Who doesn’t Love a Dog In Costume?
*Updated September 2019*
Can you believe it! Halloween is only a week away so here are two last minute DIY Halloween Dog Costumes that you can quickly and easily make at home.
Costume number one is a real life nurse.
The items that you will need are …
- One scrub top. I was able to pick one up at WalMart for only $6.00.
- One package of printable iron-on transfers. I picked mine up from Michael’s Craft Store. This is optional.
- One stethoscope. My daughter is a nurse so I borrowed hers’ but I’m sure you can find a toy one.
- One iron and ironing board.
The first step for our nurse costume is to finding a design for the printable iron-on transfer. I chose a design that said “I heart Nursing” but it has a picture of an actual human heart. Perfect for Halloween! I printed the design on the printable paper following the instructions included in the package. This is important because each iron-on brand is a bit different so make sure that you read. After printing the design I cut it out to fit on my scrub top.
Step number two, take your scrub top and iron your transfer design onto the left chest. I didn’t iron the transfer onto the pocket because this costume is for a dog and would be to low to be seen.
The third and last step for this costume creation is – Dress your dog!! Say hello to nurse Bianca. Isn’t she adorable?
Our second wonderful DIY Halloween Pet Costume is for the Sci Fi fan! We went with our blog name sake Rocket Dog!
The items that you will need for this one are …
- 2 empty water bottles. You can use two liter soda bottles if you have a bigger dog.
- Red and orange tissue paper.
- Silver spray paint.
- NASA logo print out on regular printer paper.
- Glue, duct tape and scissors.
The first step for this project is to remove all labels and lids from your bottles. The bottles are going to be the rocket piece of your rocket pack. Take the bottles outside or into a well ventilated area and spray paint them with the silver paint. Make sure that you cover all of the bottle including the bottom, sides and the rim. Let the bottles dry completely.
The second step is to print out a copy of the NASA logo or any other space design you would like. Make sure to print your design in landscape so that it is long enough to wrap around the bottles. Cut your logo into a rectangular shape. We trimmed off the top and bottom border of our design down to the black leaving the white border on the right and left hand side.
Step three place one sheet of red tissue paper on top of one sheet of the orange tissue paper. This will be the “flames” for your rocket pack. Roll the tissue together length wise making a tube. You will need two tubes of tissue one for each bottle. Because I used water bottles I was able to cut my tube in half making the two pieces I would need. Scrunch up about an inch on the top of your tube. Hold the top end and cut the bottom portion into strips that are pointed like flames. Gentle pull or fluff your strips so that they are not all clumped together and have movement. Repeat this with your second tube piece.
The final step is assembling your rocket pack. Holding your two bottles glue them together on one side. I used a couple of rubber bands to hold them in place while they dried. Now take your logo and tape it onto your bottles. The bottom of your bottles is the top of your pack and the rim is the bottom so make sure that you tape your logo going towards the “top”. Now take one of your tissue flames. Add some glue around the scrunched end of your flame. Take that end and carefully place it inside of the rim of one of your bottles. Repeat this with your second flame and bottle. On the back side of your rocket pack (non logo side) fashion small loops out of the duct tape. One loop for each bottle. I used these loops to secure the pack to my dog’s harness. Once everything is dry and put together dress your pup!!! Introducing Oliver our Rocket Dog!!!!!
I truly hope that you enjoy making these fun dog costumes. I did! Please leave me a comment with your thought on these projects and if you make one I would love to see your pictures so please share. Have a happy and safe Halloween everyone!
**This is so exciting! Oliver and his Rocket Dog Halloween costume are featured in the October 2019 Women’s Day Magazine!!!**