Chia Pet Dog Costume - Jasper
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.