Pet Costume Ideas
Life without your pet is just too hard to imagine! Your furry little friend gives you love, companionship, and endless hours of entertainment. Anyone who’s ever owned a pet knows exactly what we’re talking about! One minute your dog is sitting on the couch, the next minute he’s chasing his tail with unrelenting vigor. It’s a shame that he can’t be a part of your costume party. Well, we think that’s just not fair. Your pet could be the life of the party if he just had a silly outfit to wear! Well, your doggy doesn’t have to stand around in the corner without a costume, since we have plenty of pet costumes for your puppy. From Star Wars to Wizard of Oz, your dog can join any kind of party with one of these adorable outfits. This handy guide has tons of pet costume ideas and we’ve picked out some of our favorite ones. We’ve even put together a list of costumes that can be worn by kitty cats!
How to Dress Your Dog in a Halloween Costume
The first thing you’ll want to know before dressing your pup up in a pet costume is just exactly how most costumes will fit on your dog. This quick guide will tell you step-by-step how to dress your large or small dog into a Halloween costume.
Ears in Head Piece
Some costumes come with a headpiece, so you may want to start by putting that on your pup. Most headpieces fit with a Velcro strap that fits below the head, but first, make sure you gently place your dog’s ears into place.
Fasten Head Piece
The next step is simple as long as you have a compliant pooch! Just gently fasten the chin strap tightly, but not too tightly, under your dog’s chin. If you fasten it too loosely, it may easily fall off. If you do it too tightly, it may be uncomfortable for your pet.
Head Piece Attached
When the headpiece is completely attached, your dog should look like a wacky character of your choosing! Make your final adjustments to ensure that the piece is secure on his head and not too tight. If your pooch is uncomfortable, or not used to wearing headwear, he may try to take it off, so comfort is key.
One Paw In
Most of our dog costumes are designed to fit like a jacket, so just like human costume apparel, you’ll want to start by putting in one paw at a time. Just slip your dog’s paw through the sleeve and wrap the other portion around your dog’s back.
Other Paw Then Fasten
Next, it’s time to do the other paw. Just slip your puppy’s paw through the other sleeve and it should be secure. Check to see if there are any Velcro straps in the front and fasten them. Easy peasy and you’re almost done!
Trick or Treat Time
Now it’s time to take your pup trick or treating. Remember that candy (unless specifically made for dogs) is not good for dogs, so you might want to bring a few treats of your own if you plan on taking him with you or your kids for a round of trick or treating in the neighborhood. After all, he won’t want to be left out of getting treats!
Costumes for Dogs
Dogs truly are man’s best friend! They’re lovable and loyal goofs who just want to be part of the action. They’re really just happy to be wherever their master takes them, and a lot of them are more than ready to wear a wacky outfit if it means they get to join in with their master’s fun. If your pooch is a fun-loving canine, then he might be ready for one of our costumes for dogs. Just check our list below of some of our favorites!
Lion Mane for Dogs
If your dog spends his day acting like he’s king of the roost, then maybe he sees himself as a real lionhearted type! In that case, you’d better get him a mane to go with that commanding attitude. This lion mane for dogs is a great look that fits around your pooch’s head, making him look like the king of the jungle. Of course, make sure to check out our other lion costumes, so you can match your pet by going as a group costume with your pet!
Hot Dog Costume for Dogs
Now, this hot dog costume may be a little confusing to your little doggie. Normally, your pup likes to eat the hot dog, but in this funny outfit for dogs, your pet becomes the hot dog. It’s an exclusive costume made by our expert costume designers and it’s a great way to make your pet the life of the party. The hot dog portion of the costume is even made out of a faux leather material to give your pet an appetizing look!
Dog Spider Costume
Does your dog ever chase after bugs? Does he leap and bound across the living room trying to eat that rogue fly that found its way into your home? Well, then perhaps your pooch likes to pretend that he is a vicious arachnid, hunting for his meal. If that’s the case, then you should give this dog spider costume. The costume fits on your dog’s back and gives him a few extra sets of legs. Insects in your home had better beware!
Shark Puppy Costume
Have you ever seen your dog dreaming? You know how it goes. They start making some goofy noises, and then their legs start twitching. Do you ever wonder what they’re dreaming about? Well, your dog might be dreaming of being the apex predator of the ocean, hunting down all the fishies that are smaller and weaker than him! This Shark dog costume might just help your dog achieve his dreams if that’s what he’s dreaming about. Of course, you pup could just be dreaming about eating an endless array of hamburgers that fell on the floor…
Minion Dog Costume
Now, this is a costume that accurately portrays how most dogs view themselves! Your average dog sees himself as your ultimate helper, much like the Despicable Me Minions are to Gru. However, the Minions from the animated film often find themselves causing more trouble for their master than helping (much like your clumsy pup). Gru still loves them anyways and lets them tag along during his misadventures. This Minion dog costume should help you bring your pup on all your misadventures as well.
Monster Dog Costume
It’s… ALIVE! Whether you’re a scientist or not, this monster dog costume is a great look for any Frankenstein fans out there. It comes with a jacket and hood that help make your puppy look like a creation from the depths of your laboratory. No lightning bolts are necessary to jolt this costume to life. Just wriggle your puppy into it and he’ll become the next star of a horror movie. It also looks great with any of our mad scientist costumes.
Costumes for Cats
Cats are quite the enigma. Even experienced cat owners will tell you that sometimes, their cat just does things that cannot be explained, but that never stops us from loving the fluffy little animals. For those of you brave enough to try, we do carry many outfits that are that can be worn by cats. Now, some cats aren’t actually comfortable wearing costumes, so if you have a kitty who doesn’t like wearing clothes, getting him into a costume might not be easy. Those that do enjoy wearing clothes will look ultra-adorable in our costumes for cats. Search through our selection of pet costumes to find something your kitty won't hate to wear. Dress them up in cat Halloween costumes that one time a year or even for an every day look.
Your cat is definitely the acting regent of your home, whether you’d like to admit it or not. Just think about it. You must feed him and provide him with suitable drinking fluids. You must provide him with adequate entertainment, or he will become dissatisfied and subsequently tear up the curtains. You even clean his poop up. That’s sounds like a queen to us, so you should garb him up in this queen cat robe costume!
Cat Bat Wings
Have you ever been suspicious of your cat? He’s always up at all hours of the night, he hates the smell of garlic, AND he likes to stalk humans from the shadows. He might just be a vampir in disguise! Okay, so maybe your kitty cat isn’t a vampire but wouldn’t it be cute if you could dress him up like one? Well, now you can with this cat bat wings accessory. This accessory just fits on your pet’s back to make him look like a vampire lord of the night.
Cat Lion Costume
Your kitty sees himself as a wild jungle king, even if he spends most of his time napping in sunbeams. He sees himself as a ferocious lion, who uses his masterful hunting skills to track down any prey, even if he IS still afraid of a lone cucumber. Well, we suggest making a compromise, by letting him wear this cat lion costume, which is based on the cowardly lion from the Wizard of Oz.
Cat Banana Costume
Let’s talk about cats and bananas. Some cats are afraid of them, since they resemble their well-known foe, the cucumber. A few cats actually eat them. Even fewer cats… dream of becoming one! Now, your ferocious little kitty can become her favorite fruit when she dresses up in this cute cat banana costume. It’s originally designed for dogs, but works great with larger felines who have a penchant for wearing costumes.
Star Wars Dog Costumes
Have you ever wondered what kind of character your dog would be if he were in the Star Wars movies? Would your puppy be an agent for the Galactic Empire, wearing a Stormtrooper outfit? Maybe your dog would be a fearsome Jedi warrior because he’s always so stoic and wise. He could even be an Imperial Walker, so you can dress up like Darth Vader and become a real live version of the classic meme. Well, whatever role you think your pooch would play in the Star Wars movies, we have a costume that will help him unleash his inner star power! Just check out our list below.
Ewok Dog Costume
Wicket might be one of the easiest associations you can make with your pet! After all, Ewoks are small, furry, adorable, and they have an intense desire to protect their home from bad guys. Yes, your dog may just be an Ewok, so he’s going to need the perfect outfit to let him transform into one. Just use this Ewok dog costume to get his look down right.
Bantha Dog Costume
Is your dog the kind of wild beast that Tusken Raiders would like to take along with them on arduous journeys on Tatooine? Then your pup is probably a bit like a Bantha! Banthas are loyal creatures that carry the Tusken Raiders around on their backs and this Bantha dog costume is an easy way to transform your pup into one of the critters from the movie.
Imperial Walker Large Dog Costume
If your dog is a highly functional war-machine, then he might be ready to become an AT-AT Walker. Yes, that’s right. Your dog can look like the assault vehicle used by the Empire in The Empire Strikes Back when he wears this Imperial Walker dog costume. Just make sure to help him fight off the Snowspeeders that will be gunning for him when he wears this cute costume. (You can also take him for a walk dressed as Darth Vader for great comedic appeal.)
Jedi Dog Costume
Sometimes your dog is your only hope when a situation goes sideways. Like when your plate tips over and your entire dinner falls onto the floor? That’s when you shout, “Fido-Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope!” Your doggie could come running from the other end of the house to rescue you from messy food spills while wearing this Jedi dog costume. It might not exactly be as important as delivering Death Star plans to the Rebel Alliance, but it’s still a pretty important job.
Yoda Dog Costume
Is your pooch wise beyond his years? Does he like to lurk around in swampy areas like Dagobah? Well, then maybe he’s more of a Yoda type character! That little green guy liked to get muddy and hang out with all kinds of creepy creatures in the depths of Dagobah. Just suit your dog up in this Yoda dog costume and he’ll be ready to train you in the ways of the Force… provided you fill his bowl up with some premium dog chow!
Dewback Dog Costume
Maybe your dog is a little bit more of a bad guy! Well, then he probably needs an outfit that more accurately reflects his allegiance. Your dog probably imagines himself as being a great service to the Empire and no creature is of more service to the Empire as the big, lizard-like creatures called Dewbacks! These critters transport Stormtroopers all across the deserts of Tatooine and this Dewback dog costume is a great way to make him feel just like a Dewback.