How to Make a Hot Dog Costume

Brooke Chateauneuf
Aug. 9, 2013

As a part of the Halloween costume series, learn how to quickly transform your child into a hot dog that looks (almost) good enough to eat.

Hey, who cares if it's October? Dress your child in everyone's favorite summertime treat to celebrate Halloween!


  • Red felt (long enough to fit the height of your child's body)
  • Tan sweatshirt
  • Scissors
  • Yellow fabric paint
  • 8-inch x 11-inch sheet of white felt
  • Black marker
  • Tan sweatpants
  • Red winter hat
  • Hot glue gun (or safety pins)

Step 1: Make the hot dog wiener by cutting a rectangle with rounded edges out of red felt -- this should be tall enough to cover the majority of your child's body.

Step 2: Make a swirling pattern down the red felt with yellow fabric paint to mimic mustard.

Step 3: On a sheet of white felt, write "Hot Dogs $1.00" in big bold letters with black marker, or any other cute phrase you would like. Attach to hot dog wiener with hot glue or safety pins.

Step 4: Put on outfit: Tan sweatshirt, tan sweatpants and red winter hat. Using safety pins, attach the red felt hot dog to the front of the sweatshirt so it hangs vertically.

And check out more popular Halloween costumes for boys and for girls!

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