DIY Guide: Making a Bumble Bee Costume for Dogs

Here is a DIY guide for making a bumble bee costume for dogs:Materials:

  • Black and yellow felt
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Elastic
  • Black pipe cleaners
  • Headband


  1. Cut out two large oval shapes from the yellow felt for the wings. Cut two smaller oval shapes from the black felt for the wing veins.
  2. Glue the black felt onto the yellow felt to create the wing veins.
  3. Cut two small slits at the top of each wing and thread a piece of elastic through each slit. Tie the elastic in a knot to secure it.
  4. Cut two small circles from the black felt for the eyes and two smaller circles from the white felt for the pupils. Glue the white circles onto the black circles and then glue the eyes onto the headband.
  5. Cut two small pieces of black pipe cleaner and bend them into a “V” shape. Glue them onto the headband above the eyes to create the antennae.
  6. Cut out a strip of black felt for the body of the bee. Cut out a smaller strip of yellow felt for the stripes. Glue the yellow stripes onto the black felt.
  7. Cut two small slits on each side of the body and thread a piece of elastic through each slit. Tie the elastic in a knot to secure it.
  8. Glue the wings onto the body of the bee costume.
  9. Put the costume on your dog and adjust the elastic straps as needed.


I love dressing up my dog for different occasions, and one costume that never fails to make everyone smile is a bumble bee costume! Not only is it adorable and fun, but it’s also a great way to celebrate Halloween or any other costume party. In this DIY guide, I will walk you through the steps of making a bumble bee costume for your furry friend. So let’s get started!

Materials and Supplies

Before we dive into the instructions, let’s gather all the materials and supplies we’ll need for this project:

  • Black and yellow striped fabric
  • Black felt
  • Yellow felt
  • Black and yellow pipe cleaners
  • Elastic band
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Velcro strips

Make sure you have all these items ready before you start crafting.

Measuring and Cutting

The first step is to measure your dog’s body length and chest circumference. This will help you determine the appropriate lengths for the fabric pieces. Once you have the measurements, go ahead and cut the black and yellow fabric into those lengths.

Next, cut out wing and stinger shapes from the black and yellow felt. These will be the wings and stinger of the costume.

Creating the Body

To create the body of the bumble bee costume, you can either sew or glue the fabric pieces together. Make sure to leave openings for the legs and tail so that your dog can move comfortably. Additionally, attach Velcro strips to the fabric so that the costume can be easily worn and removed.

Making the Wings

Take the wing shapes you cut out earlier from the black felt and attach yellow felt stripes to them. You can use hot glue to secure the stripes in place. Once the stripes are attached, use the hot glue gun to attach the wings to the body of the costume. Make sure they are securely fastened.

Crafting the Antennae

To complete the bumble bee look, you’ll need antennae. Twist together black and yellow pipe cleaners to create a striped effect. Once twisted, bend them into an antennae shape. You can attach the antennae to a headband or a fabric strip that can be tied around your dog’s head.

Adding Details

Now it’s time to add some details to the bumble bee costume. Cut black felt strips for stripes on the body of the costume. You can either glue or sew the stripes onto the fabric, depending on your preference and skill level. Make sure the stripes are evenly spaced and secure.

Additionally, cut out a yellow felt stinger and attach it to the rear of the costume. This will give the costume a realistic touch.

Fitting and Adjusting

Once all the components of the costume are made, it’s important to ensure that it fits comfortably on your dog. Put the costume on your dog and make any necessary adjustments to the elastic band or Velcro strips. You want your dog to be able to move freely and comfortably while wearing the costume.

If your dog is not used to wearing costumes, it’s a good idea to gradually introduce them to it. Allow your dog to get used to wearing the costume for short periods of time before attempting to keep it on for longer periods.

Safety Considerations

While it’s fun to dress up our pets, it’s crucial to prioritize their safety and well-being. When making the bumble bee costume, ensure that it allows for normal movement and breathing. Avoid using any materials that may cause discomfort or harm to your dog. Always supervise your dog while they are wearing the costume to prevent any accidents.

Final Touches

Before your dog can officially rock their bumble bee costume, take a few moments to clean up any loose threads or excess glue. You want the costume to look neat and well-crafted. Additionally, make sure that all parts of the costume are securely attached and won’t come off easily.

Finally, try the costume on your dog one last time and make any final adjustments if needed. Take some adorable pictures to capture the cuteness and share them with your friends and family.


Creating a bumble bee costume for your dog is a fun and creative DIY project. By following this guide, you can ensure that your furry friend looks adorable and unique at any costume event. Remember to consider your dog’s comfort and safety throughout the process. Now go ahead and unleash your creativity to make the perfect bumble bee costume for your four-legged companion!

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