If you can sew a straight line, then you can make one of these costumes.  Also, once you have read this page and see how easy it is, go ahead and make one, take a photo, and send it to us. We love getting photos to post on our site!

In general, to make a dog costume their are 3 areas you can "decorate" your dog for Halloween. One, is the back piece or the coat piece.  This is the largest piece and the part of the costume that people will see the most. Second is the legs.  Using simple elastic around the dogs legs with adding fabric gives an adorable effect to the dog costume.  Third would be the head.  You could make an adorable hat for your dog to finish up the costume.  Most dogs will try hard to take off the hat, but not so much the coat or the feet decorations. Make sure your dog is happy before you begin his "fitting" for his costume.  You may click here to learn how to measure your dog.

Let's make something as simple as an " m & m " doggie costume. You will need any color felt that is the same color as an "m & m".  I picked red.  You will also need white felt for the "m." 



Step 1:

First measure your dog from the neck to the top of the tail bone.  This is how long your pattern should be.  Next measure how wide you want the costume to be around your dogs back.  This is how wide the costume will be.  Make your self a round or oval pattern using these measurements. (cut a round piece if you want your dog to be a regular m & m, and oval if you want your dog to be a peanut m & m.)

Cut out 2 of this pattern piece out of the color felt you picked.

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