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DIY Dog Costumes for Halloween

October 12, 2017

DJANGO - DIY Halloween Pet Dog Costumes 2017 - djangobrand.com

Updated August 2019

On a budget this year and looking for some DIY Halloween costume inspiration? We've had a ton of fun over the last few years dressing up our dachshund Django and have you covered!

Don't forget to follow Django on Instagram and/or Facebook and tag #djangothegent when you post! We'd love to see your photos and leave a bunch of likes and comments on your page :)

1. "Boo."

What you need:

What to do:

  • Cut a hole large enough for you're dog's snout in the upper corner of the pillow case. Cut two holes for eyes. Cut diagonally back and forth across the pillow case bottom. Take a photo and post on Instagram or Facebook and tag @djangothegent
2. "Mummy, we're all outta toilet paper"

What you need:

  • Large roll of cotton gauze (or toilet paper if you want the costume to fall apart immediately)
  • A very, very patient dog

What to do:

  • If we have to tell you what to do, this costume isn't for you.
3. "Leggo my Eggo, mouth breather" - Eleven from Stranger Things

What you need for this Stranger Things inspired Eleven doggy costume:

  • Blond wig
  • Any pale pink shirt or dress that fits your dog (we were creative with Mom's spagetti strap crop top from Free People)  
  • White collar OR paper and string
  • Eggos
  • Optional: navy blue jacket that fits your dog

What to do:

  • Dress your dog in the pink shirt or dress. If you don't have a white collar, simply cut a collar-shape out of a piece of white paper. Tape two strings at the ends so you can easily hang it around your dog's neck, over the pink outfit. Place the Eggos near your dog. Put the wig on last and snap a photo.
4. "Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Bone" 

What you need:

What to do:

  • Wrap the scarf around your dog. Place glasses on your dog's head. Seriously do we need to explain everything to you?
5. "Organic Sausage"

What you need:

  • Whole Foods bag

What to do:

  • Put your dog in a Whole Foods bag.
6. "BAAAHH SOWHENYAAAHH MAMABEATSEBABAAAHH" aka The Lion King

What you need:

What to do:

  • Take a photo and tag @djangothegent so we can like and comment on your glorious lion photo.
7. "Oh Christmas Tree"

What you need:

  • Your dog
  • A string of Christmas tree lights

What to do:

  • Gently place the Christmas tree lights around your dog
8. "Beanie Babies"

What you need:

  • A printed copy of the Ty company logo (a red heart with the lower-case letters) OR  DIY with white paper and a red marker
  • Scissors, hole-puncher
  • Cardboard
  • Glue or tape
  • String

What to do:

  • Print in color 2 copies of the Ty company logo (ink above) and cut out the red heart logo with scissors. Trace the heart-shaped company logo on a piece of cardboard, then use scissors to cut the cardboard into the same heart shape. Use glue or tape to attach the Ty logo to the cardboard. Use your hole puncher to punch a hole in the top center of the Ty cardboard logo, then use string to hang it loosely around your pup's neck. Congratulations, you now have the cutest and most valuable Beanie Baby.
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