Halloween is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than by dressing up your furry friend? Store-bought costumes can be an expensive option, but making your own homemade costume can save you money and create an adorable and unique look for your pet. In this blog, we’ll go over 10 different homemade Halloween costume ideas for your four-legged friend and provide “How to” instructions on making each one. So grab your crafting supplies and let’s get started!
A Superman Cape “Pup-erheroes”
Making your dog a superhero is easy! You will need a red cape, blue fabric, and some elastic. Cut the blue fabric into strips and attach them to the sides of the dog’s harness. Attach the red cape to the top of the harness and add the elastic to the collar to secure the cape. Your superhero dog is now ready to take on the world.
A Cute Bunny “The Hare of the Dog”
Create a bunny costume by using white fabric approximately the size of a small blanket. Cut two holes for the ears and make sure the blanket is long enough to cover your pet’s back. Use pink felt material to make the inner part of the ears and attach them to the holes. Don’t forget to make a small pink nose, add some whiskers and your bunny costume is complete!
Harry Potter Costume “Harry Pawtter”
Transform your furry friend into a wizard! You will need a small black cape and a Gryffindor tie. You can make the glasses out of pipe cleaners and headbands, then attach them with string to keep them in place. Now your dog is ready for Hogwarts!
Lion Mane Costume “King of the Jungle”
One of the easiest Halloween costumes for your pet is the lion mane. You will need a brown feather boa and brown felt fabric. Glue the feather boa to the felt and then to a dog collar. Add two small fabric pieces as ears and attach them to the mane. This is a quick and simple costume that will make your dog stand out.
Starbucks Pupicino “The Pup Cup”
Grab a white t-shirt (or infant onesie) and some card board to make this simple/cute/frothy costume! Top off a cut cap with some expanded cotton balls and straw to give this pupicino the finishing touch.
Ghost Costume “Spirit Animal”
Turn your furry friend into a ghost with just a white bed sheet. Cut holes in the sheet for the eyes and take a marker to draw some fun designs on the sides. This spooky costume will be a hit with trick or treaters.
Bee Costume “Bee Line for the Treat Aisle”
Dress your dog up as a bee by attaching felt stripes to a yellow bandana. Cut small pieces of black felt to make the wings and attach them to a small harness. You can also make some antennae out of pipe cleaners.
Pirate Costume “Arrrrrrf”
A pirate costume is one of the easiest costumes to create for your furry friend. All you need is a pirate hat and a bandana. Tie the bandana around your dog’s neck and place the hat on their head. You can also add a vest and an eyepatch for an even cooler look.
Bat Wings “Bat to the Bone”
Your dog will look effortlessly cool in a pair of bat wings. Take black felt material and cut a wing shape. Then attach one end of the wing to your dog’s harness with some elastic. With this spooky costume, your dog will be ready to take flight!
Cowboy Costume “Get Along Little Doggie”
Get your furry friend ready to ride off into the sunset! A cowboy costume is quick and easy to make. Add a cowboy hat and a bandana around your dog’s neck. You can also make some booties out of felt to complete the look.
With these ten easy Halloween costume ideas, your pets will be ready for the spookiest time of year! These costumes are fun to create and add an extra level of excitement to the holiday. And to top it off, homemade costumes will save you money in comparison to buying from a store. We hope these ideas will inspire you to make your furry friend a costume that will be the highlight of your Halloween celebrations. Happy costuming!