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« on: September 20, 2011 01:15:03 PM »

The background: So, last year I adopted the coolest dog ever, Hugo (I'm not bias or anything, lol)!  Wink  He is Great Pyrenees and is roughly around 110 lbs (but he looks a lot bigger bc of all of the fur). Any-who, there is a big event where I live every October with the organization I volunteer with called "WoofStock" & you bring your dog, dress them up for Halloween, & hang out with other crazy animal people  Cheesy   Hugo didnt get to go last year bc, being a rescue, he had heartworm disease & was being treated for them. So this will be his WoofStock debut!

The Question: I wanted to dress him up in a Halloween costume (which I'm sure I could figure out a way to make, I'm good like that - LOL) But...I cant think of anything good for him to be?!?!?!  Huh I originally thought of trying to make him something based on his big white fluffiness, but the only 3 things I could come up with were 1) An armored bear from the Golden Compass - but apparently I'm like the ONLY one to have seen that movie. 2) The flying dog thing from A Never Ending Story (I think it's name is like Falcor, or something) but he doesnt really have an outfit. And lastly 3) a Coca Cola Bear - which I may still do bc its the only thing I can think of, but I didnt know if it was lame  Huh

* The only big considerations I have is that I am going to have to make it a light (in weight & coverage, not color) costume bc I live in Alabama near the Gulf Coast and it's still 85-90 at the end of October (and no, I dont shave him down - he stays inside & is a couch potato  Grin). 

So sorry that took For-ev-er (she says in a sandlot voice, haha)! And...without further ado... here is a pic of my handsome man for putting up with my insane rambling!  Shocked
  *Thanks so much for any suggestions/comments!





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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2011 01:45:55 PM »

OMG, we have two Pyrenees who guard our livestock, I can't imagine them in the house.   Grin  I think Hugo is awesome.  Could you make him some sort of ruffly clown collar?  He'd look awesome as a court jester.   
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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2011 02:02:08 PM »

Well, my first thought is to get some of the pet approved vegtable based hair dye and dye him to match something interesting...like a marshmellow peep or a Smurf.  Or get different colors and make him a rainbow or some such.  Then you wouldn't have to worry about him getting hot due to some kind of outfit.

http://www.petedge.com/product/Top-Performance-Hair-Dye-Gels/51763.uts

My dog is black, other wise he would be purple or orange once in awhile.  But he is also only 10 pounds.  I have no idea how much coverage you would get from one jar.

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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2011 06:51:02 PM »

Well, there is a video game called Okami where this big guy could play the main character, Amaterasu. All he'd need is a little dog-friendly make-up *it can be hard to find, so if you can't, DON'T use human make-up. Bad, bad idea.* and a foam disk attached to his collar and around his belly to mimic the sun disk. Granted, I don't know how he'll take to that, but it's an easy outfit and he'd be plenty comfortable.
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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2011 09:20:23 PM »

He is GORGEOUS and sweet, how could anyone not love him?? I think the armored bear idea is brilliant! (love that series) You could make the armor out of cardboard so it wouldn't be too hot...

Or you could make him a shark fin (on a strap that would buckle under his belly) and call him a Great White Shark!
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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2011 07:57:03 AM »

First thing that popped to mind when I saw Hugo up there ->http://gotgame.com/2011/08/10/amaterasu-dog-cosplay-is-adorable-technically-not-torture/
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« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2011 09:12:26 AM »

Dog costumes my favorite subject!!!

First thing that comes to my mind for some reason is a Yeti.  I would probably make a play on the fact that he is a livestock guardian dog and dress him in some sort of armor, like you mentioned.  Or, you could play on his French/Spanish history and dress him like a member of the  aristocracy.  Or he could be a shepherd.  Or you could go completely crazy and tease his fur up and make him look like a sheep.  That would be really cute!
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« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2011 09:13:30 AM »

BTW he is super cute.  These guys are great dogs!  Just placed a rescue Pyr the other day!
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« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2011 03:47:47 AM »

Maybe the Abominable Snowman?

He's a cutie!
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