Halloween is here, and if you are like those of us at Brookhurst Animal Medical Center, you also love getting creative and dressing up your animals. We love seeing photos of our patients dressed up in their costumes! Halloween costumes can be bought at the store or even made at home. If you have a specific breed of animal, they can be based off a famous animal in a popular movie. Whether you have a dog, cat, horse, or hamster, your pets can look festive this spooky holiday season.
Dog costumes are going to be the easiest to find in stores and online. There are so many different types of costumes for dogs that you should not have a problem finding the perfect costume for your pet. Websites such as Amazon, Petsmart, and PetCo will offer a wide array of options to choose from including costumes of Disney princesses, superheroes, teddy bears, loofah, dinosaurs, UPS guys, different foods, other animals (like a pig or cow), and more. These costumes are going to be more common because they are sold at large stores.
If you want your dog to have a recognizable costume and have them resemble a famous on-screen dog, you may have to make your own costume or simply have that specific breed of dog.
- If you have a pug, all you need is a black suit, and they can be the pug from the movie “Men in Black II.”
- If you have a golden retriever, they can be dressed up as Doug from “UP”, or Air Bud or any of the buddies from the franchise “ Air Bud”. For this costume, all you would need is any sports attire of your choosing!
- If you have a cairn terrier, they can be dressed up as Todo from “The Wizard of Oz”.
- If you have a cocker spaniel, they can go dressed up as Lady from “Lady and the Tramp”.
- If you have a newfoundland, they can go dressed as Nana from the movie “Peter Pan”.
- If you have a brown dog, they can easily go as either Scooby or Scrappy-Doo.
- If you have a komondor, they can go as a mop!
Cat costumes are also commonly found in stores like Amazon and popular pet retailers. Cats tend to be less likely to want to flaunt off their best Halloween costumes. But if you have a chill cat that is down for a bit of spooky fun, there are a good amount of costumes that are cat-tastic. You can dress up your cat as a bat, a flower, a witch, Harry Potter, a Disney princess, or more ironically . . . a mouse!
If you want something that is a little more creative, then you can pick a costume that either fits your cat’s personality or get original. Depending on how sweet or devilish your kitty can be, choosing between a Devil or an Angel can be very funny. If you like Dr. Suess, then dressing up your cat as Cat in the Hat could be very unique! Lastly, if you remember when there was a popular cat attached to a pop tart that shot a rainbow out behind it, well, you can dress up your cat like that. That cat is called Nyan Cat or Pop-tart Kitty; it can be an exciting costume to put together.
Halloween is also for the horses! If you like to dress up your dog and cat, dressing up your horse can also be fun! There are surprisingly a lot of costumes to choose from if you are looking for a costume to wear with your horse or even just dressing them up. If you like dragons, you can dress up your horse as a dragon from “Game of Thrones” or “Shrek”, and you could then dress up yourself as the Queen of Dragon, or even Shrek! If you have a brown horse, you can turn them into a football or a reindeer. If you have a white horse, a dalmation could be a fun idea or even a sheep. If you have a black horse, you can dress them as a bat. Any horse can be turned into a rocking horse or a prisoner. If you are looking for something easy, buy a horn and turn your horse into a magical unicorn. There are more specific costumes that could be very fun to try.
- If you have a black horse, creating a skeleton could be a cool choice. Buy pet-safe paint and apply it directly to your horse. Drawing fake bones on your horse does not have to be extremely detailed for people to get the costume.
- If you have an American paint horse, all you would need is a pair of white overalls and a pail of paint that matches the spots on your horse. Add paint to your overalls that are similar in shapes to your horse. The end result is that you look like you were painting spots on your horse.
- Again, if you have a black horse, a classic headless horseman costume could be very cool. All you would need is a costume for yourself. If you do not have a black horse, you can drape a black fabric across your horse’s back.
Small Creature Costumes
Small creatures include guinea pigs, hamsters, rats, chinchillas, bunnies, and even turtles. Believe it or not, Petsmart sells guinea pig costumes! They are under ten dollars and can be found on their website. They have costumes that include a shark, pineapple, unicorn, bee, witch, and more. For the other animals, costumes are hard to come by, but that should not stop you from dressing them up. Creativity is key, and costumes can be easily handmade. Costumes can be either knitted or made out of felt. For people with turtles, hand-knitted outfits seem to be the fan-favorite. Do not be afraid to get crafty this Halloween season. Also, make sure your pet is comfortable in their costume! Nobody likes to be stuck in an itchy outfit.
We hope we were able to give you costume ideas for your pets. Our Anaheim veterinarian is trained to treat both domestic and exotic animals at Brookhurst Animal Medical Center. If you have questions or you would like to book an appointment, give us a call! If you would like to find more information about our services, feel free to give our Anaheim veterinarian a call!. We’re happy to help.