How to Put Together a Shaggy Costume for Halloween

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Scooby-Doo's perpetually snacking pal, Shaggy, is one of the best reasons to watch the old Scooby-Doo reruns. Constantly afflicted with the munchies and hiding behind good old Scooby-Doo, Shaggy is one of the best-loved characters from this classic cartoon. This Halloween, represent Shaggy in style with a simple costume and frantic munching antics. With these steps, build a simple Shaggy costume out of pieces of clothing you probably already have in your closet.

How to Put Together a Shaggy Costume for Halloween
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Things You'll Need

  • Light green V-neck T-shirt
  • Brown pants
  • Brown fabric
  • Scissors
  • Needle
  • Brown thread
  • Scooby-Doo stuffed animal
  • Sub sandwich
Step 1

To turn your brown pants into Shaggy's bell bottoms, first cut 4 equal-sized triangles from brown fabric and cut the outer inseam of your brown pants 6 inches from the bottom up. From there, fold one triangle at a 90-degree angle and set it against the base of one pant leg so it sticks out 3 inches; the top point of the triangle should line up with the side seam and the bottom of the triangle should line up with the bottom of the pant leg. Sew the left and right sides of the triangle to the pants.

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Step 2

Repeat with the opposite side seam. Then sew the last two triangles onto the other pant leg the same way.

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Step 3

Once you have your bellbottoms ready, throw on a light green v-neck t-shirt.

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Step 4

Next, think about facial hair. If you have Shaggy's classic goatee, then you can be very proud of yourself and skip this step. If not, consider visiting a costume or party supply store to find costume facial hair. It's an extra step, but will improve the overall look of your Shaggy costume.

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Step 5

Bring everyone's favorite crime-fighting dog with you. It's common knowledge that Shaggy is rarely without his pal Scooby-Doo. Grab an oversized stuffed version of Scooby and head out to your party in perfect Shaggy style.

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Tips & Warnings

  • Shaggy is such a simple costume, it's possible people might not know you're dressed up. Get in character and ham it up to leave no doubt as to who you are.
  • Wear a wig of brown shaggy hair.
  • Solicit your friends to dress as Fred, Velma and Daphne.
  • Don't get sick from eating too many Scooby Snacks.

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