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DIY Pet Halloween Costumes

The leaves are changing, temps are cooling and the pumpkin craze has begun. Fall is here! And that means Halloween isn’t far behind. Little children in costumes are adorable, but what’s even better than that? Pets in costumes.

I always try and dress my pets up somehow for Halloween, although two of my three won’t tolerate it for more than a second. If you have a pet that will tolerate being gussied up for this spooky cute day, getting a photo captured of that sweet (OK fine, upset) face is so worth it. Sure, you can go out and buy a costume at the store for your pup, but there are plenty of ways you can dress your pet at home. Here, we compiled a list of some creative and cute DIY Halloween costumes for your furry friends.

Costume Ideas for Your Pet

Costumes for You & Your Pet

Photo Credit: The Feminist Feline’s Corinne Falotico

And if you don’t have a pet, you can still get in on the fun. Grab a friend and dress up as Lil Bub and Grumpy Cat.

Think you and your dog have Halloween in the bag? Stay tuned on our Facebook page for our Halloween Photo Contest – coming soon!


About Amanda Huggett

Amanda Huggett works as a marketing writer in Fargo, N.D., and volunteers at a local dog rescue. She owns two cats named Captain and Little Girl and a goofy Boxer-mix dog named Brick. ... Find her on Twitter @AmandaHuggett.