It’s time to plan you Halloween couples costume with your dog! Do you like to dress up with your dog for Halloween? I had so much fun coming up with ideas for me and Lucy this year! First up in a multi-post series is a really fun DIY costume that you can put together with items from your own closet and the nearest office supplies store. Read on to see our Surfer and Shark couples costume!
Halloween Couples Costume With Your Dog: Surfer Girl and Shark
A scary labrador shark got a bite out of my surfboard! But I forgive her because she’s so cute! This costume is great because it’s very dog walking friendly. You can easily head out to a Halloween costume parade or join in on trick or treating. It was such an easy costume to create, but it looks so fun that everyone will be asking how you thought of it! Send them my way, please!
How to DIY A Surfer and Shark Costume
Make the Surfboard
To create this costume I picked up two pieces of foam core board from Staples. I chose neon green for the surfboard and dark grey for Lucy’s shark fin. To cut out the surfboard I used a utility knife to cut a slightly rounded point at the top. I traced out “bite marks” at the other end and cut them out, too. To give it more of a surfboard look, I added 3 stripes of bright washi tape down the center.
Make the Shark Fin
To make the shark fin, I sketched a fin shape and cut it out using my utility knife. Once I cut it out I held it up to Lucy and trimmed it down to be a little shorter to fit her. I cut a second piece of foam core in a little rectangle to use as a support piece under the fabric wrap.
I had this grey fabric left over from another project, but if I were to buy new, I would look for something with stretch in it! Either way, measure your dog at the widest point of their chest and cut the fabric big enough that a few inches overlap. I used self adhesive velcro to fasten the ends together. Make sure this fits your dog around the widest point of their ribs, you don’t want it to slide back to their waist because it will fall off.
I attached the support piece of foam core to the underside of the fabric and glued the fin to the top using E6000 craft glue.
Tip: Carefully use your utility knife to dissect the foam core at the base of the fin and flay out the cardboard. This will give you a sturdier, wider edge to glue down. You can see how I did it in the detail shot above!
Follow this simple DIY and you’re ready to hit the town in a creative dog and owner Halloween couples costume! Want more creative DIY projects? Just click the box below to get exclusive access to my DIY and Recipe Library! There’s a pumpkin pie for dogs recipe in there that’s perfect for Fall!
If you don’t want to DIY this costume, the supplies to recreate it are very easy to find! I put together an easy list of items all available on Amazon Prime so you can just click to order and be done with your costume!
Photos: Rose Colored Creative
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