Introduction: Darth Vader Duct Tape Doggy Costume

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I made this dog costume out of duct tape .... um he loved it! My dog Gatsby is tiny so I wouldn't recommend for a big dog. Duct tape is hard to work with so this is a masterpiece as far as my opinion is concerned.

Step 1: Materials

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Black duct tape
a willing little fur baby (dog)
a skull from Halloween about the same size as your dogs head or a ball

Step 2: Make the Cape

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Take the tape from roll in a strip about 8 inches and cut with scissors. Fold it over itself so it's not sticky. Do this over again till you have a square to fit back of your dog. Once it's big enough cut it into the shape of a cape. Cut another piece to go around neck as a tie and fold it over so sticky sides are together. The cape is finished.

Step 3:

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Take the skull and just start putting duct tape sticky side up over the top. Cut the piece and lay it over itself so it is no longer sticky. I used no specific formula here.... in fact I kind of winged it till I got a reasonable facsimile of Vader's Helmut. It is necessary tho to use a skull like this to even get close. we are now done. Time to call your dog.

Step 4: Put Your Dog in the Outfit

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Grab your dog and put the cape on first. I made my cape ties long so I could tie it. Put on the hat and hope your dog doesn't go ham. I can't believe my eyes! It's Darth Vader! I realize it's not a grade A costume ... it's duct tape not Egyptian cotton. I still had fun making it and some good laughs


vwaustria (author)2015-05-15

Did the dog approve? :D

jackiezac72 (author)vwaustria2015-05-21

he liked nothing about it at first. well... second or third either

CuriosityMachine (author)2015-05-19

Dogs are life

Sorunome (author)2015-05-18

Luke, I am your dog!

jackiezac72 (author)2015-05-13

a Maltese runt lol. He is full grown but the runt of a litter. The apple of my eye though a rotten one sometimes lol.

seamster (author)2015-05-13

Ha! Cute idea, and so simple. Nice work!

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