Festive Pot Belly Pig Costume Ideas Part 2

Get your pot belly pig in the Halloween spirit by making it a costume! Photo courtesy of Yoga-Mitrin.com.

How To Make Your Own Halloween Costumes for Pets

Pet costumes are becoming more and more popular. If you shop at the right stores, you can still get costumes pretty cheap, but sometimes it’s easier to make your own.

The first step into making the perfect costume for your pot belly pig is to brainstorm with your families for ideas of what kind of costume. Do you a fairy costume? Do you want your pot belly pig to look like a super hero? Be creative, and think of pieces that can work for each element of the costume. If you want a fairy, you are going to have to think of something you can use for wings, or if you can’t think of anything, you might have to change your costume. If you are thinking about doing a fairy for your pig (or even for a human) you can use this tutorial on YouTube.

The next step after deciding on the outfit and planning out pieces that can work for each element, is to find the costume pieces. If you measure your pot belly pig, you can find some clothes at consignment shops for kids that might fit. Depending on whether it is a girl pet or a boy pig, you can check the different kid sections at Goodwill for cheaper prices. If you have a tricky piece, you can find more tutorials on YouTube.

If you decided on a fairy, you can use the YouTube tutorial above for the wings, and you can try to find a pink short sleeve shirt in the girls section, and if you can find one, a pink tutu. If you can’t find a pink tutu, can try to find a matching skirt. Try to avoid pants and shorts for costumes because it may not fit your pet right if you are looking at human clothes. Even if you don’t have a bottom, the costume will still look great.

Another idea for a pet costume that will suit a boy pet better than a fairy, is a super hero! You can try and find old batman or superman pajamas at a consignment shop. If you can’t find any, a black short sleeved shirt will still look great. For a cape, you can buy a small amount of material and an extra collar, and sew the material onto the collar. You can cut a zig zag design on the end to make it more interesting. Use fabric paint to write something on the cape, like “Super Pig” or “SuperBuddy” (if your pig’s name is Buddy).

Making a pet costume is a fun family way to bond with each other. All you need is a little creativity. Most of the ideas you come up with will definitely be under $20, or if planned right, under $10.

This original article was written by Rachel Berkley for AssociatedContent.com.

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