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Natty's Birds of a Feather Costumes

Added Oct 31, 2010

by nattyjane

Berkeley, Califo...






This year for Halloween I’m visiting my best friend in Detroit, so I made costumes for both of us. I came up with the idea of being a flamingo and then my friend decided to be a parrot so that we could be birds together. I made matching circle skirts using a tutorial on BurdaStyle. The base layer of our wings are in fabric that matches our skirts, and then I sewed on layers of fabric for feathers. I also made headbands with layered fabric feathers. It was a lot of work, but the process was actually rather fun and relaxing, and of course the finished costume is really fun to run around in. Birds of a feather flock together!

Also on my blog! nattyjanesews.blogspot.com

New tutorial on my blog! http://nattyjanesews.blogspot.com/search/label/Tutorial

Material Notes

Yards and yards of silky polyester, d-rings for the circle skirt closures.




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    Feb 14, 2012, 01.53 PMby Jessica Carter

    This idea is wondnerful!!! I want to make one of these, attatch it to a hoddie, and wear it all the time!!! Thank you so much for the cute idea!!! :)

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    Jun 5, 2011, 07.40 AMby tammykay821

    You really did do an amazing job! I love the colors.

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    May 26, 2011, 09.52 PMby Jodi Wade

    Awesome! How much fun do those costumes look!

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    Apr 3, 2011, 03.01 AMby switsrandi

    This is lovely. Is this pattern possibly for sale? I’d love to make some too! :D

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    Jan 21, 2011, 08.38 AMby Mari Np

    Wouaw, no matter the theme af my next fancy dress party, I go as a flamingo too!!

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    Jan 2, 2011, 09.34 AMby sewlikeabee6

    You girls did a great job, that was a good idea you two will never forget all the work ,and fun you all had, good friends are hard to come by ,like they say if you have two best friends in your life. take care of your friends, like if they need you ,some day you may need them , not just money etc. WAY OUT THERE GALS neat idea. Happy New Year!!!!!!!

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    Dec 20, 2010, 01.25 PMby hannnc

    Absolutely amazing!!! Wow! Hope you can re-use them more than once.

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    Nov 9, 2010, 06.08 PMby brippypeigh

    ADORABLE! great colors

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    Nov 2, 2010, 10.50 AMby peaches2218

    They turned out really well. The birds of a feather idea is such a cute way to celebrate a friendship with someone you don’t get to see often.

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    Nov 1, 2010, 05.49 PMby aggelicat .)

    so great!! have a nice time!!

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    Nov 1, 2010, 12.37 PMby Zyanya Walker

    these are so gorgeous!

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    Nov 1, 2010, 10.05 AMby Anne Wagenhauser

    Well done, those are really pretty!

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    Nov 1, 2010, 08.33 AMby charlotteauzou

    Fantastic !

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    Nov 1, 2010, 06.50 AMby Shira B

    wow that’s so pretty! I love it!!! :D

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    Nov 1, 2010, 05.08 AMby olystyrene

    These a wonderful! Love those colours!

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    Nov 1, 2010, 02.46 AMby flynnflynn

    these are just beautiful – they’re also bizarrely stylish for halloween costumes; nice job :)

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    Nov 1, 2010, 12.42 AMby junaluska

    Wow! They look awesome, but they do seem like they took at a lot of work!

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    Nov 1, 2010, 12.12 AMby sclundy

    let me be the first to say that these are AMAZING. i may have to copy your idea for next halloween!

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