Tis the season to be spooky! Halloween is nearly here, and you’re likely starting to think about costumes for you, your family, and of course, your pet. Continue reading the blog for simple pet costume ideas to jumpstart your spooky season!
Ty Beanie Baby
The first costume idea requires only a few easy items- felt, wood or cardboard, glue, a ring to loop onto the collar, and an adorable pet of any size. Start by creating a red heart-shaped base, then glue your cut-out felt on, and attach the costume to your pet’s collar. This costume is so simple yet adorable, it’ll practically put itself together.
Lions, Tigers, Bears, Oh My!
The lion-look needs just one thing, a mane! One stop-shop costumes are perfect, especially if you’re putting together a last minute costume. All you’ll need for the mane is any fuzzy material of your choosing, along with something to secure the mane to your pet. Any pet of any size can easily rock this look.
Who doesn't love the most classic duo of all time?
The angel-devil duo look is perfect for households with two pets, and fitting for your different pet’s personalities! This costume look easily comes to life with various red and white accessories of your choosing. Depending on the squirminess of your pet you can modify, customize, and or personalize your costumes.
Looking to challenge your group this spooky season? Get the whole family or group involved with Monsters Inc! While this costume may require the most work, it’s the perfect way to include everyone. The options and variety for this look are infinite; feel free to reference examples online or dare to take your own twist on Monsters Inc.
Pets Who’d Rather Not Be Dressed Up
The key to dressing up a squirmy pet is simple- just add wings! One-item costumes are great because they're simple, cute, easily adjustable and removable. Wing costumes can include bats, butterflies, bumblebees, or any other winged creature (real or imagined).
The main thing to remember while putting together your costumes is keep it simple and keep it enjoyable! Costumes are intended to be fun; with any of these looks, you’re guaranteed an affordable yet paw-fect look. Feel free to play into your pet’s personality and most importantly, embrace the spookiness of the season!
Written by: Gracie Butler
Animal Care Foundation
Providing elderly and disabled community members access to veterinary care for their beloved pet.