Halloween 2009: The Pink Poodle
**This post is part of a 4 day series highlighting hand-made costumes from past Halloweens. I hope to provide inspiration and ideas in your costume crafting endeavors. The photos are family snapshots, but still accurately convey the costumes. In most cases, I will provide some direction on the crafting process.
She wanted to be a dog: I had this floppy-eared scraggly brown dog with a spot over one eye in mind. She burst my bubble when she announced it had to be a pink dog. Soon after, the pink poodle was born.
Her wardrobe was full of pink by her choice so I picked a few basics in the same palette and bought bunches of fleece to match.
the hat: The hat was made in a similar fashion to these (which reminds me I wanted to make a few of these for soon to arrive babies). I sewed strips of fleece and scraps of yarn onto an ear shape and sewed the ears on. I added a little bow at the top of each ear.
the poodle pompoms: Think “giant scrunchie”. The ankle and wrist cuffs were exactly that. I made large elasticized bands that were covered in the little fleece strips again.
the collar: The collar is a strip of leather with pom pom ribbon sewn on. The closure is a snap.
the tail: The tail is an elongated cone shape with a fleece scrap pompom at the tip. I used yarn to tie it around her belly. HERE is a simple tutorial on making your own pom poms.
the Doggie Bag: I couldn’t resist stamping “Doggie Treats” on a plain brown bag.