I hope everyone had a safe and happy Halloween! Ours was pretty low key. We went to my parents house and visited a few neighbors and called it a night. I wanted my daughter's halloween costume to be special this year because it was her first halloween. I contemplated several different things from mermaid to a cabbage patch doll, but settled on an owl when I found this great inspiration hat on Etsy. I showed it to my mom and she said she would love to make it for baby girl, perfect! If you want to make your own, check out this tutorial. Now what to do for the rest of the costume?
Believe it or not it was inspired by this rug I found at Ross. I actually almost bought the rug and turned it into the costume but thought it might be too heavy and hard to cut and sew.
So, instead I made my own version. I started with a plain white onesie and a sheet. I ripped it into small squares because I wanted the edges to be frayed for a little extra texture.
Then, I put a dab of glue in the middle and pinched it together
Then, I glued these pieces one by one all over the onesie. Tip: Before you start glueing the pieces on the onesie make sure you have something inside the onesie to make sure you don't glue it together. I just stuck a paper grocery bag inside mine. I also cut off the sleeves of the onesie because I didn't want to bother with the sleeves and thought it might make it too hard to get off and on.
Then, for the front I wanted something a little different so I added some fur that I found at Hobby Lobby. Unfortunately, they only had fur by the roll not larger pieces in the color I needed so when I put the outfit on her there are gaps between the fur. Oh well, lesson learned. So if you do this try to find one continuous piece of fur. Then I added a little trim to the top and a fabric flower I made from some scrap material. There are lots of great tutorials for these out there. I added some glittery tights from Target, a long sleeve onesie to go underneath (I did this for warmth and comfort because the hot glue left hard spots on the inside of the onesie), and some boots she already had (also from Target) and my little owl was ready to go.
sometimes owls get cold and need a little jean jacket...
and she was a little watermelon for a fall festival we visited in our town, my sister got her this outfit (from Children's place) so we figured why not?