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chicken costume for babies and toddlers

chicken costume for baby abodenly

Last October when my sweet son was ten months old, we dressed him up as a chicken for Halloween. It was adorable! Even though this was last year, I thought it would still be fun to share the costume for anyone looking for dress-up ideas for a little one. I think this cute costume works for either a boy or a girl. It was a bit time-consuming to make, but not difficult.

Materials:

white button-down shirt
orange or yellow sweatpants
white baby hat (the kind that ties under the chin worked well)
white feather boa
red and yellow felt
white, red, and yellow thread

First, I deconstructed the boa by carefully cutting the rope that the feathers are tied to. I hand-sewed the boa to the arms and shoulder sections of the shirt with the white thread.

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Next, I did the same thing to the white hat with the rest of the boa. I sort of went around the hat in a circular pattern. I also cut out a beak shape from the yellow felt and a double-sided comb from the red felt. I sewed those to the hat as well.

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Then I cut claw-shaped pieces out of the yellow felt and sewed them to the inside seam along the bottom of the pants.

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He looked so cute in this sweet costume, and he was able to crawl around and move as much as he wanted with no problems.

chicken costume abodenly

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This year I found an adorable costume at a consignment sale for a great deal, so I am saving myself some work. If you have any questions about how I made the costume, please feel free to leave a comment and I will try to answer as soon as possible!

All written content and photographs © Abodenly.com, 2013.

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