What-a-hoot Owl Halloween Costume

by Ellen Goldberg

What-a-hoot Owl Halloween Costume

A no-sew costume any parent can make

You'll need:

  • Oversize brown sweatshirt
  • Fabric glue
  • 1/2 yard brown ribbon
  • 1 yard light-brown felt
  • Brown marabou boa
  • 1 yard dark-brown felt
  • 2 oversize yellow buttons
  • 2 black buttons
  • 2 copper scouring pads
  • Black rubber glove
  • Cotton balls


Follow the instructions for the devil costume, using a brown sweatshirt. Cut zigzag strips of light-brown felt. Glue them to the sweatshirt starting at the bottom, slightly overlapping as you move up. Glue marabou around the neck.


Cut dark-brown felt into 2 teardrops. Glue the largest, round part to the shoulders of sweatshirt. (Bigger kids require bigger wings; simply layer two teardrops for each side.) Cut wrist-bands off the sleeves and glue to the inside of each wing.


Cut two small triangles, about 3 inches high and 3 inches wide, from one sleeve. Fold in half. Take the other sleeve and cut 8 inches down from the shoulder. Glue raw edges of the widest end under. Tuck in the opposite end to form a horizontal seam. Glue triangles inside the fold to create ears, then glue across the seam to close. Glue black buttons to center of yellow buttons, then glue to the center of each scouring pad; glue marabou around the back edge of each pad, and glue eyes to the front of the hat. Cut a finger off the glove, and stuff with cotton balls. Glue between eyes to create a beak.

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