Halloween is a time for pets to dress up and show off their unique personalities. If you’re looking for a costume idea, here are 11 editor favorite pet Halloween costumes.
The best halloween costumes is a list of pet Halloween costumes that are popular among editors.
The greatest part of Halloween, according to everyone, is seeing pets dressed up as magicians, hot dogs, sharks, bumblebees, lobsters, etc. Whatever you want to call it, we like it. Given our love of pet Halloween costumes, we decided to test a few on our own cats and dogs to see which ones were the cutest, coziest, and most Instagram-worthy. These are our favorites after a few scratches and barks. More pet Halloween costumes may be seen here.
Dog & Cat Frisco Front Walking Granny Costume
Trina is 15 years old, so this cute little granny costume seemed just right for her. I was concerned about the fit since she’s so little (only 4 pounds), but the XS was perfect. The beautiful little handbag and pearl necklace embellishments are my favorite features, and the Velcro costume made it very simple to put on. She didn’t like for the wig, but the adjustable strap made it simple to keep it on long enough to take a few pictures. — Hayley Saltzman, social media manager
Boutique Bee Full Body Dog and Cat Costume by Hyde & EEK!
It’s difficult to put into words how adorable this outfit is. This turned out to be a really wonderful Halloween costume for a black cat, thanks to the iridescent wings, puffy velvet body, and tiny stinger at the end. Though it came with a tiny helmet with antennae that she couldn’t stand, putting her into this one was a snap since all you have to do is wrap two Velcro straps over her and you’re ready to go. Eartha isn’t even a cat that can wear a collar, but she was able to put up with it for a few crucial photos. — Lifestyle editor Rachel Lubitz
Boutique Lobster Frontal Dog and Cat Costume by Hyde & EEK!
This pet lobster costume is a bargain for just $10. It’s constructed of high-quality soft material that has yet to be destroyed by Brooklyn the bulldog. It’s easy to put on any pet, even if they don’t *love* wearing clothing, since it’s secured with only two Velcro straps. When you see your pet racing around with lobster claws, you’ll scream. Deputy editor Rosanne Salvatore
Boutique Dino Hat H&E Cat Costume Hyde & EEK!
Did you even go to Target if you didn’t purchase a $5 dinosaur helmet for your cat on impulse? When Phoebe discovered what was on her head, she unleashed a Godzilla-style assault on the city. — Commerce editor Chelsea Stone
Funny Dog Shark Costume by Mogoko
When we received this beautiful tiny shark costume for my dog, Finley, the dimensions were right on. The outfit is very soft, almost like a warm jacket for him to wear. The fins are a little floppy, but after we get the hood on him, it looks like a shark is devouring him, which is somehow endearing. — Associate editor Kristin Magaldi
Frisco Ladybug Costume for Dogs and Cats
Louie isn’t usually fond of pet costumes, but this ladybug outfit was a game changer. The Velcro straps for the body are really simple to attach, and I like that the head piece is separate. The fit was ideal, neither too large nor too tiny, and she was able to move and leap freely. — Programming editor Delaney Strunk
Pet Aviator Hat and Scarf Set from Rubie’s Costume Company
I couldn’t help myself from dressing up my dog as Snoopy at least once, and this inexpensive, basic outfit does the job while being soft and simple to put on. It includes little openings on the top to prevent your dog’s ears from being squashed flat, and our dog only attempted shaking it off once. — Associate editor Kai Burkhardt
Costumes for Archie McPhee’s Loving Friends Kitty Cuddle, Pumpkin
Last year, I had no option but to turn my fur kid, Phoebe, into a pump-kitten since there’s nothing more traditional about Halloween than a pumpkin. The cap is quite light (as opposed to other pumpkin costumes that are packed with filling) and simple (Phoebe rejects clothing on her body). Yes, a matching pumpkin hat is included for people. No, I’m not going to post a picture of myself wearing it. — Commerce editor Chelsea Stone
Halloween Puoyis Pet Cat Bat Wings
Getting an on-theme Halloween costume when you have a black cat is hard business. Last year, Eartha wore these bat wings and they were amazing. The wings are made of felt material, so they’re very light and simple to clumsily move about in. They’re easy to wrap around her for a fast picture. And, don’t you think she looks terrifyingly cute enough for a great Halloween Instagram? — Rachel Lubitz is a lifestyle editor for the New York Times.
Darth Vader Dog Costume from Star Wars
Marie is in charge of my flat in the same way Darth Vader is in charge of the Death Star, therefore this Imperial costume is ideal for her. Even if she despises dressing up. — Senior tech writer Mike Andronico
Overalls for Dogs by Companet
I’ve put a lot of effort on Stewart’s appearance. He’s tried on a lot of clothes, from Christmas bow ties to winter hats and sweaters. None, however, come close to this amazing variation on a lumberjack costume, which shouts, “I’m ready for autumn activities!” Now all I have to do is get a new flannel to match him. — Senior travel editor Emily McNutt
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