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Dog disguise for Halloween: 3 instructions for unicorn costume and 20+ great costume ideas

If your four-legged friend is with you every step of the way, it also needs an original Halloween costume. What do you think of a unicorn costume?

With the arrival of autumn, the Halloween atmosphere can already be felt in the air. Big and small, young and old – they all dress up for the horror festival, stroll through the neighboring houses and ask the same question: “Trick or treat?”. The Halloween tradition comes from America and is widespread these days. When the night turns black on October 31st, the festival reaches its climax. On the streets you can see hundreds of little devils, witches and princesses, wizards, vampires, zombies romping around. The spooky festival is another occasion for fun time together with friends and family at a legendary Halloween party, where the best and most eye-catching costume wins an award. If your four-legged friend is with you every step of the way, then he also needs an original Halloween costume. According to the latest trends, the unicorn motif is the theme of this year’s Halloween. Do not lose another minute and learn how to design a unicorn costume for your four-legged friend yourself.

DIY unicorn costume for a small dog

Cutting and sewing templates

DIY unicorn costume for a small dog

The necessary materials:

DIY unicorn costume for dog

  • 1 m of fabric in white
  • ½ m iridescent fabric
  • Pipe cleaners in different colors
  • Thread in different colors and a needle or sewing machine
  • Tape measure
  • Cotton wool or cotton
  • Velcro fastener
  • scissors
  • paper

Step 1: Make the template for the unicorn costume and then sew it. 

Pattern for a unicorn costume for a dog

First, measure the dog’s head and body length (from neck to tail). Take a sheet of paper and draw the same shapes as shown in the photo. It would be easier for you if you fold the sheet in half, so that when you cut it will result in identical pages. Before you cut the fabric according to the template, check that the template fits the dog.

For the hood:

  1. Draw a semicircular shape on the white fabric according to the dimensions of the template.
  2. You will need 2 semicircular pieces that you sew together to make the hood.

For the torso:

  1. Outline template # 2 on the white fabric.
  2. Cut the shape twice.

Sewing together:

Make unicorn costume for dog yourself: sewing instructions for the cape

  1. Sew the torso and hood together.
  2. You should have two pieces so that the unicorn costume has two sides.

Step 2: set accents

Make unicorn costume for dog yourself: Simple instructions

In order to give the white cloak a unicorn-like look, you need the following elements:

  • Ears
  • horn
  • mane
  • tail
  • and clasp

Instructions for the mane:

Make unicorn costume for dog yourself: Instructions for the mane

  1. Measure the length from the hood to the center of the cape.
  2. Cut two rectangles out of the iridescent fabric according to the measured length and width of 5 cm.
  3. Sew the two rectangles together.
  4. Use scissors to make fringes along the length.
  5. Sew the mane and cape together.

Instructions for the horn:Make unicorn costume for dog yourself: Instructions for the horn

  1. Cut a triangle out of the iridescent fabric and sew the long sides together.
  2. Fill the horn with the cotton wool.
  3. Sew on the open end.
  4. Wrap thicker thread around the horn like a spiral.
  5. Sew the horn to the cloak.

Instructions for the ears

Make unicorn costume for dog yourself: Instructions for the ears

Make your own unicorn costume for your dog: the hood

  1. Cut 4 semicircular pieces from the white fabric and sew on with two people to create the ears.
  2. Cut 2 smaller semicircular pieces from the iridescent fabric and glue them on the ears.
  3. Sew them to the hood.

Instructions for the tail

Make unicorn costume for dog yourself: Instructions for the tail

  1. Make a small opening for the tail.
  2. Combine different colored pipe cleaners in the bundle and stick them inside.
  3. Sew the opening and the bundle together.

Clasp for the unicorn costume

Make unicorn costume for dog yourself: Velcro fastener

  1. Cut 8 rectangles out of the iridescent fabric.
  2. Sew them together in pairs.
  3. Glue the Velcro strips onto the rectangles.
  4. Sew them to the costume.

Now dress up your four-legged friend as a unicorn! 

Make unicorn costume for dog yourself: the final look

DIY jumpsuit animals for Halloween

DIY jumpsuit animals for Halloween

“Step by step” instructions for a unicorn costume for dogs

Step 9: clasp

A colorful and funny costume for animals

Make a costume colorful and funny for animals yourself

Make unicorn costume for animals yourself

Make unicorn costume for animals yourself

Unicorn children’s costume for four-legged friends 

Unicorn children's costume for four-legged friends

Make the necessary materials for a unicorn costume yourself

Make the necessary materials for a unicorn costume yourself

Instructions for an animal costume for Halloween 

Instructions for a unicorn costume for animals for Halloween

Instructions for a unicorn costume for dogs for Halloween

Instructions for a unicorn costume for four-legged friends for Halloween

Unicorn costume for four-legged friends for Halloween

Conclusion: The unicorn motif is very popular these days. Together with pineapple, watermelon, flamingo, swan and tropical patterns, it was a sign of the past summer. Whether for costumes for women or jumpsuits for children, the unicorn motif is suitable for the horror festival. It is also present in the fashion world as a trendy motif for jumpsuit pajamas for men, women and children. Let your imagination run wild and create unicorn costumes for the whole family, including four-legged friends – cat, dog, etc..

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