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.

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 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

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

Awesome Stormtrooper Costume for a Dog

Awesome Stormtrooper Costume for a Dog

The body of the Stormtrooper costume is made of EVA foam that was Velcroed on to a spandex body suit which of course was custom made.  The helmet was modeled in clay then a mold was created and then the final helmet was cast in fiberglass, the bottom of the helmet is open with additional … Read more

Cutest Whos from “Horton Hears a Who” Dog Costumes

Cutest Whos from "Horton Hears a Who" Dog Costumes

We decided to dress our golden retrievers Phoenix and Gryphon as Who’s from “Horton Hears a Who” this Halloween because we wanted to choose something cute, colorful, and whimsical we could have fun with. We’ve also always loved Dr. Seuss, and the messages he weaves into his stories. The Whos have been interpreted in some … Read more

How to Turn Your Chihuahua into a Peacock for Halloween

How to Turn Your Chihuahua into a Peacock for Halloween

Once Upon a Time… There was this crazy dog lady who treated her Chihuahua like her child and would even dress her up in outfits like she was a human.  The lady was out to dinner with her fiancé at a restaurant that had wild peacocks roaming the patio area and she made the comment … Read more

Hershey’s Dark “Chow”colate Kiss Costume for a Dog

Hershey's Dark "Chow"colate Kiss Costume for a Dog

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays! My birthday is October 30th and every year I get to celebrate with a spooky cake, a big bag of candy corn, or a “boo”quet of dead flowers? (Cackle! Cackle!) Sewing Halloween costumes was, and still is, one of my very favorite treats to make for the kiddos in … Read more

Hostess Cupcake Dog Costume

Hostess Cupcake Dog Costume

MY little Marshall is a 25 pound white fluff ball! 20 pounds with out all his adorable fur! So I wanted soemthing as cute as him! All of the pet stores have costumes with hoods, he WILL NOT wear hooded costumes! He has very sensitvive ears, so I wanted soemthing that wouldnt hurt him! I … Read more

Coolest Greyhound I Dream of Jeannie Costume

Coolest Greyhound I Dream of Jeannie Costume

This I Dream of Jeannie costume was made for my female Greyhound Queen. I found some beautiful tapestry and sheer remnants and got to work. I made the hat with cardstock,  covered it with fabric and attached an elastic chin strap. I created the pattern for the body parts and put the top and bottom … Read more

Fire Pawtrol Costume for Snowplow our Dog

Fire Pawtrol Costume for Snowplow our Dog

Our fire fighter friends have officially adopted Snowplow as their ambassador in partnership with their Dalmatian which is Snowplows friend. They like his truck more than theirs because of the love it contains. The children love our bundle of love and he’s all hugs and kisses with all his friends in the neighborhood. On Halloween … Read more

Star Wars Dog Costumes: The Canines Strike Back

Star Wars Dog Costumes: The Canines Strike Back

Meet our dogs…Nova is a 7.5 year old brindle Great Dane, Diego is a 4 year old black Great Dane and little Rose is an 11 year old Jack Russell Terrier. We often dress our pups up in silly costumes, most are custom made because…well, it’s hard to find a dog costume to fit a … Read more

Saint Bernard Dog Costume: Captain America to the Rescue!

Saint Bernard Dog Costume: Captain America to the Rescue!

Snowplow soars within the clouds as Captain America in tribute to the true heroes our men and women in the U.S. military serving America wherever that may take them. In honor of the tremendous work of the service dog and soldier dogs assisting the wounded warriors and veterans the costume is in the light of … Read more

Bonnie’s Crazy Minion Dog Costume

Bonnie's Crazy Minion Dog Costume

Bonnie is dressed as a minion from the movie Despicable Me. When I first watched the movie with my family, all I could think of was: A minion outfit would be a great idea for Halloween! Since, I might look a little silly dressing myself up as one and I couldn’t convince any of the … Read more

Barkarita Dog Costume

Barkarita Dog Costume

Material used:  Silver duct tape sheets, medium e-collar, empty paper towel roll, tie dye felt, Fiesta ribbon, green, yellow, and silver felt, flat styrofoam circle, green glitter glue, hot glue gun, scissors I came up with this idea for a Fiesta dog competition.  I wanted something that said Fiesta without it being your typical Mexican mariachi … Read more

Funny Dog Costume Idea: Chick Magnet

Funny Dog Costume Idea: Chick Magnet

This was a very easy and low cost costume. All I did was find an old cardboard  box and draw a picture of a magnet and cut it our with a razor blade knife. I then used spary glue and glued the red poster board to the cardboard. I then cut the excess off with … Read more

Chihuahua Halloween Costume: William the NYC Taxi Driver

Chihuahua Halloween Costume: William the NYC Taxi Driver

I love Halloween and Especially love making costumes. I have always hand made all my kids costumes. They started getting older and told me I cannot dress them for Halloween anymore. They were 18 so they were right they were legally an adult so I couldnt if they didnt want :-)  .    That didnt … Read more

Turkey Dog Costume: Recovering Puppies Can Be Festive Too!

Turkey Dog Costume: Recovering Puppies Can Be Festive Too!

My sweet puppy was scheduled to be neutered several days before Thanksgiving. Being a planner, I had his cute little Pilgrim costume ready to go for the big day. Unfortunately, Jax was not nearly as excited for his “man surgery” and had a rough recovery that called for an extra week wearing the dreaded Cone … Read more

Cool Boy and Pet Dog Costume: Lion Tamer and Lion

Cool Boy and Pet Dog Costume: Lion Tamer and Lion

It all started late one August night. My best friend and I were reminiscing about past Halloweens and how we had so passionately enjoyed them. It was not two minutes later my 3 year old son and my 5 year old Rhodesian Ridgeback dog came flying into the room and my son was exclaiming that … Read more