OK, so I thought hmm, spaghetti and meatballs costume for a Cocker Spaniel? Adorable! Especially since it reminds me of the famous spaghetti scene in Lady and the Tramp, even though my Cocker is a boy.
The first thing I did was go to Goodwill to see if I could find a baby onsie to fit my dog. I bought a solid off-white onsie that was 3-6 months. It was a little too small, especially around the neck, so I cut off the arms and cut out the stomach. I glued a strip of fabric that fit the length of his tummy to replace what I had cut out.
I happened to get lucky on this one. While I was at Goodwill shopping for a onesie, I found the perfect colored off-white/yellow yarn. I wrapped the yarn over and over on four fingers and then cut it. I spread it out a little and it looked just like swirls of spaghetti. I used the entire thing of yarn and made lots and lots of swirls. I hot glued them all over the onsie. I made big ones first, and then smaller swirls to fill in any spaces.
So then I went to Dollar General and was browsing around when I stumbled upon some mesh material for my meatballs. I found a roll of this meshy, brown, rubbery stuff that goes on the bottom of place mats for a $1.
Then, I took the round half of plastic Easter egg shells (already had these) and painted them red. I wrapped the mesh around the eggshell and boom. Instant meatball.
I hot-glued the meatballs on the spaghetti, getting them as close to the fabric as possible so they would fall off. I then took my red acrylic pain that I used on the meatballs and painted sauce around the edge of each meatball.
I bought a half a yard of fabric at Walmart that resembled red-checkered tablecloth. I put the costume on Woods, he wasn’t too happy, and then cut the fabric the appropriate lengths on each side. Then, I hot glued the sides on while he was wearing it (don’t worry, I was super careful and I put my hand between the fabric and his body until it cooled).
I thought about sewing and hemming the skirt but it was a mess because I could never figure out how to work the silly machine. Hot glue works just fine. I did try to glue the fabric skirt on off my dog, but it was a mess and looked terrible when I put it on him so I just did it while he had it on.
Easy. Cut a big triangle from the leftover checker fabric to tie around the neck.
Hope you enjoy!