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DIY No-Sew Dog Pumpkin Costume! Halloween Dog Bandana & Mask Set

Give ‘em pumpkin to talk about with this gourd-geous DIY Halloween costume for dogs.

Copy: Katy & Shell

Photography: Katy & Shell

It’s October 1st, which means the spooky season has officially begun!

And what better way to get the party startled (see what we did there) than share with you an eerie-sistible little something we’ve been working on behind the scenes for Halloween…DIY no-sew dog pumpkin costumes! 

Not just any DIY dog pumpkin costume…these adorable, funny and oh-so easy to make Halloween costumes for dogs come complete with mask and matching slip-on collar bandana. So cute and so simple, you’ll be saying ‘hello gourd-geous’ in no time.

Now, if you’re a dog lover who is just as obsessed with Halloween as we are, you’ll already know that half the fun in the lead up to October 31 is planning what Halloween costume your dog will wear. If your pup seriously thinks they can get out of trick-or-treating simply because they are a dog, they need to think again. Besides, just think how adorable their photo will look on Instagram – Halloween costumes for dogs are all the rage on the ‘gram, and your furry family member simply must accept that getting dressed up for every. single. holiday. is just part of earning their keep. 

So if you’re looking for a fun DIY no-sew Halloween costume for your dog that is simple to make but doesn’t scrimp on the scare-factor, try the Easy Iron-On Transfer Dog Pumpkin Mask & Bandana Set below.

If you’re a little more creative, you’ll love the felt Felt Dog Pumpkin Mask & Bandana Set – perfect for crafty pet parents and show-stopping pooches!

Puppy in Halloween Costume - DIY No Sew Halloween Dog Pumpkin Mask and Bandana

DIY No-Sew Dog Pumpkin Costume – Halloween Dog Bandana & Mask Sets

Puppy in Halloween Costume - DIY No Sew Halloween Dog Pumpkin Mask and Bandana

Easy Iron-on Transfer Dog Pumpkin Mask & Bandana Set 

What you’ll need:

  • 1 x Halloween Dog Pumpkin Mask & Bandana Set template (free download below)
  • Iron-on Transfer Paper
  • 2 x light coloured A4 sheets of felt (to transfer mask and bandana on)
  • Ribbon (orange or black)
  • Ruler
  • Scissors 
  • Hemming tape 
  • Fabric marker pen
  • Dog collar

Instructions: 

  • Print the mask and bandana iron-on template in colour, on to iron-on transfer paper (A4 for small dogs, A3 for larger dogs. Be sure to do a test print first!) 
  • Carefully cut out the pumpkin dog bandana and mask iron-on templates (trim to remove as much white as possible).
  • Lay the mask print on one of the sheets of felt, and cut a rectangle around it. Set aside.
  • Now, create a rectangle on the other sheet of felt, by drawing a line across the full width of the sheet. You want the height to be about 4x the width of your dog’s collar, as this rectangle shape will be used to loop around the collar. eg. Ziggy’s collar is 2.5cm, so the total height we used was 10cm. 
  • Using the same felt sheet, mark a point in the centre of the bottom edge. This will be used to create the triangle shape. 
  • Then, simply rule two lines from the bottom edges of the rectangle, and connect to your marked point to form the triangle bandana shape. 
  • Cut out felt bandana shape and set aside.
  • Place your iron-on bandana and mask templates on the prepared fabric, then iron on (instructions for this part may vary slightly depending on the transfer paper you use).

Assembling the mask:

  • Once the templates are transferred to the fabric sheets, cut out the mask and the eyeholes. 
  • Cut 2 x 30cm strips of ribbon (add a little more for bigger dogs!) Turn mask over and attach ribbon with hemming tape.

Assembling the bandana:

  • Place the bandana facing up. Apply a strip of hemming tape along the top edge of the fabric (in the rectangle area).
  • Now, turn bandana over. Place collar on top of fabric, leaving enough space to fold fabric over the collar once.
  • Fold the fabric over the collar, pull off the hemming tape seal, and fold again.
  • To be extra secure, apply another strip of hemming tape to the top of the folded felt, and fold over again.
  • Your bandana should now be attached and able to slide on and off from the collar. 
  • Remove bandana from collar and trim excess felt fabric to neaten. 
  • All done! Bandana can now easily slide on to scare, or slide off to store away for your next Halloween celebration!
Dog in Halloween Costume - DIY No Sew Felt Halloween Dog Pumpkin Mask and Bandana

Felt No-Sew Dog Pumpkin Mask & Bandana Set 

What you’ll need:

  • 1 x Felt Dog Pumpkin Mask & Bandana Set template on 2 x A4 sheets of paper* (free download below)
  • Choose from 3 template sizes – small, medium and large. If you have a big dog, print on A3 paper.
  • 4 x A4 sheets of felt in Halloween/fall colours (orange, mustard, green and brown).
  • Ribbon (orange or black)
  • Ruler
  • Scissors 
  • Hemming tape 
  • Fabric marker pen
  • Fabric glue
  • Dog collar
DIY No Sew Dog Pumpkin Mask & Bandana Set for Halloween - Free Dog Costume Template

Instructions: Felt No-Sew Dog Pumpkin Mask

  • Print out mask & bandana set templates onto A4 or A3 paper depending on dog’s size.
  • Carefully cut out all shapes and lay them on the felt. Cut a loose square or rectangle around each shape (leaving a 3cm approx gap at the top of the mask shape, to save room for the pumpkin stalk).
  • Using your marker, draw around the shapes.
  • Cut out the shapes. If you prefer the black lines visible, then cut outside them. If you prefer the lines hidden, then cut inside them (we preferred to keep the lines in).
  • Now, glue the round centre piece to the mask, then glue the stalk to the mask (the extra felt at the top of the mask adds thickness to the stalk, to prevent it from flopping over).
  • Glue the leaf beneath the stalk.
  • Cut around the mask, and cut out the eyes.
  • Touch up and trim around the black outlines if you choose to keep them.
  • Cut 2 x 30cm strips of ribbon (add a little more for bigger dogs!) 
  • Turn mask over, then attach ribbon with hemming tape.
  • DIY No Sew Dog Pumpkin Mask & Bandana Set for Halloween  
  • DIY No Sew Dog Pumpkin Mask & Bandana Set for Halloween  
  • DIY No Sew Dog Pumpkin Mask & Bandana Set for Halloween  
  • DIY No Sew Dog Pumpkin Mask & Bandana Set for Halloween  
  • DIY No Sew Dog Pumpkin Mask & Bandana Set for Halloween  
  • DIY No Sew Dog Pumpkin Mask & Bandana Set for Halloween  
  • DIY No Sew Dog Pumpkin Mask & Bandana Set for Halloween  
  • DIY No Sew Dog Pumpkin Mask & Bandana Set for Halloween  
  • DIY No Sew Dog Pumpkin Mask & Bandana Set for Halloween  
  • DIY No Sew Dog Pumpkin Mask & Bandana Set for Halloween  

Instructions: Felt No-Sew Dog Pumpkin Bandana

  • Create a rectangle on an orange sheet of felt, by drawing a line across the full width of the sheet. You want the height to be about 4x the width of your dog’s collar, as this rectangle shape will be used to loop around the collar to secure it. eg. Ziggy’s collar is 2.5cm, so the total height we used was 10cm. 
  • Using the same felt sheet, mark a point at the centre of the bottom edge. This will be used to create the triangle shape. 
  • Then, simply rule two lines from the bottom edges of the rectangle, and connect to your marked point to form the triangle bandana shape. 
  • Cut out felt bandana shape and set aside.
  • Using your printed template, cut out the individual shapes of the pumpkin face.
  • Place pumpkin face shapes on to brown felt sheet (or your preferred colour).
  • Using your black marker, draw around the template.
  • Now, cut the shapes out of the fabric. If you’d like the black lines visible, cut outside them. If you’d prefer no lines visible, then cut inside them. 
  • Position pumpkin face shapes on to bandana piece. Attach with fabric glue, and leave to dry for approx 10 minutes.
  • Apply a strip of hemming tape along the top edge of the fabric (in the rectangle area).
  • Now, turn bandana over. Place collar on top of the fabric, leaving enough space to fold fabric over the collar once.
  • Fold the fabric over the collar, pull off the hemming tape seal, and fold again.
  • To be extra secure, apply another strip of hemming tape to the top of the folded felt, and fold over again.
  • Your bandana should now be attached and able to slide on and off from the collar. 
  • Remove bandana from collar and trim excess felt fabric to neaten. 
  • All done! Bandana can now easily slide on to scare trick-or-treaters, or slide off to store away.
  • DIY No Sew Dog Pumpkin Mask & Bandana Set for Halloween  
  • DIY No Sew Dog Pumpkin Mask & Bandana Set for Halloween  
  • DIY No Sew Dog Pumpkin Mask & Bandana Set for Halloween  
  • DIY No Sew Dog Pumpkin Mask & Bandana Set for Halloween  
  • DIY No Sew Dog Pumpkin Mask & Bandana Set for Halloween  
  • DIY No Sew Dog Pumpkin Mask & Bandana Set for Halloween  
  • DIY No Sew Dog Pumpkin Mask & Bandana Set for Halloween  
  • DIY No Sew Dog Pumpkin Mask & Bandana Set for Halloween  
  • DIY No Sew Dog Pumpkin Mask & Bandana Set for Halloween  
  • DIY No Sew Dog Pumpkin Mask & Bandana Set for Halloween  
  • DIY No Sew Dog Pumpkin Mask & Bandana Set for Halloween  
  • DIY No Sew Dog Pumpkin Mask & Bandana Set for Halloween  
  • DIY No Sew Dog Pumpkin Mask & Bandana Set for Halloween  
  • DIY No Sew Dog Pumpkin Mask & Bandana Set for Halloween  
  • DIY No Sew Dog Pumpkin Mask & Bandana Set for Halloween  
  • DIY No Sew Dog Pumpkin Mask & Bandana Set for Halloween  

Free Downloads: DIY Dog Pumpkin Mask & Bandana Set Printable Templates

Felt Pumpkin Mask & Bandana Set – Small

Felt Pumpkin Mask & Bandana Set – Medium

Felt Pumpkin Mask & Bandana Set – Large

Iron-on Transfer Pumpkin Mask & Bandana Set*

*Print A4 size for smaller dogs, A3 size for medium-large dogs.

DIY Halloween Costume for Dogs - Dog Pumpkin Mask & Bandana Sets

Copy: Katy & Shell

Photography: Katy & Shell

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