Pet-Costume Ideas

Pet-Costume Ideas

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Do you enjoy dressing up your dog or creating cool styles for your cat? You’re not alone — pet costumes are a growing fashion trend. Try out these great pet-costume ideas and your four-legged friend will be Halloween-ready.

Sports Fan

Have your pup be your favorite team’s mascot. Pick up a simple collar in the team’s colors. Then, proudly apply team-colored nail polish to female dog paws. Then, add a matching hair bow. Male dogs look spirited sporting a team-colored bandanna around their neck.


Every well-dressed dog should have a pair of cozy pajamas. Add a fluffy dog bed and your pooch will relax in costume style.

A True-Blue Classic

Is your dog the picture of perfection? A traditional cable-knit dog sweater celebrates his classic look. A noble leash makes a great accessory.

Putting on the Ritz

Planning a big night on the town? Groom and bathe him first. Then, try out a formal tuxedo, complete with bow tie. Yes, dog tuxedos do exist. A simple black bow tie with sequin embellishments creates dashing dachshunds and classy kittens. Add a little doggie-cologne or feline fragrance — it’ll give them that extra touch of something special.

Wonder Dog and Cat Woman

There’s no need to fear, your superhero dog is here. Old favorites like Wonder Dog or Cat Woman are crowd-pleasers. Firefighter and police officer outfits are great, too. Premade costumes can be found at local stores, or make your own. Old fabric should get you started.

Holiday Theme

While Halloween is the most popular pet dress-up day, Christmas, Easter and birthdays are rapidly gaining popularity. Create holiday-themed fashion statements with ease:

  • Start with a topper. It can be a cap, hat or even antlers — just make sure it’s safe and cannot fall or fold over the eyes, nose or face.
  • Add a vest or sweater in the season’s colors.
  • A great collar completes the look. Themed collars are readily available, or simply match by holiday color.
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