ANGRY BIRDS ~ Children’s Costume Tutorial and Patterns

It was about this time last year that I posted my
Angry Birds Family Costume Tutorial.I wanted to add a few more costume variations to our Angry Birds family this year.
 

It has been a pleasure to connect with others who have created costumes using my tutorial and we are sure to have many more Angry Bird costume features coming soon. 
Below you will find tutorials for the Space Eagle {from Angry Birds Space}, the Pink Bubble Bird {from Angry Birds Seasons} and a Zombie Pig.
 
The Space Eagle is sized for a teenager {size 12-14}
The Pink Bird is a child size 6X
The Zombie Pig is a child size 5
 

Materials:
Felt is a material that I find easy to work with and comes in a wide variety of colours. It is used mostly for crafts and not generally recommended to be put in the washer or dryer. You could substitute a heavy cotton or muslin. The bolt of felt I used was 70″ wide. 1 1/2 meters of purple felt
1  meter of pink felt
1 meter of green felt
1/2 meter of black felt

1/2 meter of white felt
3 1/2 meters of broadcloth {an inexpensive, lightweight cotton}
1 sheet of craft felt {found at a craft or dollar store} in these colours: yellow, brown, grey x 2, light green, blue and purple.
4 meters of quilt batting

Black fabric paint or fabric marker
Black head band {for pink bird feather}
Scissors
Thread
Hot Glue Gun
Glue sticks
Pins
Measuring tape


If you have any questions don’t hesitate to email me heatherpainchaud{at}hotmail{dot}com

 Space Eagle

1. Cut an egg shape that measures 25″ across on the bottom and 20″ across on the top.  Repeat so that you have two purple eggs. 

 
2.  Cut two white egg shapes out of the cotton and cut your features out of felt.  Go here, here and here for the patterns.

3. Lay one purple egg and one cotton egg, right sides together. Top with an egg shaped piece of quilt batting and pin together. The quilt batting is used in the costumes to provided added support to the upper portion and a smoother, less bumpy look to the finished costume. Sew together using a 1/4″ seam allowance.

 
4. Be sure to leave a 4-6″ hole while sewing so that you can invert the piece, right sides out.
 
5. Repeat steps 3 & 4 so that you have two stuffed eggs. These are the back and front of the eagle.
  
6.  Cut four pieces of black felt 4″ x 6″.  Pin these to the inside of the costume at the shoulders and waist.

 7.  Sew the two egg shapes together, right sides facing, using the black pieces of felt.

 8.  Hot glue gun features to the front of the eagle.

 9.  Fill the front of the costume with stuffing.  Play with the fullness of the costume before sewing/glueing the hole closed.

 10.  You may want to paint the beak of the eagle grey {as I did} or keep it black.  I just used acrylic craft paints.

 Use black fabric paint or fabric marker to add details to the features.  I prefer fabric paint.

11. Outline the features with fabric paint.

 A finished Space Eagle.

Pink Bird

1.  Measure and cut two circles of pink felt 25″ in diameter.

2. Cut out two 25″ circles of white cotton.  Cut our bird features using the patterns here, here and here.

3. Lay one pink circle and one cotton circle, right sides together. Top with a piece of quilt batting and pin together. The quilt batting is used in the costumes to provided added support to the upper portion and a smoother, less bumpy look to the finished costume. Sew together using a 1/4″ seam allowance.

4. Be sure to leave a 4-6″ hole while sewing so that you can invert the piece, right sides out.

5. Repeat steps 3 & 4 so that you have two stuffed circles. These are the back and front of the bird.

6.  Cut out and sew together the top feather.  Stuff with batting and attach to a headband with hot glue.

7. Be sure to pin the tail feather into place before sewing the costume together.

8.  Sew the back and front together, attaching the pieces together at the shoulder and chest.

9.  Hot glue gun the features to the front of the costume.

10.  Fill the front of the costume with stuffing.  Glue or sew both the holes in the front and back of the costume closed.

11.  Outline the features with black fabric paint.

A complete pink bird.

Zombie Pig

1.  Cut two circles 22″ in diameter out of green felt.

2.  Cut two 22″ circles out of white cotton and cut out pig features.  Find the pattern here and here.

3. Lay one green circle and one cotton circle, right sides together. Top with a piece of quilt batting and pin together. The quilt batting is used in the costumes to provided added support to the upper portion and a smoother, less bumpy look to the finished costume. Sew together using a 1/4″ seam allowance.

4. Be sure to leave a 4-6″ hole while sewing so that you can invert the piece, right sides out.

5. Repeat steps 3 & 4 so that you have two stuffed circles. These are the back and front of the pig.

6.  Sew the back and front together, right sides facing, at the shoulder and hip.
7.  Fill the front of the costume with stuffing before sewing or glueing the hole closed.

 

8.  Hot glue gun the features to the front of the pig.

9.  Outline the features with black fabric paint.

A finished zombie pig.

I would love to get your feedback and check out your costume photos!  Please send them my way
heatherpainchaud{at}hotmail{dot}com

Happy Halloween!

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