With Halloween less than two weeks away, if you haven't found the right costume for the big night, you're almost out of time! After perusing through costume stores in your area, you may be surprised by just how expensive some of them can be, as well as how limited your choices may be this late in the game. However, if you have a creative side, it may be far more cost-effective and fun to make your costume on your own. There's a nearly unlimited amount of combinations you can throw together, but one that may pique your interest is a Bright Night Owl Costume.
Whether you'll be sporting this costume on the holiday or it's for your little ones, the craft project can be combined with a variety of different outfits and can be put together quite easily. Begin by heading to your local arts and crafts store and picking up a selection of foam sheets in black and purple that will provide better stability than construction paper and other materials. Additionally, you can buy a few T-shirts in purple, royal blue and turquoise that can be used to form the feathers. Along with traditional materials like scissors and craft knives, you should also pick up a matching ribbon to tie around the back of your mask to ensure that it's fastened securely on Halloween night.
With all of your materials together, cut your blue and turquoise T-shirts into feather shapes and then cut a feather spine shape out of your Aleene's® Double-Stick Tacky Sheets™. After removing the top layer, you can then apply Tulip® Fashion Glitter™ and shake off the excess. This will add brilliant color to your feathers, so alternate hues to add a bit of variety to your costume. Next, take your purple T-shirt and adhere one adhesive dot for each embellishment from your Aleene's® Tacky Dot Roll™ to attach the feathers to the neckline of your shirt.
Now that your outerwear is complete, you can start working on your mask. Cut an owl face out of your craft foam and use your adhesive sheets once more to apply two shades of glitter. Last but not least, attach your ribbon to the back of the mask so it will stay on throughout your Halloween festivities. With all of your hard work finally paying off, you can flaunt your new costume on Halloween night and enjoy the satisfaction of telling others that you made it yourself!