Pet Halloween Costumes

Trick or treat! It’s that time of year again!  Roll out the pumpkins and break out the candy. It’s time for you and your pet to enjoy Halloween!

The air has turned cold across much of the country, and there is a crisp feeling to the air. This can only mean one thing: Fall is here! With Halloween right around the corner, you may be considering dressing up your pet this year. When it comes to costumes, four-legged animals can have just as much fun as their two-legged counterparts.

If you are having a creative block and don’t know how to dress up your furry friend, we can help! Listed below are some great pet costume ideas for Fall festivities and Halloween this year. You can even make your own!

  • “Hot Dog”: this is a simple costume that can be found at a local pet store. The outfit is made just like a t-shirt for dogs, but it has one “bun” on each side. This is a very cute idea for smaller dogs, such as Dachshunds or Chihuahuas.
  • “Crayon”: this is a great idea for cats. You can find a crayon costume in a pet store or online. However, it is super easy to make your own! The first step is to find a clothing item that is made for your animal. For example, you can find an orange shirt or sweater in your pet’s size. The next step is to decorate the material like a crayon. You can find fabric paint and markers at your local craft store. When selecting a fabric paint or marker, double-check that it is non-toxic. It is also a good idea to keep the costume out of reach from your pet while it is being made. Otherwise, this project could end badly for both your pet and the t-shirt!
  • “Cowboy”: this is a very simple and very quick costume, which works for either cats or dogs! Simply find a bandana or even a scrap of fabric and tie it around your pet’s neck. Do make sure that the bandana is tied safely—not too tight or too loose. You should be able to comfortably fit two fingers between the bandana and your animal’s throat. Another good thing to do is to tie the bandana in a bow that can be undone, versus knotting it. That way, if your pet gets its bandana stuck, it can be untied. If you really want to spice up the costume, add a cowboy hat that is made for animals.

These ideas just scratch the surface of all the great pet costumes that are t there! One overarching idea for you and for your pet is safety. The costume should be made of pet-safe materials. And it should not constrict body movements, so your animal should be able to easily get out of it.

Do you have a great pet costume in mind? Tell us about it! Better yet, send us a picture!

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