Owls have been rather popular in the sewing and crafting world for over a year now and I personally love the trend. I decided to embody that trend and make myself an owl costume for Halloween.
Now, first of all, this is the FIRST year I have ever made myself a costume. I typically will thrift something/buy/borrow to get a costume. Last year I hijacked my hubby's old Army uniform and boots and went as a soldier.
The first part of my costume is a mask. I completed this last night and if all goes well, I will finish the second part of my costume sometime in the near future. I was hoping to say tonight, but I have a kiddo battling croup, which means no one is sleeping well around here.
Anyways, onto the mask. Isn't it beautiful? I love it! Does it look owl enough?
I have always enjoyed making masks, ever since I was a kid. As a kid I even use to collect those porcelain face masks that seemed to be everywhere in the late 80's.
My mask started off as this. A fabric covered plastic molded mask that I picked up at Jo Ann Fabrics.
Then with the addition of glue, felt, markers and some pheasant feathers I was able to transform it into this.
Now, trying to keep my kiddos hands off of this until Halloween is going to be the challenge.