DIY Snapchat Dog Filter Tutorial
I have been sharing little glimpses of these costumes through Snapchat and Instagram for the past two weeks, so I'm super pumped to finally share this tutorial with you! It is BY FAR my favorite to date and I really hope you like it as much as I do.
The reason I decided to make these costumes was because I wanted something cute and trendy that was also super easy to wear. When it comes to group costumes, it can be so hard to find an outfit that everyone loves and feels comfortable in, so I thought my Snapchat filter costumes would be a great solution to this problem. The entire costume is from the neck up, so you can wear whatever you want from the shoulders down! I had a lot of fun making them, and my wonderful models seemed to have just as much fun wearing them too.
I wanted to share all of the tutorials in one post and quickly realized it would be WAY too many images for a normal computer to load without crashing or taking forever, so I'll be releasing all of the filters in different posts starting now and running through Wednesday. We're opening with the toughest filter to make, the dog filter, so the rest of the costumes will be a breeze! Don't forget to head on over to my instagram @tesnialys if you're not the crafty type and would rather win them instead!
Okay enough with the intro because we have a ton of stuff to get through in this post, so let's get started!
Time: 40 minutes each
Use your sharpie marker to draw the outline of the ears on the tan/brown felt. I freehanded it and it's super easy to do, you're basically drawing a lightbulb, fish, or drumstick shape. Whichever floats your boat! If you're making the dalmatian ears, you're going to use the white felt and make them slightly more pointy at the end, kind of like a kite.
Cut out 4 of the shapes you just outlined, and then two thinner shapes from the pink felt. I'll put the pictures below so you can see what I'm talking about!
Fire up your glue guns ladies and gentlemen, it's time to start sticking! First, you're going to glue the pink strip to the center of the brown ear, and then you're going to glue the base of the ear to the headband. Once you've glued the front-facing ear on both sides, you're going to grab your wire and glue it to the back of your ears so that they will flop just like the dog's ears do. Once you're happy with the shape, you can glue the back side of the ear to the front ear and the headband. If you're making the dalmatian ears, you're going to do the exact same thing but skip the step with the pink felt and instead glue some black spots on the ears.
Now that your ears are all set, you can set them aside and get ready to make some cute little puppy noses! To make the dalmation nose, roll out some white polymer clay into a sausage and then flatten into a thick pancake. Squeeze the middle of the nose to make a slight indent. You can do the exact same thing with brown clay if you're making the other dog filter.
To make the actual nose, roll a ball of black clay and press it down so it's a little flatter. Use a pen or something with a blunt round edge to make little holes either side of the ball for the nostrils.
Firmly press the black nose into the center of the white clay piece you made earlier. Using some gray clay, make tiny circles that you can press into the lower half of the nose piece. Once you're happy with that, do the same with black clay on the top half. Bonus: Grab a brush and some black chalk and lightly dust the bottom half of the nose piece to make it look a little more realistic. If you're making the brown nose you can disregard the grey and black circles.
This step is super important! Make sure you make two small holes either side of the piece before putting it into the oven to bake. You will need these holes to thread the string through. Once you've done this you can place the clay in the oven for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees for the clay to harden. Once it's finished and has cooled down, you can cut some string and thread it through the holes you made.
Print the tongue picture and glue it to a lollipop stick or coffee stirrer, I'll include the template I made below.
You're all done!
Take some amazing photos (and snapchats!) of your masterpiece and don't forget to tag me in your pictures (@tesnialys) so I can see all of your amazing work.
And there you have it, the first of the Snapchat Group Costume Tutorials. I hope you're excited for the deer filter DIY which will be posted tonight at 8 PM!