5 Easy DIY Pet Costumes for Halloween

Halloween is fast approaching! Are your furry family members ready for the big day? We’re not sure how you feel, but to us there’s not much cuter (or hilarious) than a pet in costume. I mean, if they’ll cooperate with the shenanigans of dressing, staying still for the perfect photo op, why not? The cuteness factor is out of control and provides many giggles and Halloween spirit for the whole family! Here are 5 DIY pet costumes that we love, that are easy to create and that won’t break the bank!

1. Skeleton Dog or Cat

A black hoodie or jacket and some fabric paint or (fabric marker) makes this easy, timeless and adorable! Get the full how-to at PetMd.com.

Dog Costumes, Dog Dress Up
Source: PupStyle.com

skeleton dog costume

2. All Dolled Up

Come on, this is just hysterical. All you need is a scarf, some hair rollers and a pair of sun glasses (the bigger the better). Just about any animal with a decent size head can pull this off!

Dog Dress Up
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3. Your favorite Douglas Cuddle Toy

So, this might be our personal favorite 😉 Ollie the breathing Douglas Cuddle Toy Ollie the breathing Douglas Cuddle Toy               Versatile enough for any pet; dog, cat, guinea pig, llama. you get it, right? Ollie, pictured here, got his great Douglas tag from a new product his owners had just purchased. They clipped off the Douglas tag, thread a piece of string through it and strung around Ollie’s neck (making sure to keep it loose). You can also get creative and paint or draw or sew your own Douglas tag.

4. Petal Power

Add a bit of freshness and springy color this Halloween with a some pretty petals perfect for any size four legged friend!  We love this concept because it can be customized based on size of pet and overall look you want to achieve. Petals can be made larger or smaller, overlap each other, vary in color, etc. This simple tutorial from marthastewart.com instructs the use of a sewing machine to attach the petals to the collar. If sewing is not an option you can use a strong fabric adhesive like this one (available at most craft stores). We also love the puffy, 3 dimensional petal look of the fantastic pug pictured above. Create this adorable one with tutorial from Small + Friendly blog.

5. Paw-cess Leia

star wars dog leia costume
Source: Make Magazine

Ok, it must be the buns, right? Anything Star Wars is always a hit. Classic, Hatimeless and recognizable by all. Make Magazine brings the goods with DIY options for many Star Wars characters, including our favorite Princess Leia. There you have it! Five fun costumes for your fave furry friend! We would love to see how you dressed your pet/s up this Halloween! Post a picture on the Douglas facebook page or send us an email: fun@douglastoys.com Happy Costuming!

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