This post is not about our favourite take away pizza restaurant here in Paris called Pink Flamingo, but about a Halloween costume!
As you might remember, I am a huge fan of the HM/ Unicef collection that is available at the moment, especially as Halloween is around the corner. The costumes are super cute and Coco wants to dress up as a pink flamingo this year. I thought that was a great choice until we realized a quite important thing: to be a flamingo, you need wings…
With a little bit of internet research, we came across this great little wing pattern on a blog called Llevo el invierno. It was exactly what we needed, relatively easy to put together for me and very easy for Coco to flap her arms around with, pretending to be a pink flamingo.
Here are the couple of adaptations I made to the original pattern: the pattern on the blog is actually for kids up to 3 years old, so I adapted it slightly to fit an older child. I changed to wings from being 35 cm long to being 50 cm long. Also, instead of using ribbon to tie the wings around the neck and the thumbs, we pinned the wings directly onto a long sleeved T-shirt.
Below are some not so great photos (sorry, it was night time) of the “making of…” the wings, as I thought they might be helpful!