Learn how to make a DIY patronus costume for your pet! Be a student at Hogwarts and bring your patronus (ghost) pet for a walk!
Last year my son was Harry Potter for Halloween, so I made a Gryffindor inspired wizard robe. We started reading the books to my daughter, so she wanted a turn being a Gryffindor.
This year we had a “ghost” dog that we could add to the costume, so we decided to do a DIY Patronus costume for the dog. We bought a light up leash to look like the light of the spell shooting out of a wand, but the lights don’t show up in the pictures.
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Just for fun I added some glowing lights to the leash and the dog so you can get an idea. In reality the dog won’t be glowing unless you did glow in the dark fabric, but the leash would glow like this.
I think it would be really fun to go trick-or-treating with this costume because it would look like a dog patronus and a spell is running around with us.
Since I already had a dog ghost costume we decided that our patronus would be a dog. If you have a dog that likes dressing up you could try dressing them up as a different white animal like a stag.
If you have a white dog, you could just let them be a patronus without a costume. I almost borrowed my neighbor’s white dog for these pictures!
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DIY Patronus Costume for your Dog
- Black robe or cloak (I made a black cloak and have used it as a wizard robe and a grim reaper cloak)
- Hogwarts house crest
- Leash that lights up*
- Optional: dog ghost costume
Make or buy a black robe. Add a permanent or temporary house crest from your favorite Hogwarts house to the chest.
Make or buy a dog ghost costume. Use a light up leash while walking around to look like a spell. It looks best when it’s starting to get dark!
If you make something using this tutorial, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!