Elena wants to be an owl for Halloween.
The only owl costume I found
was for sale at Pottery Barn Kids
for $60.
SIXTY dollars.
No way, Jose.

I decided I could make one.
It can't be that hard, right?
So I googled something or another
that led me to a website
with a template for an owl mask
and owl feathers.
All I had to do
was cut out a gagillion of them
and sew them onto a shirt.

DRL decided Elena needed to be
a white-bellied owl
I am glad he gave his input.
All brown would have been a little boring.
I even threw some white "feathers"
on the back to add depth.
Or character.
Or depth of character.
I have a few final touches to make before it's completely finished
 but all in all
I am very pleased with how it turned out.
And how easy it actually was to make.

Two years ago, I couldn't even thread a sewing machine.

Chew on that for a minute the next time you think
you can't do something
just because you've never done it before.

Hey Elena,
Mama's done taking pictures,
can we take the Owl costume off now?
Guess not.



  1. What a great model you have there!

  2. and what a great costume idea as well! I LOVE DIY halloween.


  3. heya-
    a friend of mine was thinking about making her toddler's halloween costume. She was hesitant. I shared this page with her. She gained confidence.She will now be making her child's costume.

    Feels good, don't it? :)

    (interestingly enough, she works at PBK)

  4. oh my gosh... this is the cutest costume EVER!!! What a lucky little girl!
    What will Stella be?