13 Last Minute Looks To Nail With Your Furry Friend This Halloween
If you’re reading this, chances are you already know the appeal of dressing up pets—Halloween or not—from stylish leashes, collars, and harnesses to the more elaborate bandanas, shirts, and even boots. But what if we tell you that dressing up your pet this year has the potential to be twice as appealing? Hear us out: dress up with them. A matchy-matchy look is sure to wow the crowd, plus it makes a great bonding moment for you and your furry friend! Start scrolling for 13 costume ideas that are fun or spooky-chic, but all very easy to pull off.
Garden Gnome and Bee
Cottagecore is in, give these garden-themed DIY costumes a try this Halloween. A blue shirt and a pointy hat are everything you need to nail the garden gnome fit. Include your dog in the fun with a bumblebee outfit.
Martini Glass in Hand
Take inspo from happy hour by turning your pet into your favorite martini drink. Simply slide two to three green floral foam balls or paper “olives” onto a lightweight dowel rod and glue inside the cone. Now slip into a cozy robe and you two are all set for a Halloween-themed happy hour—er, night!
A Pair of Yoga Instructors
It’s time to roll out your yoga mats and discover your inner (Halloween lover) self with this costume. Get dressed in your usual yoga attire, complete with an elastic headband and your comfiest pair of leggings. For your pet, throw on a pink shirt and wrap up some foam paper for a fun-size yoga mat it can carry around.
‘California Gurls’ Katy Perry
Who can ever forget the cavity-inducing fantasy world from Katy Perry’s California Gurls music video? Take inspiration from this pop-funk bop and throw on a blue wig and cupcake bra on your pet and on yourself. This costume is perfect if you’re feeling a little flirty, and if you’ve just dyed your hair the same iconic shade of blue.
‘Deja Vu’ Olivia Rodrigo
As if you and your furry Rodrigo fan need one more reason to have your own Gen-Z superstar moment. Scour your closet for matching silk headscarves, white tops, and vintage-looking sunglasses. It also won’t hurt to have a quick vocal warm up with your pet, just in case you’re asked to perform a few lines.
‘Rain on Me’ Ariana Grande
If your pet isn’t a fan of flaunting full costumes, consider this laidback but just-as-glam costume idea. For your pet: a bejeweled skirt or tutu. For you: a blingy mask, a couple of iridescent eyeshadow options, and a high pony à la Ariana Grande.
Players from ‘Squid Game’
It doesn’t get easier, or more breezy, than this. Cut out holes for the eyes and mouth for you and your pet’s bedsheet ghost ‘fits. No crafting skills required.
Vampire and Bat
The bat remains to be a Halloween classic. Attach cardboard wings to your pet’s harness and complement its costume by dressing up as a blood-sucking vampire. Wear all black and let fake blood bleed out of the corners of your mouth for a spooky touch.
Here’s a costume you can leave at the last minute. All you need for this punny costume are a black shirt and a red neck pillow hanging around your neck. Cover your pet in yellow strips of crepe paper—your pal can be the chick!
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Looking for the perfect occasion to show off your LBD? Then you’ll love this costume idea: go classic Audrey with a little black dress, some pearls, cat-eye sunglasses, and a sparkly tiara. Your pet can go as your little croissant: if it’s small enough, you can put the lower half of your pet’s body in a regular brown paper bag, however feel free to DIY a paper bag using cardboard to fit a larger pet. C’est magnifique!
Soap and Loofa
Giving new meaning to bath time, this costume turns your pet into an extra large loofah. Bunch up tulle in the color of your choice and glue it onto one of your pet’s fitted shirts. Add a rope loop to complete your pet’s paw-some look. For your costume, cut out letters from paper or cardboard to spell ‘soap’ (or Fetch if you’re feeling extra) and glue them on a white shirt. Add white balloons all over your shirt for a sudsy bubbles effect.
Little Red Riding Hood and Big Bad Wolf
Look like you stepped straight out of a children’s storybook. Recreate the characters by wearing a red dress and a matching hooded cape as Little Red Riding Hood and preparing a shower cap (covered with cotton balls), a fluffy white sweater, and a pair of grandma glasses for your pet to go as Big Bad Wolf.
Before you start crafting, remember to never leave your pet in a costume unsupervised. Be sure to use only soft, lightweight materials that won’t constrict movement or obstruct your pet’s vision, hearing, or ability to breathe or bark, and you’re sure to have a happy night of fright, paws down. Happy Halloween!
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