Star Wars inspired Halloween costume designed to look like the All Terrain Armored Transport (AT-AT) walker.
Unique costume was made by Katie Mello for her Italian greyhound dog.
Also check out: Death Star Dress and Star Wars Swimsuits
…..That’s awesome as a costume, but I’m worried about the maneuverability of it
Oct 11th, 2011
Ninja Egg :D
agreed Niyari. Looks cool but how do u move?????
I think most of it is just printed spandex. And then part of it is stuck around the dog’s ankles. Really cool, though.
This looks awesome and adorable, but I wonder how comfortable that is? Would the dog get hot if he were at an indoors Halloween party or something? Cute, though!
that dogs looks comfortable in none of those pictures
Oct 12th, 2011
Poor dog, I think it could hardly move!!
It is a very sad day for all costume dogs but for cats its another step to the darkside!
Dog is feeling uncomfortable
the queen is not amused! :(
No one cares if the freakin dog looks uncomfy.
PORR DOG!!!!!!!!!!! I DON´T LIKE!!!
Dressing up dogs is weird, but not cruel. It’s no different to dressing up your children. They may not be very amused, but it doesn’t harm them in the slightest.
It’s vaguely manipulative at worst, and because it is Star Wars – I love it!
Terrible. The dog can hardly move in that.
Don’t panic, these kinds of dogs like it! I dressed mine like a tree and he was so happy!! it’s a very creative costume and it suits the doggy very well!
For a second I thought it said:
That’s adorable, but it looks very uncomftorable.
I believe this is the funniest thing I have even seen on Toxel. For the first time in a very long time i really LOL-ed.
Oct 13th, 2011
To all the dogs in my neighbourhood that wake me up or keep me awake with their stoopid continuous barking….HA!
Katie, would you be interested in making one for a full-size male greyhound?
Oct 17th, 2011
Of course it can move, why else would she make it ???
best pet costume for halloween
Oct 20th, 2011
It’s an Italian greyhound. They are use to wearing clothes since they have little fur and minimal body fat. I’m sure it’s not as uncomfortable as it looks. I have an iggy and would love!!! this costume for him. It’s made of spandex, styrofoam and yogurt cups so nothing is heavy. I’m sure the only reason it looks uncomfortable is because of the actual headpiece, since I know my dog hates his ears not being where he wants them. Way to go! Such an awesome costume. The best ive ever seen, especially for an ig
Oct 26th, 2011
If you look closely most of the outfit is fabric, only has cardboard or whatever they used on the top shell and the outside of the legs somehow adhered to the fabric, there shouldn’t be any maneuverability issues at all. Looks awesome, but from my experience most dogs don’t like to wear clothes.
Nov 2nd, 2011
My dog would love this. He loves clothes. When he doesn’t have any on he goes and gets it from his clothes bin and barks till it’s on. So don’t say all dogs hate clothes.
Fine in the winter since he gets really cold, more annoying in the summer.
Fantastic. You should win an award for this. It’s def better than the new blu-ray boxset…..
This borders on cruelty.
That dog looks so scared.
You know, I volunteer in the animal cruelty investigations department for our local human society and I see really horrible things people do to animals. While I admit the dog might not be as happy as optimally he could be, a few minutes wearing a costume that mildly inconveniences him is really not that big a deal in relation to a lifetime of love and affection from his owner.
Also, amazing job on the costume. :)
Thanks melissa for some sanity ;^)
and @Ninja Egg: yes AT&T *is* involved. Never looked at their logo?
Yea, well, supposedly the photos of Iraq showed places for WMDs, and guess what? There were none.
Instead of assuming the worst, how about asking? You know, like in real life. You are polite and courteous in real life, right?
Try it online, too. You might come across as being less burn-the-witch and more socially apt.
You can really tell the dog likes it by the look in its eyes in all the pictures…Especially where his tongue is sticking out.
Nov 3rd, 2011
I raise and show Italian Greyhounds and I can tell you from lots of personal experience that this little guy may look inconvenienced but as Melissa said, the lifetime of love and commitment that this owner is sharing with her pet is absolutely priceless. My daughter and I not only have sweaters and jackets for our dogs but we have several costumes too. All of our IG’s LOVE to wear clothes. It may take them a while to get used to a new sweater or jacket but they eventually love them. I’m quite sure this IG will not be wearing the costume long enough to learn to love it but given the time it would become natural and he would play in it just like any other outfit.
Please try to not be so judgemental about things like this just from pictures. You have absolutely no idea what a dog is thinking or feeling unless you know the dog personally. I’ve had many IG’s that pull their ears back and look totally tortured when you are putting an outfit on them only to break into puppy wiggles and leaps and rolls as they play with the other IG’s around them once their sweater/costume is on. I actually have pictures of one of my puppies wearing a Darth Vader costume from a few years back.
On a slightly silly note… This would make an absolutely amazing costume theme!! If you could make these AT-AT costumes for several full sized Greyhounds and then make small “speeder” costumes for teacup chihuahuas it would be absolutely awesome!! You’d win any costume contest out there!!! LOL I’m extremely impressed with your creativity, Katie!! Very authentic looking blasters on the headpiece too!!
OH!! By the way… Does this IG really have one blue eye and one brown eye??? I have only ever seen one other IG like this before!! Very unique and rare in this breed.
Nov 4th, 2011
I have an Italian Greyhound. This is not cruelty, and it’s not like it can’t move. They’re just super awkward dogs in general, and people are just super obnoxious. If you don’t like it, don’t look at it. (:
Nov 24th, 2011
Yes.. it’s so cruel the dog is smiling in some of the pictures.
If you don’t think dogs can smile you don’t know dogs very well.
Dec 31st, 2011
Made an outfit now I just need a dog. Just ordered a dog off the net so should hopefully arrive tomorrow depending on post. How often would you need to take the outfit off the dog on a month to month basis? I’m thinking of calling the dog At-At and keeping the outfit on most of the time, I’ve even designed a mouth hole etc.
I will post pics when my package arrives :)
May 16th, 2012
I have a half-Italian greyhound and he always looks nervous. This dog can move, it isn’t a real cyborg costume for crying out loud!
Sep 15th, 2012
Seriously, I want one, where can i get one?
Sep 26th, 2012
You are all terribly sensitive and politically correct.
a) It looks hilarious and adorable.
b)It appears the costume is primarily made out of spandex, therefore very flexible.
c) Any hard bits of the costume are placed where it does not inhibit the dog’s movement.
d) Sighthounds always look nervous (I have one).
e) It probably enjoyed being fussed over.
f) lOts oF yoUs are hAviNg TeRrible grAmmar
Oct 31st, 2013