Saturday, October 24, 2015

Pizza Rat Dog Costume!

This year, we've been a little disappointed with some of the dog costumes out there for Halloween 2015. Fortunately, we found inspiration from a viral video snapped in our former hometown of NYC…

Introducing, Paddington Pizza Rat!!!

While we didn't go totally home-made on this one (sighhhh, I still don't know how to use a sewing machine), we did find/source the parts.

Here's what you'll need for your Pizza Rat costume:

1. Children's sized mouse accessories: We found this set on Amazon and then modified the tail and head piece for Paddington. Depending on how big your dog is, you could probably use adult sized accessories as well, or something that comes on a headband. We did like that this one uses an elastic which we were able to secure to Paddy's collar for a snug fit. The tail we attached using a bobby pin.

2. Pizza toy: While you could use a real piece of pizza… you'd have to snap those photos pretty fast (and I'm fairly confident that pizza is not good for humans or dogs). There are several variations on pizza themed dog toys out there -- again, Amazon has a fairly good selection. We went with the 8" slice from PrideBites, which was the perfect scale for Paddy.

We still can't help but giggle looking at these photos- Paddy really is the perfect little pizza monster. While we're not sure our fellow Californians will get it, we know the New Yorkers will :) Are you dressing your pup up this year?

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