Animal Costumes: DIY Feathered Chicken Costume by Martha Stewart

by Cristina Muñoz Brown on October 26, 2011

in COSTUME,CRAFT,HOLIDAY

Animal Costumes: Chicken Costume by Martha Stewart Holiday & Seasonal Crafts

Here at The Feather Place, we love it when people go out of their way to make creative and unique DIY Halloween Costumes! That’s why we love this feathery tutorial by Martha Stewart! This DIY is a must for small children this Halloween season! Up the ante and go large, Make one in your size with additional material and feather boas!

Why did this baby chicken cross the road? To get to the Halloween party, of course. Her costume is made from two tickly feather boas, ordinary kitchen gloves, yellow tights, and a pilot’s cap that’s crowned with a felt comb. Under the plumage, two leotards are stuffed with batting for extra plumpness. Appropriate for children ages 3 and older.

Tools and Materials
2 white long-sleeved leotards
One bag of loose wool batting
2 heavyweight white feather boas
Safety pins
Two 8-by-10-inch pieces of red wool felt
White pilot’s cap
Hot-glue gun
Yellow rubber gloves
Sneakers with a heel tab

Chicken How-To
1. For the bodysuit, place one leotard inside the other; stuff batting between them, and sew together at necklines and leg holes. With your child wearing the bodysuit, drape boas across and around the body; safety-pin in place. Remove costume from child, and handstitch in place every 4 inches.

Animal Costumes: Chicken Costume by Martha Stewart Holiday & Seasonal Crafts - STEP ONE BODYSUIT

2. For the hat, use the comb template to cut two pieces of felt. Stitch combs together with a 1/4-inch seam allowance, leaving the bottom open. Turn right side out; stuff peaks with batting. Stretch hat over a ball or other round object; attach comb using the hot-glue gun on a low setting.

Animal Costumes: Chicken Costume by Martha Stewart Holiday & Seasonal Crafts - STEP TWO CHICKEN HAT

3. For the feet, stuff fingers of gloves with batting. Slip sneaker into glove, palm side down. Pull glove taut so fingers arch up (to prevent tripping); cut slit in center of glove from tongue of shoe to heel tab. Pull end of slit beneath heel. Snip extra cuff, leaving 2 inches; cut a notch at each corner. Fold sides in; secure with hot glue. Fold bottom up and top down; glue.

Animal Costumes: Chicken Costume by Martha Stewart Holiday & Seasonal Crafts - STEP THREE CHICKEN FEET

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