Our favorite pet Halloween costumes from the spookiest night of the year

Feeling some spooky withdrawals? Us too, so that’s why we went back to appreciate some of this year’s cutest and most creative outfits–the best pet Halloween costumes. With so many pets serving sassy, spooky looks of all kinds, this Halloween was one for the fashion books. There were outfits inspired by recent trends, Halloween classics, and even some of the year’s most successful video games.

We applaud all pet parents who were able to keep their fur babies happy and comfy in their costumes–that’s no easy task. Whether they kept their outfit on all evening or you barely managed to snap a photo, it’s all for fun after all. Enjoy some of our favorite pet Halloween costumes to grace the Internet this year:


This sweet senior pup doesn’t seem super thrilled with the situation, but she’s pulling off the look like a pro–tongue and all! Her adorable autumnal costume consists of a ruffled collar and mushroom-head hat. It’s subtle enough for pickier pups but oh-so-adorable regardless.

If you wanted to, you could even make this costume from home!


This silly kitty looks about as sweet as can be, but this costume could work on any pet! You can even make it yourself if you have a little extra time next Halloween. Willow’s owner crafted a giant donut out of paper and paint, then simply slipped it around her face for a sugary new look.

With a little creativity, this costume can easily be replicated to accommodate pets who need to wear a cone. There’s no reason why they shouldn’t get in on the festivities, too!

’80s Rock band

Are you ready to rock? These party cats certainly are.

Three Canadian felines donned denim, camo, and plaid to bring back ’80s rock for one night only. Their skilled owners even crafted some kitty-safe instruments out of felt and string to make their Halloween concert even more realistic. Cue the cutest music video ever!

The scariest fish in the sea

One clever cat took irony to a new level this Halloween. With just a hat–an adorable, hilarious one at that–Sprouty the kitty transformed from feline to shark in the blink of an eye. Their sparkly hat makes it look like their head is in the mouth of the shark, though there’s nothing scary to be seen here. (Note: you may need to click or scroll to the second photo to see this adorable getup.)

Dog crocs

Have you heard about the new dog Croc trend? While the Crocs brand isn’t behind these amazing, decorative shoes, they’re still taking the Internet by storm–and even inspiring costumes! Olive, of the duo Olive and Gus, is known for rocking her Crocks on more than one occasion. On Halloween, she took it to the next level!

Spooky clown rider

Horror fans, here’s the one you’ve been waiting for. Whether she was channeling her inner Pennywise or just letting the scaries out, Crazy Daisy the black lab served some serious looks this spooky season. Since “rider” costumes– where it looks like someone or something is riding your dog like a horse–have become so popular, it’s no surprise that this creepy clown was a hit.

Whose costume was your favorite this year? Did you have any of the same ideas as these creative pet parents? Whatever you and your furry friend dressed up as for Halloween, there’s one thing for sure–it was a spooky good time. Until next year!

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