No Sew Small Dog Halloween Costume Ideas & Patterns


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amy.barnaby.lyssaYour little dogs can be part of the Halloween festivities with these darling small dog Halloween costume ideas. All you need is some inexpensive craft foam sheets, glue and Velcro.  We’ve got all the pattern basics you can download. Keep in mind that these are general patterns as each dog is unique so you’ll have to adjust them for your little guy or gal. These are super lightweight.

And of course a special thank you to our daughter Amy’s little dog Barnaby who was beyond tolerant in trying on our costumes. He got a treat after each outfit though so he was a pretty happy camper.

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The Creators

jennifer.ashtonThe Mad Hatter, Wizard and Superman costumes were the creation of my daughter Jennifer and her son, our grandson, Ashton.

While visiting us for a week they spent an entire day brainstorming ideas, created the patterns and then assembling the costumes.

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NOTES: These are for small dogs only. Our little pug was 14″ tall from the floor to his shoulder and his was 11″ around his neck.  The patterns are general in nature so take them and adjust as needed for your own dog. Cut them out on paper first to test the size. There are specific notes for each costume below. We used hot glue for our foam. This takes a minute for the glue to cool and hold well and must be held together during that time. Clothespins work perfect for this.  The directors are minimal as we’ve relied on photos to show you how they go together.

  • craft.foamCraft Foam Sheets, 12″x 18″ size.  (Make sure you get the larger size)
  • Glue, we used hot glue
  • Scissors
  • Elastic for hats
  • Cloth tape measure
  • Clothespins OPTIONAL (These are a huge help in holding pieces together while they dry.)
  • Markers, glitter, glue (Optional)

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Pattern Packet Download

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General Instructions

IMPORTANT: Craft foam is very light weight but even so many dogs do not like having things on their heads. Please don’t force a hat onto your dog if it bothers them. You always want to place your dogs comfort as a priority. 

Print out our patterns. Measure your dog around the neck, body etc. Cut out test versions on paper, adjusting as necessary for your dog. Once you’ve got the right size, cut out the pieces on your foam. Pay attention to which pieces have to be cut on the fold. No Sew Small Dog Halloween Costume Idea 6blank630x20

Mad Hatter Dog Halloween Costume

This costume is fairly detailed. Remember, the patterns are one size and you will need to adjust them for your dog.

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Wizard (Gandalf) Dog Halloween Costume

The hat on this one is a bit tricky. After measuring for your dog, cut out templates on paper to test how they go together. We did a paint wash on ours but that’s not necessary.

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This hat needed extra support as shown by this circular piece we glued on underneath. No Sew Small Dog Halloween Costume Idea 19blank630x20 No Sew Small Dog Halloween Costume Idea 20blank630x20

Flower Dog Halloween Costume

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You can try it without the brace piece.

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Dog Halloween Costume

This goes together the same as the wizard cape. Cover the seams with ribbon.

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Bat and Angel Wings Dog Halloween Costume

This is a very simple costume. We did learn that the wings tended to slip around the dog so it needs an extra brace from the body piece to the dogs collar to hold it into place. We also  added a pipe cleaner halo to the angel wings but it was a bit wobbly.  blank630x20 Unique small dog Halloween costume ideas made from craft foam! Free patterns! Superman dog costume, a Mad Hatter dog costume, Gandalf dog costume & more!blank630x20Unique small dog Halloween costume ideas made from craft foam! Free patterns! Superman dog costume, a Mad Hatter dog costume, Gandalf dog costume & more!blank630x20Unique small dog Halloween costume ideas made from craft foam! Free patterns! Superman dog costume, a Mad Hatter dog costume, Gandalf dog costume & more!blank630x20

It was fun watching Barnaby run around with this on. The wings will flop up and down as if he was trying to take flight. This one did need the added brace as shown on the pattern to help keep it from slipping. Unique small dog Halloween costume ideas made from craft foam! Free patterns! Superman dog costume, a Mad Hatter dog costume, Gandalf dog costume & more!blank630x20

Final Photos

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