Inexpensive Owl Halloween Costume For 5 Year Old?

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Looking for ideas to make an inexpensive owl Halloween costume for a 5 year old friend. Thank you.

Sally from Chewelah, WA


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By sue fry (Guest Post)
October 3, 20070 found this helpful
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When my daughter was 4, we made a lion costume out of large cardboard pieces (cut from a box) Two pieces were cut in the shape of the animal with enough length to come below her knees and leave the feet free for easier walking. We tied the pieces together over her shoulders with yarn. Painted the body design with acrylic paints, added a yarn tail, and use face paints. Cost....about $5.00 for the paint and yarn, and fun making it together!

By Kelly (Guest Post)
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I made a bird costume for DD when she was 2. You could adapt this to any bird, including an owl. I took a hat of hers (cheapy) and crocheted big eyes and a beak and sewed it to her hat.


You could make the eyes and beak from felt if you cannot crochet. Then for the wings, I took a matching sweatshirt and glued feathers to the sleeves, and the top of the hat.

By jennifer (Guest Post)
October 5, 20070 found this helpful
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Boxes make great costumes! Cut holes for the head and arms and leave the bottom open, then you can paint it to be a die {if he has a friend they can be a pair of dice} a Rubik cube, a wrapped present, a lego, a block, almost anything square. Or you can get a cheap poster board and hang it over his neck and paint it to look like a domino, a playing card, or a remote. One of my favorite costumes as a kids was a bunch of grapes! Take a green or purple sweat suit or any cloths that are those colors buy green or purple balloons to match, blow them up and pin the knot of the balloon to the clothes!


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didn't say male or female...i have made a witch, dollar store hat, thrift store dress, socks and broom and paint for face, also made a dalmatian dog, fuzzy hat, white pants and shirt either paint or sew some spots on and made a stuffed tail, made ninja turtles out of painted cardboard and painted face, cheap weapon from dollar stores,ninja fighter by getting a black shirt, pants, hat and scarf from thrift stores....use your imagination and have fun...was telling my daughter last wk the best costumes are the the ones you make yourself enjoy the night.


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October 5, 20070 found this helpful

Hello Chewelah, from Moses Lake! good luck with the projects!

October 6, 20070 found this helpful

One year my thrifty grandma had us be piles of leaves by attaching leaves found outside to a garbage bag and hat. I was just in my local salvation army and saw a bunch of costumes and clothes that could be uses as costumes...a fancy dress with a crown can become a princess or an old flannel shirt and jeans with some hay and become a scare crow.


Use your imagination there are so many possibilities. :)


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