ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Dress Your Dog Like Lady Gaga for Halloween

Updated on October 6, 2012
Click thumbnail to view full-size
Coco in version #1 of Lady Gaga.Coco in version #2 of Lady GagaCoco in version #3 of Lady GagaBubble dressInspired the bow on Coco's head.80's singer wears a bubble wrap top.
Coco in version #1 of Lady Gaga.
Coco in version #1 of Lady Gaga. | Source
Coco in version #2 of Lady Gaga
Coco in version #2 of Lady Gaga | Source
Coco in version #3 of Lady Gaga
Coco in version #3 of Lady Gaga | Source
Bubble dress
Bubble dress | Source
Inspired the bow on Coco's head.
Inspired the bow on Coco's head.
80's singer wears a bubble wrap top.
80's singer wears a bubble wrap top. | Source

3 Different costume ideas to dress your doggie like Lady Gaga this Halloween

Halloween is almost upon us again. Time to decorate the house with paper and tombstones, ghosts and lights, you know, just to scare the hell out of the children who will be knocking on our door, begging for a trick or treat. Oh, I can't wait!

Every year I dress up my little Coco into a sometimes embarrassing outfit but believe it or not, she loves it. Don't let her pained face fool you, she's smiling on the inside.

Last year, Coco was Lady Gaga. Who wouldn't want to dress like that? She's fun and innovative, colorful and dramatic; a perfect combination for Halloween! But every time I think of Lady Gaga, I think of Dale Bozzio of Missing Persons. Remember them from the 80s?

That's why I decided to incorporate a little bit of both talented ladies into one costume, using three versions of hairstyles and masks.

Do you remember that bubble dress Lady Gaga wore? That was my inspiration for the body part of the costume, although Dale Bozzio did come up with a bubble wrap dress first. Just saying.

I looked for bubble wrap first but didn't find any, then realizing it would be lost on Coco's tiny body. It needed to be outrageous. White balloons were better.

TIP: The more outrageous, the better. Go large for your small dog and small for your large one. The more colors the better, especially if they are all white or all black.

Version 1 - The Bow

Step 1. Sew a straight piece of fabric into a tube and place it on your dog. It should look like a straight tube halter. In this costume, I used a shiny turquoise fabric. If your dog is smaller than Coco, (Coco weighs 14 lbs), use a sleeve off a sweatshirt, or a long sock. For bigger dogs, just use a shirt. Most of it will be covered by balloons anyway.

Step 2. Sew the balloons on the tubular "dress", making sure not to sew any on the bottom part, so they can walk. Don't blow balloons too tight, leaving enough slack so they don't pop and scare your pet.

Step 3. I looked everywhere in my house for a bow that would stand up straight and stay firm. Being a "recycle genius" is a gift, being modest, not so much. But I knew I'd find something without having to go out at all. Sure enough, I had an extra auto silver sun shade. It was firm and strong. It even came with elastics, that I would use to hold it on her head.

All I did was cut the end off the screen, tie it in the middle with a long strip of its own material to close in the center, making a bow. I took some elastic and sewed it on to center of bow and wrapped it around Coco's head, going under her chin.

Step 4. I dyed Coco's hair with food coloring, the same you use for Easter eggs. I'll admit, that stuff stayed on there for a pretty long time after bathing but she looked cute and what girl doesn't like a little bit of hair color?

Version 2 - Lightning Bolt

Step 1. The same as above except I cut a lightning bolt, sewing the elastic on and placing it under her chin, covering one eye.

Version 3 - Glasses

Step 1. Found some shutter glasses with some bling and color just to make it look a little different. Coco won her 3rd contest with the Bow outfit in the end. But it was fun dressing her. Not sure but I think she has it figured out the more she behaves when I dress her up, the more treats she gets. Hmm....

TIPS: If you are walking your dog outside wearing any of these outfits, remember careful where you go so the balloons don't pop (out by pointy gardens, etc).

Remember if you use the one where their vision is impaired, better not let them walk with them on unless you attach the glasses to the head or they glasses will fall off (tie elastic or rubber band from one end of glass arm to other).

Have fun!


Submit a Comment

No comments yet.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)