“The Birds” Halloween Costume

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I hope everyone had a sweet Halloween! I spent the day eating Kit-Kat bars and checking out everyone’s costume at work. It was my first Halloween at Make-A-Wish, and I definitely wasn’t disappointed. A group of us walked the few blocks to our usual coffee spot, Royal Coffee Bar, in our costumes, and I think we made a few peoples’ days. I went with Melanie Daniels (aka Tippi Hedren) from Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 film The Birds.

THE INSPIRATION:Β 

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This was actually the first Hitchcock movie I ever saw. My mom introduced it to me about 10 years ago, and it’s just as delightfully disturbing today. For those who are familiar with the movie, this costume is definitely a hit. Unfortunately, it’s fallen by the cinematic wayside a bit, but it’s still a very cute, classic, and simple costume.

MATERIALS NEEDED:

  • a vintage green dress
  • a messy up-do
  • some fake blood (old lipstick in my case)
  • a headband
  • some little plastic crows (I got mine at Michael’s)
  • jewelry wire

Simply wrap some thin jewelry wire around the birds’ little feet and position them at different heights around the headband. Add some blood and a vintage feel, and you’re set! The headband really makes this costume, and it looks like the birds are moving and flying above your head as you walk.

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Domenico was feeling pretty sick, and I was ready to take off my heels by the end of the day, so we opted for a quiet evening watching The Shining (another Halloween favorite of mine) at the Biltmore park and eating tacos.

Oh, and for the third year in a row, Rae was a shark. I think it might be time for me to knit her another costume. Any ideas?

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