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Halloween Puppy Costume - Horse & Jockey

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It's Halloween costume time for the dogs again & this time I have a puppy! I wanted to make a costume for Dexter that I could attach a leash to, not be difficult to wear and we out of chewing range. I fell in love with the "jockey" costumes that I have seen online, but I didn't want to pay the $30+ dollars that they cost.

This costume was fairly easy to make and it took me a little over an hour to complete.

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Step 1: Tools And Supplies

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This costume cost me around $5 to make. Most of the materials I had at home. I bought the dog harness at the dollar store & got the Beanie baby at a thrift store.

To make this costume, you will need; a dog harness, a soft toy that has posable arms & legs (and a hat if possible), red & brown felt, shiny red fabric, black & white Vet Wrap (self-adhesive animal bandage), a china marker, a magic marker, scissors, needle & thread, a measuring tape and a hot glue gun.

Step 2: Fitting The Harness

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Put the harness on your dog. Take the china marker and make marks approximately half way on your dogs shoulder.

Step 3: Making The Saddle Pad

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Lay the harness flat and measure the length and width between the marks. You want a little overlap over the back strap of the harness, so add an inch or two

Use the marker to trace out the dimensions. Cut out the saddle pad piece with scissors.

Step 4: Making The Saddle

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Fold the brown felt in half and trace out a size appropriate saddle shape. You might have to trim your shape down a few times until it fits on the saddle pad.
Mizmickey4 months ago
You should make a Clifford the big red dog and Emily Elizabeth for little kids!
hahahahahahah Soooooo cute! hahahahahahahahahahaha.
bonnyjishop2 years ago
Thanks for posting this instructable ! I Love it ! We have a Jack Russell terrier i was thinking how easy it would be to get our 3 year old Grandson to walk him if the dog was wearing something like this! I think he'd jump at the chance !
sdtacoma2 years ago
That's the best dog costume I have ever seen. Great job!
Doggie Stylish (author)  sdtacoma2 years ago
Thanks! I had fun making it!
fermp2 years ago
This is great :)
bajablue2 years ago
CUTE!!!!
kwestra2 years ago
I'm going to send this to my brother. His Pitbull/Grayhound mix already looks like a horse :)
Hilarious!!! I love it.
ChrysN2 years ago
That is so adorable!
mikeasaurus2 years ago
haha, awesome!