Every year, my family dresses up together for Halloween. I love a good theme! One year our theme was a 101 Dalmatians Costume including a DIY Cruella de Vil Costume, a DIY Jasper costume, and lots of Dalmatian puppies! My costumes are simple and don’t require a lot of time to put together. Here’s our 101 Dalmatians Family Costume.
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Family 101 Dalmatians Costume
Bear with me for the photography. This was before I owned an iPhone or was a blogger. Remember those good old days when we snapped pictures just for fun? 😉
Most of the materials for our family 101 Dalmatians costume came from our closets, Amazon, or a quick run to the fabric store. It’s amazing what you can do with fabric that’s not expensive.
DIY Cruella De Vil Costume
For a Cruella de Vil costume (or Cruella Deville Costume), the most standout pieces are the Cruella wig and red opera gloves. I used a black dress I already owned, and to add some dalmatian details, I went to the fabric store, bought dalmatian fabric and turned it into a shawl. I also got a cheap feather boa and added black boots I already had.
For Bus Stop Costumes another year when I wore a Cruella de Vil costume, I wore red heels, because I wasn’t going trick or treating. To really seal the deal, make prominent eyebrows with eyeliner and then add red lips and heavy green eye shadow.
If you really want to be extra (which I always support), you can add a plastic cigarette holder. It’s always fun to play a little evil.
Jasper from 101 Dalmatians Costume
Jasper is one of Cruella’s henchman. My husband had the same body type, so it was a perfect fit. He had brown pants, I found a brown turtleneck at Goodwill, and he borrowed a jacket and hat from my father.
Although all the colors didn’t necessarily go together, I think he pulled it off. Some of the best costumes are the ones that don’t look exactly like the character. Cruella de Vil and Jasper would be a great couples Halloween costume.
And don’t forget to get into character. That always helps out your costume.
101 Dalmatians Costume
For the Dalmatian puppies, you’ve got options. Our baby Dalmatian was a store-bought costume who kind of looked like a cow, but whatever. The package said dalmatian.
The next youngest had dalmatian pajamas from The GAP, while everyone else wore black leggings and white long-sleeved shirts. We cut out dalmatian puppy spots from black felt and glued them on with fabric glue.
The girls wanted some tutus. This was a last-minute costume, and if I was more prepared, I would have just purchased inexpensive tutus from Etsy or Amazon.
Instead, I cut strips of tulle and tied them around an elastic band and added some spots. If you enjoy being crafty, this might be something that’s fun for you. I like craftiness, but it was tedious. Next time, I’ll purchase.
To make the dalmatian ear headbands, I purchased cheap, thick headbands from the Dollar Store and wrapped it with dalmatian-like fabric from the fabric store. Then we made a dog ear pattern and just glued two pieces of dog-patterned ears together and glued it to the headband. Then I purchased thick red ribbon from Michaels and attached velcro to make a quick, easy dog collar.
The finishing touch was the make-up. We bought a Halloween make-up set, added a white eye and a black eye, a black nose, some whiskers, a tiny tongue, a spot, and ta-da! A gaggle of dalmatians. Not quite 101, but you get the gist.