DIY Angry Bird Costume
Today I will be sharing my DIY Angry Bird Costume Tutorial. My children are obsessed with the Angry Birds. So it came as no surprise when one of them requested to be the Ice angry bird for Halloween. One of my first options for the Ice Bird, which is shaped like an ice-cube, was to use a cardboard box as the base. However, I find that cardboard boxes can be uncomfortable and restrict movement. I scratched the cardboard box idea and decided to use fabric instead.
Luckily for me, I had an old light blue fleece blanket the kids were no longer using. This provided the perfect material for my DIY Angry Bird costume. By upcycling the blanket I was able to keep cost down (always a plus) while being environmentally friendly (another big plus). I also had felt in various colours and left over foam 3 inches thick. Take a look at the final result:
The only thing that is not mentioned in the tutorial file is that I carved a hole in the foam so that it would sit comfortably on my son’s head. Take a look:
The foam allowed the costume to maintain its boxy shape while remaining flexible and light.
A couple more photos of the finished costume:
The last photo shows Ice Bird with younger brother Yellow Bird. In the next couple of days I will be posting a quick tutorial on how to transform a plain tuque into an angry bird tuque, just like the one little brother is wearing.
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