Isn't he an aristocratic looking little bird? I also brought home nine of his friends. They will be playing the important role of place card holders at this year's Halloween party. I might decorate them with rhinestones, bows, or little hats and masks. I'm undecided on what they'll be wearing at this point, but they'll probably be holding little signs bearing each guest's name.
These birds were such a deal for one dollar each! I've seen similar ones being sold for six dollars at craft stores. Being that this was Dollar Tree, some picking and choosing needed to be done. Some birds had missing feathers or were funky in other ways. So, I would say that if you want some of these, you need to get to your local Dollar Store right away, while there are still good birds on hand.
Each of these birds has such a different character. Some of them have outstretched wings or are tilting their heads to the side.
I love how their little eyes are glowing in this photo!
Even though I know these birds aren't real, they still freak me out a little. Something about a bunch of birds, even fake ones, looking at me reminded me too much of a certain movie!
If I have any of these birds left over after the party, I can always cover myself with them and be Tippi Hedren's character in The Birds.
Isn't that an amazing photo? The silhouette of the bird and the shadows that fall across her face are beautiful.
For those of you who would like to dress as Tippi Hedren this Halloween, I found a good how-to article:
So long as you can find an old green dress suit at Goodwill, you should be good to go!
Oh, and don't think I forgot about you guys. You can easily go as Rod Taylor's character:
Just find an old jacket and wear a dress shirt and tie. Then adhere the crows and there ya go! This could actually make a nice couples costume.
Speaking of costumes, I should have a package arriving in the mail soon! Hopefully, my next blog post will be a review of that costume.