Halloween is right around the corner and you don’t have a costume for your dog. Here are a few ideas for you! An easy costume to make for your dog is a costume made out of one of your children’s old costumes.  The easiest costumes to use are old  costumes that have two pieces and that are larger than your dog.  You will probably have to make a few changes to the costume so it will fit your dog; therefore, the costume needs to have enough fabric so you can adjust it and sew it.

I have been cleaning out my kid’s old clothes and came across some old costumes that I thought I would try using for my dog’s Halloween costumes.  Of course, they were either too small or way too big so it looks like I will have to try something else!  I had made my son this perfect pumpkin costume when he was around 2 years old and it would have been perfect for Ash.  It was too little so it looks like Ash can’t be a pumpkin:(

Another idea is to match your costume up with your dog’s costume.  For example, you could be a cheerleader and you could dress your dog in an old jersey.  If your husband, child or boyfriend has an old football, basketball or baseball jersey it would be perfect for your dog’s costume!  Cut the neck out and tighten the bottom of the shirt so that it fits snugly around your dog.  Attach a football or some kind of squeaky toy to your dog’s collar and wah lah..you have a great doggy costume!

Another easy costume to make is a witch’s costume.  You will need a large black shirt. Cut the shirt to make a cloak out of it.  Next, attach it to an elastic tie around your dog’s neck.  You can get a small witch’s hat at a craft store and decorate it with glitter, glow in the dark paint or you can even hot glue fake little jewels on it.  Attach the hat to the top of the cloak so that it sits on the back of your dog’s neck instead of on your dog’s head.  It could get uncomfortable for your dog if he has to wear a witch’s hat around for a long period of time, so it is best to attach it to the cloak.

Of course, the most convenient costumes can be ordered from online stores but they can also be the most expensive.  Whichever way you decide to go make sure your dog can move freely in his costume and that it doesn’t bind or constrict him!  It is also important to make sure that he can eat, drink and relieve himself while he is wearing the costume.  Even though Fido is wearing a costume, you should be able to have the same control over him as you would if you were taking him on a normal walk.  It is also a good idea to put the costume on him before Halloween and take him for a walk in it to see if he is comfortable in the costume.

Have a Happy Halloween!




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