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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,

Niqqi's Signature

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

Niqqi Loves Box-Sliding…A Cool Dog Slides Sport

August 22, 2009

Many of you have asked, what do I do for fun? Many things, really, but, when I have the chance to take a little break at work, I like to box-slide. “Box-Sliding” is a sport I discovered when I was just a pup. It consists of running really fast and ending up inside a box and letting the momentum slide you. I sometimes like to get a head start by having someone throw me one of my toys and so I bring it back…while I slide. I like like multi-tasking. It stimulates the brain cells!

Before I do anything, however, I make sure the equipment (the box) is in good shape:

Niqqi Box-Slides

Then I just have fun! I’m thinking of nominating the sport of “Box-Sliding” for the Olympic Games. What do you think?

Lots of love,

Niqqi's Signature