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It’s almost Halloween and that means I am on the hunt for the cutest Halloween pet costumes. I’ve dressed up Scout and Heather a few times and they just looked so stinkin’ cute that I need to do it again. It took a bit for us to get them used to wearing a costume but now it’s not an issue at all. Of course, there is no reason that you cannot let them wear a costume all year long provided it’s not too out there. I love the way dogs look in those adorable little sweaters and jackets. This post contains affiliate links, and I will receive compensation if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.
Cutest Halloween Pet Costumes
Here are a few tips to keep in mind when choosing a Halloween costume for your pet. While they work for purchasing costumes, you should also keep them in mind if you are making your own creative dog costumes. Have you used any costumes in the past that you think are the best dog costumes ever? Share below!
Get the right size
A costume that is too small or too large won’t be comfortable for your pet. If it’s not comfortable, they won’t be happy wearing it. Make sure that you check the fit at the neckline and the waist to be sure it’s comfortable.
Skip the hat
Not all pets will allow you to fasten a hat under their chin. Our cats who now have no problem with most pet Halloween costumes will not tolerate a hat on their head. I know some pets that don’t have a problem with it, just be aware it may be more difficult.
Check for safety
If your pet will be walking around wearing the costume rather than just wearing it for a photo, be sure that it doesn’t drag around their legs. Some princess or ballerina costumes may trail on the ground. This can be a safety issue for some pets. It may be possible to cut the excess off or shorten it if you can sew. If not, look for a different type of costume.
Ellen is a busy mom of a 22-year-old son and 27-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She has been running a small pet sitting business in southern Vermont for the past three years. She’s a proud Mommy to 2 shelter kitties. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.