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It can be hard to stand out from the crowd when it comes to your dog’s Halloween costume. We’re here to help! We talked to Capree Kimball, member of Rover’s Dog People panel of experts and pet lifestyle maven, to get some fresh ideas for your dog’s big night. From super-easy to requiring-some-craft-skills, one of these DIY dog costumes is sure to suit your furry best friend.
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- Yellow rain slicker $12
- Red balloon from your local party store, or if balloons make your dog uncomfortable, this pin from Amazon is pretty cute: $9.95
- Paper boat (instructional video here)
- Make it a couple’s costume with you as Pennywise the clown. A bald red clown wig $10.30, and a good makeup tutorial, will sell it, but if you want to go whole hog, you can get the clown suit too: $32-$159.
Whether your dog is more king or cowardly, this quick-knit project from The Spruce will transform any dog into the King of the jungle.
If your dog is uncomfortable with a head covering, there’s a collar-style option too.
This fruit is an international sign of hospitality! Let your dog greet your guests as a wonderful pineapple. It doesn’t get easier with this DIY dog costume.
This DIY project from Lovely Indeed will turn your sweet pooch into a sweet treat.
Don’t let summer float away too fast with these Flamingo and Unicorn Pool Floatie costumes from Sugar and Cloth.
This look is just a glue gun and tissue paper away.
Glue fringed strips of colorful tissue paper to a sweater or shirt that fits your dog. Add a cute mini sombrero ($12.99) and you’ve got yourself a festive DIY dog costume that celebrates your Chihuahua’s country of origin.
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This spooktacular costume piece from Sew Doggy Style is a one of a kind collar of cartoony gore.
Don’t worry, though: it’s just felt and cardboard and crafty magic.