It’s safe to say that I’m obsessed with my dog. And most dogs on Instagram that I haven’t met. So as my favorite holiday draws near, Tex and I (mostly just me) had some fun putting together a list of a few couples costumes – for you and your furry friend. After all, any costume party is a lot more fun when there is a little humor involved. To my fellow dog-lovers (or cat-lovers, we don’t discriminate in this household) out there: ENJOY.
LION AND LION TAMER
Come one, come all and prepare to be amazed by the greatest show on earth. I was actually a lion tamer a few years before we got Tex and my parent’s teacup maltese was my fearless sidekick for the evening. In the pictures below, you’ll see me taming the 5lbs beast.
Outfit details: Originally, I wanted a red blazer with dramatic tails and defined shoulders to resemble a circus ring leader. I couldn’t find one online so I ordered a plain red blazer and embellished it with a little tulle, shoulder pads and a lot of fringe. I don’t claim to be trained in the art of sewing but I do think that I am pretty crafty so the end result may not have lasted longer than one Halloween celebration but the combination of hot glue and my limited needlepoint was enough to get me through the night.
DAY OF THE DEAD
Each year it feels like Sugar Skull costumes get more popular so when I saw this Mr. Bones costume, I knew we had to have it for Tex. Turns out full body costumes aren’t his favorite thing but bribing him with a few treats settled the bone collector right down.
Outfit details: Last year, we celebrated Halloween in New Orleans. A magical voodoo history runs deep in that area (Marie Laveau’s voodoo shop is right off Bourbon Street) and this Day of the Dead Senorita costume was perfect for the enchanted French Quarter. Like my lion tamer costume, this was a compilation of various items like a flower crown, faux leather leggings and skeleton body suit.
This one is for my fellow procrastinators. Simple and hilarious. Good luck keeping it on, though.
Outfit details: pretty self explanatory, don’t you think?