I’ve been going back and forth on Shasta’s Halloween costume since (not even kidding) August.
I know I know, I escalated quickly. Welcome to everyday of my life.
Hula Dog Halloween DIY
Total Cost: Less than $10
Total Time Spent: 10 Minutes
001// Strangely enough I already had all of the materials laying around my house already – lei included, thanks themed house parties – so I just gathered them all up before sitting down with my glue gun.
The materials ended up being: a stretched out dog collar that I used as the waistband, ribbon, paper streamers, feathers, hot glue, a chunky Sharpie, and a lei.
002// And, of course, my curious model.
003// First, I laid the dog collar down facing down on a flat surface. I hot glued two layers of snipped up streamers: a base layer that was about six inches long, followed by a top layer that varied between two and four inches. Obviously you can adjust these measurements depending on your dog’s torso length!
004// Next, I glued the feathers on in an alternating pattern. They looked kind of odd by themselves, so I layered a piece of ribbon on top of them, and then used the Sharpie to draw a pattern of lines and circles on the ribbon.
005// And that was seriously it! After getting the ingredients together, this DIY took me ten minutes, tops. The dog collar worked great as a makeshift hula skirt belt, and made getting Shasta into and out of the costume way easier than it would have been to wrestle buttons or a tie.
006// The skirt fastened right underneath her belly, and was considerably durable despite being primarily made with paper streamers and plastic feathers!
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