22 Last-Minute Costume Ideas For Lazy Pup Parents

Want to dress your pooch up for Halloween, but just don't have the energy to battle the crowds at the mall or sew something from scratch? No problem. Here are 21 ridiculously simple ideas to transform your pooch into a Hallow's Eve Hound without breaking a sweat. 1. Ghost The sheet with holes cut in it has long been the epitome of Halloween laziness. Now you can include your dog in your slovenly ways! lazy_ghost_618x381 2. Beanie Baby Cut a red heart from a folded piece of paper forming a heart shaped card. Add the lowercase "ty" with white out. Attach the card to a simple barrette or bobby pin and affix it to your long haired pooch's ear. You buddy is a Beanie Baby! beanie 3. Martini Were you resourceful enough to save your dog's post-spay/neuter cone of shame? Lucky you! All you need is a thin wooden dowel and a foam ball from the craft store painted to look like an olive, and your pooch is a dirty martini! martini 4. Dapper Chap Put your artistic skills to the test on that same cone of shame and turn your pooch into a pipe smokin' top hat wearin' dapper dude!

dapper chap 5. Skunk Schipperke parents, this one's for you, but any black dog will do! All you need is some fuzzy white material for the stripe and your dog is ready to Trick or Treat! skunk 6. Mummy Roll of gauze, a little fake blood, and boom! Instant dog mummy! Sure the Egyptians preferred cats, but who says Halloween has to be historically accurate? mummy 7. Ear of Corn Hand cut a simple vest from green felt. Add yellow ping-pong balls. Admire your Corn Dog! corn 8. Baby All you really need for this one is an adorable onesie! Bib, bonnet and pacifier optional. Don't have kids? Hit up a friend or gently used children's wear shop. baby 3 9. Princess Most party supply stores have a wide variety of pointy party hats. Choose one in pink or purple- the sparklier the better. Add in a toddler's tutu and your work is done! If you're feeling ambitious, attach some yellow yarn braids to the hat! 11311396_313113422145646_1799324023_n 10. Horse Know how everyone is always exclaiming "What is that a horse?!" when you walk your giant breed dog? Why not run with it? All you need is a blanket with a saddle and stirrups! The pint sized jockey is optional! horse 11. Hawaiian Tourist A selection of brightly colored, tropical faux flowers from the craft store draped around your pooch's neck is all ya need. lei 12. Loofa Hit up the craft store for some colorful netting for making wreaths. Swaddle your pup. Add a little loop of rope and a rubber ducky. Your little buddy is a loofa! 11820526_1489380948051676_1687352644_n 13. Chia Pet Four terracotta colored cuffs + real or artificial foliage = Canine Chia Pet! 11850391_758855717576783_2008967939_n 14. Unicorn Affix narrow, conical object to forehead. Done. 11296801_447751735418001_163855948_n 15. Flower Child Faux or natural flowers arranged into a hippie-dippy crown transforms your pup into an instant flower child! flower child 16. Big Bad Wolf Repurpose your frilliest pink nighty and upcycle a shower cap to make your dog into the Big Bad Wolf. Glasses are a plus if your dog will tolerate them. bib bad wolf 17. Doge Embrace doge and make your sheeb (or any breed of pup) a meme. All it takes is a harness, some paper clips and a little bit of doge-speak. Open up the paper clips and use clear packing tape to attach the pieces of paper to one end. Use the tape to secure the other end of the paper clip to your dog’s harness. Amaze. lazy_dog2_618x381 18. Skeleton All you need to make a scary skeleton dog is some white paint and a little knowledge of canine anatomy. But, for pup's sake make sure you use safe, washable paint! skeleton 19. Pup of Joe If you aren't artistic enough to draw the Starbucks label, just print one off your computer and glue it to the cardboard sleeve. Don't forget the adorable coffee lid cap! coffee 20. Cereal Killer What could be lazier than cutting up an empty cereal box and attaching a broken knife handle? cereal killer 21. Hostess Cupcake A simple white curlicue pattern on a brown T-shirt or harness and your dog has a unique, simple and comfortable costume! hostess-cupcake-dog-outfit-2 22. Dogald Trump Got a longhaired pooch? All you need is a doggy brush and a little bit of back-combing skill and you've got yourself Dogald Trump! trump

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Dina Fantegrossi

6 years ago

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