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Gizmo & Stripe from Gremlins Costume

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Gizmo & Stripe from Gremlins Costume

Gizmo & Stripe from "Gremlins"

Costume type:  Costumes for Pets
Category:Halloween Costumes

This homemade costume for pets entered our 2013 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Kris, the 'Gizmo & Stripe from Gremlins' costume creator:

My dogs Sebastian (a 4 & 1/2 year old yorkie) and Pepper (a 2 & 1/2 year old pit-mix) are wearing the costumes I designed and made for them. I spent a total of $26.71 for felt, hot glue sticks, and a package of fiber stuffing. My inspiration was of course, my favorite scary movie from my childhood, "Gremlins". After sketching out the pieces of both costumes onto paper, I did my dogs' measurements and then used a marker to draw all the pieces onto the felt materials. Next, I began the process of cutting out each piece and it's mirrored opposite double so I could later stuff hot-glue the the edges around each piece leaving the inside hollow. After all my piece edges were glued together, I began the endless process of stuffing the insides so as to make the costumes appear 3-dimensional. The costumes were fitted so that when the dogs sit, it gives the appearance that their costume characters are standing up on two legs as they do in the movie. I had made straps with velcro attached that I was able to securely hold the costumes together once on the dogs. The velcro straps were also untilized for both costumes helmet ears. An under the chin velcro strap was hot glued strategically so the final "helmet" piece of the costume could easily be worn hat-style and securely & snuggly fitted and held in place. All in all the overall construction took only a couple of days working 5-6 hours each day. I'm very pleased with my creations and hope that you enjoy them as well.

Rating: 4.0 of 5. Votes: 11

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#1 comment by TH October 18, 2013

I'm sorry but this is NOT a good costume.. anyone can put a pair of socks on the dogs front feet and add more material and stuffing.. I think a costume should really cover the dogs body and legs in order to make it a good costume... a little more work and imagination on the owners part..

#2 comment by Kris Brown October 18, 2013

The costume in in 4 pieces...Piece 1 fits over the dogs heads like a sleeveless t-shirt with 2 velcro straps on each side that securely & snuggly attach together aroud the dogs body. The felt & fiber stuffed arms are hot glued to the this "chest piece" at the shoulders. The 2nd & 3rd pieces are the legs which fit up the dogs legs like snug, comfortable leg warmers and I hot-glued the felt stuffed 3 dimensional "Gremlin" legs over these cylinder leg warmers. This was done so that when the dogs move, their character legs move with them! (VERY imaginative on my part)The 4th and final piece of the costume is the helmet-hat "gremlin ears"...The design was conceptualized & executed as a fully functioning,full body dog costume that encourages your dog's movement & comfortability. The effect it gives when the dogs are sitting is that their characters are standing up on their own two legs. There is always room for improvement,criticism and/or opinions but making this costume was a wildly fun, creative & imaginative 5 days: 2 days to sketch, 1 day buying the materials and two 6 hour days of construction. thanks for your feedback TH! Happy Halloween :)

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