Video:Costumes for Dogs: Ghostwith Jacob Taxis
If you enjoy dressing your dog up in costumes, you've got to try this simple ghost costume. This video from About.com will show you step-by-step instructions for creating a ghost costume for a dog.See Transcript
Transcript:Costumes for Dogs: Ghost
Hi, I'm Jacob Taxis for About.com. In this video, you will learn how to make a ghost costume for your dog.
Ghost Costume Materials
- Hot glue gun or fabric glue
- White fabric or an old white bedsheet
- Black fabric
This costume's measurements are for a large dog. Depending on the size of your dog, the measurements will vary.
Create Body of Ghost Costume
First, the body of the ghost costume. To begin, measure out a piece of fabric that is approximately 50 inches long and 40 inches wide. Cut out the shape, being sure to round-off the corners. Leave jagged edges along the sides of the fabric as you cut to ensure a ghostly appearance.
At about 8 inches in from one end of the piece, measure out a circle 5 inches in diameter for the dog's head. Cut out the circle; then, draw and cut a 3 inch line from one end of the circle. Glue velcro on opposite sides of the line. This will make the circle adjustable for the dog's neck, much like a collar.
Create Ghost Face for Dog's Costume
Next, the face of the ghost costume. Measure and draw a circle about 7 inches in diameter onto the white fabric and cut it out. Using the black fabric, cut out eyes and a mouth and glue these features onto the white fabric.
Next, cut out two strips of fabric, each measuring about 9 inches in length. Glue one end of each strip to the back of the face. Then, glue corresponding pieces of velcro to the opposite edges. This will be the dog's chin-strap.
Put Costume on Your Dog
To dress your dog, slide your dog's head through the hole of the large piece of fabric, adjusting the velcro as needed.
Attach the ghost face to the dog by simply placing the circle on top of the dog's head. Then, attach the straps below the dog's chin.
There you have it! Your dog is spooky as ever. Thank you for watching. For more, visit About.com.