10.04.2009

the chicken's first halloween {diy style}

We're getting a little giddy about Halloween around here. Just finished stuffing G into his chicken suit for a trial run. (And yes, he eats the feathers!) It was easy to decide on a costume theme...After all, he's been our spring chicken/early morning rooster since day 1! I just couldn't find any cute chicken costume in stores. So, I set out to make his very own and discovered that there's something very magical about a homemade Halloween costume.

This is actually pretty simple to put together: For the body I sewed together 2 long-sleeved onesies (2 sizes too big) and stuffed stuffing in between to make him extra plump. Then I took two 6' white feather boas and tacked them all around. To make the legs + feet, I sewed yellow rubber cleaning gloves to a pair of yellow pants. And the hat--Just an old white t-shirt of Jeff's plus a few chunks of felt and black buttons. :)

27 comments:

Jenny said...

Jess, This may be the cutest and most original Halloween costume I've ever seen! G is adorable in it!

Susan said...

Absolutely adorable! Definitely the cutest little chicken I've ever seen! Very clever, Jess!
Blessings!

A Life Analytical said...

I love it! I called my boyfriend over to show him, which surprised him because I'm not much of a kid person. So cute!

Katie - My Paisley Apron said...

That's amazing and so creative! When i heard you were making a chicken costume (facebook, maybe?), I was completely clueless as to how that could be accomplished. This looks amazing!

Rachel said...

You are so clever! And little G, only the cutest chicken ever!

Becca said...

So stinkin cute! I think his little college fund will be expanding for sure!

Brittany said...

so cute! this actually sounds like a doable costume, except i'm confused about how you sewed the onesies together. do you have a picture?

bethany said...

You are a genius! Little G looks like the sweetest little chicken to ever cluck on earth :)

Amanda said...

Look at the cute little chicken! What a clever idea :)

SOentertained said...

I'm in awe! That is adorable and incredibly creative.

Dee Dee said...

SOOO CUTE! I just love it.

Shilo said...

Jessica, so nice to meet you! Your little buddy is precious, and even more so in a handmade costume (amazing!).
I hope you have a blessed week!
Shilo

Shannon said...

Oh my. This little boy gets cuter with every picture! Okay, any baby is a chicken suit is probably adorable but wow, this one takes the cake. I'm totally impressed with the costume skills! And you're definitely right, a handmade costume is allllways better!

Cassie said...

Chick, chick, chick, chick, chicken lay a little egg for me - Please! :-)
100 percent adorable Jess xx

Megan said...

AWW! It's perfect--G is such a happy little chicken :) Love that he eats the feathers.

Cottage Mommy said...

Too, too cute!

Bluebelle said...

Oh bless! I'm not at all into Halloween but that is CUTE.

have a lovely said...

girlfriend this is absolutely adorable!!!! and what a perfect pick for him...i still remember his tiny spring chicken picture!! :) fabulous job momma!

Adelle said...

That is the most adorable baby and cutest "spring chick" EVER!!!!!!!

Tamar said...

So Cute!!!!! I love it!!!! I've been having fun following your blog. You have such fun ideas and pictures!

Casey said...

oh my goodness, that is the cutest thing ever!

Secondstreetdesigns said...

that is about the cutest costume I have ever seen!

Miss G said...

a.dor.a.ble!!!!! love it!!! Kelly

Kayt said...

It turned out fantastic! He is, as always, adorable! Can't wait for a monkey costume :)

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kt mac said...

your spring chicken is SO cute
and..
so is his halloween outfit :)

I have seen this outfit made before but their little hats weren't as cute as yours with eyes and beaks and all :)

simply gorgeous

Rachel said...

Seriously! I still cannot get over this little guy! My ovaries begin to hurt every, single time I think of this picture!!