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AT-AT Dog Costume

Katie Mello, a professional stop-motion character fabricator at LAIKA/house, made this awesome AT-AT costume for her pup, Bones Mello. You can check out her process shot on Bones’ Facebook page. Katie writes, “From the first time we saw Bones, an Italian Greyhound, my husband and I thought he looked like an AT-AT. He has such an unusual shape. Three years later, I finally made him this costume.” Bones has a little hand-sewn and painted “speed suit” topped with body pieces made out of 1/4″-thick foam sheets. Katie ensured that the costume would be cozy for Bones by sewing a soft fake fur lining into the light body piece. The little canons on the sides of his head are too cool, and he’s clearly ready for action!

AT-AT Dog

Our friend Bonnie Burton interviewed Katie on the Star Wars blog to get the inside scoop on how the costume was made, how Bones likes wearing it, and what other costumes he has. What a lucky dog!


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Goli Mohammadi

I’m senior editor at MAKE and have worked on MAKE magazine since the first issue. I’m a word nerd who particularly loves to geek out on how emerging technology affects the lexicon as a whole. When not fawning over perfect word choices, I can be found on the nearest mountain, looking for the ideal alpine lake or hunting for snow to feed my inner snowboard addict.

The maker movement provides me with endless inspiration, and I love shining light on the incredible makers in our community. The specific beat I cover is art, and I’m a huge proponent of STEAM (as opposed to STEM). After all, the first thing most of us ever made was art.

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  1. Mandy Barton Clark says:

    Truly wonderful! And the dog is such a good sport!

  2.  Cool!  Can you make an AT-ST suit for a bird?

  3. Anonymous says:

    That poor dog.  Can’t you see that his little canine heart longs for the light side of the force?  And you treat him like a clone.  So sad. 

    I KID!  I Kid!

    There’s no way you’re going to get a Millennium Falcon to look good on him, just too round.  So the dark side it is, with style. Apparently the dark side has cheese, so who could resist?

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  5. I REALLY want instructions for this-I have a mutt with the same body shape as an Italian greyhound, just bigger

  6. BOTH the dog and that costume are SO ADORABLE!  KUDOS!

  7. Anonymous says:

    where can i get one?!
     

  8. USB 3G says:

    Well, interesting post,
    thanks!