It's time for this year's Halloween creations... a continuation of our Harry Potter mania.
In reality he first wanted to be a Chihuahua, but really? How exactly does one make that? I mean I can do pointy ears, but he'd just look like a cat. So with some mild suggestion he went with owl. Yay! So much cute potential.
The body is made of fleece. It's lined and stuffed with polyfill and batting. The tail does stick out a bit and has more stuffing. Then I added the "feathers". They are flannels, fleeces, and wools and because I didn't want some to fray more than others I fray checked all the edges. Yes, I'm psycho like that.
The body is velcroed (is that a word?) at the shoulders, as are the removable wings. There were even little pockets to keep his hands warm (which was a good idea considering that, indeed, that is snow on the ground).
Aurora was an adorable Herminone. I had attempted to make the cloak accurate to the movie, but really did you know they change from movie-to-movie? So I went with my best interpretation. The patch was bought. The tie was made (I even made the striped fabric by sewing on ribbons) because the color of the commercial ones was all wrong. The sweater was from a thrift store with ribbons sewn at the collar.
The funnest (don't care that that's not a word) accessory was the book. It was an old book, and we didn't bother to change the title or anything. But what we did do was make it scream when you opened it. I bought one of those recordable greeting cards and we all yelled really loud and told you to "shut the book, would ya!". The idea was like it was one of the magical books from the restricted section of the library. She loved it and enjoyed showing it to all her classmates. Plus, who is Hermione without a book?