Birdman Movie Costume DIY?
Squawk! The Birdman is probably going to be one of the harder DIY costumes that you will want to attempt this year, however not impossible. Making waves and stirring up controversy at the Oscars in 2015 Michael Keaton and his film crew of silly birds wins Best Picture and 3 other Oscars at the Academy Awards! It is no wonder you are searching for the chance to outfit yourself as that famous winged comic character!
How can you DIY a Birdman costume for Halloween or any other themed dress up party? The fact is that it will not be an easy task, It took a dedicated, professional, legendary, costume designer and team to create the winged creature you see in the full length feature film and as of yet there are not any good replications on the market. Hopefully we can steer you in the right direction and get your creativity bone making a suit that you will be able to use over and over again.
The Birdman Mask: To create this beaked facemask of a bird with scales think along the lines of a “ball mask,” think mardi gras, masquerade, or even carnival to get your creativity flowing. Use feathers, scales, fur, anything you can find at the hobby supply store that will recreate the look of the characters facial features.
The Body of a Bird: The most important part of course is the body suite you will need to recreate the comic. So what you should do is find a one-piece jumpsuit that you can fashion and customize with scales and some armour. For the hands search for a set of gloves in the costume or toy section that you can recreate and reimagine into the look you want. For the feet seek out a good pair of werewolf “shoes,” paint them, and add any features you think will best match what you are trying to achieve.
The Wings: Simple? Not so fast! What you will need if you want to accomplish this incredible feat is a wire frame bent into the shape of wings. You can find wire at any hardware store and buy it at the length you want, get just enough to cover two wings from about mid calf to just above you head. Complete the wing set with feathers!