21 DIY Dog Costumes You've Just Gotta Make

By Anna Sutheim
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Chosen for cuteness, creativity, and ease-of-replication. Trick-or-treat!

1. Chia Dog

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Just maybe don't let the dog groomer see this one. Tutorial here.

2. Dogosaurus

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RAWWWR. (Woof?) Tutorial here.

3. Ladypug

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If those feelers bobble when she walks? Well, I don't know if could handle the cuteness. Tutorial here.

4. Fuzzy Dice

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Bonus points if you can get them to follow the "Roll!" command simultaneously.

5. Flower Dog

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Does he smell as beautiful as he looks? … Okay, that might be asking too much. Tutorial here.

6. Dogscar the Grouch

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So grumpy. So adorable. Be sure you use a pet-safe, temporary dye!

7. Beanie Baby

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Unlike your collection in the '90s, the value of this beanie only grows with time. Tutorial here.

8. Lord Nibbler

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For the Futurama fans! Tutorial here.

9. Flying House in Up! Dog

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A little cardboard here, a little helium there… Just make sure you don't attach so many balloons that she actually floats away.

10. Lions...

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11. … And tigers…

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(Use pet paint!)

12. … And bears!

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Oh my! Tutorial here.

13. Sushi Dog

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"Trick or temaki!" Tutorial here.

14. Yoda Dog

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Yodog, perhaps? … Maybe not. I could also see this working as a Dobby costume! Get the pattern here.

15. Latte Dog

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"I'd like a venti Boston Terrier with no foam, please." Tutorial here.

16. Jester Dog

For the goofiest pooch you know. Tutorial here.

17. Strawberry Dog

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I will take one pint of these. With cream. Please and thank you. Tutorial here.

18. Steve Dogs

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Too soon?

19. Glamour Dog

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Or getting there, anyway. Beauty takes time! Now get in the car, Thelma.

20. Thing 1 and Thing 2

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"Today you are you, that's truer than true… and those blue tutus look pretty great too."

21. Ghost Dog

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Hey, whatever gets you out the door and trick-or-treating in time, okay?