Monday, October 31, 2011

White Wolf Pup (or Ghost the Direwolf) Costume

I'd been thinking about what to dress Abe as for Halloween this year and had sort of settled on a dog (he loves dogs and knows how to bark and howl). Then one day while on Pinterest I came across this. I recognized the "Ours is the Fury" saying from Game of Thrones (I was three books in at the time), so I clicked on the link. I found a number of normal kids costumes (wolf, octopus, dragon) paired with the mottoes of the various houses in Game of Thrones. The wolf did it for me though. Since the show ended I've been telling my husband "Winter is coming."
My son is too young to know the difference between a dog and a wolf, much less a wolf and a direwolf, so I knew he'd be thrilled with the costume no matter what. Although I didn't realize just how excited he'd get.
I threw the pants together really quick with some furry white material I bought years ago but never really found a use for (I'm not even sure if it's washable). I pulled them on him to see how they fit and he started giggling as he petted his legs. It didn't even occur to me until later that a wolf needs a tail, so that got added later when I made the hoodie. (Yes, it's a two piece costume.) When it was all done, we tried it on with a little black eyeliner on his nose.


I'm pretty sure he thought he was the cutest white wolf pup that ever there was...


Of course, I'd have to agree!


Here's a view from the side. He even chases his tail. It's too funny!


I know it's a little late for making costumes this year, but if anyone's interested, I can put together a sewing tutorial. (Update: Tutorial is done! Find it here.)


My husband ran in the Monster Dash Half Marathon on Saturday, and I put Abe in his costume when we went to the race. After hearing a number of girls cooing over Abe in his costume, one guy commented "That's the costume I want for Halloween, because all the girls love it!" It is hard to resist the little black puppy nose...

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    1. Just posted the wolf pup costume tutorial! Thanks for your patience! :-)

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    2. Is this a one piece or pants and top separate?
      This is so adorable thanks for sharing.

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  2. I would love a tutorial too. This costume is absolutely adorable!

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    1. Just posted the wolf pup costume tutorial! Thanks for your patience! :-)

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  3. Another vote for a tutorial! Adorbs!

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    1. Just posted the wolf pup costume tutorial! Thanks for your patience! :-)

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  4. Thanks! I'll try to get it posted in a couple weeks. :-)

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  5. omg i love this costume !!!...that is the cutest thing i have ever seen on a baby for halloween! did the tutorial ever make it on here i would love to learn to make this

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    1. I still need to get that done. Just need to draw up some instructions. When I get around to it I'll post it as a new post, and I'll leave a comment here, so hopefully no one will miss it!

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    2. Just posted the wolf pup costume tutorial! Thanks for your patience! :-)

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  6. He reminds me of Max in "Where the Wild Things Are"!
    Very cute!

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  7. Is there a turtorial for this? Would love to make it for this Halloween!

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    1. Yes! I started working on it last year and then it got pushed aside. The tutorial is almost done, and I'm hoping to post it before the end of September.

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    2. Just posted the wolf pup costume tutorial!

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  8. I finally posted a tutorial! Find it here: http://rustsunshine.blogspot.com/2012/10/wolf-pup-costume-tutorial.html

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