Halloween can be fun for the whole family, even your pets! And, one of the best things about this spooky, festive day is getting to dress up in costumes. So, this year, let your pet be part of the fun with some easy and affordable DIY outfits you can make right at home from common household materials. Here are some spooktacular ideas:
- The Wizard – For many fans of the books and films alike, Halloween brings up memories of the most famous wizard ‘alive’ – Harry Potter! There are so many fun ways to transform and create the costumes of all of your favorite story time characters, but none more instantly recognizable than a scarf representing one of the four Hogwarts houses. So, fashion a pet-sized one for your pet to wear as a collar.
- Beanie Baby – Everything retro is in these days, so throw it back a couple of decades, and create one of those infamous TY tags to attach to your pet’s collar. They’ll look even cuter and more cuddly as the collectible little stuffed animals!
- The Space Cadet – This year is all about celebrating NASA’s 50th anniversary, so let your pet be a part of the final frontier! You can easily create a cute little rocket jet pack out of two-liter soda bottles. Just spray paint them, and add some colored paper coming out of the bottom as the rocket flames. Then, attach it to your dog’s regular harness using tape.
- Unicorn – Unicorns are very in this year as well. So, make your four-legged companion a shiny, technicolored unicorn horn to adorn their head. You can fashion a simple horn out of cardboard or paper, and attach it to a pet headband or hat.
- Devil – Though they’re our little angels, let them let their inner bad girl or boy out this Halloween by fashioning some devil horns. Just like with the unicorn horn, you can easily create some by attaching cardboard cut outs to a hat or headband.
- The King – We all refer to our pets as the king or queen of the household, but how about of the jungle? This year, dress your pet up as a lion by knitting a simple mane to go around their collar. Yarn is light weight and simple enough to come by. Just make sure your crochet skills are up to the task so that your pet can’t pull out any loose strings and accidentally swallow them.
- The Hero – If your pet doesn’t mind wearing loose fitting clothing, let them soar to the skies in a superhero cape! You can easily make one out of an old shirt, scarf, blanket, towel, etc. Just cut to shape, and decorate in your hero’s colors.
Include your furry loved ones in the fun this year! Just be careful of what you outfit your pet in. If they’re not comfortable wearing a costume of any kind, then don’t force it. It’s also important not to put them in anything restrictive or something that can become a potential choking hazard with materials that can fall off. Remember, safety first!