Horse and Rider Costume: Biker Girl on a Harley Horse

Horse and Rider Costume: Biker Girl on a Harley Horse

Every year our horse club has a Halloween contest where horse and rider can dress up. It is the Mid Rivers Saddle Club and all the shows are held at the National Equestrian Center in Lake St Louis Missouri.  We have done this now for the 3 years we have shown horses and have been … Read more

Lina the Awesome Horse as Buckbeak the Hippogriff

Lina the Awesome Horse as Buckbeak the Hippogriff

I’ll be the first to admit I’m a Harry Potter nerd. I grew up with the books and I’ve read all seven of them about 10000000 times at this point. So when I entered my awesome horse, Lina, in a Halloween horse show I immediately starting thinking about Harry Potter themed costumes. Once I settled … Read more

Princess Luna Cat Costume

Princess Luna Cat Costume

I was just wandering the local walmart crafts department. I was there for some time before these fabrics just caught my eye as they were so pretty and shiny. Me loving glitter and shiny things I had to think what can I make. Well then I saw these glittery pipe cleaners and thought I could … Read more

Slow Cookin’ Turtle Burger Costume

Slow Cookin' Turtle Burger Costume

Toa is my 10 year old African Sulcata. He is very friendly and loves going on walks. I have had him for 8 years. I decided to make him a costume this year so others can enjoy seeing him. He is getting so big it has become a huge task taking him places. I really … Read more

Coolest X-Men Wolverine Dog Costume

Coolest X-Men Wolverine Dog Costume

This year Halloween was not just about me. I was inspired to make my dog a part of the festive holiday. My dog has been dressed up before for different occasions with sweaters and dresses but never for Halloween. My dog is a Yorkie and she has a foxy/wolf  look to her, so I decided … Read more

Corn on the Cob Costume for a Miniature Dachshund

Corn on the Cob Costume for a Miniature Dachshund

Finding just the right costume for a miniature dachshund is a little tricky due to their long bodies . . . our little dachshund Andouille ‘The Tube Steak’ Louie aka Dewey looks cute in long tubular designs. So what better costume than a CORN ON THE COB complete with a pad of butter. Finding the … Read more

Cutest My Little Pony Costume for a Papillon Dog

Cutest My Little Pony Costume for a Papillon Dog

I made this My Little Pony costume for my Papillon, Lucy, because I couldn’t find a saddle to fit my GSD. My original idea was to have my GSD dressed as a draft horse and Lucy as a miniature horse, but everyone kept calling Lucy a My Little Pony when they saw her picture. When … Read more

Cool Dog Costume: Frenchie Fry Fashion by Yogi

Cool Dog Costume: Frenchie Fry Fashion by Yogi

I had envisioned Yogi becoming a french fry since he was a wee one 4 years ago. I had searched the web for ideas but didn’t really find a costume that in my mind would work for him so I took it upon myself to put different items together. I started with an open cardboard … Read more

Sweet Chocolate Peekapoo Tootsie Roll Costume

Sweet Chocolate Peekapoo Tootsie Roll Costume

My 8-week old Peekapoo Ziggy is the sweetest puppy ever. I handmade his candy box and background with card board, poster board, aluminum foil, printing and pasting several photos of the tootsie rolls and the price tag. The most challenging part of this was keeping Ziggy in the box for the picture. Other then that … Read more

Coolest Flying Monkey Dog Costume

Coolest Flying Monkey Dog Costume

This year I decided I wanted to dress up my pug like the flying monkey from The Wizard of Oz.  I made most of it out of felt started with making a vest out of blue felt and just sewing on two long rectangles for the sleeves. I free handed a pattern onto red felt … Read more

Raining Cats and Dogs Costume for a Dog

Raining Cats and Dogs Costume for a Dog

Our dog’s registered name is Hurricane Sandy, so we really wanted a weather-related costume. Hurricanes and tornadoes are a little overdone for costumes, so I thought of the phrase “its raining cats and dogs” and the costume came to life! we got a little rain coat, some red rubber rain boots, got an umbrella top … Read more

BAM our Dog Transformed into a Cheetah

BAM our Dog Transformed into a Cheetah

Our dog BAM is catlike and almost as fast as a Cheetah – perfect! After giving it some thought and doing some research on painting my dog and a phone call to Chris Christiansen Systems, we ordered our Chris Stix and hoped this would work. In about 15 minutes , with pics at our side, … Read more

My Little Lamb Chop Dog in Costume

My Little Lamb Chop Dog in Costume

Ever since my dog was a young puppy she liked to be held on my hip like a toddler and everyone always commented on her coat. Growing up, Lamb Chop was one of my favorite shows and while toy shopping for her birthday I found a toy of Lamb Chop and noticed how similar she … Read more

Cute Mickey and Minnie Mouse Pug Costumes

Cute Mickey and Minnie Mouse Pug Costumes

I wanted to make my pugs a costume that would tie them together in a theme. I’d seen grown-up Mickey Mouse costumes to buy, but never dog ones. Hmmm, off I go to Wal-Mart with ideas that might or might not pan out. On a clearance rack, I found 3T shorts for a boy ! … Read more

Maddie the Boston Terrier as “Spaghetti & Meatballs”

Maddie the Boston Terrier as "Spaghetti & Meatballs"

This costume was made with love! Maddie is wearing a shirt I bought from a local pet store. I just cut up the middle and sewed on Velcro so her costume is easy on and off. The strings are hot glued on to look like noodles as well as the cotton balls and spaghetti sauce.

Homemade Bumble Bee Cat Costume

Homemade Bumble Bee Cat Costume

This is Sophie, shes’s 3 years old. We rescued her at a Boston shelter back in January. You wouldn’t know it now but she started life out rough coming from a hoarding situation where animals were stacked in cages. Now she’s the queen of the house and the most outgoing affectionate girl anyone could ask … Read more

Little Bad Wolf Costume for a Dog

Little Bad Wolf Costume for a Dog

Every year I like to come up with costumes that tell a story for my daughter Emma and my dog Riley. This year I decided they would be Little red riding hood and the big bad wolf..(or what my daughter would say…little bad wolf cause big bad wolf is scary). I had Emma’s costume already … Read more

Cool Dog Costumes: Witch Doctor and Shrunken Head

Cool Dog Costumes: Witch Doctor and Shrunken Head

Gryphon, the witch doctor, donned his creepy cloak with bands of leather. Gryphon, the witch doctor, wore a headpiece of bones and feathers.  Then, Gryphon, the witch doctor, put Phoenix in a cauldron on the table. He told him, “Ooo, ee, oo ah ah. Ting tang, walla walla bing bang!”. This is what he said. … Read more

Funny “Cat”fish Costume

Funny "Cat"fish Costume

I am so lucky I have a cat that is tolerant of my crazy ideas. My cat Chunk is 12 years old and is my pride and joy.  After seeing a lot of cute pet costumes online but not wanted to spend a crazy amount of money I decided I would create my own. This … Read more

Funny Dog Costume: Mochi as Olaf from Frozen

Funny Dog Costume: Mochi  as Olaf from Frozen

I am a special education teacher and my students are always talking about the movie Frozen. That is how I came up with the idea to make the costume of Olaf for my dog Mochi. I went to the thrift shop looking for ideas of how to make the costume. I found a white one … Read more

Awesome DIY How to Train Your Dragon Dog costume

Awesome DIY How to Train Your Dragon Dog costume

Since I am a fan of How to Train Your Dragon and feel that Toothless’ movements seem like those of my puppers, I decided to make a simple yet detailed costume for my pupper dog, Khaleesi. Plus Khaleesi is named after the mother of dragons, so why not a dragon costume?! I started with drawing … Read more

Coolest Indian Costume For a Cat

Coolest Indian Costume For a Cat

Two years ago we dressed Thor, our cat, as a Biker. Last year we dressed him as a Construction Worker. So this year we decided to stay with the Village People Theme and decided on the Indian Chief. I first went to the Arts and Crafts stores and got soft felt, hard felt, small glass … Read more

Scarecrow Dog Costume

Scarecrow Dog Costume

I  wanted to make our dog Connelly a costume that went along with the farming theme so I made him a costume that looks like two dogs a carrying a bale of hay. His costume is made up of everything that we had at home: baby clothes, box, hay, twine, stuffed animals and hot glue. … Read more

Copacabana Showgirl Costume for a Dog

Copacabana Showgirl Costume for a Dog

Last year I entered Samantha, our 3 month old lab mix puppy, in our local Howl o\’ween Parade.  Since I just got her from the local ASPCA, I went to PetSmart and picked up a cute Bumble Bee outfit.  When I got to the parade, there were four other bees.  I looked around and saw … Read more