We love dressing up our pets but do they love it. There is only one way to find out. Start small with a cape or something similar that is loose and maybe not too distracting for your pet. Then add a lightweight piece on the head. Don't wait to dress up your dog for Halloween. Have a special dress-up day every month. Take a look at these sometimes questionable costume choices...
1. Superhero Dog
We all love superhero costumes and they are really simple to make at home. Grab an old tablecloth, curtain, or fabric remnant, and cut it to size for your pet. Then simply tie it loosely around their neck. Cut a mask from foam you can pick up at a dollar store.
2. Halloween Dog
Shop your local discount store during the days leading up to Halloween for a simple hat. Make sure the hat has a tie or if you sew you can add one yourself.
3. Skeleton Dog
Order a specially made skeleton costume for your dog or buy a black t-shirt and paint it yourself.
4. Twinsies Costume Idea
Dress your child and their pet alike. This is a playday, activity not just for Halloween. Make capes out of inexpensive plastic tablecloths from Dollar Tree. You can also buy different types of mask at your local discount store.
5. Ghost Dog
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Cut up a sheet and drape it over your dog. Add a soft Halloween sign around their neck or strap one on their back.
6. Chia Pet Dog
How creative is this chia pet costume? I'm not really sure how that came together. For the greenery, I would hot glue faux greenery to a shirt made for a dog.
Another specially made costume but you could make something similar at home.
8. Doctor And Nurse Pair
This pair of dogs are so cute. What a great idea. Of course I can also see a teacher and student costume pair.
9. Frog Dog
Do you knit or know someone who does? The costume looks comfy but I'm not sure a dog would want to be a frog.
10. Dog In Sheep's Clothing
Cute little sheep's hats. Can you say "knit".
11. Aviator Dog
I love this costume. Again, you can just wrap a piece of fabric around the neck for a cape and a piece of fabric around the head.
Dressed Up Cats
We love our cats and some of us love to dress them up for special occasions. When choosing clothing or costumes for your pet cat, be sure to think of safety first. Also, you want them to be comfortable in the costume.
Quirky Pet Habits
My cat loves staring at the ceiling and howling at sprinklers. I joke that he is an alien and he's waiting for his mothership to rescue him from this Earthly habitat based on his eccentric behaviors.
Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen specializes in painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home decor. She founded the home decor blog PetticoatJunktion.com in 2011, where she shares her expertise on furniture painting and upcycling found items.