I am the silver Goddess of fishing, hunting and wildlife – Artemis. As I was taking a moonlit stroll one evening, I happened upon this lonely, hungry, handsome fisherman, and decided to give him a special catch– a dogfish. The fish was especially difficult to catch, but he was up to the challenge.
The idea for this costume all began with our dog. We walk him on a flexi-lead regularly, and my husband always comments that it’s like reeling in a fish. Sooo, he asked me if I could make the dog a fish costume for Halloween. I looked up dog fish costumes on line, and wasn’t too impressed. I started looking at patterns and I ended up using a very basic Simplicity dog coat pattern, which I altered for the tail.
I lined the bottom of the tail with vinyl because it drags the ground. It’s a very simple costume, and he can go to the bathroom in it. I also found a Simplicity dog hat pattern. I altered the hat, by adding piping around the outside edge to make it look more like fish lips. I glued on big googly eyes, as well.
Hubby’s costume is a thrift store fishing hat with some hooks inserted (and then we filed the hook off for safety). I crocheted the fish for his stringer, and we used our son’s old Tweety bird fishing pole with catfish dropline for the string. He actually wound the string in the reel and attached it to a snaphook so that we could attach it to our dog’s leash.
My costume is also a Simplicity pattern, for a maxidress. I used costume satin and added the silver rope for an embellishment, and satin opera gloves to stay warm. :D