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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!

Step 1: Tools And Supplies You Will Need

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.
<p>I have never seen anythng like it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!</p><p>I will make this next holloween</p>
<p>I could not think of a holloween costume and this is the best idea!:)</p>
<p>cute^.^</p>
I love the idea
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.
So, what if you fill those with helium? Dog lite?
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 <br> <br>
here's ide about the hot dog.
The &quot;bun&quot; 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!
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.
Ooh! Do I spy a Vizsla?
its kind of like lady gaga's champagne bubbles!
ha ha funny was thnkin uff that 2
that is soo cute.
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
Your costume ideas are original! <br />
&nbsp;cute send me a message
You could probably make either a banana or a hot dog costume.
<p>banana, not that's an idea! stay tunes for next halloween!</p>
Plus it might not startle Jersey.
<p>Make a purple cone around the collar to prevent the dog from choking on the balloons.</p>
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.
This is great!!&nbsp; 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,&nbsp; 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&nbsp; dog was in trouble.&nbsp; I often wonder just how many dogs and babies actually choke on balloons anyhow, I never see it in the headline news.&nbsp; Anyhow great costume and keep up the good work!<br />
thanx, she did have a fun time!
I'm curious... <br /> Would you put your baby in this costume? <br /> Jersey looks as if she would like a say in this... a nae say.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br />
OMG&nbsp;my first grapes then corn then a fish WHAT&nbsp;next a squid? LOL

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