This Dog Costume was my first homemade costume, but pretty easy to do. I started with a brown sweatsuit which included a hooded sweatshirt. I hand stitched khaki colored felt cut in random, free flowing shapes, all over the sweatshirt and pants. The ears were made of brown and khaki felt. Using fabric glue, I shaped a pipe cleaner around the edge of one piece of the ear, then placed the other atop it and hand stitched it closed. Finally, I hand stitched the ears to the hood.
The tail was a little trickier for me to get right, but I managed. I used a long remnant of brown felt, inserted a little batting and pipe cleaners, then hand stitched it closed. I attached by stitching it to her waistband. The collar was a metal key ring, which I simply wrote her name on in permanent marker, then attached to the zipper. It’s been almost three years and it’s still hanging in her closet.
The whole thing, including the sweatsuit, probably cost about $30 and it was so fun!