Introduction

This has to be one of the most adorable costumes... ever. Turn a bunch of inexpensive feather boas into a fun flamingo costume for your little one. Pair it with a pink dress and tights, and you have a unique, handmade Halloween costume that won't break the bank.

Step 1

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Make Skirt

Cut a piece of ribbon approximately 50” long.

Step 2

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Cut Boas

Cut the boas in either halves, thirds or quarters, depending on the length of your boa. You want your cut boa strip to be double the length of your finished skirt length.

Step 3

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Tie Boas to Ribbon

Tie one of the boa strips around the ribbon with a simple knot. Let the two sides dangle down evenly.

Step 4

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Add More Boa Strips

Repeat this process with all of the boa strips until you have a full skirt. It is okay if the skirt doesn’t go all of the way around, as long as it covers the front.

Step 5

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Push Together and Tie

Push all of the boa strips onto the center of the ribbon and tie the ribbon in the back around your waist for the feather skirt.

Step 6

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Use Boa Strip for Flamingo Head

To make the flamingo head, pull one of the boa strips from the skirt around to the top.

Step 7

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Trace and Cut Head Pieces

Cut two felt circles. We used the ribbon holder as a circle template and simply traced around it with the marker.

Step 8

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Cut Felt Pieces

Cut out beak shapes from additional pieces of felt.

Step 9

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Sew Together

Place beak shapes on top of one another and sew together. Use hot glue if a needle and thread are not handy.

Step 10

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Make the Eyes

Repeat so that you have two mirror image flamingo heads. Use a black marker to draw on the eyes.

Step 11

Match Up and Sew

Place the flamingo heads around the top of the boa strip, wrong sides together, sandwiching the boa inside the flamingo head. Pin all the way around and sew.

Pro Tip

To ensure that the flamingo head stays firmly in place on your shoulder, simply attach a safety pin to the back of the head and clip to the shirt when wearing.

Step 12

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Put it All Together

Pair with a pink dress and colorful tights and your kiddo will be feathered and fabulous!