|Costume type:||Costumes for Pets|
This homemade costume for pets entered our 2012 Halloween Costume Contest.
Zoey, our 8 week old Chihuahua and Rat Terrier mix, is wearing a homemade Blue Dasher 'Dog'onfly costume. I love dragonflies, especially the beautiful blue ones so I decided to make Zoey a costume that would transform her into one of these mystic creatures. I bought a pair of childrens fairy wings for $3.99 at my local grocery store. I cut the wings off of the felt center, shortened and reshaped them to look more like dragonfly wings and to better fit Zoey's size (she weighs 2lbs. 10 ozs.)then reattached them to the felt center. I purchased a pair of womens bright blue fluffy socks for $3.99 to use for the body. I cut the banded section off the top of the sock for the 'dog'onfly head. I trimmed and split open the remainder of the sock for the body. I stuffed the body with cotton balls and hot glued the edges of the material together to hold them inside. I wrapped and tied blue thread around the body in multiple sections to create body segments. I hot glued the body and head pieces to the felt center of the wings. I cut the extra material from the wings into two pieces to make the eyes. I put two cotton balls in the center of each piece of material and hot glued together then glued to the top of the headpiece.