Let’s just say it was a good year for mama. I’ve been waiting to make Forrest’s costume for three years, since Brock first sent me a link to something similar (as a joke), and then forbade me from making it for baby Dashiell.
Which is clearly why you have a second baby.
I’d say this chicken costume does deserve just a little bit more play, don’t you think?
I could eat him alive.
In case you’re now convinced, like I was, that this is actually the most adorable costume ever invented for a baby, here’s what you need to make it:
Long sleeve white onesie. (I actually used two and sewed them together so he’d be warm enough without a sweater).
Yellow crocs (obviously!)
White pilot cap
Red fabric or felt
Loose white duck feathers
Gluing the feathers to the onesie takes no more than an hour. Though one word of caution… babies do not like things like feathers touching their faces. Oops! Didn’t think that through until Forrest tried on the onesie for the first time. I ended up having to rip off all the feathers near his neck and shoulders, and he still cried for a solid 10 minutes when I first put the final costume on. But then he learned to love it, naturally, and wore it for the next 4.5 hours.
The most time consuming part was making the comb from red cotton jersey and sewing it onto the pilot cap. But you could totally use felt or something easier to work with too.
So easy and such a crowd pleaser. Every single person he passed by on Halloween (especially the ladies) had to stop and stare and talk and tell him what a darling little girl he was. Kidding! Nearly half the people thought he was a rooster. Good enough for me.
And Dash… he wanted to be a kitty. A scary kitty. But let’s be honest, could this guy ever *really* be scary?