Yesterday, I told you how to make the body of the costume. However, the face the most important part. It was the identifying feature that I was an owl. Here are the items I used.
I considered a headband or creating a hair clip but when I saw the visor at Hobby Lobby it was obvious. I took the stretchy band off of it and put it in my hair with bobby pins.
First, I covered the visor with hot glue. (see photo below) Then, I laid fabric on the visor as a sheet. Then, I trimmed the excess.
Second, I cut some ears out of the same fabric.
I made them so large so they could easily be glued.
Next, I trimmed the coffee filters for the owl eyes. I used coffee filters to give it some depth. I used three filters for each eye, as one filter wasn’t thick enough. However, the filter diameter was too much so I cut them down after stapling them together.
I traced circles on the black fabric to create pupils which were hot glued onto the coffee filters. Then, I used a sheet of orange foam for the beak. It took me a few tries but I finally got the size and shape I wanted.
Last, I hot glued everything onto the visor to make my mask. I hot glued the ears first, then the eyes. I decided to add lashes by cutting a couple long strips of the black fabric that I glued in the top corners of the eyes. You can see them below. However, they were not visible when I wore the costume. I glued the beak on last. Here is the complete face or mask.
Here it is with the costume.
I wore my Halloween costume to work as we have an annual contest and party. Here I am all done up.
I wore a long sleeve black shirt, a black skirt with black tights under the vest.
Then, The Mister and I met his family for dinner. That’s right I went to TGI Fridays with The Mister’s parents, sister, niece, brother-in-law and brother dressed up as an owl.
I put the mask on for a short time for our niece and to show that the “vest” was for a reason. I’m ridiculous.