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Looking for adorable DIY Dog Costumes for Halloween? This easy costume comes together in minutes and pays homage to everyone’s favorite fall drink!
When my parents moved in with us over 2 years ago, we gained a close family member. Smokey had always been close to use, but especially now since we all live under one roof. My parents adopted their adorable Yorkshire Terrier on Halloween night in 2009. So the holiday definitely has special meaning when it comes to this furry friend!
Of course, the girls just like any excuse to help him get dressed up in something other than his normal dog t-shirts. But this year, it was my turn to pick out his Halloween costume and my inspiration came from none other than his his food!
Nature’s Recipe encourages dog owners to “fuel the wag” with their high quality ingredients and premium recipes that have been around for their 35 year history. A dog food that was previously only sold in pet specialty stores is now available in mass grocery stores. I picked up his latest bag at our local Food Lion grocery store.
As Smokey gets older, making sure he eats a premium dog food becomes more and more important. We choose Nature’s Recipe for a few reasons, with the main one being that the Natural Recipes with added vitamins and minerals contain no corn or wheat and no poultry by-product meal.
While Nature’s Recipe premium recipes fuel Smokey, it got me thinking about what fuels me, especially this time of the year. That’s when I decided I knew exactly what his Halloween costume would be this year!
I love a good DIY project and DIY dog costumes are no exception. They’re usually less expensive than buying plus a lot more creative. I pulled together this Pumpkin Spice Latte costume in less than 30 minutes and spent just a few dollars!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Dog Tshirt – Use any that you have because your coffee sleeve will cover most of it.
- Brown cardboard OR craft paper. I picked up a couple of sheets from my local craft store.
- 1/4 yard Cream colored knit fabric
- Coffee Cup Lid
- Elastic Thread
The cutest part of the DIY dog costume for me is that adorable coffee cup lid hat and whipped cream-inspired ruffled collar. I simply washed off one of my coffee cup lids from my latest PSL and attached elastic thread to make a super simple but cute hat for the costume.
For the ruffle collar, sew a long line of thread down a long piece of knit fabric. Make sure your using a super long stitch. Once you have sewn the entire length of your fabric, pull the fabric along one piece of thread to create a ruffle.
Get as creative as you want on your coffee sleeve. I used my Cricut to make a coffee logo design, but you can draw it out as well. I just wrapped it around Smokey’s little belly and taped it once it was on so it wouldn’t be too tight or uncomfortable for him. And there you have it – a Pumpkin Spice Latte costume for your furry friend in just minutes!
If Pumpkin Spice Lattes are fueling your Fall, turn your dog into one for Halloween with this simple DIY dog costumes tutorial.
Don’t forget to fuel the wag for your dog too by picking up a bag of Nature’s Recipe at your local grocery store. Be sure to use this coupon offer to save $3 on your next purchase!