Holiday Planning & Ideas Halloween Halloween Projects & Crafts Halloween Costumes for Kids White-Swan Costume Some felt, a cape, and a leotard are all you need to bring your little one's avian getup to life. By Martha Stewart Editors Martha Stewart Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Website An article attributed to "Martha Stewart Editors" indicates when several writers and editors have contributed to an article over the years. These collaborations allow us to provide you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information available.The Martha Stewart team aims to teach and inspire readers daily with tested-until-perfected recipes, creative DIY projects, and elevated home and entertaining ideas. They are experts in their fields who research, create, and test the best ways to help readers design the life they want. The joy is in the doing. Editorial Guidelines Published on September 2, 2021 Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Johnny Miller This getup, starting with a leotard (start with a white ruffled option from Leotard Boutique (from $11, leotardboutique.com), which works well past the holiday) and tights, is fowl play at its best. Two pieces of felt (we sourced ours from Mood Fabrics ($9 a yard, moodfabrics.com))—form the head, black and orange felt finish the face, and a cape—pinned at the top or secured with Velcro—begs to be flapped. For cygnet feet, top the tights with black knee socks and shoes (Mary Janes look particularly sweet). It all comes together with the help of our downloadable template. Looking for even more Halloween costumes for kids? Peruse our collection to upgrade their holiday attire. What You'll Need Materials Fabric marker and scissors White, orange, and black felt (Mood Fabrics Acrylic Felt in White, Bright Orange, and Black, $9 a yard, moodfabrics.com. Hot glue gun Pins or adhesive Velcro White leotard and tights, black knee socks, and Mary Janes (Leotard Boutique Long-Sleeve Leotard with Ruffles in White, from $11, leotardboutique.com) Costume Template Instructions Make hood: Draw profile of swan's head from template onto white felt; double up felt and cut out, so you have two identical pieces. Hot-glue top edges together to create a hood. Draw swan's beak from template onto orange felt, and eye area onto black felt; cut out and hot-glue onto top edge of hood. Make cape: Draw shape of cape with feathers at bottom from template on white felt, and cut out. Pin at top or secure with Velcro. Pair cape and hood with leotard and tights, socks, and shoes.