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Best Bird Costumes For Halloween

The leaves here in Brooklyn are changing colors, the air is getting cooler and the stores are putting up huge displays of delicious candy. Yes, Halloween is coming this month.

It’s the time of year to have fun and dress up as something original or unique—something you’re fascinated or obsessed with. If you’re a reader of this blog, birds are undoubtedly something you enjoy tremendously.

So, to provide some inspiration or entertainment in advance of Halloween, we’ve assembled some of the bird costumes some people have worn over the past few years.

Big Bird

After comments made by presidential candidate Mitt Romney in last week’s debate, it’s likely this costume is going to get more play than usual. Still, it’s the classic bird costume that everyone knows and loves.


Channel your inner pinkness by going as a flamingo for Halloween. This is another favorite DIY costume that people love making.

Angry Birds

Another popular bird costume this season will be another colorful bird: the characters from the hit game Angry Birds. There are actually a few different Angry Birds costumes available. If you do go as an Angry Bird for Halloween, try to restrain the urge to knock things over.


Getting away from characters from shows or games, the ornate nature of birds makes them prime Halloween costumes—and few birds are more ornate than the peacock. This is just one of the examples of the peacock costumes for sale, but some of the best ones are homemade.


As you can tell from the man dressed up in this costume, it’s fun being a penguin.


Then, of course, there are numerous bird costumes that only babies seem to pull off so well, including the chick, duckling and owlet.

Woody Woodpecker

You can also dress up as everybody’s favorite cartoon woodpecker (are there any others?).

Timothy Martinez Jr. is a writer and freelance journalist. His work has been published in The Times-Picayune in New Orleans, Remapping Debate in New York City and other publications. He’s been a bird lover since he was young and currently lives in New Orleans, L.A.

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