No-Sew Halloween Pet Costume: Fairy
A comfy pet clothing item and a few inexpensive craft materials are all you need to magic up a (cute!) fairy Halloween costume for your dog or cat.
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- 2 sheets of blue glittered card stock
- 2 sheets of purple glittered card stock
- sharp scissors
- scrap paper for template
- craft knife
- glue stick
- spray adhesive
- 3" foam sphere
- serrated or electric knife
- old candle (optional)
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
- clear glitter
- pink acrylic paint
- chip brush
- vest, jacket (or any other clothing item that attaches under their tummy) that snugly but comfortably fits pet
Cut Out Wings
First, create a template by sketching a wing shape onto scrap paper — these can be any shape you'd like but keep the size proportionate with your pup. When you're happy with the shape, cut out the template then add a small square of paper to the wing's center. On the back of each piece of card stock, trace 2 wings — making sure to flip the pattern over when tracing the second wing (Image 1). Use scissors to cut out wings. You should have 4 total wings for each color as shown below (Image 2).
Glue Wings Together
Using a glue stick, adhere wing cut-outs together so each glittered wing has a front and back side.
Paint and Glitter Foam
Using a serrated knife, cut foam sphere in half (this will be used to keep wings stationary). Tip: Rubbing an old candle over the teeth of the blade will make cutting easier. On a protected work surface, paint foam half with pink craft paint (Image 1). After paint has fully dried, coat foam half with spray adhesive. Allow a minute or two for adhesive to tack up then sprinkle on glitter (Image 2).
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