Today I am sharing with you a different kind of recipe…..a recipe for the cutest duck Halloween costume ever!!!! Well, at least it’s the cutest duck Halloween costume I have ever made (and yes, this is the only one I’ve ever made).
Here’s some background as to why I have chosen to dress my daughter up as a duck. We live on a lake and ducks are all over the place around here. So, of course, that was one of the first things Miss Ava started to recognize and verbalize by “saying” Quack Quack anytime she saw one. Naturally, she is going to be a duck for Halloween. I saw lots and lots of really cute duck costumes but they all revolved around a key piece of the costume that had to be worn on her head and Miss Ava is not a big fan of hats, hoods, etc. Since Ava likes to run around in a tutu she got for her birthday, I thought that might be the answer! So an orange tutu, yellow pants painted with orange stripes, a pair of shoes painted orange, a white shirt with a duck sewn on the front and a cute feathered head band. This is our alternative and I have to say, I think it’s pretty stinkin’ cute!
Oh and by the way, I made this all in one night so it’s not a big project. After Ava went to bed and Chadman was watching the World Series, I was in heaven playing with paint and needles, oh my!
- 1 Yellow or Orange Tutu
- Duck Pattern (google it!)
- 1 Pair of Yellow Pants
- 1 Plain White Shirt
- Yellow or Orange Feathers
- Hair clips or Head Band
- Super Glue
- Orange Paint
- Scrap yellow and orange fabric
- 1 Black Button
- 1 Pair of shoes
Step 2: Find a duck pattern and cut the fabric out. I used one color for the body and a different color for the wing and beak. If you have an embroidering machine – good for you! But for the rest of us, just use a regular sewing machine with a short zig zag stitch. Simply sew the edge of the pattern onto the shirt.
I had lots and lots of feathers and I really wanted to glue them all over the entire shirt but it really bothered Ava and there is no sense in her being miserable in her Halloween Costume so the only feather she has is in her hair.
Step 3: Use the super glue to attach yellow feathers to a head band or hair clips.
And here is the finished product!!