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 convey to the world due to how uplifting the artistic outlet was for herself. A former lawyer, Fanny was going by means of a funk in her private life. Creating distinctive and shade costumes turned therapeutic, she says.
“I really feel lots 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 prematurely, getting inspiration from popular culture and driving across the metropolis in search of intriguing and brilliant artwork displays, metropolis murals and gardens. She carries props, lighting and treats in her automobile 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 means of their very own robust occasions saying Gracie is the one constructive factor of their lives, however her cheerful images get picked up by a wide range of main retailers.
This 12 months 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 publish. Fanny’s trick? Slightly peanut butter on the sunshine publish.
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 automobile incase inspiration hits whereas on the go
- Cardboard goes a great distance when constructing props and backdrops for picture shoots
- Join together with your area people on social media for group picture alternatives
- Shops like Homegoods, TJ Max, Michaels and XX promote out quick; begin wanting within the fall.
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