Dog Halloween Costume Contest: Pharaoh As Lion

Posted: Oct 16 2012

his is our 2 year old Great Dane "Pharaoh", wearing his hand made lion costume. Pharaoh is over 37" at the shoulder and is pushing 185 lbs, with some growing left to do. 

He is a Blue Fawn-Merle (fawn, with Blue Merle mask) He possesses super star qualities that make him a local celebrity. He is a true gentle Giant. He has a wonderful balance of substance and grace. He is the most photogenic dog I have ever seen and he seems to always be posing as if to say "Look at me, look at me". 

I was inspired to create the mane for him because he is Huge, the same color as a lion, and he always looks like a lion when he is laying down. Pharaoh LOVES wearing his costume because it draws even more attention, of which he loves to be the center. I think it will be his winter coat as well. Thank you for considering our Pharaoh for your costume contest. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Have a Great Dane day and a Happy Howl-o-ween!


  • Posted by Robyn on February 28, 2013

    Hello Tina,

    Thank you for your interest and appreciation. Pharaoh’s mane was custom made by myself because I was unable to find anything that didn’t look as though it belonged on a stuffed animal.

    It is made from a single Large Icelandic sheepskin, tan canvas, and various other materials (Velcro,elastic etc.)

    Because I kept all of my patterns, would be able to re-create it in the future. If you are interested please feel free to contact me through Pharaoh’s Facebook Fan page using the following link:

    Thank you again for your interest and appreciation of his costume. We look forward to hearing from you soon.


  • Posted by Tina on November 14, 2012


    this is really a great dog and costume !
    I would love to have one for my own dog like this !
    How did you make it ? Or can I by something like that somewhere ?
    Hope you win the contest !

    Regards, Tina

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