This DIY costume could not be more perfect for my one year old daughter… She’s so prissy! So the swans elegance fits her so nicely. As soon as I put it on her, she started prancing around with her hands behind her back as she admired her feather skirt. This costume was not only SUPER easy but SUPER cheap! Here’s how I did it:
1. Feather skirt: I started with white ribbon and hot glued feathers to the ribbon. I made sure I cut off the end pieces before glueing them on. After my ribbon had a long row of feathers, I glued an additional ribbon on top. On the new ribbon I glued another set of feathers (make sure all the feathers are going the same way). From there I looked for gaps and filled them in with additional feathers. It tied around her waist perfectly!
2. Wings: I first cut out a piece of cardboard and stapled a piece of elastic string onto both sides, so I could tie it around Harper’s arms to make sure they fit. I took pieces of feathers (with the stem cut off) and hot glued them in rows onto the cardboard. I made sure I held up the elastic string, so it would not get glued under the feathers. After all the feathers were glued on and there were no gaps, I glued more feathery smaller feathers at the top to camouflage the stems.
3. Mask: I purchased a cheap plain white mask with elastic string attached at Hobby Lobby. I first painted black paint around the eyes almost like eyeliner. I then made a nose out of card stock by folding the card stock and cutting it in a long beak shape. After I painted it orange, I super glued it to the mask. To create the finishing feather touch, I stacked the feathers and hot glued them on top of one another at the stem. The center feather was found at Hobby Lobby as well as the perfect little stick on jewel for the center.
While Harper was prancing around in her elegance, we enjoyed some floral petit fours and the sweet scent of beautiful roses.
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