If you have pets who can and will wear pet Halloween costumes, you practically owe the rest of us that spectacle of cuteness. As a longtime cat owner, I am fully aware that costumes just aren't practical for many pets, so please, do your duty and dress up your furry friend for the rest of us to enjoy (as long as they don't mind, of course). Remember to post lots of pictures of your pet Halloween costumes!
Dog Halloween Costumes
Turn your pet into one of those infamous Beanie Babies with this easy tutorial from Brit+Co. Be sure to reassure them that they're not a passing fad that you're planning to sell on eBay.
This dog that went as a mop for Halloween is one of my favorite pet Halloween costumes ever. With her pre-corded fur, Keki the Hungarian puli started with a big advantage for this costume, but there are definitely other dog breeds that could pull this look off.
Hopefully the other squirrel-obsessed dogs won't start chasing your dog when they're in this squirrel costume. Available here.
No need to leave your dog out of your group Star Wars costume when she's dressed as a tiny ewok. Ewok dog costume available here.
Of course, the true Star Wars superfans will outdo us all by making their own elaborate pet Halloween costumes. But you can buy a pre-made version of an AT-AT imperial walker dog costume here.
Even if your Big, Bad Wolf isn't paired with a Little Red Riding Hood quite this cute (I saw this same costume with an adult man in the role), it's still a fun pet Halloween costume that is sure to get lots of laughs.
This dog looks pretty excited to be the king of the jungle. Costume available from Amazon.
This chia dog Halloween costume is genius. Instructions here.
Give this cowboy a ride on your own bucking bronco this Halloween. Costume available here.
You have to admit that this dog makes the perfect loaf of white bread.
Turn your dog into a dragon for a day with these instructions from Martha Stewart.
The perfect costume for sushi lovers. Available here.
You can also make your own sushi pet Halloween costume with this Curbly tutorial.
This Rosie the Riveter costume is no longer available from the seller, but it's good inspiration for putting together your own version.
This handmade Wonder Woman costume is custom-made to fit your own superhero. Available on Etsy here.
Make your own bat wing costume with these instructions from Martha Stewart.
This giraffe dog costume is just plain cute. Available here.
This is the perfect costume for that dog who is obsessed with the people who deliver packages to their door. UPS delivery dog costume available here.
Turn your dog into a sweet little cupcake with this tutorial from Lovely Indeed.
If you'd rather buy a cupcake costume, you can find this one here.
Whether you call if a shower pouf or a loofa, this adorable costumed dog is definitely welcome in my shower.
This shark dog costume is perfect for the pet who is always circling to spot table scraps--I mean prey. Martha Stewart has instructions here.
Don't worry, this pizza costume also fits cats. Available here.
Group or couples Halloween costumes that incorporate pets are always fun, and this ET dog costume is a fun example.
Your dog and coffee are probably both responsible for helping you make it through the day, so pay tribute to both with this dog coffee costume. Tutorial from Brit+Co.
You have to appreciate the details on this Mr. T costume, right down to the mohawk.
Make your own taco dog costume with this Curbly tutorial.
Give your dog or cat a professional look with this adorable business man costume. Here's the tutorial.
Turn your pup into a flower with this simple (and adorable) sewing tutorial.
These Thing 1 and Thing 2 costumes from Dr. Seuss's Cat in the Hat book are clever and oh-so-cute. There's no tutorial, but it's pretty self-explanatory.
Use a roll of gauze to dress your dog up as a mummy... genius!
Emoji costumes are hot right now, and so easy to make! Check out the instructions for this one here.
This rocket dog Halloween costume would be easy to make using a couple of old soda bottles and some colored tissue.
Sandwich your pet in cardboard to create this genius s'more costume! Learn more here.
Cat Halloween Costumes
This simple, inexpensive bat costume would be especially cute on a small black cat (or dog!), and is available from Amazon.
A cat that will keep this unicorn costume on is probably nearly as rare as an actual unicorn. Available here.
Your cat may never forgive you for the humiliation of dressing it as a clown. Martha Stewart has instructions here.
Let your cat know that her innocent act isn't fooling anybody--you know her true nature. Get this devil costume here.
Bring out your cat's wild side with this lion costume from Amazon.
Hopefully this flower costume won't give your cat flashbacks to its last time wearing a cone of shame. Martha Stewart has instructions for making this flower pet costume here.
If you can convince your cat to wear it, this cat cowboy costume looks adorable. Available here.
Cat witch costume available here.
If you want a Mario costume for your cat, you'll have to make your own like this person did.
Just add a couple of pieces of bread to this cat avocado costume, and you've got avocado toast. Available on Etsy here.
Dress your cat in this clever and totally simple renaissance costume. Check out the video tutorial here.
Other Pet Halloween Costumes
Even rabbits can get in on the Halloween fun.
Yes, they do sell guinea pig costumes. This pumpkin costume for small animals is available from Petsmart.
And we can't leave ferrets out from the Halloween fun. This ladybug Halloween ferret costume is available here.
Do you have any big plans for pet Halloween costumes this year? Let me know by leaving a comment!