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Dogs as Tarantulas

Gus Shows off His Handmade Pug-Spider Halloween Costume

— October 10, 2010 — Lifestyle
Sandie Samuells made a pug-spider Halloween costume for her little black pug dog named Gus. Gus has since worn his costume when he is out walking and at several events. It isn't every day people see pug-spider so there have been plenty of photo opportunities. Lucky for us, Sandie took advantage of them.

I contacted Sandie for permission to use her Flickr photos and asked if she could tell me a little about the costume. Here's what she said, "Since he is a black pug, I thought it would be cute to dress Gus as a tarantula. I found a spider ornament (sold as a home decoration) that had these long, furry pipe cleaner legs and I used those to make the legs of the costume. I used black craft fur and cut out a dog "coat" using one of Gus' jackets as a pattern. A glue gun to attach the legs, some velcro to close the coat and voila.

The most important ingredient here is a very patient pug! Once he has the costume on, Gus doesn't even know why people are staring at him! In fact, sometimes he gets stuck because he doesn't realize how wide he is and tries to squeeze through 'normal' width places."

Other inspired to make their own dogs' Halloween costumes, will be hard-pressed to do better than Gus' scary pug-spider garb.

Kudos to Sandie!

Images Courtesy of Sandie Samuells