Pet Costumes Ideas for your Furbabies!
This guest blog was written by one of our fabulous volunteers, Brittany G.
Halloween is just around the corner, and nowadays it’s not just the kids dressing up in costume. Every year we see more and more pets being disguised as ghoulish, mythical creatures, and pop culture icons. With so many generic Halloween costumes flooding the pet stores this season, the ultimate question comes down to, “What will my furry friend be this year?” Granted, you could easily pick up the local bumblebee costume, equipped with wings and antenna, from the local pet supply, but don’t you want your pet to turn heads this season? Try something new this year; give your pet an edge. Basing your pet’s costume off of their personality is not only special, but fun for you in the process. It gives you a chance to show everyone something iconic about Sparky. Here are some pet costume ideas if you need a little help this year.
Dogs are always happy to see their owner, and cats will never pass up a mouse chase. But is your dog in constant “play-mode”? Does it seem like your cat never takes a cat nap? Dressing up your companion as the Energizer Bunny could be a funny take on this personality trait, and a fairly simple one to create as well. There are many pop-culture figures that also exhibit hyperactive tendencies including The Flash, Speedy Gonzales, and the Road Runner. Other great ideas that could coin your pet as the overly energetic type include a race car or a race car driver, a derby horse, or an energy drink.
The Old Soul
Some of our pets seem wise beyond their years, a prophet of sorts. Anyone a Harry Potter fan? What could exude the essence of knowledge better than dressing up your pet as the wise wizard, Dumbledore? Other iconic figures to exemplify this trait include Einstein, Yoda, and Galileo. Indian chiefs, monks, and school teachers could also be fun ideas.
We all think our pets are stars, but there are some that just know they are a diva, or a heartthrob. You could easily dress your Chihuahua up in a pink tutu with a t-shirt titled “famous”, but why not have a little fun with this humorous personality trait? Teach your furry friend to moonwalk, and dress him up as Michael Jackson himself. Put a purple wig on your little princess, with an eccentric body costume, and you have yourself a furry Katy Perry.
Is your pet always in the dog house? There are just some companions that are b-b-b-bad to the bone, but we love them anyway. Create some amusement with this trait. Dennis the Menace easily comes to mind, but some other fun and cute ideas include Elvis Presley, Bart Simpson. For the ladies we have the Wicked Witch of the West, Cat Woman, and many others. You don’t have to go mainstream with this personality trait either. Simply make a frame to surround your pet’s face, and you can make them become a mug shot.
You can also look to your pet’s quirks. If your little boy enjoys being pampered, or looves any toy that is hot pink, why not create some humor with this, and dress him up as a fairy princess? I personally have two Pomeranians at home, one acts like the princess, the other, the pauper. My plans this Halloween are to dress my simple Pomeranian as Cinderella, and my spoiled Pomeranian as one of Cinderella’s stepsisters. The point is to try to create something that sheds light on your animal’s quirky personality. Step outside the box this Halloween season. Don’t be afraid to be humorous, and most importantly have fun!
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