Boone is a 1 1/2-year old, 50-lb. lab mix dog (obligatory photos
) I adopted last year. Like his namesake, Daniel Boone, my fella is adventurous and independent, having never met a stranger. He's is a big dog who thinks he can fit in my lap, affectionate, and generally a great dog. (Yes, I'm biased.)
Occasionally (limited because of financial obligations) Boone goes to a doggy day care. They are having a costume contest for Halloween -- post a picture on their facebook page, and the dog with the most likes wins a choice of 10 days of daycare or a spot in one of their training classes! Boone couldn't care less if he won, he's just happy to play! My competitive nature (and wallet) would love to win.
The problem: I have absolutely no ideas of what to do for a costume. I would like to dress him up in something that suits not only his somewhat large dog body, but also his lovable, adventurous personality. I have searched Petsmart and online sources for a pre-made outfit, but there are fewer costume options for larger dogs. Besides, I would rather do something more exciting than buy a pre-made, cheap looking costume that would fall apart the minute Boone starts being, well, Boone. I'd be willing to make an outfit, but I don't know how to sew. I do have mad taping and cutting skills, and a willingness to sew by hand, if needed.
Please MeFi hive mind, help me design / find a Halloween outfit for Boone!