This adorable costume was made for Martha Stewart's dog, Sharkey, for her Petacular Halloween Show! It can be made easily with a low cost recycled fiber optic toy, felt, and some cute little pom poms!

Step 1: Tools and Materials

  • Fiber-optic strands
  • Scissors
  • Electrical tape
  • Floral wire
  • Bead crimp tool
  • Travel aspirin bottle * (cylinder-shaped – we used Excedrin brand)
  • Silver reflective paper
  • 5-millimeter LED light (Link)
  • 1-inch diameter button (or same size as the base of your bottle)
  • Butt splice connectors (Link) or Crimp-on connectors (Link)
  • Red "+" wire (Link) **
  • Black "-" wire (Link) **
  • 1/2 yard of green felt (we used a nice wool felt)
  • 1/2 yard felt for lining (again, I used wool)
  • 1/4 yard of white tulle (outside dandelion puff fabric)
  • 1/4 yard of double thick cotton batting (inner dandelion puff material)
  • Adhesive Velcro dots
  • 2 AAA Batteries an holder (Link)
  • Sewing machine
  • Lengths of Velcro for straps
  • Needle and thread for hand-sewing
  • Yellow craft pom poms
  • Hot glue and gun

* The size of your tube determines the size of your bundle, so if you want to use less fibers, you can use a smaller tube like a chaptstick container.

**You don't need much wire, so an option is to open inside of an old telephone cable and pull the wires out.

Perfect for a Pomeranian!
in the last step it looks like shes wearing a very sparkly hat! cute, but my dog would never let me put even a hat on her, let alone a costume.(she wont wear boots for the winter either)
muahsuahshaa<br>poor dogy
&nbsp;cool pic really cool send me a message
Thanks beanz... &quot;hi there!&quot;<br />
&nbsp;sorry if you do not want to
&nbsp;and how do u get patches
&nbsp;no thank you it is really cute hey if u dont ind could we use messafe instead i am still new
So cute!
This is amazing and I can make it with all recycled products I&nbsp;LOVE&nbsp;IT!!!<br />
I agree<br /> How cute!!!
omg hes sooo cute! i made one for my pomeranian, Sponge, and he loooooved it! he prances around the house in his costume and shows off to our bigger dog, Bandit. He will definitely be the talk of the subdivision tomorrow!! thanks much! (:
that is really cute!! i *love* the light-up aspect of the costume!
Awww, how sweet!<br />
So cute!&nbsp; <br /> The dandelion fuzz sticks out just like the dog's fur, and she seems to love it, too. ;)<br />
Thank you. Mojo does like the costume, he'll be walking proudly and safely on Saturday!<br />
Nice work!

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