2020 Halloween Costume Contest
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Red Hat Society Costume

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Red Hat Society Costume

Leah, Red Hat Society

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Photo #1 - Leah,  Red Hat Society Photo #2 - Leah waiting for tea. Photo #3 - "Make sure you get a close up" Photo #4 - "Take some more pictures"
Costume type:  Costumes for Pets
Category:Halloween Costumes

This homemade costume for pets entered our 2012 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Carol, the 'Red Hat Society' costume creator:

Leah Alisabeth Ashlyn, my 16 year old fawn pug is wearing her homemade costume dressed as a member of the Red Hat Society. The idea for this costume just came to my mind as I was wanted to dress "Leah" in something that was age appropriate for her.

I purchased a white straw hat from the Build A Bear store and painted it red with floral paint purchase at a craft store. I purchased the purple feathers, ribbons and flowers for the hat from a craft store and hot glued them on. I hot glued a piece of elastic to the hat and placed a pull stop on the elastic to make it adjustable so that the hat would stay in on. (This was not a problem as "Leah" loves wearing hats). I puchased a purple knit fabric to make the dress free style (no pattern) and embellished it with red hat appliques. The red boa and white pearls were also purchased at a craft store. I made braclets for her four paws using purple pony tail holders to which I glued red hat society buttons purchased at a craft store.

Total cost to make the costume was about $25.00.

Rating: 4.8 of 5. Votes: 247

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#1 comment by diana kaplan October 13, 2012

Leah: You go girl!!! The Red Hat society should be honored to have Leah as thier Mascot.

#2 comment by cathy October 14, 2012

Cute costume she's a winner!

#3 comment by MaryAnn November 6, 2012

You go girl!!!!! Best costume ever and the best looking girl.

#4 comment by Roberta Beach November 8, 2012

How do I vote? I looked here and facebook, no vote tab.

#5 comment by Carol November 8, 2012

Roberta Beach to vote for Leah click on the fifth star under the heading Rate this costume and your vote will be recorded. Thank You. I hope you get a chance to vote again.

#6 comment by Lil Kelunick November 8, 2012

I love the idea.. Make her our mascot.. Lovely idea

#7 comment by Wendy November 9, 2012

She is gorgeous! What a great costume!

#8 comment by emma November 9, 2012

voting for lovely leah! love, emma the pug

#9 comment by InertiaQuint November 9, 2012

Carol Channing eat your heart out--so glamorous!!

#10 comment by Kai B. November 9, 2012

OMG, the cutest costume and pug ever! Thank you for sharing with us all!!!
All the best to Leah :-)

#11 comment by Marie November 9, 2012

Leah is the best-fantastic costume!

#12 comment by meaghan November 9, 2012

Love it! Great costume .... great idea hope you win

#13 comment by nancy November 9, 2012

Leah looks so elegant! Lucky Leah has a very talented Mom :)

#14 comment by SMG and Brunello November 9, 2012

great costume and pics! i hope my vote helps Leah win this contest!

#15 comment by Jeanne November 9, 2012

Leah is beautiful - love love love the costume - the BEST

#16 comment by Nicole November 9, 2012

Awesome costume. Very creative and its amazing you were able to make it all come together so well.

#17 comment by Valerie Hale November 9, 2012

best red hat lady I have ever seen!

#18 comment by Artie Forget November 9, 2012

So adorable! I vote for her. I love puggies...

#19 comment by Nancy B November 9, 2012

What a beauty!!! And so glamorous!!!!

#20 comment by Sarah Wu November 10, 2012

Aww beautiful...and sweet looking.

#21 comment by eida November 10, 2012

Leah looks "red hot"! She is one classy pug. Best wishes from eida, and Bambina the pug from nyc.

#22 comment by Kate November 10, 2012

Good luck. Great costume.

#23 comment by Sam November 10, 2012

She's a beautiful old lady! What a face!

#24 comment by Carl November 10, 2012

love her, reminds me of my 16 yr old pug

#25 comment by Christa November 10, 2012

What a lovely girl!! Beautiful costume! Hope she wins!! Best wishes from NYC!!

#26 comment by linda November 10, 2012

leah is beautiful! hope she wins!

#27 comment by Denise Viola November 10, 2012

This is totally Pawsome!!

#28 comment by joanna calypsonis November 10, 2012

A beautiful Superstar. Best costume i have seen yet!

#29 comment by Melissa November 10, 2012

I am a third mom to a pug name herbie!! This pug is so cute!!

#30 comment by Judy November 10, 2012

Cute costume! I love pugs.

#31 comment by spencer shears November 11, 2012

The Red Hat Society should make her official mascot, if they haven't done so already! Loved it.

#32 comment by Renee November 11, 2012

Beautiful little girl...You should definitely send this picture to the actual Red Hat Society. I bet they'd put it in a newsletter :)

#33 comment by costumeworks November 11, 2012

Please NO spam!

These pins will not be counted: https://pinterest.com/leahalisabeth/leah-alisabeth/

#34 comment by Carolyn November 11, 2012

What a little BEAUTY!!!!!! Best of luck, gorgeous!

#35 comment by Hellen Norton November 11, 2012

What a well dressed puggie she is!

#36 comment by Jan November 11, 2012

Amazing .. this is a winner.

#37 comment by Sue November 11, 2012

Hope Leah wins. She is a beautiful pug. Give her a big kiss for me and a treat.

#38 comment by Debbie Robitaille-Stecklein November 13, 2012

I love this Red Hat Lady. She's beautiful and her mommy is so talented. Good luck precious. I hopes you win!

#39 comment by Lady Laugh-A-Lot November 13, 2012

What a face!!! Adorable. Definitely has my vote for cutest Red Hat Member to date!!

#40 comment by Carol C November 13, 2012

Leah...you look FABULOUS!!! We are all routing for ya, sweet lady!

#41 comment by Helena November 14, 2012

Leah you are stunning, best wishes

#42 comment by Jackie November 14, 2012

You are absolutely precious!!!

#43 comment by Konrad November 15, 2012

The cutest little lady on this site!

#44 comment by Karen November 15, 2012

You are a most stylish puggie!

#45 comment by Taylor November 16, 2012

What a lady!! Great idea for a costume, she looks perfect!!

- Love Suzie & Lucy

#46 comment by Helena November 16, 2012

Love you Leah, you are a great Lady.

#47 comment by Patty25 November 16, 2012

What a sweet girl! Love her outfit. I noticed your Leah on Pugspot and wanted to vote for her.

#48 comment by barb November 16, 2012

She is truly a winner in my book. Such a lovely little lady.

#49 comment by Michelle Hemsteger November 16, 2012

she is such a dignified lady! I love it!

#50 comment by Karen November 16, 2012

Such a beauty! Great costume!

#51 comment by Susan November 16, 2012

You look mahvelous Leah - a most fashionable lady

#52 comment by Ben Klein November 17, 2012

what an adorable little My Girl you have there. Give her some kisses from Uncle Ben and her distant cousin Gizmo

#53 comment by Doc and Lexi November 17, 2012

Leah, Lexi and I wish you the best of luck. You are the sweetest Red Hat Lady that we have ever seen. Doc and Lexi

#54 comment by Carol November 19, 2012


#55 comment by Dick November 19, 2012

So pretty your costume you wear. But, you don't need a costume to be beautiful you are! The most precious pug I've ever known! Goog Luck Wee, Wee!!!!

#56 comment by Karen November 19, 2012

What a beautifully dressed red hat pug - she looks like she goes to the meetings on a regular basis!

#57 comment by MA MA November 19, 2012



#58 comment by Sam November 20, 2012

Cuteist Red Hat Society Gal I've ever seen.

#59 comment by Jackie November 20, 2012

Leah, I hope you win precious girl!!!

#60 comment by Diane November 20, 2012

This little lady is the sweetest thing I have ever laid eyes on. She is adorable

#61 comment by Marcia November 20, 2012

This is the classiest pug I have ever seen. You are just so amazing!!!

#62 comment by Konrad November 20, 2012

Leah is the best! She has got to win it all!

#63 comment by Lauren November 20, 2012

So cute!! I love the costume

#64 comment by jane osuga November 20, 2012

Leah is a good looking gal.

#65 comment by Dolly November 20, 2012

Adorable! What a darling expression.

#66 comment by Wendy November 25, 2012

Top 10 way to go! You were number 1 in my book

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