There is nothing cuter than a baby owl for Halloween and this no sew snowy owl costume is a quick last-minute project! The toddler owl costume makes a great Hedwig to add to your Harry Potter family costume!
You can really make this costume in any size, just adjust the yardage and supply amounts! There is a free template included in this post that will fit most toddlers and even small children. Just add white pants or tights and a white undershirt to this easy costume.
I love the Harry Potter group costume theme so much because you can really create as many or as few as you want and it will still make sense! Hedwig makes a great companion to Harry Potter or even Hermione Granger.
That sweet little owl! I used a mix of real feathers from a boa and felt feathers to create this adorable owl look.
Toddler Hedwig Costume
Hedwig is one of my favorite Harry Potter characters and she is so easy to replicate in costume form! To make the costume, we are just going to make a big half circle of felt and put feathers all over it!
The owl costume is essentially a cape with little arm holes (for collecting Halloween candy of course!). The base is felt yardage which doesn’t require hemming so it’s a no-sew project. This is a simple and easy owl costume!
DIY Owl Costume Materials
- 1-2 yards white felt (affiliate links)
- 1-2 feather boas
- Elastic or ties (for bonnet)
- Glue gun
- Pattern pieces, download below
Owl Costume Template
The file above also includes an owl feather template to use with your extra felt. We’ll use both feathers from the boas and handmade felt feathers to create the owl look.
The owl pattern will print out on 8 pages. Be sure to print at 100% or DO NOT SCALE and then check the 1″ box on the first page. If the squares measures 1″ then you know it has been printed correctly. Trim the pages along the dotted lines and tape them together as shown below.
Cut out around the pattern pieces.
Harry Potter Owl Instructions
Fold the felt in half and place the arrow on the fold. Cut around the pattern piece. The cape is one piece of fabric that doesn’t require any sewing. Also cut out the arm holes.
Cut out a whole bunch of feathers with the provided template.
Start at the bottom of the cape. Glue felt feathers all the way around, hanging off about halfway.
Rip or cut off a bunch of real feathers from your feather boa. Glue a few on the first layer of felt feathers. Then overlap the real feathers with another row of felt feathers. Stack them in between the first row as shown.
Keep going all the way up and around the owl cape, avoiding the arm openings, until you get to the top. This step is time consuming but the final product is beautiful! If you are short on time, you can skip the back of the cape. For a super last minute costume, just glue two entire boas to the cape and omit the felt feathers.
Hedwig Owl Bonnet Hat
I’m a total sucker for bonnets. I think they are adorable! So if I have the opportunity to create a bonnet for a costume, you know I’ll do it! I think it is the finishing touch to this toddler owl costume!
This bonnet is a single layer (unlined) of felt created using the Classic Bonnet Pattern. Since it is only one layer it is super easy to sew, but you can also use fabric glue or a hot glue gun if you want to make it a no sew project!
Of course, you can always glue the ears to a headband to skip on the bonnet altogether, but I just love the cute feathery owl head!
The ear template is included in the Hedwig pattern, just cut out two from your felt yardage. Fold the bottom edges in and then place at the top of the bonnet. The ear will go in between the side bonnet piece and the middle piece. The instructions for the rest of the bonnet are in the pattern file.
Then cover the bonnet with felt and real feathers just like you did with the cape! I hope you love this toddler owl costume! If you make one, be sure to share your pictures in the Facebook group!