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A DIY Dog Costume Inspired by Maleficent: The Mistress of Evil

©DISNEY. PHOTO BY LEAH GREEN FOR DISNEY FAMILY

Well, well … This Halloween season your pooch can dress up as Maleficent: The Mistress of Evil herself, just by following this simple, no-sew costume tutorial. Keep reading to learn how to make your own. And don’t miss Maleficent: The Mistress of Evil coming to theaters October 18th! Get tickets.

©DISNEY. PHOTO BY LEAH GREEN FOR DISNEY FAMILY

What You’ll Need

  • HEADPIECE:
  • Black felt
  • Foil
  • Glue
  • Black tissue
  • Small paper cups
  • Scissors
  • Self-adhesive squares
  • Sponge craft brush
  • Hot glue
  • CAPE:
  • Black fabric (We used ½ a yard for a medium size dog.)
  • Decorative trim (for collar and length of cape)
  • Black feathers
  • Self-adhesive squares
  • Scissors
  • Silver paint pen
  • Plastic bones
  • Hot glue

How To Make It

  1. Cut a strip of the black felt to accommodate your dog’s head. Be sure to include a point in the center to create the classic Maleficent look. Set aside.
  2. Using paper cups and foil, create horns.
  3. Cut the black tissue into squares.
  4. Gently brush over tissue squares with glue until the foil horns are completely covered in black tissue.  Set aside to completely dry.
  5. Add self-adhesive squares to the ends of the black felt to fit your pup comfortably.
  6. Once your horns are dry, hot glue the horns to the felt strip, about ½-1 inch apart depending on the size of your pup’s head. Allow to dry.
  7. Add a small bone or skull detail to create a finished look.
  8. Next you’ll make the no-sew cape. Lay out your black fabric. Using the silver paint pen, draw a cape shape to accommodate the size of your pup, leaving enough room at the top to wrap around your pup’s neck comfortably.
  9. Choose a larger-sized black trim to hot glue around the smaller end of the cape to create the collar.
  10. Use the self-adhesive squares to make a comfortable neck closure.
  11. Finally, we used smaller black trim around the length of the cape to eliminate any possible fraying. Use hot glue to adhere.

Notes

All cutting and hot gluing should be done by an adult. Always supervise your pooch while they’re wearing their DIY costume.

Posted 2 months Ago
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