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3 Last-minute Halloween Costume Ideas for Pets

Don’t forget your dog or cat this Halloween! Let them celebrate Halloween with one of these quick DIY costume ideas.

Halloween is almost here, so make sure your furbaby isn’t left out of the festivities! Whether you’re handing out candy, walking around trick-or-treating, or going to a pet-friendly Halloween party, everyone is sure to love a cute creature in a costume!

Sure you could go online or to a pet store to get a pre-made costume, but who has time or energy to either wait on the mail or brave the hectic stores? While we are getting increasingly closer to Halloween, with a little ingenuity, some felt and fabric glue, and a creative spirit even the procrastinators and their furry children can get in on the Halloween spirit.

1.       Toto (and Dorothy)-

Depending on the size of your dog and what wardrobe options you already have, this may be the easiest doggy/dogmom duo costume. You’ll need a blue checkered dress, red shoes, and to style your hair in braids (or get a wig). For your pup all you’ll need is a basket to put him or her in! Larger dogs may need to be on a leash instead of in a basket, but fellow Halloween-goers should still get the idea.

2.       Adorable Witch-

Unless you already have a small witch’s hat, this one will require a bit of crafting but is relatively simple. You can find the printable template and full instructions here. All you need is black and green felt, green yarn, and a hot glue gun (or fabric glue). Add a bit of elastic if you don’t trust the hat to stay on, and within 20 minutes or so you’ll have an adorably spooky costume! This could easily be adapted to small or large dogs, or even cats!

3.       Lady Bug-

If you’re feeling a little more ambitious or are a more avid DIY’er try your hand at making your pooch into a cute ladybug! Check out HGTV’s full instructions here. There are a few more materials needed and may take more than 20 minutes, but if you’re up for the challenge the work will be worth it! You can even switch it up and make a bumble bee instead of a ladybug with some minor adjustments.

Wed love to see your versions of these (or other!) ideas! If you decide to dress your pet up for Halloween find us on Facebook or Instagram and tag us in a picture so we can see!

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Oct 26