November 11, 2019

Dog Man Book Character Parade Costume

It's time for the Dollar Store Craft Challenge! I've joined with several of my blogging friends for the November Dollar Store Craft Challenge, and we've each created a project using items from the Dollar Store.  For this challenge, I'm sharing a Dog Man inspired outfit I put together for my daughter to wear during the Book Character Parade at her school. Each quarter the students have an Accelerated Reader goal, and if they meet that goal, they get to dress up as their favorite book character and participate in the parade around the school. So my daughter reached her Accelerated Reader goal, and she asked to dress up as Bark Knight from the Dog Man books. I thought it would be a cool idea to crochet a hat as part of the costume, and I knew she'd need a cape and a shirt like Bark Knight. I used yarn already in my massive stash to create the hat, and I ventured off to the local dollar store to see what I could find to create a shirt. Since it was just before Halloween, I knew the local Dollar Tree had superhero capes.


I drew a couple bones on white felt with the black marker. I thought the bottom bone looked the best, so I used that one on the shirt.

I cut out the bone. 

I used the fabric glue to affix the bone onto the blue shirt. I created a belt using the yellow felt and the black marker.

I paired the shirt with a cape, and this part of the costume was ready to go! 

My daughter loved her costume for the Book Character Parade, especially the Dog Man [Inspired] Crochet Hat.

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  1. This is too cute, T'onna! You are the best mom for making this costume to wear in the school parade! And bravo to your daughter for meeting her accelerated reader goal!

  2. What a great idea, it turned out so cute!
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  3. I bet your daughter was the hit of the parade with this cute costume!

  4. You are so talented! That costume is adorable. Pinned.

  5. This is so clever! My nephew is really into DogMan. Pinned

  6. This is adorable, T'onna. What a fun idea and it's great that you found items to use for it at the dollar store!

  7. This is SO darn cute. You definitely get a top mum award for making such a great costume!