Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds Costume….

If you need a quick last minute costume this is the perfect one to make!
I like funny and old vintage Halloween costumes.  Last year, this sassy seven-year-old was Audrey Hepburn and this year….well,  she hasn’t yet decided on what her glorious costume will be.
  So, I got to take some liberties and made up a costume that I liked.  (And we shall see what she actually chooses for the big day 😉  I love this costume because it is a total throwback to the costumes of my childhood.  You see, I never had a store-bought costume.  Ok, that’s a lie…I do remember having Snoopy and Woodstock plastic face-masks one year (anyone else remember those plastic shield things?)….but that was about it.
 Either my mom made my costume or my brother and sister and I would  rummage every piece of old clothing we could find, put it on ourselves and called it a costume.  How many years was someone in my family a scarecrow or a hobo?  Many, many years, my friends.
Do you want to know the best part about this throw-back costume?  It took 10 minutes (ok the hair took a little more–I am not so good with 60’s updos) and cost a whopping $6.00 from the Dollar Store.  YES!!!  And I love it because it reminds me of the thrown-together costumes of yesterday (boy, I am sounding like The WONDER YEARS over here….).
Want to make one too?
(This costume would be actually be more PERFECT for an adult–in fact, I am pretty sure I am taking it for myself.  And maybe I should wear it while at the Elementary School class parties……ahhh…perfect for little children, don’tcha think?)
Back to costume-making,
all you need is…..
(And a green suit if you want to be super Melanie Daniels-ish.  But we didn’t have a green suit so a this vintage green dress first shown here was our choice).
Luckily the crows come with wires on their feet so we just wired them in her hair, on her dress and on her finger.  And presto-chango….we have Miss Melanie Daniels.
The same Miss Melanie Daniels who finds herself in Bodega Bay, California which is suddenly the subject of a series of widespread and violent bird attacks. 

And must run for her life (or get Mitch to save her).
just start singing “Feed the Birds” from Mary Poppins.
We’ve got our costume for next year too!
Simple Simon & Co
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  1. says

    I love this costume! I used to love sewing costumes for my children. But the older they get the more they want the costumes from the store. I just can’t pull off Star Wars like Walmart or Target can! But my son just asked me to make him a mummy costume. I am so happy! I am currently tea dying the fabric to make it look perfectly aged. So fun!

  2. Terra Nischik says

    Where can I get a dress like the one your daughter is wearing? I have a 5 year old that is obsessed with this Halloween costume, especially the dress. I love it too!

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