This post is in partnership with Michael’s. As always, opinions and excitement are all mine.
Halloween is coming! Do you know what you’re going to dress up as yet? Do you dress up? I love it, and I only wear DIY costumes! This DIY Flamingo costume is a simple one to put together, there is no sewing involved, and you will likely have at least some of the base clothing in your closet. This is a fast halloween costume too! You can put it together in an hour once you pick up the boas & felt you need at Michael’s.
DIY Flamingo costume:
5-6 Pink Boas
Pink/white tie dye pants or pink leggings
Felt Flamingo Beak (tutorial below!)
Safety pins (and lots of them…)
1. Safety pin boas to your pink shirt. Start by lining the neckline of the shirt all the way around, securing with safety pins where you see fit. This is not an exact science. You can cut your boas into smaller pieces or keep them all in one piece. Keep adding boas and pinning them until your shirt is pretty well covered on the front. This is easiest to do when you are wearing the shirt so you can see how the boas hang. Then add boas to the back of the shirt as well.
2. I didn’t tie dye these pants, I bought them that way, but if you want to re-create them you can buy a tie dye kit or use Rit dye in rose petal to tie dye some white jeans or leggings.
3. As an afterthought, my friend suggested that we bobby pin some of the extra feathers that had fallen off the boas to the front of her hair. So easy!
DIY Costume Flamingo Beak
Cut black felt into beak shape (I’m adding a printable template soon!) Fold the front part down on the corners about half way up, kind of like you fold wrapping paper when you’re wrapping a present. Hot glue the folds so it stays in place. Add double sided tape to the top and attach to your nose.
See! Super easy. With any Halloween costume the hardest part is just gathering up what you need but in this case as long as you have pink clothing you can get the rest at Michael’s. Now if you are looking for more DIY costume inspiration, make sure to check out the other Michael’s Makers ideas below… sooo many great ideas! Also, I would like to thank my adorable friend Meg O. on the Go for modeling this costume for me! She is the best.
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