Pet costumes are a great way to get into the Halloween spirit, but you don’t want your fur baby to look like every other pet at the party. Find unique costumes for pets, and make yours stand out.
Picture Perfect Outfits
You’ll find a range of instantly-recognizable character costumes at Petsmart. Their selection allows you to turn your fur baby into a superhero, a Sesame Street muppet, even a pumpkin. Try Petsmart’s Dalmatian costume to make your pet a different pet for the night.
A variety of pet costumes are available at big-box retailers like TJ Maxx, Meijer and Wal-Mart as well. Costumes from here allow you to turn your pet into a hot dog, a crayon, or just about any character from The Wizard of Oz.
If you want something that looks truly unique, look online. Etsy, the crafting website, is chock-full of creative pet costumes. Artisans will create items through special order.
Party City has a large theme-based costume selection. Turn your fur baby into a firefighter or a policeman for the night – compete with hat.
A Whole New Pet
Get creative with your pet’s Halloween outfit by turning the pet into a different animal for the night. Empty storefronts may become Halloween superstores during October. Visit any Halloween Express or Spirit Halloween to turn your animal into a lady bug, a bumble bee, a lion, or even a dinosaur.
Paint It On
For those with artistic skills, pet paint is the best way to create a one-of-a-kind look. Pet-safe paint can be purchased or handmade. Use it to paint a white skeleton on a black pet, or paint a white stripe to turn a black pet into a skunk. Turn your animal into a zombie with red blood trails, green wounds, black sores – you get the idea.
Instead of purchasing a costume for your pet, buy the elements to build your own. Look for stuffed dogs at toy stores, preferably with heads approximate to your pet’s. Carefully cut the heads off the bodies of the stuffed dogs (not the real one!) and sew up the necks. Sew the heads onto a fabric collar that fits your pet. The heads should be directly opposite from each other. Put the collar on your dog to create a frightening three-headed creature.
Dress Your Pet
Dress your pet in a unique Halloween costume this year, and let them get in on the fun. Shop around to find what you like and get the most creative looks.