• DIY: Owl Cap

    Henry’s fascination with owls has been ongoing for a few months now so his Halloween costume choice was an obvious one, with his stipulation that the owl needed to be a ‘surprised owl’, not a scary owl

     His owl wings were made simply with two pieces of felt and ribbon. Instructions here on Momtastic.

    I sewed/hot glued (some of the stitches didn’t keep) cut feathers onto a plain gray tee and paired it with some gray skinnies.

    Okay, here’s the owl cap process:

    I used a baby pilot cap based my pattern off of it. Obviously I adjusted the size a bit and made the front stick out a little more.

    Sewed the three pieces together, matching the pointed ends together

    Added some ribbon for the tie

    And hot glued some owl features on. There are adjustments I would make if I were to do it again but I’m happy with how it turned out. I love working with felt. Not having to hem makes everything so EASY! Too bad all of our clothing can’t be made from felt.


    1. Crazypatch said… October 28, 2011 9:20 am

      merci pour ce très beau déguisement, un petit lien vers ici sur mon blog…. amitiés http://carrementchouette78.blogspot.com/

    2. watchhisweehead said… November 9, 2010 6:34 am

      How adorable is that. I'm banking this idea for next year.

    3. Lola said… November 7, 2010 7:51 am

      I love this costume! Your little boy looks so cute in it!

    4. Mom said… November 4, 2010 1:04 pm

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    5. Mom said… November 4, 2010 1:03 pm

      Oh, the finished costume turned out just amazing!!!

    6. christine said… November 4, 2010 11:23 am

      Amazing! You did a brilliant job, and what a cutie your Henry is.

    7. Camellia said… November 3, 2010 9:40 am

      What a genius little costume! I love homemade Halloweens.

    8. Evie said… November 2, 2010 8:06 am

      Great job! My mom used to make all of my Halloween costumes too! Now if only the owl that I tried to carve into my pumpkin turned out as well…

    9. emily sparks said… November 2, 2010 7:54 am

      Hank's costume is so great. Thanks for the diy.

    10. Kattia said… November 1, 2010 10:59 pm

      this is adorable!www.sanfranciscomysong.com

    11. Four Flights said… November 1, 2010 10:33 pm

      had to stop by and see what this blog was about. I was intrigued with the name, since I have 2 dear friends that live in Hoboken. Adorable costume 🙂

    12. megasimple said… November 1, 2010 7:13 pm

      Love the costume. Your little owl may enjoy making Owl Brownie bites! http://tinyurl.com/2dzbd93

    13. Jane K. Schott said… November 1, 2010 6:36 pm

      It's so great to see a costume being made in house…I hate those store bought outfits.Really nice job. He will always remember that you made his costume and made this holiday so special.

    14. Suzie @ cupcake monkey said… November 1, 2010 4:40 pm

      Oh my goodness!!! So cute!!!

    15. rebecca said… November 1, 2010 2:35 pm

      oh baby hank! you're so cute in that surprised owl costume!

    16. Jana said… November 1, 2010 12:38 pm

      I love his obsession with owls and this darling costume! So so cute!

    17. Meghan said… November 1, 2010 12:36 pm

      Adorable!! Great job.

    18. Janelle said… November 1, 2010 12:05 pm

      what an adorable owl! i really wish I was a creative mom. 🙂

    19. Stephanie Sabbe said… November 1, 2010 9:11 am

      that costume is adorable. Good job

    20. Making it Lovely said… November 1, 2010 8:55 am

      How adorable!

    21. michelle said… November 1, 2010 8:53 am

      just darling, and he wore the cap! So so cute.

    22. simply blythe said… November 1, 2010 8:21 am

      super cute little costume!

    23. Melissa said… November 1, 2010 8:12 am

      How Perfect! I love this.

    24. MelancholySmile said… November 1, 2010 8:01 am

      For such an easy project, it sure looks cute and professional! Lucky Hank, he has one awesome mama. 🙂

    25. Miggy said… November 1, 2010 7:03 am

      That's a great costume Liz. And everytime I see a picture of Henry I think "he is definitely a little Liz." So Cute.

    26. the southern hostess said… November 1, 2010 6:18 am

      So cute! Great job.

    27. Kaira said… November 1, 2010 6:00 am

      He looks so adorable!

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