Vacation Canine Costume Queen Wonderful Gracie Doodle Shares Her Secrets and techniques – Dogster


Ornamental, colourful, imaginative: These are the qualities of Wonderful Gracie Doodle’s Instagram and TikTok pages, the place you’ll discover the 6-year-old Australian Labradoodle Gracie wearing elaborate costumes, starting from a Christmas tree wrapped in garland and ornaments, “grilling” for the 4th of July and roses in her fur for Valentine’s day.

“Vacation images are my obsession,” says Gracie’s pet mother Fanny Karpman, who celebrates each Christmas and Hanukkah and every year has Gracie decked out in celebration of each.

Fanny began taking images when Gracie was a pet and instantly knew how a lot pleasure Gracie’s costumes may carry to the world due to how uplifting the inventive outlet was for herself. A Los Angeles native, Fanny was going by a funk in her private life. Creating distinctive and coloration costumes turned therapeutic, she says.

“I really feel loads of love from the canine group,” she says of each on-line and in particular person Los Angeles connections.

Inspiration for locating distinctive canine costumes

Fanny plans her themes and costumes months upfront, getting inspiration from popular culture and driving across the metropolis on the lookout for intriguing and vibrant artwork reveals, metropolis murals and gardens. She carries props, lighting and treats in her automotive so she and Gracie are prepared when inspiration hits.

Her efforts have paid off. Not solely does she obtain messages from youngsters who’re going by their very own powerful instances saying Gracie is the one optimistic factor of their lives, however her cheerful images get picked up by quite a lot of main retailers.

This yr for the vacations, Fanny plans to recreate the well-known tongue scene from A Christmas Story with Gracie carrying a puffy jacket and licking a light-weight put up. Fanny’s trick? A bit of peanut butter on the sunshine put up.

Ideas for creating distinctive vacation canine costumes:

  • Costumes which have designs on the entrance work finest for canine images
  • Maintain props and treats in your automotive incase inspiration hits whereas on the go
  • Cardboard goes a great distance when constructing props and backdrops for photograph shoots
  • Join together with your area people on social media for group photograph alternatives
  • Shops like Homegoods, TJ Max and Michaels promote out quick; begin wanting within the fall.

Comply with Gracie’s adventures — and trend tendencies — @AmazingGracieDoodle


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