Your dog is going to be the cutest one ever when you make him or her a wig for Halloween. It’s easy to make different kinds of wigs for large, medium or really small dogs when you start with some cheap craft supplies and a couple of things from around your house. Make short hair, long hair, sleek hair or even green hair. There are no limits!
You’ll see that you can make a wig in little time when you start with a hat or cap. Some hat choices include a straw hat, knit cap, baseball cap, baby’s hat, a cowboy hat or even a hard plastic, lightweight construction worker’s hat. They sell these at toy stores along with firefighter’s designs and others.
Straw hats work great because they sell them at craft stores in a variety of sizes. No matter how large or small your dog there’s a straw hat for her. Take lengths of yarn and braid them together. Rather than braid just three strands of yarn, take a handful of yarn, three times, and braid them together. Tie the braid off at the end. Make two of these and glue the ends of them to the sides of the straw hat.
If you don’t want to use yarn for the wig you have other choices. Craft stores sell fake hair for making dolls and many dollar-theme stores sell African braiding hair. Either of these work well for making doggie wigs. Since most adhesives will hold hair you’ll simply choose the glue that’s right for the type of hat you’re using.
With a stretch knit cap you can make wigs for any size dog. Since they sell them for newborns you shouldn’t have trouble finding a hat for your dog. With these caps you can make wigs for male or female dogs. Cut the yarn or hair to the length you want it. It can be helpful, when using hair instead of yarn, to pick it up with tape. Lay the hair out on a table, cut it to the length you want, then place a long piece of tape across the ends. Apply the glue to the underside of the cap then position the tape in the glue. Make bangs using the same method.
Make a ponytail and attach it to the back of a ball cap for a male or female dog. Or, make lots of braids and glue them to a hat to make dread locks. With some hats, you can poke holes in it, then place tufts of hair through the holes. Tie them off with rubber bands or even tape, under the hat, to make hair that sticks straight up and out of the hat.
With some costumes the wig is the finishing touch. Don’t go out and buy one; there are so many you can easily make by yourself. You – and your dog – will think this Halloween is the best one ever.