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Make Your Dog Into A Bunch Of Grapes For Halloween

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Since Halloween is just around the corner, I wanted to make a costume for Jersey, and not just *any* costume either. So here's a sample of my creative efforts. I'll be adding more costumes all this month on my blog, Bloggie Stylish. I've entered this costume into the Halloween contest so please vote for me if you like this 'ible. I *want* that sewing machine!!!

Just a quick note! This isn't a costume for a fearful dog. I had a balloon accidentally pop when I was fitting the costume. I know that Jersey doesn't look to thrilled in the pics, but she doesn't like doing anything that's not her idea. She's used to wearing clothes & hearing loud noises. Before you take your dog out in a public place, practice wearing the costume & walking around with it on. That way, the both of you will have a fun Halloween night!
 
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Step 1: Tools And Supplies You Will Need

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The supplies for this costume are pretty cheap. You'll need some cheap purple broadcloth, purple balloons, some green felt, velcro, needle and thread, zip ties, a flexible measuring tape, a marking pen, scissors and a some sort of string.

I already had the zip ties & velcro, but I got all the other supplies at "malmart" and a dollar store for about $5.00. If you had to buy the rest of the supplies, this costume would easliy cost you under $10.00, which is way cheaper that buying one.

Step 2: Measuring Your Dog

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You'll need to take two measurements. One from the begining of the shoulder blades to the begining of the rump and one from the middle of the spine to the bottom of the chest.

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I love the idea
broadcloth1 year ago
Its a shame I didn't make this for Halloween for my dog - for some reason it is always after the holiday that I find the best ideas.
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i'd hate to be a dog stuffed in blonse aswell, but I don't know what blonse are
flyingpuppy2 years ago
So, what if you fill those with helium? Dog lite?
bricobart2 years ago
If I want to make wine of it, do I have to crush the entire grape?
is there a way not to use balloons my dog would pop them

J-Five2 years ago
here's ide about the hot dog.
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J-Five J-Five2 years ago
The "bun" is 2 inches thick and a couple inches shorter then the length. There is 2 inch padding connecting the buns, (depending on how wide the dog) is make the height so the dog can move comftably. If you want you can make ketchup and mustard strips out of 2 inches of thick cardboard.
what if the balloons pop!
This is a unsual idea will it work on humans
I've made a full grape costume for a little girl. It's the same concept- just use a leotard instead of the coat and put purple balloons all over it instead!
knex_mepalm4 years ago
Lol, eating WAL-MART cheap bulk buy dog food $10 is torture. I hope mydog likes this. She likes wearing clothes and such
Ahh! I don't even want to imagine what they put in that food.
idogis13 years ago
Ooh! Do I spy a Vizsla?
Meesy73 years ago
its kind of like lady gaga's champagne bubbles!
ha ha funny was thnkin uff that 2
ChristyDurr3 years ago
that is soo cute.
angelabchua4 years ago
after looking at all the dog costumes, i have come to the conclusion that your dog is the coolest little pup ever. so calm. I can only imagine the endless self chasing if I tried to attach balloons to my dog
sunshiine4 years ago
Your costume ideas are original!
beanz554 years ago
 cute send me a message
J-Five4 years ago
You could probably make either a banana or a hot dog costume.
Doggie Stylish (author)  J-Five4 years ago

banana, not that's an idea! stay tunes for next halloween!

Plus it might not startle Jersey.
J-Five4 years ago

Make a purple cone around the collar to prevent the dog from choking on the balloons.

Doggie Stylish (author) 4 years ago
i don't have a kid, but if i did, sure, why not?
say r u sure that my dog won't just float to space.
Rainh2o4 years ago
This is great!!  everyone sounds concerned for the dog...but it looks like he/she doesn't mind...I have a dog that looks sad all the time and the most excitement he ever shows is a gentle wagging of his tail no matter what,  as far as safety, I'm sure your smarter then the guy that said balloons and dogs don't mix and would know if your  dog was in trouble.  I often wonder just how many dogs and babies actually choke on balloons anyhow, I never see it in the headline news.  Anyhow great costume and keep up the good work!
Doggie Stylish (author)  Rainh2o4 years ago
thanx, she did have a fun time!
gwynnh4 years ago
I'm curious...
Would you put your baby in this costume?
Jersey looks as if she would like a say in this... a nae say.



inazoo4 years ago
OMG my first grapes then corn then a fish WHAT next a squid? LOL
Hahahaha, my dad went as a bunch of grapes in the early 80s. The dog looks much better as grapes. ;)
LOL, My wife was a bunch of grapes herself one year when she was a child.

I love this.
Pictures!
Hahaha, my dad did too! I agree though the dog looks better as grapes :D

Great instructable!
kirnex4 years ago
I'm not sure about doing this to your poor dog, but I did this for mydaughter about 11 years ago. 

Got her a purple sweatsuit to pin the balloons on, then found a pair ofdark green tights and used those for a "skull-cap" type ofthing and added some dark green pipe cleaners for the tendrils, andadded some dark and medium green leaves made out of felt sheets. She won a costume contest, so it went pretty well.  It was kind ofhard for her to put her hands down, though.
canida kirnex4 years ago
Sounds cute!  If you still have pictures you could put up a slideshow.
I love vizslas soooo much! I have a nine month old boy vizsla pup named Jasper. I suppose no costume would work on him considering he will either eat it or be deathly aftraid of it!
Thorviking4 years ago
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