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The DIY Dog Man costume of your child’s dreams! Does your child love the Dog Man book series? Whether you need a costume for a book character day, literacy week, Halloween, or just for fun, this costume is super easy to make and super cute!

Here is a super simple DIY costume great for a dog-loving child, a school storybook parade, and/or when Halloween sneaks up on you and you need a very quick solution (apparently it’s the same day EVERY year, but whatever).

My youngest is obsessed with the Dog Man book series:

DIY Dog Man Costume inspiration - Splendry

With no pre-made buying options, it was up to us.

 

 

DIY Dog Man Costume Tutorial

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DIY Dog Man Costume supplies - Splendry

Costume Supplies

  • royal blue crew neck, long-sleeved tee (you can grab one here or here)
  • royal blue ball cap (here’s a great option)
  • sun yellow felt
  • costume dog ears, or brown felt (some great costume ears)
  • spray glue, or yellow thread
  • fabric scissors
  • Velcro

DIY Dog Man Costume supplies - Splendry

Trace two Dog Man symbols onto the yellow felt. One large for the shirt, one smaller for the hat. Cut out.
DIY Dog Man Costume symbol - Splendry

Spray the glue on the back of each symbol one at a time. Carefully place in the middle of the shirt & pat down. Carefully place in the middle of the hat and pat well. (You could use yellow thread instead. I used glue to save time.)
DIY Dog Man Costume prep - Splendry
Outline the felt in black.
DIY Dog Man Costume prep - Splendry

Next, align the dog ears inside the hat. I found a dog ear headband at Party Galaxy and cut out the plastic band. DIY Dog Man Costume attaching ears - Splendry

Using the sticky Velcro, attach ears to inside of hat.
DIY Dog Man Costume - attaching Velcro for ears - Splendry
Done!

Add some face paint and you have an adorable Dog Man!
DIY Dog Man Costume - Splendry

Is he not the cutest? I’d love to see your cute Dog Man too! Feel free to tag @Splendry on social media with your pictures from Halloween or book fairs!! 

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how to make a DIY Dog Man costume

DIY Dog Man Costume

An easy tutorial for a DIY Dog Man costume, just in time for Halloween! Splendry.com

Whether you need a costume for a book character day, literacy week, Halloween, or just for fun, this DIY Dog Man costume is super easy to make and super cute!

Materials

  • royal blue crew neck, long-sleeved tee
  • royal blue ball cap
  • sun yellow felt
  • costume dog ears, or brown felt
  • spray glue, or yellow thread
  • fabric scissors
  • Velcro

Instructions

    1. Trace two Dog Man symbols onto the yellow felt. One large for the shirt, one smaller for the hat. Cut out.

    2. Spray the glue on the back of each symbol one at a time. Carefully place in the middle of the shirt & pat down. Carefully place in the middle of the hat and pat well. (You could use yellow thread instead. I used glue to save time.)

    3. Outline the felt in black.

    4. Next, align the dog ears inside the hat. I found a dog ear headband at Party Galaxy and cut out the plastic band.

    5. Using the sticky Velcro, attach ears to inside of hat.

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Wednesday 21st of April 2021

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Emily

Wednesday 4th of March 2020

Also literacy week at my sons school. He's 6 and loves Dog man. This provided such a great idea for him to dress up as his favorite book character!! Thank you <3

Ashley

Sunday 26th of January 2020

Thank you so much!! This week is Literacy week & my son gets to be a book character on Thursday! He’s 7 & Dog Man is his favorite!😍

Aubrie

Wednesday 21st of August 2019

Hi Jessica! I just freehanded the strait to the felt. If unsure of your skills, just use a pencil in case you need to start over. Then just flip it over when you are ready to apply to the shirt/hat! Hope that helps!

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