For Halloween this year I decided to dress up as an Owl. I saw this tutorial on Elise Larson's blog (abeautifulmess.typepad.com) last year by Chelsea from Seablanket.com.
She created a DIY lady bird costume that looked like a lot of fun to make. I made mine a little different so it looked more like an owl. I started by pinning all the yellow feathers to my dress, and followed her directions to work from the bottom of the dress up when added the remaining feathers. I quickly switched to gluing the feathers and used Aleene's Fabric Fusion glue. (This glue saved me!) I also cut the feathers with a point instead of rounded ones like hers. The mask was made from felt and scrap fabric and put it on a headband. I thought the look would be complete once I crimped my hair to look like feathers. (one of my favorite purchases from college) The costume did take me a long time, more like 3+ hours. Since I've had my baby Adelle everything takes longer now:)