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Craft On: Turkey Dog Costume

While yesterday’s post included a few highlights of previous Halloween dog costumes, I wanted to share a new costume idea with you for this year.  Since I’m a little late on all things holiday for fall, I decided to make a costume that would work for Halloween and also be able to get some use during Thanksgiving…oh, and it’s another dog costume (clearly, I have no shame in being a dog-loving weirdo!).  So, without further adieu, I give you my Turkey Dog Costume DIY!  Click the play button below to watch the very hilarious and cute video tutorial (as part of my Craft On series), which features not just one, but two adorable pug turkeys in action!!

And while all my costumes are made for dogs, they can easily be made for humans by just altering the pattern sizes.

Turkey Dog Costume Play Video

Materials Needed:

  • Kraft Paper
  • Measuring Tape
  • Hole punch
  • Hot Glue
  • Craft Feathers
  • Elastic or Ribbon
  • Red Felt
  • Scissors
  • Mini hat (available at most party stores or online)


Step #1: Measure dog for the costume pattern: measure from neck to tail and from side to side.  Fold paper in half, punch holes at top edge and lower side edge.

Step #2: Working from the bottom, add a strip of hot glue around the outer edge of the pattern and apply feathers. Continue to work towards the top center of the pattern adding the glue and feathers.

Step #3: Cut 5 strings of elastic (or ribbon). String 4 pieces of elastic, 1 through each hole on the pattern. Double knot.

Step #4: Cut out a wattle for the neck from red felt.  Punch two small holes and string the 5th piece of elastic through the holes.

Step #5: Add a feather to the mini hat.

Step #6: Fit costume to dog by tying elastic. Add hat. Hello Turkey!

Turkey Dog Costume DIY

Turkey Dog Costume

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