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Sunnie the Perky Pink Puppy Costume

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Sunnie the Perky Pink Puppy Costume

Sunnie the Perky Pink Puppy

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Costume type:  Costumes for Women
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Animal Costumes

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

A word from Olivia, the 'Sunnie the Perky Pink Puppy' costume creator:

This costume was so much fun to make, and a large part of that is due to the fact that Sunnie is an original character I created! The head was the most difficult part to do- I started with some plastic mesh, and basically created a "skeleton" that would fit onto my head and serve as a base for everything else. Then, I hot glued upholstery foam to the mesh base and carved the foam down to the shape of the character's head. I added the fur to the head, clipping and shaving it down as needed to give Sunnie her sweet expression. To finish up the head, I added the eyes (which are made of black buckram so that I can see out), the nose (a piece of baked clay covered with some shiny spandex fabric), and the tongue (stitched out of fleece).

The feet were made in a similar manner, building up mesh and foam onto a pair of flip flops. The soles of the feet were covered with foam, and a little puffy paint was added for a non-skid sole!

The tail and handpaws were sewn out of a simple pattern that I drew. For the paws, I appliqued paw pads and glued claws made from clay on. The tail was stuffed with fiberfill, and elastic loops were sewn on so that the tail can be worn on a belt.

The materials for the costume were sort of pricey, with the faux fur being the most expensive thing to buy. Overall, I would estimate this costume cost somewhere in the ballpark of $200-$250, but it is well-made and will hold up for many years to come. It took a long time to make, too! I began constructing it in May with the goal of having it to wear by Halloween, and I'm so happy it is ready and very happy with how it came out! Every little bit of effort is worth it when I see the kids (and many adults!) smile at the the sight of a big, pink doggie!

Rating: 4.8 of 5. Votes: 46

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#1 comment by Amy Kingston September 9, 2013

LOVE THIS COSTUME!!! Its so cuuuuute!! Your diligent hard work really did pay off in this costume. You can tell you put a lot of love and work into this. I love Halloween and the different costumes out there and this is one of my favorites! Excellent job!!

#2 comment by Rita Helmers September 9, 2013

Luv it u r toooooooo cute!!

#3 comment by Tammy Hammock September 9, 2013

Amazing work! You are so creative and talented!

#4 comment by Joshua Glenn Decker September 9, 2013

I think this is just so darling! I absolutely love it! You did such an amazing job on it! It's a wonderful Halloween Costume, and I'd deginately go up to any person in this costume asking for candy!

#5 comment by Kay mckinnon September 9, 2013

very cute I LOVE IT

#6 comment by Sarah Santiago September 9, 2013

This is awesome!!!! I absolutely love it

#7 comment by Cliff Hammock September 9, 2013

You are so talented and creative. Your costume took a lot of hours of work, but all your time and effort is sure worth it! Great job!

#8 comment by Jessica Heidorn September 10, 2013

Cute~!

#9 comment by Nina November 19, 2014

Best costume ever! I love the creativity

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