We know that Halloween inspires millions of people to slip into costume and create a whole new persona for the night! With one of these adorable costume ideas, your dog or cat can sport a temporary disguise and join in on the fun. Be sure to reward your furry family members with delicious treats
for their patience and photo-ready cuteness.
Foodie Family Costumes
One surefire way to get some laughs this Halloween is to dress your pets up as food. A cat dressed up as a carton of milk or a long-body dog breed, like a dachshund, wearing a hot dog outfit is always hilarious. If you have more than one pet, you could dress them as different items that go together, such as salt and pepper shakers, hamburger and French fries, peanut butter and jelly, or even avocado and toast! You could get in on the fun too by dressing as the chef!
Looks From This Year’s Pop Culture Hits
From comic book movies to fantasy TV, there are lots of great costume ideas for pets. Stranger Things
is set to make its return on October 27th this year, meaning everyone’s going to be in the mood for Eleven and Christmas light message costumes.
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Game of Thrones
is a great go-to for pet costumes, whether it’s a trio of little dragons or a little mini Jon Snow. It wouldn’t be too tough to DIY a King in the North costume for your dog or cat—after all, GOT
’s own costume designers used cheap Ikea rugs to create the faux fur trim on Jon’s winter coat!
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Superheroes remain a great inspiration for pet costumes, and if you want to really capture the spirit of 2017, look no further than Wonder Woman
, one of the most successful comic book movies of all time. Dogs and cats both look adorable dressed up as the Amazonian princess, whether you go for an old-school, star-spangled comic book look or a darker, more modern style inspired by the movie.
For a doggy couple’s costume, consider Beauty and the Beast
—a simple yellow dress and one of those adorable lion mane wigs plus a blue tailcoat can complete your fairytale pet costume look.
Ideas for Pets Who Prefer to Go Au Naturel
Some pets simply refuse to wear a wig or trot around in a fancy dress. If your four-legged children aren't open to negotiation, forget about a full-body costume and headgear in favor of a Halloween collar or glow-in-the-dark bandana that only goes around the neck.
If your dog or cat is comfortable with a harness, you can take things even further. Simply strap lightweight items to the harness, being careful to ensure the attachment doesn't bother your beloved companion. For example, if you attach a superhero cape, make sure it only loosely covers the top part of your pet's back and is short enough to not to drag or interfere with their tail.
You can interpret a number of different costume ideas using the harness as your foundation. Dragon wings, Wonder Woman’s hidden sword or a tiny saddle with a robot cowboy rider a la Westworld
are all great options for pets who aren’t ready for a full costume.