How to make a ghost dog costume?
Every dog owner agree that dog costumes are hilarious. As long as your dog is willing to play along with you, there is probably nothing wrong about dressing up your pet for Halloween. However, you should bare in mind the safety of your dog once you decided to put on it a homemade pet costumes. Remember that costume should fit neither too tight nor too loose. Your dog must feel comfortable in it, move without any difficulties etc. Read the article below to find out how to make a ghost costume for a dog.
For the ghost costume for your dog you will need (apart from tolerancy and patience):
- a white bet-sheet;
- a marker;
- an elastic band;
- a needle and white thread.
As you know, the ghost costume covers the dog’s face. It has cut openings for nose and mouth, eyes and ears. The white sheet lies freely on the dog’s back, hanging down halfway to the ground and elastic bands attach the sheet to the dog at neck and chest. To place the ghost costume on your dog, get your pooch standing up right. Put the bed-sheet over your dog, also covering his head. Mark the spots for cutting out the nose, eyes and ears (be careful when marking spots for eyes). Just mark the centre of the spot and take notes how large each hole needs to be.Attach the ghost costume to your dog at his neck and his chest. Note the spots on opposite sides of your dog’s neck and chest (about in the middle), the length of elastic band pieces required and how much bed sheet is necessary to look good on your dog, allow the bed-sheet to hang to the ground not more than halfway. Once you have noted all the 'wholes' needed, take the bed-sheet off your dog. From the inside, sew elastic band to the relevant spots on the sheet. Cut out openings for the nose and mouth, eyes and ears. To put on the ghost costume you must first put it through front paws, then over the dog’s head.
Remember that not all dogs are fine with wearing a costume, so if your dog does not like it, take off the costume immediately.
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