Chia Pet Dog Costume - Jasper

by Leslie
(NYS)

Jasper the Chia Pet

Jasper the Chia Pet

While watching a Chia Pet commerical, I took one look at Jasper, a Maltese Jack Russel mix and said, "He could be one!" So this is how I made this dog Halloween costume.

Not knowing the best & safest way to dye him green I decided to use green food coloring. Unbeknownst to me at the time, the food coloring didn't wash out... it apparently had to wear out. By the end of January he was back to his usual beige color.

I found some plastic foliage, separated them & glued them to green felt to imitate sprouts growing. The legs were a little difficult to make so I used orange felt to wrap around them. I needed something that was flexible enough so he could walk without restriction... orange felt was the best solution to make this dog costume perfect.

This was my first attempt at making any costume. I realize it looks home made but there was a lot of time and effort put into it to create the Chia Pet illusion.

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Dec 23, 2011
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RE: Chi Pet Costume
by: MaLinda

This is absolutely the cutest! My daughter and I made our furry kids costumes this year! Bentlee (A silver tea cup poodle) was a pepper shaker and Miss Hayzee Mai (a White Maltese) was a salt shaker! This too was my first attempt at a homemade costume, but turned out cute as can be! I love your idea! I wouldn't have thought that food coloring would be permanent either. But at least he was in the Christmas spirit! We go to an annual Halloween party at our Vet office that benefits our local animal shelter. This year there were so many unique participants. There were 3 Yorkies that were together. One was a boxer who was being pulled in a wagon that had been decorated up to look like a boxing ring. The other two were his cheerleaders! Too cute!

Nov 03, 2011
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LOVE IT
by: Joy

This is great! Wish I had thought of that for my dog. Well, there is always next year!

Oct 31, 2011
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Jasper Chia Pet
by: Anonymous

Nice to see something original instead of store bought. He must be very patient to wear everything without trying to get it off:)

Oct 30, 2011
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The best one I've seen
by: Anonymous

I love the originality of Jasper's costume! Hope he gets the well deserved win :)

Oct 30, 2011
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Where is your mind at?
by: Peter

Just wondering how you ever came up with this idea. A commercial? How cleaver.

Hope he got lots of treats after this!

Oct 30, 2011
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So he's not naturally green?? LOL
by: Tim

Love it, have to share this with others.

Oct 30, 2011
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I nice to see handmade
by: Tammy

It's so nice to see a handmade costume for a change. Not paying for professional photography or costumes....good old fashion handmade. You deserve to win.

Oct 30, 2011
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Oh, he doesn't look to happy!
by: Joyce

He looks very cute though. Best of luck, you deserve to win.

Oct 30, 2011
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You should win!
by: Anonymous

Very creative

Oct 29, 2011
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Very Cleaver
by: Anonymous

Hope you win

Oct 22, 2011
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He looks like he's ready for revenage!
by: Anonymous

Better watch your back! HaHa

Oct 18, 2011
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Funny
by: Anonymous

He doesnt look to happy to be wearing that but he does look cute.

Oct 16, 2011
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very cleaver
by: Anonymous

Hope you win!

Oct 15, 2011
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Very CUTE
by: Trish

How funny, great costume!

Oct 15, 2011
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jasper
by: peter lawson

wonderful very funny i must say jasper doesent look impressed..lol very very good indeed

Oct 13, 2011
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Very cute & cleaver
by: Joan

Wouldn't have ever thought of something like that.

Oct 12, 2011
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Cute
by: Anonymous

He is adorable. cute idea

Oct 12, 2011
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Love it
by: Anonymous

This is hilarious, never even thought about this costume...

Oct 12, 2011
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How funny
by: Anonymous

Too cute! how cleaver, cu-toes!

Oct 12, 2011
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jaspers costume
by: brenda

fantasic job..very unique..funy and awsome

Oct 12, 2011
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jaspers costume
by: Anonymous

jasper deseves to win fantastic job on the costume awsome

Oct 11, 2011
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So cute!
by: Janet

How original & cute! Love it! Best costume ever!

Oct 11, 2011
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best costume!
by: Anonymous

Soooo cute! I'm so impressed! Looks awesome for being homemade..wouldn't have known! :)

Oct 11, 2011
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Chia Cheer
by: Janet

So clever!

Oct 11, 2011
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Chia Jasper rocks!
by: Anonymous

What a great and original idea for Jasper's costume! He's adorable and what creativity on the part of his owner : )

Oct 11, 2011
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OMGosh! how funny
by: Tim

All I can say is I almost peed my pants! At least he seems like a good sport going along with this (not that he had much of a choice!)

Very funny & original. Best costume ever!

Oct 11, 2011
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Golden award for creativity!
by: Anne Y.

Jasper deserves to win in my book.

Oct 11, 2011
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very cute!
by: Anonymous

What an original idea! He's adorable!

Oct 11, 2011
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Cute
by: Anonymous

he looks cute

Oct 11, 2011
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Simply Adorable
by: Angie McCloskey

This is a very unique and adorable costume! I love it. Speaks to nature too! The little one is just tooo cute in this little costume!! Did a wonderful job!! Super Cute!

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