It’s almost officially FALL so I’m getting a jump on our character parade costume for school! This year’s DIY Dogman Costume is one of my favorites and super easy to make. There’s absolutely no sewing necessary, it’s inexpensive to make, and it’s perfect for our 95° Florida Fall weather! If you’re looking for something simple to make, then this is a great costume for boys and girls who love Dogman!
This year my 8-year-old son is really into Dav Pilke’s comic book-style books Dogman, Captain Underpants, and Cat Kid. He reads them over and over just like his favorite movies. Since he’s at a stage where reading is so valuable to his development, we really encourage him to read- even if it’s the same books over and over because reading is reading! If you haven’t seen these fun, crime crime-fighting, silly kids novels you can find them in box sets on Amazon and I’ve linked them at the bottom of this post.
Easy step-by-step DIY Dogman Costume tutorial below:
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- Blue Hat
- Blue Tshirt
- Black Felt
- Yellow Felt
- Blue Felt
- Dog Ears & Tail Kit
- Hot Glue Gun or Fabric Glue
- Cut a rectangle piece of blue felt 4.5″ wide by 3.25″ tall. This will be for the front of the hat. Draw and cut out a crown symbol from the yellow felt. The crown for the hat should be about 3.5″ wide by 3″ tall. If you’re not good at drawing freehand right onto the felt, then draw the crown symbol on a piece of paper first.
- Glue the yellow crown symbol to the blue felt and then glue the blue felt to the hat.
- Cut the dog ears away from the headband wire.
- Hot glue or pin ears to the inside of the hat.
- Cut 4-5 strips of black felt .5″ wide by 2″ long. Glue each felt strip around the shirt collar, folding .5″ of the strip over the collar and inside the shirt.
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