This Halloween a customer asked me to create a paw patrol costumes DIY for a family of six. They had specific characters in mind for each family member, but gave me creative license on how to build them. I began with products from the stockroom at FeeFiFoFun.ca and filled in the gaps with DIY.
All the dog characters have a hat badge and collar badge. While the hat badges can be stitched on, I gave the customer a Velcro One-Wrap Roll. From there she can fit a length of collar to each person’s neck or chest.
I can’t anything precise, like sew or bake, so to execute the badges for the Paw Patrol Costumes DIY I called a couple of friends. I knew the felt badges would be easy for Kerri to design and that any embroidery would well executed by Elissa. Plus DIY means we all get to hang out together.
Here’s what I came up with.
Paw Patrol Costumes DIY
The mom requested something feminine for Skye, Everest and Rubble, so I imagined what those dogs might wear if invited to a formal. Tulle tutu skirts are easy to execute, but time consuming. I actually watched Paw Patrol on Netflicks with my granddaughter while crafting the skirts.
Mom had already bought the four month old a hand-made costume from Etsy. I added aviator goggles sprayed Barbie pink and the hat and collar badges.
Since this nine year old’s costume was for a community family day and for school, she was more vocal about the design. Also because the family event was part of a fundraiser I wanted each costume to have something that would photograph really well. For Rubble I chose a standout hat. I used our Miner’s Hat, removed the light and glued on two cute hand-stitched felt Boxer ears, the badge and tulle ribbon’s to match her dress. My go-to glue is clear E6000 from Michaels.
I made a tutu of yellow, turquoise and purple tulle strips. I recommend the 6″ x 25 yard spools, first cutting width in half to 3″. Then I cut 54″ lengths, folded and looped each around a ribbon to tie around the waist.
I decided against a tail for Rubble, since a Boxer’s tail is pretty stubby and would not show through the crinkled tulle anyway.
I recommended that Everest and Rubble both wear sleeveless shirts and leggings with ballet flats. The skirts can worn full circle or the fabric pushed back along the ribbon into a bustle style.
Since their arms will be bare, I added Elope’s finger-less plush gloves with paw prints on the palms. White for Everest and Brown for Rubble.
For this adult tutu skirt I didn’t cut the tulle, but left it the full 6″ width of the spool. Using purple and turquoise, I cut longer strips so the skirt would brush mom’s ankles.
I’ve put Everest in FeeFiFoFun’s long white Tomoyo wig, a best seller. Wigs can get hot, so look a wig with a lace cap inside. I did not want to add more heat to her head by giving her Everest’s full toque. Instead, I used Elope’s Unicorn Kit. I removed the silver horn from the headband and added a white plush strip around the forehead with the badge tacked on the front. I also glued pink silk rose petals into the ears.
The Unicorn Kit comes with a white plush tail that can be looped onto the skirt ribbon.
Next up the boys paw patrol costumes DIY.
The family was loved their special paw patrol costumes DIY. You can stalk our web store, but our interactive customer service is where the real magic happens. So call us already 905-823-3331 We stock ready-made costumes and accessories from the simple to the divine products and offer free DIY support.
Badges and embroidery by Kerri Robertson and Elissa Stavro. All other ready-made and DIY by Alison Pentland for FeeFiFoFun Costume Concierge. Styling, Photography and Graphics all by Alison Pentland for Off the Porch Blog.