Make a Homey Pigeon costume

Want to dress up as the COO-est homing pigeon around?

Here are some easy instructions to help you dress-up like Homey from the Real Pigeons squad.

And don’t miss the Make a Rock Pigeon costume instructions or the gallery of Real Pigeons fan costumes for inspiration.

What you’ll need

  1. A large, rectangular cardboard box
  2. Tape
  3. Scissors that can cut through cardboard (work with an adult for this, kids!)
  4. A marker
  5. Paint (blue, white, black, pink)
  6. Something to mix paints together on (a palette or even just a piece of cardboard)
  7. Paintbrushes
  8. Glue



1. Find a large, rectangular cardboard box big enough to go comfortably over a kid’s head and torso. Tape it together, then cut off the very bottom. Cut a viewing hole at the front and two arm-holes on each side.

2. Use a marker to draw a line of feathers horizontally, near the bottom of the box.

3. Time to paint. Mix together blue, black and white paint to create a rich, blue colour for the top section – and a grey/light blue colour for the very bottom of the box.

4. Draw Homey’s eyes and beak – or print out this pre-drawn Homey face (PDF 1.8MB). Colour or paint his beak grey and his tongue pink – then cut it all out.

5. When the box is dry, glue Homey’s eyes and beak onto the front.

6. You’re ready to fight crime … or just chill out and eat some breadcrumbs!

Big thanks to Tom for modelling the costume. Cardboard Homey costumes are SUPER COO!

Books in the Real Pigeons series

Real Pigeons Fight Crime book cover
Book cover of Real Pigeons Eat Danger by Andrew McDonald and Ben Wood
Real Pigeons Nest Hard book cover
Cover of the book Real Pigeons Peck Punches
Cover of book Real Pigeons Get Bready
Cover of book Real Pigeons Flex Feathers
Real Pigeons Spy High
Cover of the book Real Pigeons Duck Trouble
Cover of the book Real Pigeons Stay Coo
The cover of Real Pigeons Flap Out by Andrew McDonald and Ben Wood
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