DIY Halloween Pet Costumes

Halloween is a great time to help your pets get in the festive spirit. With these easy and fun Halloween costume ideas, you're sure to please your guests, and maybe have a little fun with Fido, too. Here are our top costume ideas that you can make at home with minimal time and crafting skills for your dog or cat. 

The Hairy Pugger

Whether you have a pug or a mutt, this simple DIY costume is sure to make all the wizards and witches giggle! All you will need is some red, yellow, and black felt along with some sharp scissors. 

TY Beanie Baby

Another super cute 90's throwback costume that only requires felt and some scissors. 

The Superhero

The superhero is really about spirit, not style, right? But having a bit of style certainly helps. Lucky for you, the super hero costume is easy to do for either your dog or cat. To get started, you'll need a piece of red cloth, your pet's collar, some scissors, needle and thread, and some velcro.

Cut the red cloth to a good cape size, probably 2/3rds the length of your pet's back. Sew any frayed ends over so they don't catch on anything. Then, wrap the cape around the collar and add velcro to secure. Try it out on your pet!

The Lion

All you'll need is a headband or some thick string and at least one bundle of brown yarn! 

The Ninja Turtle

This super easy and super cute DIY Ninja Turtle costume requires purple ribbon and matching purple cloth. You can purchase the green t-shirt from a department craft store. Grab a clean foil turkey dish from the Dollar Tree and spray paint or hand paint green. 

The Bat

If you're looking for quick, you can always purchase some bat wings from your favorite pet store or online retailer. But bat wings are a fun and easy afternoon project. You'll need some black fleece, adhesive paper, wire, and sewing accessories. Head on over to DIY Network to find out how to make your own!

The Witch

    A witch hat is an easy way to give some spooky spirit to your critter this Halloween! This classic pointy black hat can be bedazzled with stripes, sparkles, and bobbles -- as long as it doesn't get too heavy for your pet's head! There are tons of easy tutorials out there, but we like this one from the DIY Network.

    The Rocket Dog

    You'll need 2 plastic bottles, either silver paint or spray paint, some red and orange tissue paper, glue and/or tape. You'll also need access to a printer to print out the NASA logo. 

    The Princess / Prince

      There's an easy way to make sure that you pet is treated like royalty: dress them in a crown! This easy Halloween costume can also be repurposed for any special event: your dog's birthday, graduation from a training program, or just because it's Caturday. Check out this easy tutorial from Pretty Fluffy.

      The Dapper

        Nothing says polite boi quite like a bow tie, and this tutorial will show you how to add class and style to your dog (or cat!) for Halloween. You can use any small scrap of cloth -- bright colors are better -- and you'll need access to some scissors, needle, and thread. Find out more at Spoonflower!

        Not Feeling Crafty? We've got you covered!

        If you aren't up to making your pet a costume, check out our online collection here, or stop by the store for more options!

        Before We Go: Check Out Our Other Halloween Pet Safety Tips or How to Safely Trick-or-Treat with Your Dog blog.