My sweet puggle was the inspiration for my costume this year. The circus came to town and my twin, six-year old nieces couldn’t stop talking about the smelly lion. They also refer to my puggle as stinky cheese-ball. The two ideas came to my husband and we couldn’t help but laugh at the thought of my dog as a lion. She is far from ferocious and doesn’t know a stranger, but she plays the part of a lion very well!

The costume was really fun to make! A beautiful bright red 90s dress from the local thrift store was a perfect start for my jacket. Lots of glue, tons of sequins, and a few trips to wal-mart and I completed the look pretty quickly. Shelbie (my puggle) is the perfect prop and her lion mane was altered just a little to fit.

My friends and I went out to a local bar and my costume, really my lion, was a huge hit! She didn’t love the costume but she did love the attention. Best costume I’ve ever made. Happy Halloween!