WHAT. Halloween is tomorrow? Don’t worry we have you covered with a super cheap and easy last minute dog Halloween costume! It is DIY, but involves absolutely no sewing.

Last Minute DIY Dog Halloween Costumes from Onesies

Did you know that baby clothes make great costumes for smaller dogs?

Baby t-shirts and onesies are pretty easy to find and are often inexpensive. They also usually have fun patterns, characters, or even seasonal designs on them.

I stopped by the baby clothes clearance rack at my local Target and found three onsies that I thought would make a fun dog costume for Luna for about $2 each.

Last Minute DIY Dog Halloween Costumes from Onesies

Just call her Lunardo.

The biggest challenge is determining your dog’s baby clothes size. The most important measurement is your dog’s chest size to make sure the shirt or onesie isn’t too tight. Luna size is around 12 months, but she is a big chested lady.

DIY Dog Costumes from Onesies

This quick Halloween costume idea is ready in just three simple steps. All you need to start is a pair of scissors!

Last Minute DIY Dog Halloween Costumes from Onesies

1. Find a fun onesie that fits your dog and his or her personality. Try it on your dog before making any modifications.

Last Minute DIY Dog Halloween Costumes from Onesies

2. Cut off the snaps or velcro at the bottom of the onesie. I prefer to cut off the hem all the way around.

Last Minute DIY Dog Halloween Costumes from Onesies

3. Cut off the arms, so that the shirt looks more like a tank top. This step is optional, but I think this makes the shirt more comfortable for Luna.

Last Minute DIY Dog Halloween Costumes from Onesies

If you are really crunched for time or misplaced your scissors like I always do, you could even get away without modifying the onesie or t-shirt as long as it fits your dog comfortably.

Check for seasonal baby items as well. This easy trick also works for other holidays and special occasions like Christmas and the Super Bowl!

Have you ever made your dog a costume?

Jessica Shipman

Jessica Shipman

Jessica Shipman is a bargain hunter, food lover, and software engineer figuring out how to be a pet parent for the first time. Jessica has been a long time lover of all animals (especially llamas and manatees) and is happy that she can finally combine that love with technology.
Jessica Shipman
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