It’s time to kick off the holiday season with some trick-or-treating fun! As you’re planning Halloween costumes for your kids, don’t leave your four-legged family members out of the fun! Keep reading for some of our favorite pet costumes for Halloween!
But first, a word of caution. Some pets may be stressed by wearing a costume, so only put your cat or dog in a costume if you know he or she isn’t bothered by it. Be sure costumes do not limit your pet’s movement, sight or ability to breathe, bark or meow. It’s also important to check the costume for any small parts that may present a choking hazard. (For more Halloween safety tips for pets, read here.)
DIY Halloween Costumes for Dogs
Get your dog in on the fun with these DIY dog costume ideas (don’t worry, we’ve linked to the tutorials so you can make one of these super cute, super simple costumes for your dog).
Spider Pet Costume
This super simple spider costume will work for cats or dogs! All you need are thick black pipe cleaners from your local craft store or dollar store.
Beanie Baby Costume
For a dose of nostalgia from your childhood, dress your pet as a Ty Beanie Baby! And it doesn’t get any easier than this! First, download this Ty logo printout, then fix it to cardboard for sturdiness and cut it out. Use a piece of yarn or twine to put it on your pet.
Photo Credit: Christopher Allen on Flickr
Is your pet a little diva? Dress her in a tutu for a simple pet ballerina costume!
Photo credit: Chiot’s Run on Flickr
Do you have a pet cone collar laying around (or perhaps your dog is currently wearing one)? Create a tasty dog cocktail with a few simple items! Materials needed for this DIY pet costume include: clear dog cone collar, foam balls, non-toxic green and red paint, wooden dowel.
Classic Ghost Costume
A white sheet or pillowcase is all you’ll need for this classic, spooky pet costume! Use scissors to cut holes for your pet’s eyes and snout, and drape the sheet over their head!
Photo Credit: brat_ro on Flickr
From all of us at Evolution Dog Wash, Happy Halloween to you and your pet!