Halloween Pet Costume Ideas

3 min read
Jan 27, 2022

Fall is officially in the air, and you know what that means— Halloween! Ghosts, goblins, pumpkin carving, candy...and costumes! Who doesn’t love getting dressed up and strutting your best spooky stuff at the holiday events? But, if you’re like us, you hate leaving your furry friends behind while you participate in the all of the season’s Best Halloween Costume competitions. 

Halloween festivities can be fun for everyone, and that includes children, adults and animals! The key is simply planning ahead and getting an early start on acquiring the costume or supplies needed to dress up your dog or cat. Pet parents can begin their search for the perfect costume for themselves and their four-legged companions. So, whether you want to buy your costume or go the DIY route, this helpful list of spooky, hilarious and all-around adorable Halloween pet costumes are sure to make you and your pet pal the life of the party.


Monsters are the quintessential go-to for costumes on Halloween, especially since scaring people has always been at the top of the list when it comes to this spooktacular holiday! 

If you’re a DIY pro with a particularly patient pup,consider a glow-in-the-dark Skeleton pet. Just remember that if you decide to paint your pet, it’s crucial to only use non-toxic paints free of lead and dye. There are always safe, organic and naturally pigmented alternatives!

Book Worms

Some of the best costumes for pets (and their people) have been inspired by literary staples. There’s nothing quite like bringing a beloved character to life. 

Best Buddy Costumes

If you and your pet want to represent the best of friends, you’ll have to remember to “reach for the sky” and shoot for “infinity and beyond” with a Woody and Buzz Lightyear combination.

Every dynamic duo deserves a great costume, and there’s never been a duo as dynamic as the Caped Crusader and his trusty sidekick! As Batman and Robin, you and your pooch will be cleaning up that costume contest!

Not into saving the city? No problem—there are plenty of fantastic duos to choose from. It’s no secret that Star Wars has seen a huge rise in popularity over the last year, and the rich mythology offered up by the franchise’s 40-year existence has offered no shortage of memorable characters to choose from. 

Pet Halloween Costumes

As you can see, Halloween isn’t just for us humans after all. With all these great ideas, there’s no reason to leave the pets at home to bark at frightfully-costumed trick-or-treaters. This year, let your animal friends (furry or otherwise) join in on the fun to create a Halloween adventure unlike any other! As evidenced in this blog, there are plenty of options to choose from, no matter what sort of pet you call your own. 

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Nothing in this article should be construed as financial, legal or veterinary advice. Please consult your own advisors for questions relating to your and your pet’s specific circumstances.

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