How to Make a Cute Mexican Axolotl Costume for Your Dog
Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos are almost here! Every year I create a Halloween costume for my dog. I love the creative challenge of creating a costume, and my dog loves the attention that he receives when he is wearing the costume. We enjoy participating in local festivals, and I hope this year we can win one of the dog costume contest! This is the costume that I created last year:How to Make a Unicorn Costume for your Dog. It has been so popular that had been featured in Woman’s Day, Country Living and many other blogs and online magazines.
This year I wanted to make a costume that mixes both of both celebrations, Halloween, and Day of the Dead. That made me think of an animal that looks like a monster called a Mexican axolotl.
We learned of these little creatures a few years ago when my sister came to visit me to Mexico City. We decided to take a tour through Xochimilco and during the tour we learn a little about its vegetation, traditional culture, indigenous heritage, and these endangered species. The word axolotl or ajolote comes from the Nahuatl axolotl word that means “water monster”. It is a very ugly animal, but that makes it incredibly adorable, especially if it inspires a costume for your dog this Halloween!
Check out the video so you can make one for your dog too!
- 1 meter of iridescent fabric (red or orange)
- 1 meter of fringe
- ½ meter double-sided velcro tape
- Sewing machine or needle
- Tracing or kraft paper (to make the pattern)
- 2 black buttons
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