Halloween is right around the corner and that means you need costume ideas. Every member of your house should get in on the fun which is why I am so excited to share my Harry Potter dog costume tutorial. Don’t leave your four-legged friend out of the fun! This simple to make costume would be great on any size dog and by using fabrics and clothes found at a thrift store, it is also very inexpensive. Lucky for me, one of my dogs is willing to put up with my crafty antics if there is a dog biscuit in my hand.
To start I took a trip to my local thrift store and bought a child size white blouse, a burgundy colored cloth napkin, a black sheet, a child size grey long sleeve henley shirt, and a piece of dark purple fabric. My receipt totaled less than $5. For the Gryffindor Crest, I used felt that I already had in my stash of craft supplies.
The cape came together very easily with my basic sewing skills. This same pattern or process can be used to create any sort of cape for any size dog. Want to make a dog Superman costume? Just make your cape red. Need to whip up a Batman cape? Just make the same cape in black. It really is that easy.
The pattern for the Harry Potter crest as well as how I created each piece of this dog costume is available in the new free eBook, 14 Halloween Costume Ideas to Make at Home! There are great photos of the steps as well as a guide for making this costume for any size dog. And let’s not forget the Harry Potter signature specs, I explain how to make those too. And if you are going as Harry or one of your children, you can make yourself a Gryffindor crest for your cape or sweater, the pattern included in this tutorial can be resized any way you need it.
And if you are not a Harry Potter fan, you can always check out the tutorials for making a Dog Chia Pet Costume or crochet your pooch a Pirate Puppy Hat. And if you are going to be sporting a bit of Hogwarts this Halloween, don’t forget to craft yourself a Harry Potter Inspired Treat Bag.
Download the new 14 Halloween Costume Ideas to Make at Home! eBook today for this and many more costume ideas you can make yourself. You won’t want to miss the great kid costume ideas or the special section of girly girl costumes.
The hardest part about making this Harry Potter Dog Costume is getting your dog to sit still for the photo, bacon usually works pretty well. Plus, if you want to practice your sewing skills, making something for your pet is very good practice.
Are you dressing up this year? Will you make your costume or buy? Do you dress up everybody in your house including your pets? We would love to hear from YOU!