply glue the chook physique straight onto a onesie.

It’s possible you’ll want to switch the design to ensure it’s protected for a child. Like ensuring nothing covers their face in any respect with the headpiece, and so on.

Aside from that, I believe int could be actually simple and straightforward.

Do I’ve to make use of a furry material?

Nope! You need to use no matter material you have already got.

However one of many explanation why I really like the furry material is as a result of it seems like and strikes stay feathers AND it’s extraordinarily forgiving.

You possibly can’t see any of the glue traces OR botched hand stitching as a result of the furry texture hides just about any mistake.

To me, that makes this mission type of fool-proof and excellent for any talent degree.

Child wearing a DIY Halloween costume of pink and yellow furry bird.

Child wearing a kids bird costume for Halloween, flapping his wings.

Child wearing pink kids bird costume for Halloween, walking.

Make a Hen Costume

A home made Halloween chook costume that even essentially the most unexperienced crafter could make. Really! It is really easy. Plus, you may completely modify it to be an grownup costume if you do not have a kiddo.

Value: $20

  • 1/2 yard of fake fur material for base colour *Material yardage could fluctuate relying on dimension of the kid (or grownup if modifying method)
  • 1/4 yard or much less of fake fur material (in contrasting colour)
  • scissors
  • scraps cardboard for use for wings and beak
  • needle and thread OR stitching machine
  • sizzling glue gun
  • iron-on adhesive and iron elective – solely wanted for no-sew model
  • children hat elective

Chopping the Physique and Stomach Material

(Physique Material)

  • Begin by chopping the principle physique material piece right down to dimension. To be able to get the measurement, I measured my son from shoulders to knees (for size) AND throughout the shoulders (for width). Then added 3 inches onto every of these numbers. Then, I doubled the size measurement and depth the width measurement the identical. That new measurement is the measurement I used to chop the piece of material down.

  • Ex: If I made that complicated, here is an instance: If my son was 20 inches lengthy from shoulders to knees and 15 inches broad from shoulder to shoulder, I might reduce a bit of material that’s 18 inches broad and 46 inches lengthy. Added 3 inches onto size earlier than doubling and added 3 inches onto width.

  • Observe: My precise measurements for the material I reduce for the physique (making a dressing up for a two 12 months outdated), was 17 inches broad and 40 inches lengthy.

(Stomach Material)

  • Subsequent on on checklist of cuts could be to chop the oval stomach, from the contrasting colour material. Reduce an oval form that would be the stomach of your chook. Mine is 12 inches lengthy and seven inches broad (on the widest half).

Create the Hen Physique

  • Flip the material over, unsuitable facet going through up, and fold it in half. Then discover the middle on the fold and reduce slits to make a gap for the top. I simply made a horizontal reduce throughout the fold after which a vertical reduce on one facet to make the top gap massive sufficient for a toddler’s head to suit by means of.

  • Subsequent, fold the underside of the material over by about an inch and sizzling glue the underside edges upward. This will provide you with a completed edge on the backside on either side.

  • Now, utilizing a needle and thread or a stitching machine, sew the edges 2/3 of the best way up beginning on the backside. Leaving the highest 1/3 open for the arms to undergo. I triple knotted every finish (at first and finish).

  • You possibly can see that I did a fairly tough job on the hand stitching. I used to be going very quick, however wow – not cute! Fortunately, you will not see any of those when it is completed. So it does not actually matter what the stitching seems like.

  • Set the physique apart to work on the wings…

Chopping Cardboard Wings

  • Wing dimension will depend upon the dimensions of your little one. For my two 12 months outdated, I used two rectangular items from a cardboard field that had been every 12 inches lengthy and 6 inches broad. Then I reduce a triangle off of 1 facet of every wing. See photograph above.

Chopping Wing Material

  • Subsequent, I laid each items of cardboard onto the remaining physique material and reduce the material down round it, leaving (roughly) an additional inch all of the wall round.

  • Do the identical factor yet one more time with a brand new piece of material. So you will have a complete of two items of material, one for every wing.

Connect Cardboard Wings to Material

  • Subsequent, take one piece of cardboard and sizzling glue it to 1 facet of 1 piece of wing material. Fold the leftover facet material over the cardboard and tote glue that down.

  • Then, glue the opposite flap to the cardboard to utterly cowl the cardboard in fake fur. You possibly can tuck in and sizzling glue any edges which can be nonetheless unfinished.

  • Repeat this course of with the second cardboard wing and second piece of material.

Add Stomach Material to Physique

  • Flip the finished physique proper facet out so that you see all of the fluffy elements once more. Now it is time to connect the stomach piece.

  • I used a mixture of sizzling glue and hand stitching to get the stomach hooked up very well to the physique piece, ensuring to repeatedly fluff up the fake fur, so the fur might masks an imperfections within the chopping/ attachment.

Connect Completed Wings to Physique

  • This half is elective, however for my toddler, having the wings hooked up was vital.

  • So, I simply used a needle and thread once more to connect the wings to the physique on the shoulders, in 4 evenly spaced elements of the shoulder, because it wraps across the arm gap.

  • It’s possible you’ll wish to connect small elastic loops to the inside wing that your little one can put on round his or her wrists too, for added wing assist.

Making the Hen Head and Beak

  • I sewed a lot of the items collectively for this half. However an alternative choice could be to discover a actually cheap children hat and sizzling glue the material and beak straight onto the hat. Needed to throw that on the market earlier than sharing how I made mine.

  • But in addition, I began to expire of time, so I haven’t got many pictures of this a part of the method. Let me know in case you have any questions although. Blissful to reply!

Making the Hen Head

  • Utilizing scrap material from the physique, I created a chook head with extra fluffy fake fur. I reduce two triangles that every had one lengthy facet and sewed the 2 brief sides collectively, inside out. See photograph.

  • Then I flipped them again and tacked them down with some stitches at completely different elements onto a hat. I used a knit hat, however you may simply as simply use a baseball hat.

Making the Beak

  • To make the beak, I reduce an extended and type of broad triangle from cardboard right into a beak form. After which coated it within the stomach fur colour, because it was yellow. I hooked up every little thing with sizzling glue, equally to how I did the wings.

  • To hitch the beak to the chook head, I used a needle and thread once more to sew the 2 collectively. Ensuring the beak was centered earlier than I began stitching.

Making Furry Hen Ft

  • Final however not least, use among the material scraps from the chook stomach to create shoe covers that can  appear like furry ft. I reduce every pf the 2 ft items down to eight inches broad and 9.5 inches lengthy (for a toddler dimension 7.5 shoe).

  • I simply grabbed my child’s sneakers and wrapped material round, earlier than chopping, to make sure each bit would match. Connect the 2 ends along with a button or velcro to make the furry chook ft simple to tackle and off, on the ankle.

  • Fast observe… Final minute, I ended up hand stitching the foot items round his sneakers (see picture for again view) final minute, as a substitute of utilizing velcro to make them actually safe. So there are many choices for this half.

Need extra DIY costumes and Halloween concepts like this one?

Halloween Costumes

Halloween Concepts

And that’s it! Blissful Halloween everybody. Let me know in case you have any costume questions I can reply.

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