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DIY Hippie Dog Costume - DIY Costumes for big dogs - Rafferty -


Our hippie dog costume will have your pup looking like a flower child in no time! Perfect for big dogs who might not fit in ready-made costumes, this dog costume comes together quickly with just a few easy-to-find items.

Hippie Dog Costume Supplies

Tie-dyed T-shirt

The base layer for our hippie dog costume is a tie-dyed t-shirt. If you don’t have one in your closet, they are usually easy to find at a thrift store. Or get this one.

Fringed Vest

The quintessential element of any hippie costume is a fringed vest. I was fortunate enough to come across one at a thrift store, but if you can’t find one locally, this one would work well.


Round Colored Glasses

If your dog doesn’t mind wearing glasses, grab a pair of round colored specs to put this dog costume over the top. Use a pair of eyewear retainers to help keep the glasses on your dog’s head.



Every good hippie needs a guitar! Find a toy guitar that you can hang around your dog’s neck, like this one.


Lastly, use a headband to complete the look. I folded up a bandana and tied it on Rafferty’s head. You could also use a floral headband like this one.


Completed Hippie Dog Costume

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With these groovy threads, your dog will be out of sight!


If you do dress up your pup in this hippie dog costume, I’d love to see it! Tag @raffertypup in your photos on Instagram.

PS: As always, please be sure to put the safety and comfort of your dog first. Ensure the clothing isn’t too tight or binding. Dogs can overheat quickly, so if the weather is too warm, don’t dress up your dog. And watch your pup for signs of stress. Some dogs will make it obvious if they hate the costume, but others might give more subtle clues like yawning, panting and pinned back ears. Remember, a funny Instagram photo isn’t worth making your dog miserable, or worse.


Hippie Dog Costume - Costumes for big dogs - Rafferty -

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