Easy DIY Flamingo Costume
Every year our oldest daughter makes an animal inspired costume and my favorite so far has been her easy DIY flamingo costume. She made this costume with just a little help from me a couple of years ago to wear to the Halloween Spooktacular at SeaWorld San Diego. The costume tutorial was originally shared on the SeaWorld San Diego blog written from my daughter’s perspective at just seven years old. You can easily make this costume with a pink feather boa and supplies you probably already have at home.
Flamingo Costume Instructions
- yellow foam
- white and black felt
- pink feather boa
- pink hoodie or zipper jacket with a hood
- fabric glue or glue gun
- pink leggings or pants and pink shirt to wear with costume
Cut sleeves off of hoodie to turn it into a vest. Then cut felt pieces to embellish the hood of the costume. The beak is made with a long triangular shape of yellow foam with black felt glued to the end. Make eyes with a large white felt oval cut in half then add pupils with large black felt circles. Glue the eyes and beak to the top of the hood.
Use fabric glue or hot glue gun to attach feather boa to entire vest. The boa can be glue in different directions to cover the entire vest but be sure not to glue across the zipper. The hood of the costume should only be covered with a line of feather down the back.
Wear the costume with pink leggings or pants and pink shirt. Our daughter wore pink shorts and striped pink and white tall socks over her shoes. She is the SeaWorld kid blogger and frequently shares her in park and educational experiences to help inspire her peers to learn easy ways to contribute positively to taking care of animals and our world. She especially enjoys getting to share her creativity in her annual Halloween costume posts and trick or treating at the Halloween Spooktacular.
Our daughter has a long list of animal inspired costumes she has made and is helping children get excited to learn about animals while making their own costumes too.
More Animal Inspired Costumes
- Sea Star Costume
- Porcupine Costume
- Easy DIY Octopus Costume
- DIY Macaroni Penguin Costume
- Turtle Shell Costume
- Fish Costume
What’s your favorite DIY animal inspired costume?
8 thoughts on “Easy DIY Flamingo Costume”
This is absolutely adorable. I wish I had a little girl so I could dress her up like this. Take lots of pictures.
This costume is so fun!! I love the creativity behind! Congrats! It is very cool.
Oh my gosh that is very cute! It would definitely be fun to make this with my daughter !
This looks so cute. I might have to try it with one of my daughters next Halloween.
This is such a fun costume. And so great you can do it for fairly cheap. Not sure my daughter would be interested, but I will have to show it to her and see what she thinks.
Oh that is such a cute costume! I would have loved to do this for my daughter.
I need to commend you for being so creative. If I will only look at the costume, it seems too hard to do but as you show the process, it seems manageable. But still I commend you for the good job.
This is an incredibly adorable, and affordable DIY costume! I love it!