Last Minute Pet-Friendly Halloween Costumes

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What’s scarier than watching a horror movie alone? Knowing that Halloween is tomorrow and your pet still doesn’t have a costume! Of course, you could always order one online and have it shipped overnight — but there’s a chance that will be expensive (and a chance that it might not even arrive). If you’re looking for some last minute inspiration, then here are two simple ideas to try!

Beanie Baby

If you went shopping in the 1990’s, then you certainly remember Beanie Babies. That’s right: those little bean bag animals that were allegedly going to be worth a fortune by today — but actually became the complete opposite. Regardless of monetary value, we all still have a soft spot in our hearts for these toys, so why not turn your pet into one?

The best way to do this is to get a piece of a lightweight poster board (preferably made of paper) and draw a large scale version of the iconic toy tag. Just remember, you’ll want to make the tag proportionate to your pet, keeping their comfort in mind.

Once you create the tag, color it in using non-toxic markets/paint and let it dry. After that, cut it out and attach it to your animal’s collar — but we strongly recommend only keeping it on for photos and removing it right after, since it could be slightly uncomfortable for your little buddy.


Another simple last-minute costume is to turn your pet into a cowboy/girl! As easy as one, two, three, you’ll want to visit your local dollar store to find a fun, festive bandanna! Once you locate one that fits your little buddy properly, loosely tie it around their neck and you’ll be good to go!

Of course, you could always take it up a notch and find a little straw hat — but you’ll want to make sure that your pet feels comfortable, in addition to limiting their hat-wearing time, too.

Overall, when it comes to finding a costume for your pet, you always want to take their comfort into consideration at all costs. This will not only make for the happiest of Halloweens but will definitely make for a happy pet, too (which is always extremely important)!

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