Feeling crafty? Let your feminist flag fly with this Pussyhat Project knit pattern tailor-made for miniature dachshunds and other small dog breeds. Reuse it all winter to keep those floppy ears toasty while she (or he) represents the cause.
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No dog is too big, small, or tough for Utah-based Ellie Grace Crafts’ tutus. Just look at this gang of badass Boston terrier ballerinas. The skirts already have three layers of tulle for maximum fluff and a crochet waistband that won’t chafe, but the designer will also add glitter, bows, and rhinestones upon request. Sometimes more (not less) is more.
Think of this rad Hawaiian shirt as a canvas for a myriad of pop culture-inspired costumes. Is your doggo Ace Ventura: Pet Detective? Get him a ribbed tank and toy parrot. Is she a Vegas pup? Strap on aviators to channel Hunter S. Thompson in Fear & Loathing, or a lei to impersonate Elvis in Blue Hawaii. For a hilarious group get-up, recreate the Weekend at Bernie’s clan, with your hound as the aloha shirt-loving Larry.
Pups with a Wild West heart get a kick out of these giddyup looks (sold separately). Stand-up pet costumes have been all the rage in recent years. Just be sure you have a willing canine before you proceed—full-body clothes, hats, and extra limbs aren’t for every pet.
Your littlest of furballs can get in on the fun by going as everyone’s favorite Hogwarts wizard, a.k.a. The Boy Who Lived. They might only wear the hand-stitched hat and scarf for a couple minutes, but the magic will last forever.