Halloween is a fall celebration filled with images of Jack-o-Lanterns, little children dressed in costumes going door to door for candy, beverages made from apple cider, scary decorations, and adult costume parties. One member of the family that can sometimes miss out on the party is the family pet. Have no fear though because even they can get in on the ghoulish action with a great deal of creative costumes and ideas available. We are here to help you find that perfect costume or inspiration to let your four-legged friend be a part of the fun of your Halloween celebration. It just might be the treat that you are looking for.
Beauty and the Beast
Sent in by Tom to our 2014 costume contest.
Disney has given us a huge variety to draw inspiration from, many of which make great tandem costumes as so many of their movies have multiple highly recognizable characters. This Beauty and the Beast costume is perfect to showcase how Belle's love for Beast can break even the worst spell. The ferocious boxer is completed with a full mane too.
Little Red Riding Hood and Big Bad Wolf
Sent in by Jessica to our 2012 costume contest.
Fairy tales are a popular place to get great ideas for pet/owner Halloween costumes. Most fairy tales have a main character as well as a protagonist. This combination of good guys and bad guys is sure to be a big hit. Here Little Red Riding Hood sits along with her basket in tow which is a great place to hide biscuits for her furry companion disguised perfectly as dear old grandmother and completed with glasses and bonnet. The biscuits will keep the "bad wolf's" appetite at bay.
Oompa Loompa and Willy Wonka
Sent in by Rachael to our 2012 costume contest.
Sweetness isn't just a term for all the candy that is amassed at Halloween. This Oompa Loompa definitely found a golden ticket to see Willy Wonka. This toddler is just the right size to whisk Willy Wonka away to Loompaland. Whether it is at the Chocolate Factory or your front porch, this great costume combination will be sure to provide all sorts of compliments.
Hot Dog Vendor
Sent in by Lemmie to our 2012 costume contest.
Sporting events are full of vendors trying to sway you to buy some snacks or souvenirs as they walk the bleachers and seat. This ball park vender has a real foot long. Hotdogs are popular snacks but this one will lick you back. The wiener dog companion is just the right size for a bun complete with condiments. This costume set is sure to make many new fans.
Wicked Witch and Flying Monkey
Sent in by Ashley to our 2014 costume contest.
Dorothy said there was no place like home because she was being chased by a wicked witch and her flying monkey minions. It is safe to say that the Emerald City would have been a much better place with this witch and her sidekick. Flying may be difficult for these two but with his little hat, he will be happy to lick your hand in exchange for treats.
These are just a few examples of the imaginative costumes and suits that are available to involve your pets into your Halloween celebrations. These pet owners know that every member of the family can be included, not just the humans. Not only will these make you the center of attention but they are part of the lifelong memories that you will create with your pet. Our hope is that you get some good ideas from these and have as happy of a Halloween as these owners and furry friends.
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