DIY No-Sew Ladybug Dog Costume

Get your dog ready for Halloween with this DIY no-sew ladybug dog costume!

This is Finn, my adorably energetic, and fun-loving Morkie (Maltese + Yorkshire Terrier). If you are looking to create an easy and fun dog costume, then this DIY no-sew ladybug dog costume is the perfect costume for any furry companion. Let’s grab our supplies and let’s get started!

You Will Need:
• 12” x 18” craft cuts of Kunin® Premium Felt in Black and Red
• Scissors
• Hot glue gun
• Glue sticks
• Velcro
• Black pipe cleaners
• Black elastic

I used a dog shirt as a template when creating my costume for my dog. Lay the dog shirt on a 12” x 18” craft cut of Kunin® Premium Felt in Black. Cut around the perimeter of the dog shirt. Depending on the size of the dog, you may need to use more than one craft cut of felt. Hot glue the pieces of felt together with a hot glue gun if necessary.

Cut an oval from a 12” x 18” craft cut of Kunin® Premium Felt in Red. Cut various sizes of circles from a 12” x 18” craft cut of Kunin® Premium Felt in Black. These circles will be used as the spots for the ladybug costume.

Adhere the spots to the red felt oval with a hot glue gun.

I found these self-adhesive Velcro squares at my local craft store. Cut the Velcro squares in half and adhere both ends of the Velcro to the base of the costume. I recommend adhering the Velcro pieces with hot glue (You do not want your furry friend shaking off his/her costume!).

Adhere half of the red felt oval to the black base of the costume using hot glue. Use Velcro on the other side of the red felt oval. This will make it easy to take the costume on and off of your dog.

To create a headband for the ladybug costume, measure the dog’s head and cut a piece of black elastic to the desired length. Adhere the red felt circles to one end of the black pipe cleaners. Twist the opposite end of the pipe cleaners around the black elastic headband.

You can now find an expanded color line of Kunin® Classicfelt; Kunin® Premiumfelt and Corduroy non-wovens fabrics in cut by the yard at your local Walmart; please inquire as to what is available in your area.

Happy Crafting,
Chad Boender
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