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The Day After Halloween…

November 2, 2009

Hi blog friends!

I have to tell you that I had a very fun Halloween weekend. My biggest dilemma, however, was which Halloween costume to pick.

You know that I love dressing up. First I thought I would be Little Red Ridinghood, since I like adventure…but I didn’t think I’d be able to run like I like to. “Maybe I should be Wonder Woman? Yes, of course! I’ll go out and catch bad guys!” But it was Halloween and I really wanted to stay home and wait for the trick-or-treaters… “Let me think,” I said to myself, “I know! I will be a scary small dragon! I am sure they’ll get scared! Ha!” And that’s how I decided…

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Here I am by the windown ready for the trick-or-treaters!

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Mission accomplished! The kids were so scared when they saw me that I had no choice but to bark so they would not it was me, Niqqi, disguised as a dragon!

And you know what? I would love to see what you were for Halloween!  I’m putting together a photo parade of my anipals dressed for Halloween! (Okay, my mom is helping me…) If you had a chance to dress up, send me your picture HERE! Make sure to include your name and where you are from, if you wish.

It’ll be fun! niqqis-signature4

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Happy Halloween from Niqqi the Bichon Frise!

October 31, 2009

I was a lot of fun waiting for trick-or-treaters today! Happy Halloween everyone!

Fluffs,
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Halloween Is Almost Here – 4 Super Easy Dog Costumes You Can Make

October 24, 2009

Hello Friends!

It’s almost Halloween! If you haven’t found the right dog costume to wear for this great occasion, here are some last minute ideas you can make yourself…and there’s no sewing required

Disfraz de Dragon - Mujer Maravilla

Dragon Costume - Wonder Woman

Caperucita Roja - Hawaiana

Little Red Riding Hood - Hawaiian Hula Dancer

Just click to see English or Spanish instructions:

Dragon Costume / Disfraz de Dragón
Wonder Woman / Mujer Maravilla
Little Red Riding Hood / Caperucita Roja
Hawaiian Hula Dancer / Bailarina Hawaiana

Hope it comes in handy 😉

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Dragon Costume for Dogs – Super Easy to Make – No Sewing Required

October 20, 2009

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This Halloween I will roar “trick or treat” and will definitely surprise my neighbors! This dragon costume was very easy to make.

First, we needed some measurements:

A  -  B

A - B

A – From my neck to my eyes; B – From my neck to my tail.

C  -  D

C - D

C – My tail front to back plus more if you want the dragon’s  tail longer;
D – Around my belly plus 2 inches. Then I divided that figure in half.

E  -  F

E - F

E – From my neck to the middle point of my front leg;
F – From the middle point of my front leg to the middle point of my hind leg.

H  -  G

H - G

H – My upper leg width; G – From my back down to where my legs start.

Once I took all the measurements, I laid them out on a piece of paper like this to make a pattern.

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Then I cut out the parts I didn’t need.

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MATERIALS USED

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*Green felt – This is the base for the costume, so make sure that you get a piece that’s at least the sum of measurements A, B & C, and twice the measurements of D
*Yellow felt for the triangular back plates
*Red and black felt for the eyes, nostrils and tongue
*Fabric glue, silicone glue and glue gun, or contact cement
*Scissors
*Velcro
*Stuffing

INSTRUCTIONS:

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Measure the green felt so that its length is the sum of measurements A, B and C, and its width is measurement D multiplied by 2. Fold in half lenghwise. Lay pattern over the felt. Cut out all excess material.

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This is what it should look like when you’re done cutting.

B2

Glue the tail together. Glue Velcro on the edges as shown.

B3

Stuff the tail with filler or stuffing. Try on to make sure it fits.

B4

To make the triangular plates, fold some yellow felt in half. The height will be at your discretion. Draw the triangular plates ans shown, leaving a little space in between them.

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Cut and glue together.

B6

Glue the triangular plates in place on the back of the costume.

B7

Cut pieces of felt to make the eyes, nostril and tongue and glue in place.

B8

This is what the finished piece should look like! Make a slit at the neck to fish through the collar ring.

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This is what I look like from the front.

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Ready to go Trick or Treating! (Hope I get some roaring good treats!!)

Fluffs,

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Hawaiian Hula Dancer Dog Costume – Easy To Make: No Sewing Needed

September 20, 2009
Aloha!

My mom and I designed this Hawaiian hula dancer costume. It was really easy to make!

Niqqi's Hawaiian Hula Dancing Costume

First, make sure you get some measurements:

A - B
A – B

A – Around the chest * B – Around the waist

C - D

C - D

C – From the waist to the tail * D – Aroud the neck to the chest
MATERIALS USED:
 

These are the materials I used to make my Hawaiian hula dancer costume.

Raffia
Cord or elastic
Flowery ribbon
Two seashells and pink paint
Two hydrangeas, or a store bought lei and wreath
Scissors, gluegun and gluesticks

DIRECTIONS:

Niqqi's mom cut a cord to go around her waist for the Hawaiian hula skirt. 1

1) Cut a cord with measurement “B” plus 4″
2) Paint two seashells pink

My mom mesured and cut the raffia for my Hawaiian hula dancer skirt. Niqqi's mom slipped a few raffia strands under the cord to make the Hawaiian hula dancer skirt.

3) Double up a bunch of raffia strands and cut at measurement “C”
4) Slip the strands of raffia under the cord or elastic

For Niqqi's hula dancer skirt, her mom makes a hoop and fishes the strands through. For Niqqi's Hawaiian hula skirt her mom makes a knot with the raffia over the cord.

5) Make a raffia hoop on one side of the raffia
6) Pass the loose strands through to the other side to tie a knot

Niqqi's mom ties a tight knot to make the Hawaiian hula skirt. Niqqi's mom makes a Hawaiian hula dancing skirt!

7) Make a tight knot
8) Repeat to make the skirt, leaving 2″ on either side

Niqqi's mom makes the top for her Hawaiian hula dancer costume with ribbon. Niqqi's mom makes the top for her Hawaiian hula dancer costume with ribbon.

9) Cut two pieces of ribbon: #1–measurement “A” plus 2″, #2– measurement “D” plus 2″, folding “D” in half
10) Slip ribbon “D” under ribbon “A”  and then through the hoop to make a tight knot

Niqqi's mom makes the top for her Hawaiian hula dancer costume with ribbon. Niqqi's mom tries on her Hawaiian hula dancer costume for Halloween!

11) Glue some velcro to each end of the ribbon
13) Try on to make sure everything fits right

To finish Niqqi's Hawaiian hula dancing top, her mom glued some sea shells. Niqqi tries  on the Hawaiian hula dancer costume top

13) Glue the sea sells to the piece of ribbon for measurement “A”
14) Here Niqqi shows you what the top should look like when finished

Niqqi tries on the Hawaiian hula skirt, too! Niqqi's mom makes a lei for Niqqi by glueing some small flowers on a cord.

15) Tie the skirt around the waist
16) You can make a lei and a wreath by glueing small flowers onto a cord

Niqqi tries on her Hawaiian hula dress costume. Niqqi dances the hula dance in her new Hawaiian hula dancer costume.

17) Niqqi loves her Hawaiian hula dancer costume…so much that
18) She dances a hula dance!

This is Niqqi in her Hawaiian hula dancer costume.

Niqqi, the Hula Dancer

I also put the instructions up on YouTube!

I hope you can get to make a Hawaian hula dancer costume soon!   Let me know how you liked it!

Aloha,

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PS: You can watch my hula dancing debut at my block party!