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Pachino the DOGerpillar (1)
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This homemade costume for pets entered our 2014 Halloween Costume Contest.
A word from Alessia, the 'DOGerpillar' costume creator:
Every year I really enjoy creating an original handmade costumes for my dog Pachino. This year, Pachino, the 3yr old Shih-Tzu, is wearing his handmade felt caterpillar costume. He is surrounded by is oversized mushrooms- just incase he gets hungry!
The over all cost is around $100.00 for felt, pipe cleaners, fuax fur, glitter, glue, thread, jersey cotton and stuffing. I started by making him an undershirt shape underneath, made from jersey cotton, and began to build up from there using felt. After I enclosed the whole piece I began to stuff it to give it volume. From there I created stencils to cut separate shapes. I applied glitter to the shapes and placed them on the bug silhouette to create the caterpillars unique details. Lastly, I added the extra legs, faux fur and pipe cleaner antennas to finish off his costume. I also made the felt mushrooms just to add to the whimsical feel of his overall look.