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Project

Raven Costume

Our stark yet stylized bird costume is easily put together with just a few simple embellishments attached to an ordinary black hoodie. The hooked beak is made of stiff black felt, as are the mischievous eyes. Feathery fringe sewn on the arms creates tufted wings; feathers arranged around the eyes give the raven a tousled look.

Materials

  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Stiff black felt
  • Yellow felt
  • White felt
  • Feathered fringe
  • Fabric glue
  • Plain black hooded sweatshirt
  • Dark pants and shoes
  • Beak Template

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Cut two hooked beak shapes from black felt, using our Beak Template; sew together along top edge; sew beak to top of hood. Cut yellow circles, black circles, and white semicircles for eyes; stack as shown, and glue together. Cut a few feathers from fringe, enough to surround about half of each eye. Glue feathers to back of eye as shown.

  2. Step 2

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    Sew fringe to outside of each arm from cuff to shoulder seam. Glue eyes to hood. Wear with dark pants and shoes.