Darci as Flo, the Progressive Insurance Commercial Girl
Nelly as the Orbit Gum Commercial Girl
I wanted a unique costume for my pups so I decided to try and make it myself. I didn’t necessarily want the same costume for the two of them, but wanted to find costumes that went together. I came up with the idea of commercial stars / divas and that’s how Nelly and Darci dressed up as the popular stars of the Orbit gum and Progressive Insurance commercials.
Darci is dressed as Flo, from the Progressive Insurance commercials, and my first step was to sew a plain, white apron. I then ironed on the Progressive logo and attached the buttons. I completed the look by sewing a blue ribbon to her wig to make Flo’s blue headband. I sewed Nelly's Orbit gum girl dress using white fabric and adding the blue fabric accents to make a belt, trim on the sleeves, trim on the bottom of the dress, and to make the scarf. The outfit was "topped off" with a blonde wig, and as the Orbit gum girl would say... "Fabulous".
Chrono is an all black German shepherd. With his pointed ears, solid black color, and ginormous size, he gets A LOT of comments about looking like a pony or a horse. So this Halloween we decided to dress him up like a pony as a little joke to all the people who already think he's a pony.
The halter is made from a dog Halti and altered to have an extra strap across the forehead. I also sewed white fabric on the outside so it would look white. The reigns are made from a leather dog leash with an added metal clasp on the handle so it loops around.
The saddle is purchased, but the saddle blanket is an old bath rug cut to size. The hooves are just black socks with vet wrap wrapped around the ankle. The mane and tail are made from clip in hair extensions that were individually clipped onto his fur. He looked great in his Homemade Dog Pony Costume.
Since my St. Bernard is too big for normal pet costumes, we tried something different. I bought a child's size 4-6 1-piece devil costume with attached hood. I cut the back open and put it over his head, then put his feet in the leg openings. I stuffed the arms with Styrofoam so that they stuck out like arms. After that, I put the hood over his head (which took some getting used to from him). Attached behind his neck (which you can't see in the picture) is a red cape that covers his back and the cut part of the costume.
Total cost for this Homemade Devil Dog Costume was $10 and he looks great. My kids are so glad he can come Trick or Treating with us this year.
My chihuahua Odie is wearing a Little Red Devil Dog Costume I made for him. He is a rescue and tends to bite sometimes and doesn't really like other people much unless you are in his inner circle. He is also very hard to put outfits on, so I had to pattern the body part of the costume off one of his dog jackets. Then his cape, tail, collar and horns all have a piece of wire in them to make them bendable and stand up. It is made of fake patten leather, velvet material, sequins material, and a flame pattern material. With an added feather boa. I think he is in the coolest chihuahua costume ever. You can see he doesn't mind having his picture taken.
Why let the costume fun and at Halloween? Turkey dog anyone? Coco is a therapy dog, he visits patients weekly and this Homemade Turkey Dog Costume really brightened their day.
To make this costume I purchased a brown harness with a tight fit. I cut and glued foam feathers together and attached them to the harness with a pipe cleaner. Since the feathers are not permanently attached, I can use the harness again for the next holiday.