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
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
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.
Step 3: Cutting The Broadcloth Into a Coat
Step 4: Shaping The Coat
Step 5: Adding The Velcro Closure
Step 6: Marking the Position Of The Balloons
Step 7: Cutting The Holes For The Zip Ties & Adding Balloons
Where your black marks are, cut two little holes for the zip ties to fit through. Make sure to have the locking part of the zip tie on the outside of the coat. Now put the zip tie together and slip the tied end of a balloon through. Make sure that the zip tie locks above the balloon knot so that the balloons will stay in place. Once you are done with the neck hole, just eyeball the placement of the other balloons.