Red Parrot Costumes
This (along with my younger son's) is my first attempt at a homemade costume. By the time I had finished, I felt like I had just gotten the hang of it! The costume is sewn of felt and my son wore red sweatpants and a green turtleneck under it. Basically, I sewed the body of the costume with elastic at the neck and hem, cut little arm holes, cut and sewed felt 'feathers' for wings, then sewed them over the arm holes. I pieced longer 'feathers' together for the tail and sewed it to the back. The hood was copied off of the hood from one of my son's jackets, and has a shoe lace as a drawstring.
Submitted by Christene Hendon, Fairfax, VA