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Our safari dog costume is unique and easy to put together. It’s perfect for big dogs. Your dog will be ready to find exotic wildlife in no time!

Safari Dog Costume Supplies

White Button-Down Shirt

Our base layer for the safari dog costume is a white button-down shirt. If you don’t have one, try this one.

Khaki Vest

Add a khaki vest over the shirt so your dog will have plenty of pockets on safari. You might be able to find one of these vests at a thrift store, or you can get one on Amazon.

Pith Helmet

A pith helmet is a must to make this dog costume scream safari. Try this one. If it won’t stay on your dog’s head, hot glue it to a headband.


Goggles look really good on top of the pith helmet. You can find a mirrored pair here.


Every safari-goer needs binoculars to see the animals! This pair is great for dog costumes.


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And now your dog is ready to go find some lions, elephants and giraffes!


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

PS: As always, 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.


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