There are lots of pre-made costumes out there for pups. I could have easily put Coco in a lamb or lobster costume and called it a day. However, I wanted to have some fun (read: I had no internet and needed something to do). I was thinking about something that didn't require a real costume and that I could make with the resources I had at home. Then it came to me: Pound Puppies! Do you remember those? I used to have a few and loved them!
Here's what you need:
One large box (comparable to dog size)
First, tape the top to the bottom, if you're using a shoe box. If you're using a large box, make sure the top flaps are closed. Cut wide opening in top/front of the box to mimic an actual toy box. I added hearts to mine with the leftover cardboard, but this is optional. I then made the Pound Puppies sign and taped the accessories on the top back. Put your pup in the box and you're done! Please note: this costume is best for older or well-trained dogs. A tiny, naughty puppy is only ideal for a few photo ops.