Thursday, November 14, 2013

DoggyStyle: Making Sports Team Hoodies

When researching ways to make the pooches' Thing 1 and Thing 2 couples costume, we made a wonderful discovery: iron ons. We had been looking for some sports gear to fit the pups, and I realized this was one way to help the pups show their team pride in their size.
With her long, lanky arms and tight grip, Miss M is our home's diehard Chicago Bulls fan. If she wasn't the princess of our home, she would be  the starting power forward for her hometown team.
Mr. B, with his bulldozer moves, is our home's biggest Chicago Blackhawks fan. He cannot wait to become a defenseman for the his beloved Hawks.
Both hoodies are the basic dog hoodie from Zack and Zoey in x-large. We printed our images using an ink jet printer on iron-on transfer paper for dark fabric. We made images for both the back and the sleeves, so their loyalty can be seen from all sides. 
We edited all pictures on Adobe Photoshop and we kept a small white trim around the image, so the black on the image can be seen as being separate from the black of the hoodie. We recommend washing and drying the hoodies before applying the iron ons, because the iron ons wrinkle when the hoodie shrinks in the dryer.
Has anyone else been trying any dog hoodie hacks?

Also:
Making these retro gym-wear hoodies for the pups
When they want to be ironic
Or as a costume
Can this couples costume also double as casual-wear?

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8 comments:

Renee Keller said...

Looking GREAT!!!!

Rachel said...

hahah I love the hoodies. And my favorite part, If Ms M wasn't the princess in our house haha. Awesome gear for the pups. I definitely have to order some hoodies for ours!

Debra@Peaceabull said...

I love that idea. Ray's hoodie is plain again from after Halloween, so his should be a snap to accessorize.

Hannah@Eriesistibull said...

We love, love our Z&Z hoodies. This is a great idea! Now I'm thinking what else we could do...

jet said...

that's really cool :)) Bender can't wear anything with sleeves now that his arthritis is getting worse but could do the iron on thing with the 'horse rug' type jackets that he wears now too.

SherBear said...

I can't believe I never thought of this!! I've been wanting to get Nala some Detroit and Penn State gear, but the official items are always so expensive and sizing can be such a pain! I'm actually going to send this post to my Mom as an X-Mas gift idea for me/Nala :-)

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Unknown said...

What size are the logos you printed? The big one on the back and the small one for the arm? Definitely gonna try this!

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