Previously I detailed Paw Patrol Costumes DIY for girl characters. Now let’s tackle the Boys Paw Patrol Costumes.
Adorable Boys Paw Patrol Costumes and DIY
True to tween form the older son declined to wear any Boys Paw Patrol Costumes. I even tried luring him with a zombie animal control officer idea, but he wouldn’t bite. Here’s a link fun article I wrote about tweens and Halloween.
The younger son was an active three year old. Rather than use a restrictive jumpsuit style costume, I chose FeeFiFoFun kid’s Police set which has only a Cap and Shirt. It’s better for an active toddler with frequent potty runs!
First, on the shirt, I tacked felt hand-embroidered shoulder “Mississauga Paw Patrol” patches made by Elissa. Next, badges by Kerri were made for the hat and dog collar. There are many simple templates on line from which you can cut and glue felt for badges.
For the cap, I wanted German Shepherd ears that would stand up. Consequently I had to soak the felt in fabric stiffener. After it dried, I sewed book-matched pieces of plush and felt together. The ears were tacked onto the hat for easy removal later.
Finally, we needed a plush tail about 8″. If you add a u-shaped piece of floral wire with recycled stuffing the result is adorable. Don’t forget to add a loop at the top so the tail can be worn on a belt. I chose Velcro for easy on-off.
A blue vest had already been purchased for Dad to wear with his jeans. I added a larger felt badge on the chest.
Most of all, Ryder’s hair was the challenge. Where possible, buy a wig with a lace cap inside, like our white Shiki wig. It will be much cooler. Also buy a light coloured wig, since it’s harder to cover a dark one.
First, I layered matte gold acrylic spray paint. This and many bobby pins helped the hair to stand up. After about one hour, I tempered the gold with brown hair spray. All this spray took two days outside to dry and for the odour to dissipate.
Finally, I trimmed some length from back. The custom wig will help the character stand out in photographs.
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Badges by Kerri Robertson and Elissa Stavro. All other ready-made and DIY by Alison Pentland for FeeFiFoFun. Styling, Photography and Graphics all by Alison Pentland for Off the Porch Blog.