Pink Flamingo Halloween Costume

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!

– Emilie


Comments (10)

October 26, 2012

Oh how beautiful! Love it! We have the flamingo hat as well – it’s surprisingly well done, don’t u think?

Emilie in Paris
October 26, 2012

I totally agree, it is very well designed and made!

Courtney in London
October 26, 2012

What a pretty costume. Those wings are so cool! And she can use them for other dress-up ideas when she’s no longer a flamingo. xx

October 28, 2012


October 29, 2012

How pretty! I love the colours you used. I’ve been meaning to do this since I saw this similar post:
They are all so pretty. I think you’ve inspired me!

Esther in Amsterdam
October 30, 2012

WONDERFUL! I wish I was there, another nightly sewing session. Loving it! And Coco looks just adorable! xxxxx

November 3, 2012

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August 30, 2013

Great costume! Where is the headpiece from? Thank you!

August 30, 2013

It is from H&M who did a special collection last year!

March 18, 2014

Such an Awesome Project loving it so much!!

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