It’s almost time for last year’s hit ‘Stranger Things’ to return to the small screen, and let’s just say people are pretty excited. On October 27th, it picks up exactly one year after season one. (You can catch up on the first season here on Netflix.)
There’s plenty of buzz about the just-released trailer.
Stranger Things 2 Trailer
If you’re ready to celebrate with your dog, we don’t blame you! We’ve put together easy DIY costume tips for dressing your dog like some favorite characters in the show.
You can search your family’s closets, hit the thrift shop, or just log in to Amazon for all of the clothing and wig pieces. Your favorite craft store can supply you with any odds and ends you might need to customize your dog’s look.
Eleven Dress Costume
For Eleven’s most iconic look, a trip to the toddler section of Amazon or your local thrift shop will get you most of the way there.
Accessorize with an Eggo Waffle and a blonde dog wig to seal the deal.
Eleven ‘Lab Rat’ Version
Eleven’s alternate look will take a dash of craftiness, but is simpler to pull together.
Pipe cleaners can be fashioned into the headgear like Doug used (pictured above), or some speaker wire and electrical tape could do the trick.
Finish the look with a hospital gown and Coke can— voila!
Joyce and The Wall
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You could cosplay this as Joyce with your dog as the wall in a jiffy.
Or just let your dog carry off the whole look.
Lucas is that ‘tough love’ friend every group needs. He’s stylish, skeptical, and always there for you in a pinch. Sound like a match for your mutt?
For extra credit, add some chocolate pudding cups.
Extra Credit: the Demogorgon
To get this look, you’re gonna have to pull out all the crafty stops.
For a customized, realistic look, start with a ready-made sunflower costume or head piece. You could trim away some of the petals if yours is just too happy. Use dark fabric paint to get the proper evil color palette with a dark gray-green for the body and some dark, foreboding red for the inside of the petals.
Either paint on the teeth, or glue on some findings to play the part of teeth. Toothpicks, dowels, fake fingernails: it’s up to you how far into the upside-down you want to get.
If you’re in a hurry, or more into paper craft, you could work up a custom collar treatment much more quickly. Consider using a cone of shame as the base for a sturdy costume.
Hat tip: Doug the Pug