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Fun DIY Dog Costumes to Try
Don't limit your Halloween crafting just to your human family members. Get all members involved, including your fur babies. We've compiled a list of super creative DIY dog costumes to try out on four-legged friends of all sizes.
Just be sure to start desensitizing your dog to wearing articles of clothing and accessories prior to Halloween if you want them to wear the outfit for a longer period of time. Otherwise, put the costume on and snap a photo before the dog rips it off.Continue to 2 of 26 below.
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Take Some Inspiration From the Movies
Do your kids have an obsession with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and want to be them for Halloween? Dress up your furry friend to match. This costume is easier than it looks to make. All you need is a turkey fry pan, paint, ribbon, and a dog shirt to get started.Continue to 3 of 26 below.
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Dress Up Your Pup Up as a Lion
If you like knitting, consider giving this dog costume a try. This get-up looks especially believable and cute on lighter-toned dogs. All you need to complete the lion's mane is some medium weight yarn, circular knitting needles, and a crochet hook.Continue to 4 of 26 below.
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Turn Your Dog Into Your Favorite CandyContinue to 6 of 26 below.
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Fashion a Unicorn Horn
If you want to hop on the unicorn trend, gather up some shiny gold fabric and yarn. To make the costume extra girly, add a tulle tutu for your pup to wear. Just be sure to supervise your dog while wearing this costume so they don't accidentally ingest any yarn.Continue to 7 of 26 below.
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Add a Custom Tag to Their Collar
There are a variety of accessories you can add to your dog's collar for Halloween. One idea is to make large Ty Beanie Baby tags using felt. This costume works best with dogs that are small, fluffy and look like stuffed animals.Continue to 8 of 26 below.
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Learn How to Make a Cupcake Dog CostumeContinue to 9 of 26 below.
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Pick Between a Devil or an Angel
If you forgot about a costume and need a last-minute DIY idea, consider making either a halo or devil ears for your dog. All you need is some felt, ribbon, pipe cleaners and some hot glue. This costume also works well if your dog doesn't like wearing articles of clothing.Continue to 10 of 26 below.
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Honor Your Knight in Shining Armor
Want to make something Medieval that is worthy of a prize in any Halloween costume competition? The creative dog owner that made this knight costume used cardboard and other everyday items like cabinet bump protectors and doorstops.Continue to 12 of 26 below.
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Paint Your Puppy Into Something New
It might seem cruel and unusual to paint your puppy, but there is actually pet-safe paint on the market for this such thing. People have painted their dogs into zebras, skeletons, tigers, ladybugs, and more. Your imagination is your only limitation on this one.Continue to 13 of 26 below.
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Transform Your Dog Into a Super Hero
Depending on your superhero of choice, this costume idea can go a number of ways. Two essentials are a felt mask and a cape. This black ensemble works well for a rendition of Batman.Continue to 14 of 26 below.
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Try Out This Dinosaur Dog HoodieContinue to 15 of 26 below.
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Craft a Giant Loofah
Some Halloween costumes aren't so much about trying to be someone else but rather to be something else. One creative DIY dog costume idea is to use toile fabric and white rope to create a giant loofah. All you need to do is adhere the toile to a dog shirt using hot glue or thread.Continue to 16 of 26 below.
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Play Out a Childhood Book With Multiple Dogs
Some wolf-like dog breeds like Huskies make a great big bad wolf from The Little Red Riding Hood. All you need to do is dress your dog up like grandma using a bonnet. If you have two dogs, turn the other one into little red riding hood using a red cape.Continue to 17 of 26 below.
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Teach Your Dog How to Play Dead in This Bloody BandanaContinue to 18 of 26 below.
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Find a Harry Potter Inspired Scarf and Glasses
Harry Potter fans have found dozens of ways to transform their pooches into their favorite Wizarding characters, and the results are beyond cute. You can repurpose scarves and glasses you own, or you can make glasses using pipe cleaners.Continue to 19 of 26 below.
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Turn Your Dog Into a To-Go CupContinue to 20 of 26 below.
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Put Together This No-Sew PirateContinue to 21 of 26 below.
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Hide Away This Garden GnomeContinue to 22 of 26 below.
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Wrap Your Dog in This S'mores Costume
Many cute dog costumes come in the form of food, but this idea is especially clever. Who would have thought making a s'mores costume could be so simple to make and is relatively inexpensive? Purchase a white vest that fits your dog, then glue on some brown felt and cardboard graham crackers.Continue to 23 of 26 below.
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Craft a Piñata Dog Costume With Crepe Paper
This DIY dog costume idea is less tedious to make for smaller dogs, but it could prove to be utterly time-consuming for larger breeds. Using a hot glue gun, adhere strips of crepe paper to an already assembled dog sweater. Mini sombrero sold separately.Continue to 24 of 26 below.
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Dress Your Dog Up as Grandma
Some breeds just have such photogenic qualities that virtually any costume would look absolutely adorable. Such is the case for Maya the Bulldog, who is a popular fixture on Instagram. You can find her dressed in a variety of costumes, but this one is especially easy to replicate. All you need is a floral scarf and some play glasses.Continue to 25 of 26 below.
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Transform a Stuffed Animal Into a Dog CostumeContinue to 26 of 26 below.
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Learn How to Make This Cute Strawberry