Two hours before our first costume event of the year, in true Jennie style, I decided to make her a costume…you know, because what else does a mama have to do.
She was going to wear her elephant costume from last year because I hadn’t been able to think of anything more cute but then I came across a photo of a chicken costume and it was on like donkey kong! One girls trip to Hobby Lobby, a needle and thread, a whole lot of feathers, hot glue and some rubber gloves later ta-da!! 🐔🐔🐔
Her costume ended up being the hit of the entire event…making the few hours of chaos totally worth it! The best part was that she absolutely loved wearing it and even kept the hat on the entire night! She may of gotten a few feathers in her month but it added to the effect.
Homemade Chicken Costume
Take two slightly too big onesies and sew them together at the legs…stuff with filling so you don’t have a too skinny chicken. Sew the neck together. Make sure the onesies are not too big because the crotch will sag and not too small or it will not fit with the stuffing.
Take 5 feather boas and hot glue around the outer onesie. Make sure too get the shoulders good so your chicken has “wings”. I got mine from Hobby Lobby for $8.99 each…if I had the time I would have ordered them from Amazon…they have they for much less.
Take two pieces of red felt. Use a maker to mark your shape, sew together, stuff and then finish sewing together and finally to a white hat.
Take two yellow rubber gloves, cut off so you just have 4 fingers, stuff them and then hot glue to a pair of shoes or sandals.
I didn’t have time to find her yellow tights or leggings so we just used some we had from Thanksgiving last year, but you can find them for just a few bucks on Amazon.
And then one more tip…when you put your little person in their costume make sure to put it on feet first. With the stuffing in the onesies this is definitely not something you’d want to pull on over their face.
Happy costume making!!