Halloween Dress Up For Pets

Let your furry friends join the Halloween action with these inspiring dress up ideas.

Why should humans have all the fun at Halloween? The pet costume industry has exploded in recent years, with over $350 million spent last year on costumes in the US alone! And it’s gathering speed down under too…

When dressing up your pet, ALWAYS put their comfort first. Do not force them to wear it if they appear irritated. If they can’t walk or sit properly, then they are probably uncomfortable. Also consider your pet’s temperament, they should be patient and willing!

Fluffy from Harry Potter

Perfect for secret trap doors in your castle that needs a fierce three-headed dog to guard. You can easily make this one yourself by snipping off the heads of a couple of stuffed toys from an op shop, and stitch onto a dog harness. Great for big and small dogs.

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Just make sure there’s not too many helium balloons, or your pooch could fly away!

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Katy Perry Puppy

Believe it or not, wigs created especially for dogs are a top selling item for many online pet costume shops. Polish it off with a cupcake bra and you have a teenage dream!

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Magic Mike

This costume is sure to get some laughs – plus, you might even be able to make a dollar or two…

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Knight and Noble Steed

At dawn, we ride! 

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For a DIY approach, cut up an old sheet and snap your photos quick - this costume will stay on your dog for less than 10 seconds before we guarantee he’ll shakes it off! 

Panda Dog

There are some fantastic pet-safe coloured hair sprays on the market – cut up some stencils, get creative and turn your furry friend into a cute panda, or a fierce tiger. 

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Always be yourself. Unless you can be a unicorn. Then always be a unicorn. If you have any knitters in the family, get them to work on this creation STAT!

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Lion Cat

Make your puss king of beasts with this majestic mane.

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Vogue Puppy

C’mon girls, do you believe in love? Because this pup has something to say about it, and it goes something like this…

Pumpkin Puppy

Your little buddy will be all ready to trick or treat in this gorgeous little number. Available from Petbarn.

Puss in Boots

Most cats won’t tolerate being dressed up – but if you own a tolerant breed, try these darling little boots and hat for some swashbuckling adventures.

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Star Paws

Do or do not dress up. There is no try.

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Party Animals

We want to go to the party that these pooches are going to!

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Skeleton Horse

Sandy Cramer and her horse Raven became a viral internet hit last year – but if you want to try it on your own horse, he’d better be patient – this takes over 2.5 hours to paint on.

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What do you think about the trend for dressing up animals? Will you be dressing up your pet this year? Comment below and join the conversation.


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