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No-Sew Crow Cape Costume

Be a blackbird in the dead of night with a shimmering cape of fine feathers.

black bird feather cape

Photography: Addie Juell

Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2018

Introduction

Use this diagram to gauge how long to make the cape. Measure from the base of your neck down to the intended hem (the neckline measurement will stay the same no matter what your size). When buying fabric, purchase yardage equal to twice the length of the cape.

 

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materials

  • Black felt

  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks

  • Feathered trim (Pictured: FSLESI Rooster Hackle feather fringe trim, $10 for 2 yd. amazon.com.)

  • Black velvet ribbon (Pictured: M&J Trimming 02450 black velvet ribbon, 2 inches wide, $4 per yd., mjtrim.com.)

  • Feather false eyelashes (Pictured: Elegant Lashes F096 feather false eyelashes, $11 a pair, amazon.com.)

  • Fabric scissors

  • Measuring tape

steps

  1. Cut a semicircle out of black felt, then cut a notch in the center of the straight side to make an opening for your neck.

  2. Hot-glue on overlapping rows of feather trim, working from bottom up.

  3. Finish by hot-gluing ribbon around the neck, leaving ends loose to serve as a tie; let dry completely.

  4. When ready to wear, adhere feather lashes to your eyelids.

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