Friday, 16 October 2015

Dogs In Costume: Flashback Halloween, And Learning Experiences!

Halloween is getting closer! My second favorite holiday, Christmas being the first. Today, my latest guest post over at 4Knines went live, and it is all about how to comfortably dress your dogs for that paw-fect Halloween photo. You can see my guest post here, and I would love for you guys to leave me a comment over there, and share you're dog related Halloween stories with me!

Now, today, we are co hosting 2 blog hops. The Pet Parade, and Flashback Friday. I am combining the two hops, and thought it would be fun to share some Flashback Halloween dog costumes with you! These are the last couple years of my huskies costumes, some of which, they were not entirely thrilled to be wearing, which was my inspiration on today's guest post. See, before my blog, I didn't dress my dogs up. So the first year of costumes didn't turn out so well. I learned from my own experience how to properly choose a costume which would be less stressful on my dogs.

These are from the first year of dressing up my huskies. At which point, I only had Lexus and Mika, Koda was not yet in the picture.



As you can see, I had a real crappy camera phone at the time, and Mika and Lexus were not thrilled with being dressed up. Lexus was Bob Marely, and Mika was a Hula girl.

Huskies In Costume - Flashback Dog Halloween Costumes


The next year, Koda came into the picture and he was a mummy. I used just a bit of gauze on his head, and he didn't mind too much, See? I was learning already! (please excuse the captions and blog address on some of these photos, like I said they were from a while back, and were already edited lol)

Huskies In Costume - Flashback Dog Halloween Costumes

With Mika, I learned pretty quick that she is not a fan of dressing up, so after one attempt at this hat, I decided to just place it beside her, and snap a pic like that. Still works, right?

Dogs in costumes

Lexus was a lady bug the following year. She made an adorable little lady bug I think, and as you can see, I figured out how to work with yummy treats while snapping my photos, which made for a much better result.


Koda is the best costume 'wearer' out of the whole pack. Anything I put on him, he is just happy when I take his photo!


Last year I snapped this photo of the huskies posing behind our pumpkins. Their eyes turned out perfectly with my flash, to make for a nice spooky Halloween photo!


Then there is this photo. By far my favorite 'costume' photo of any of my huskies. Even though this one came from a Bowzer Box toy and not Halloween, you can see the difference in Lexus with how great she is having something on her head. I used my experience of previous costumes not turning out so well, and learned how to help them feel comfortable while wearing a costume. Again, I also created an entire post on that today, over at 4knines.com.

That's all for today, I hope you enjoyed seeing my dogs past costumes, and I am looking forward to sharing this years with you very soon! What are some of your pets past costumes?


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31 comments:

  1. The one of the Huskies with the pumpkins is creepy and funny!

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  2. I love your costumes. I will have to check out your other post too! ♥

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  3. You have some great Halloween costume pics. We don't mind posing for the flashy beast, but we are NOT fond of costumes at all. We hope Mom isn't getting any crazy ideas now.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

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    1. hahaha!!! A bandanna, Halloween themed, would suffice!

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  4. Cute costumes! I love the one with the pumpkins.

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  5. Love the costumes! Bruin is just like Koda, you can put anything on him and he is good! lol Thanks so much for featuring him on the parade!

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  6. Earl periodically sported a toilet paper mummy costume last year, as well! BOL!

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  7. They're so cute in their costumes, and I love the pumpkin photo too. I never did in the past, but I want to dress Luke up this year, and maybe even Sheba, but I haven't been able to find costumes I like (and I'm not very good at DIY)!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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    1. I hope you find something!!! Luke would look great in costume i'm sure!!

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  8. Oh my goodness those faces. I love it!! Cocoa loves her sweaters so I think she would let us dress her. Nothing on her head though. She doesn't even like us to touch her head.

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  9. Your dogs are really good at dressing up. We don't like wearing stuff so most of our costumes are virtual. :)

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    1. They have gotten better over time. This year is going to be great though!!!

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  10. Great costumes! I love dressing my cats up, they have been everything from pirates to flappers- and I have the scars to prove it :)

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  11. Such cute photos, thanks for sharing them! Its interesting to see the progression in your photography. Photographing pets is such a learning process isn't it?
    Love and biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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    1. It really is, and not only have they came so far in their photography, but I have to, it's been a great learning experience!

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  12. hahaha great costumes, Glory was a hula girl last year.

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    1. hahaha so funny! Gotta love a dog in costume!

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  13. Oh, those pics are adorable and I'm still smiling! I'm with you, my two favorite holidays! 'Tis our season!

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  14. So much fun. I torture the brown dawgs every year....lol.

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