DIY Halloween Costumes for Dogs: Lego Dogo

Amy Tokic
by Amy Tokic
Excitement is building for this DIY dog Halloween Costume. Turn your pooch into a Lego brick – and it all starts with an empty shoebox.

Lego my Dogo! Lego was a favorite toy of mine back in the day. There was no limit as to what you could build. It kept me out of trouble for hours… but because I didn’t like to clean up after myself, they often got lodged in my mom’s foot!

There’s no chance that Oscar will get stepped on when he’s wearing his Lego Dogo costume. I didn’t even need to buy anything to make this DIY dog costume – I already had what I needed hanging around the house. And chances are, you do, too!

You’ll need:

  • Shoebox (or other appropriately sized box)
  • 6 Plastic cups (all the same size)
  • Spray paint (any color you’d like – I went with blue)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Elastic straps
  • Velco tape


  1. Cut a large enough hole at one end of the box – it needs to be big enough for your dog’s head to fit through, as well as comfortably turn his head.
  2. Glue six plastic cups to the top. They should be spaced about 1 inch apart.
  3. Spray paint the cups and the box all the same color. Paint in an area that’s well ventilated.
  4. Secure costume with elastic straps. Velcro tape can be added to the straps for easy on and off.
Amy Tokic
Amy Tokic

Amy Tokic, Editor of, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).

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