Oh, the outtakes on this one… (click to enlarge)
Newt HATED the hat. She didn’t mind the tie, though:
Hope you have a fun, safe weekend!
As I put the finishing touches on the last accessory for the herd’s costumes, I started thinking about all the Halloweens past. From the hastily-thrown-together Little Red Riding Hood (and, of course, the wolf in grandma’s clothes):
To some silly store-bought costumes:
To last year’s all out frenzy:
I know there are lots of folks who are opposed to dressing up their dogs, and if I thought these guys were scared, I’d skip it altogether. But they LOVE getting all the extra treats and attention that comes with being in costume. Really, though, I think Jodi said it best. Definitely go read her post for an excellent take on dogs dressing up!
Anyway, as I piece together this top hat (bwahaha! what could they be?!) I’m super excited to unveil their totally-handmade set of costumes tomorrow!
Until then, tell me in the comments: Is your dog dressing up? Did you DIY a costume or pick up a cute ready-made outfit? I can’t wait to see all the pics tomorrow!
I’ve been working furiously on the herd’s costumes. Thankfully, I’ve had oversight.
Before I started and things were still neat and tidy:
In the midst of the project:
Honestly, I think I’d be finished by now if Newt didn’t constantly nap on my craft supplies. There’s one piece left to make (Newt’s accessory…) but we’re almost there! The costumes will be unveiled soon! 🙂
The folks at Wayfair.com sent along this lobster dog costume, and whoo boy! Let me just say: A costume THIS cute for big dogs! I never thought I’d see the day!
It fit Lucas (80 lbs) and Emmett (65 lbs with a big old barrel chest)!
Here’s a little bit of the fun we had with the costume.
Lucas from the side. (Interestingly, I snapped this one with my cell phone to post to Instagram, and the color came out truer than it did with our regular camera. This costume is definitely red like a lobster, not orange. Of course, it didn’t help that the walls and floor of this room are orange…)
Here’s the back view of Emmett. I had to get this pic because I just ADORE the little flipper on the bottom.
And Emmett posing for the side view. How cute is that claw?!
FYI – Emmett will be wearing this one for the big day! While Lucas is a good sport about costumes (costumes = cheese, so he’s a very happy boy for short spurts), Emmett loves costumes. They bring him treats and tons more attention than he usually gets. So he will have the pleasure of being a Halloween lobster.
Thanks to Wayfair.com for sending us this lobster and proving that big dogs CAN get cute costumes!
Tell me: Does your dog enjoy dressing up? Do you have a costume lined up for the holiday? What will your pup be?
Disclaimer: Wayfair.com sent us this costume for free, though these opinions and pictures are expressly my own.
We had a lot of fun yesterday!
EntirelyPets.com generously sent us a box of dog Halloween costumes and accessories for the boys – and Newt! – to try on, so we set up a little photoshoot, complete with a spooky bug backdrop to figure out who’s wearing what on the big day. Here’s what worked:
This little pirate? Cutest matey ever! (The costume is a little more complicated to put on than most simply because the belt is an additional around-the-belly piece.) I love the little touches on this costume: the feather in the cap, the little silver sword tucked into his belt. Seriously precious. And you won’t even believe the prices on these costumes. Seriously, go look. I’ll wait.
There were two other costumes – a butterfly and a Mighty Dog cape – but they were too small, so I’ve sent them on to other pups who I know they’ll fit and who have promised to provide photos!
And then… then, there was this! We’ve been calling them the “candy corn” accessories. Everyone modeled the look.
And! Since EntirelyPets.com has so generously offered a Halloween costume for one of you guys, I thought this was the perfect contest!
Lucas (the hat didn’t fit his big ole head!)
A tough call!
In order to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below! (This is the first time I’m trying this, so please feel free to also leave a comment and let me know if you think it works!)
Disclaimer: These were all sent to me by the generous folks at EntirelyPets.com – the same generous folks who are providing the giveaway! Despite receiving them for free, the opinions above are all mine – as are the adorable pics of my guys trying them on. For more information on my review policies, check out my disclaimers.
UPDATE: We have a winner! Congratulations to Debra – you won the Halloween costume! You’ll be getting an email from me shortly with all the details.
And, in case you’re wondering, here’s how the voting broke out:
Lucas: 1 (poor Lukey!)