Dressing Your Puppy for Halloween

Disclaimer: No lab stayed in her costume for more than two and a half minutes.

Here's a new tutorial for you...it's been a while since I've done one, right?

Dressing Your Puppy for Halloween
Step One: Find a cute costume...
(See the little gold stinger?? Phoebe's nickname is "Bee" so we thought it was perfect!)

Step Two: Put costume on and hold breath, hoping she won't destroy it...

Step Three: Step back for the inevitable freak out...

Step Four: Give the puppy a carrot as a peace offering (and a chance to snap a picture)...

Step Five: Give up!

Maybe I should stick with the other kinds of tutorials...this wasn't the most successful one, haha!

In other news, I have a winning name for yesterday's giveaway. Thank you so much to everyone who entered--and a huge thanks for all of the lovely messages you left!! The winning name is...
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Anyone else try to dress up your pets for Halloween? This was the first (and last!) for Bee :)


  1. You and Bee are SO cute! I love ya!!!

  2. I dressed my Georgie Girl as a lamb last year. No freak out really, but she literally just stood still with her head down. No matter where we would put her she refused to move. So she was a lamb statue {for about 9 minutes until I felt so bad I took it off of her}!

    Across the Hall in 2nd Grade

    1. ha! I dressed each of my kids as a lamb at one point {it's our last name} and I always wear lab ears for hat day!

  3. Funny tutorial! I don't dare dress up my German Shepard. He would likely stand there are lick the thing. I prefer to go with season themed collars. Orange for Halloween. A snowflake collar for winter. At least that way, my dog doesn't know he's "in costume."


  4. Ok this post is hilarious! My dogs would NEVER let me dress them up! I do put sweaters on my little babies if it gets cold but they are not really thrilled with that & it's not too often it gets cold here! Thanks for the laugh!
    Beach Sand and Lesson Plans

  5. This made me laugh so hard! I really want to dress up our puppy for Halloween and my husband really doesn't want to dress him up. I don't think ours would even last two and a half minutes! Such a cute costume though!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

  6. Hahaha! This made my day. Some say I'm a little obsessed with my dog but I've always said that anyone who dresses up his/her pet has more of a problem than me! :o) Maybe I'll just have to give it a try. Your steps are so easy to follow!


  7. Hahaha. When I saw the photo I just had to read it. My dog used to do the same when we tried to put him glasses or hats.
    Poor puppies. :)

  8. Your lab is absolutely beautiful! Such a shiny black coat. I used to have a black lab too. The ears pulled back is the undeniable, "I'm not happy" look for the lab. Poor thing! I can't believe she didn't want to be a bumblebee!

  9. Too cute! I found a small cape & glasses for $5 and I thought I would give it a try. My pup lasted a good 30 seconds before he ripped it off. At least we have the pictures! :)

  10. Awe love your baby!!! We tired to dress up my parents new husky puppy but she didn't like it at all!!! Have s super week!

  11. Love it, love it, love it! Such a sweetie!

  12. So cute! Thanks for the tutorial...I just might try it with my dog, Ben. On second thought...

  13. Aww! Bee is too cute! :) Best tutorial ever!
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  14. This is precious. Thanks for sharing with us. I will make sure to book mark this just in case I ever get another pet. :P


  15. I tried dressing Penny up as a ladybug once. We have both since blocked it out of our memories but I think she still has bad doggy dreams about it. =)

    Emily @ Second Grade Silliness 

  16. SUCH a cute post! Your little bee looked adorable! Even if it lasted only a few minutes...or seconds! My Saydie wouldn't tolerate a costume if I put it on her. However if my daughter put it on her, she would! She lets Paige do anything to her! We have found her up in Paige's room dressed up in shirts, dresses, tiaras, socks, you name it! LOL! Hope you are doing well!!
    ❤Mrs. McKown
    Little Literacy Learners

  17. Our puppers look (and act) so much alike. I had this idea that I would pose mine with a santa hat for Christmas cards....Needless to say there is a reason we have the mat (can't put it out as puppers will eat it) that says "Vet drives a Porsche see dog for details" LOL.....

  18. My pups always have a new Halloween costume every year! I actually just posted pics of them tonight in their getups :)

    Happy Halloween!

    Teachery Tidbits

  19. Oh my gosh! So so cute!! (and that is exactly how my dog would be too, so we don't even try! :)
    Teaching in Room 6

  20. I dress my goldendoodles up each year. They don't mind much actually, but they do look at me like "here she goes again". Your puppy is adorable!
    Funky First Grade Fun

  21. Blahaha...just catching up. I love it.


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