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Level: Easy for Adults. Requires ability to measure and cut patterns.

Completion Time: About 2 hours

Got a Hoodie – Make a Costume – Back to Hoodie!

Duck ImageMaterials:
1 yellow hoodie
1 yellow feather boa (about 2 yards)
1 large sheet of orange craft foam (3mm)
Small pieces of black and white craft foam (2mm)
VELCRO® Brand Clear tape – 5ft. x
3/4 inch
VELCRO® Brand Clear circles – 5/8 inch Craft glue

Patterns: (download pattern pdf)
Upper Bill
Lower Bill
Web Feet



  1. Measure center "seam" of hood. Cut VELCRO® Brand Clear tape to length. Apply loop side to center seam. Apply feather boa to back of hook side. [Tip: Separate feathers to secure center rope base to tape.) Attach feathers to hood.
  2. Print out pdf files of patterns. Cut out bills from orange craft foam. [Tip: Use disappearing ink marking pen for transferring patterns.] Glue upper and lower bills together at glue areas. May need to clamp until dry. Lower bill is smaller than upper to create an open bill.
  3. Cut 6 inch piece of VELCRO® Brand Clear tape. Apply hook side to top edge of upper bill. Apply loop side to top inside edge of hood. Attach bill to inside edge of hood.
  4. Cut eyes from white and black craft foam. Glue black eye piece on top of white piece. Attach to hood with 5/8 inch coins.


  1. Measure from shoulder seam to sleeve cuff. Attach feathers to center of sleeves as above.


  1. Cut two 2 inch lengths of feather boa. Attach a 5/8 inch hook coin to one end of each piece. Apply 2 loop coins to center back at base of hoodie. Attach feather pieces to form tail.


  1. Cut 2 feet from orange craft foam. Apply 5/8 inch hook coin to top of one side of foot strap and loop coin to underside of other strap. Cut slits in top of feet and loop shoe string or strap through slits to keep feet in place.
  2. After wearing, remove feathers, bill, eyes, and VELCRO® Brand Clear tape and coins to return hoodie to original condition.

Designed by Kim Bell for Velcro USA Inc.

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