Monday, October 17, 2016

DIY Flamingo Costume

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Halloween - DIY Flamingo Costume

Well hello party people. I'm back with a brand new addition... lol. All Vanilla Ice kidding aside I'm back with an awesome DIY costume and an even better reaction from my toddler wearing it. If you follow me on instagram [@tiara_wasner] then you know what I'm talking about.

But first the cutest costume.


- Pink dress or pink top with  pink and white striped leggings
- 3 to 5 pink feather boas
- scraps of  light pink, hot pink and black felt
- safety pin
- 50" pink ribbon

- black sharpie
- sewing scissors
- hot glue gun or sewing machine

STEP 1: Make the Skirt 

Cut a piece of ribbon around 50” long.

Cut the boas in halves, thirds or quarters, depending on the length of your boa. You'll want your boa strips to be double the length of your finished skirt length.

Tie one of the boa strips around the ribbon with a simple knot. Let the two sides dangle down evenly-ish. Repeat until you have a full skirt. It's okay if the skirt doesn’t go all of the way around, as long as it covers the front.

Push all of the boa strips onto the center of the ribbon and tie the ribbon in the back around your waist. Your skirt is done!

Halloween - DIY Flamingo Costume

STEP 2: Make the Head

To make the flamingo head, pull one of the boa strips from the skirt around to the top.  Cut two light pink felt circles for the head and use additional pieces of felt for beak shapes.

Pro tip: Use the ribbon holder as a circle template and simply trace around it with the marker.

Halloween - DIY Flamingo Costume

Place beak shapes on top of one another and sew together or use a hot glue gun.  Repeat so that you have two identical flamingo heads.

Use a black sharpie to draw the eyes. Place the flamingo heads around the top of the boa strip sandwiching the boa inside the flamingo head. Sew or glue together.

Halloween - DIY Flamingo Costume

STEP 3: Pull it all together
To ensure the flamingo head stays in place, simply use a safety pin to attach when wearing.

While I thought this was a great costume for my toddler she clearly did not. As soon as the skirt went on  she was franticly trying to rip it off. Feathers were flying EVERYWHERE. Needless to say we're going with plan B....

Halloween - DIY Flamingo Costume

Halloween - DIY Flamingo Costume

My sister was in town and captured a few behind the scenes photos. Yup, life of a blogger. I'm either snap chatting or just grabbing some random photos. Who knows. Either way it was fun showing my sister how I'm using  my LG K7  phone from Walmart [$49.88 -- Rollback from $89.88].

Since my sister has been revamping her budget I shared how our family saves money on our monthly cell phone bill with Walmart Family Mobile PLUS Plan. Plan details: Unlimited Talk, Text, & Data which includes up to 10GB of 4G LTE plus a free movie on VUDU every month [$7 value] per line for $49.88. [FYI- the free movie is a New release rental]

All prices for phones and plans included in this post are accurate as of the date of posting; however, these prices are subject to change. Please refer to here or your local Walmart for current pricing.

Halloween - DIY Flamingo Costume

Not only was my out of pocket really low compared to other prepaid carriers - only $19.88 to get started, the phone takes pretty decent phones too! FYI -- The starter kit is currently on rollback for $19.88 [from $25]

Plus, all customers who activate new lines on any rate plan from 10/1-10/31 will receive a code providing a free download of the Ghostbuster VR Experience. I love having all the extra data for photos of my toddler!

Be a Ghostbuster Experience: A Magical experience giving users the unique experience of firing a proton pack and looking at ghosts straight in the eye

1. User Demos at Walmart Store/User purchases Walmart Family Mobile product and gets code
2. User visits
3. Register and Redeem code
4. Download app from Apple Store or Google Play/ access content

In-store events:
- For more information on an event near you, click HERE.
- At events find a brochure with details on plan and VR experience + a plastic 3D hologram.
- Check out the Walmart Family Mobile Hub page to find an event in your area where you can access the above features! If you can please try to attend one of these events and include a picture from the table/event.
Halloween - DIY Flamingo Costume

Speaking of Ghostbusters the 2016 Ghostbusters movie is now available on Blu-ray, DVD and 4K Ultra HD at Walmart. Did you know the extended edition has 15 minutes not seen in theatres and 3 hours of hilarious extras? Talk about a fun movie to watch on Halloween! I don't know about you, but I love watching my free movies through my Apple TV! Plus, it's always nice to have a date night in!

What's your favorite Halloween movie?

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  1. oh my goodness adorable!!!! That picture of her crying in it is too much! So cute!

  2. Oh my god she is sooo cute! Dont be sad baby girl! You are a cute little flamingo!

    Meghan |

  3. Oh my goodness, this is TOO cute! She is just about the cutest thing I've ever seen!!!

    xo ashley

  4. haha!! one year, i made my 2 year old a white owl costume. my older son was going to be harry potter, and he was to be hedwig. i spent a ton of time on that costume. he REFUSED to wear it!!! he wore skeleton pjs that year1

  5. She looks so cute in that costume! Such a shame she decided she was having NONE of it. It still turned out great.

  6. Mom of the year award! That costume turned out awesome! I bought my toddler a shark costume and he wouldn't have it either.