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
 
ANGRY BIRDS ~ Children’s Costume Tutorial and Patterns

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
ANGRY BIRDS ~ Children’s Costume Tutorial and Patterns

 Space Eagle

ANGRY BIRDS ~ Children’s Costume Tutorial and Patterns

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. 

ANGRY BIRDS ~ Children’s Costume Tutorial and Patterns 
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.
ANGRY BIRDS ~ Children’s Costume Tutorial and 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.

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

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

ANGRY BIRDS ~ Children’s Costume Tutorial and Patterns

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

ANGRY BIRDS ~ Children’s Costume Tutorial and Patterns

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

ANGRY BIRDS ~ Children’s Costume Tutorial and Patterns

 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.

ANGRY BIRDS ~ Children’s Costume Tutorial and Patterns

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

ANGRY BIRDS ~ Children’s Costume Tutorial and Patterns

11. Outline the features with fabric paint.

ANGRY BIRDS ~ Children’s Costume Tutorial and Patterns

 A finished Space Eagle.

ANGRY BIRDS ~ Children’s Costume Tutorial and Patterns

Pink Bird

ANGRY BIRDS ~ Children’s Costume Tutorial and Patterns

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

ANGRY BIRDS ~ Children’s Costume Tutorial and Patterns

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

ANGRY BIRDS ~ Children’s Costume Tutorial and Patterns

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.

ANGRY BIRDS ~ Children’s Costume Tutorial and Patterns

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

ANGRY BIRDS ~ Children’s Costume Tutorial and Patterns

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

ANGRY BIRDS ~ Children’s Costume Tutorial and Patterns

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

ANGRY BIRDS ~ Children’s Costume Tutorial and Patterns
7. Be sure to pin the tail feather into place before sewing the costume together.ANGRY BIRDS ~ Children’s Costume Tutorial and Patterns

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

ANGRY BIRDS ~ Children’s Costume Tutorial and Patterns

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

ANGRY BIRDS ~ Children’s Costume Tutorial and Patterns

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

ANGRY BIRDS ~ Children’s Costume Tutorial and Patterns

11.  Outline the features with black fabric paint.

ANGRY BIRDS ~ Children’s Costume Tutorial and Patterns

A complete pink bird.

ANGRY BIRDS ~ Children’s Costume Tutorial and Patterns

Zombie Pig

ANGRY BIRDS ~ Children’s Costume Tutorial and Patterns

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

ANGRY BIRDS ~ Children’s Costume Tutorial and Patterns

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

ANGRY BIRDS ~ Children’s Costume Tutorial and Patterns

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.

ANGRY BIRDS ~ Children’s Costume Tutorial and Patterns

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

ANGRY BIRDS ~ Children’s Costume Tutorial and Patterns

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

ANGRY BIRDS ~ Children’s Costume Tutorial and Patterns
6.  Sew the back and front together, right sides facing, at the shoulder and hip.
ANGRY BIRDS ~ Children’s Costume Tutorial and Patterns
7.  Fill the front of the costume with stuffing before sewing or glueing the hole closed.
ANGRY BIRDS ~ Children’s Costume Tutorial and Patterns

 

8.  Hot glue gun the features to the front of the pig.ANGRY BIRDS ~ Children’s Costume Tutorial and Patterns

9.  Outline the features with black fabric paint.

ANGRY BIRDS ~ Children’s Costume Tutorial and Patterns
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!

ANGRY BIRDS ~ Children’s Costume Tutorial and Patterns

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