Introduction: Wonder Woman Dog Costume
Third Prize in the
Halloween Contest 2017
"At last, in a world torn apart by the hatreds and wars of men, appears a woman to whom the problems and fears of men are mere child’s play . . . she is known only as WONDER WOMAN." These quoted words are read in the All Stars Comic #8 issue in December 1941 comic as her introduction. As one would expect from a character that is more than 70 years old, the history and continuing story of Wonder Woman are truly fascinating.
I love classics and we have a new puppy whom loves to be dressed up and be pampered. For Halloween this year, I decided to make a Doggy Wonder Woman Costume and show how I made it. I've even attached a printable pattern that I drafted to help you create this costume.
My puppy is on the extra small side. The pattern I made will fit dogs with a 6 1/2"-8" neck, 10 1/2"-12" Girth, and a length of 8 1/8" +.
Step 1: Print Pattern and Gather Materials
Fabric A (red) - 1/4 yard
Fabric B (blue) - 1/4 yard
Fabric C (gold) - 1/4 yard
Pellon 809 Decor Bond (Firm Iron-On Backing with extra Crispness)
Tools and Equipment:
Printer (to print pattern)
Step 2: Cut Fabric and Decor Bond Pieces From Pattern
Cut two bodice pieces from red fabric.
Cut skirt pieces from blue fabric.
Cut applique, belt, and belt buckle from gold fabric.
Cut decor bond skirt, belt, applique, and belt buckle pieces.
Step 3: Iron on Decor Backing
Iron decor backing to the backside of skirt, belt, belt buckle, and applique pieces.
Step 4: Sew Skirt Pieces
Sew around side and bottom of skirt pieces to give it a more finished look.
Stack skirt pieces A, B, and C in order shown.
Sew the three pieces together at the top edge.
Step 5: Sew Applique
Sew applique pieces to front side of one of the bodice pieces using a zig zag stitch.
Step 6: Sew Bodice Pieces
Place right sides of bodice pieces together. Press hem up at bottom of both bodice pieces and sew around sides and top. Turn right side out and press.
Step 7: Sew Velcro
Sew 1" wide x 1.5" long pieces of Velcro to neck and belly tabs as shown.
Step 8: Sew Skirt to Bodice
Sandwich skirt in between the bodice layers at the center and sew closed.
Step 9: Add Belt Loop to Belt
Place loop piece 3.5" from right end of belt piece and sew. Pull forward and sew to form the loop. Cut off any excess fabric.
Step 10: Sew Belt
Sew belt directly over the top of the costume using a zig zag stitch.
Step 11: Sew Belt Buckle and Add Lasso
Sew belt buckle over the top of the belt with zig zag stitch and add gold cording to the belt loop to make the magic lasso. You have now completed your Wonder Woman dog costume. Happy Halloween!
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