Of all the DIY Halloween costumes I have made, I think dalmatians may be the easiest of them all (and possibly the cutest!). These easy DIY 101 Dalmatians costumes are perfect for siblings, friends OR for a mom and her wild little pups. Last year Miles was a dalmatian and Tommy was a firefighter. It was SO easy to make Miles’ costume and he was so comfy on Halloween I decided to make more dalmatians this year. I didn’t make 101 of them, but did make 4.
My original plan was to make one of the girls Cruella, which we did and even got our real puppy Jersey in on the action. She might not be a dalmatian but she is black and white. Then I realized we have never done a DIY costume that involves mom….and maybe I was a little jealous of all the fun dressing up the past few days….
So now Mom gets to be Cruella! I think as Cruella, I am supposed to make a more serious, scary face?
Here’s how to make EASY puppy dog costumes for a baby or kids:
DIY 101 Dalmation Costumes
- White pajamas – we got all of these from Primary.com
- Sticker back/sticky black felt sheets
- Regular sheets of black felt
- eye liner pencil or black face paint crayon
- Headband or baby hat
Directions: First I made the ears. I used a pilots cap/bonnet for the baby. I found this one on Amazon. Then for the bigger kids I used the headbands. I simply cut out dog ears from felt and glued them to the headband/hat.
For the outfits, I used sticky sheets of felt. I cut out circles (about 3 different sizes) and stuck them on the Primary.com pajamas. The great thing is after Halloween, just peel off the sticky spots and you can reuse the pajamas!
Last, draw on the puppy nose and eye with the black eyeliner/ faceprint crayon and let your puppies run loose!
For the DIY Kids Cruella Costume:
- Red dress – we used this one is from Primary.com
- White shirt – we used this one from Primary.com
- Black leggings & black shoes
- Red feather boa
- Red gloves
- Cruella wig
More DIY Costumes:
Mickey Mouse | Mario & Luigi | Lion & Lion Tamer | Gumball Machine | Superhero || Winnie the Pooh | Mickey, Minnie, Goofy & Pluto | Rainbow | Cowgirl | Charlie Brown Curious George | Dolphin Trainer | K9 Unit Police Officer The Tooth Fairy
Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post but we did partner with Primary.com this Halloween season to work on creating costumes. All costume ideas and all opinions are our own.