We recently got a job making an owl costume. Little children are going to wear this costume to help teach about owls. When coming into this job I didn't think it was going to be very exciting (you know how some things can be, you just want to get them done and get paid...) well, that's what I thought of this one at first. Then I started on the project. It was so much fun I just kept wanting to work on it. For the eyes I bought a costume mask and hot glued feathers around it. The headpiece is just a headband with felt covering it and feathers over the felt. Today I did all of the felt feathers on the body. I think because it was crafty I really enjoyed it!
Let me know if you ever want to make and owl costume - I can give you some good pointers!