27 DIY Costume Ideas For Your Pet Just because you have opposable thumbs and they don't doesn't mean you should get to have all the Halloween fun. (Most of these are for dogs because apparently cats and guinea pigs won't generally let you shove them into "outfits.")
Dress your pet as the only thing you love more than her—bacon:
You can say it's Fakin' Bacon if you're a vegetarian or turkey bacon if you keep kosher. This idea comes from
Instructables, which basically has all the DIY ideas you could ever need in a lifetime.
This crochet pattern is available from
Caron, in case you've ever wanted strangers to stop and ask you why you're crocheting a hot dog the size of a dachshund.
In fact, you can dress your pet up as all kinds of foods, like a Hostess cupcake:
Cons: he won't be able to move and this is kind of horrible. Pros: AWWWWWWWWW! All this costume requires is some tin foil and a (fake, please, if you value your guinea pig at all) pat of butter.
Making animals resemble other animals is an age-old pastime, like this lion-dog:
This is substantively different than the dinosaur and if you disagree then we have nothing more to say to each other. Directions
This costume involves using fiber optics to illuminate the quills. I've never actually seen a porcupine that lights up but if
Martha says so then it must be real.
Here are some more of Echo's greatest looks, in case you need inspiration. He's been a spider:
Wrap your pet in a blanket and stick it in the basket of a bike. (Can't promise it'll stay there, but you can probably get in some cute pictures first.)
Speaking of beloved childhood movie icons, why not dress your pet like Princess Leia?
A Dalek from "Doctor Who:"
Are you a
Doctor Who fan? Do you knit? And own a dog? You're welcome. Thanks to Ravelry user PeachKraft for the pattern.
Don Draper from "Mad Men:"
More like DOG DRAPER. (I'm sorry.) The instructions for this
necktie are really simple; getting your dog to wear it might be less so.
Now for the Halloween classics, like this fake knife wound bandana:
Guinea pigs make great prisoners:
This video shows how to make a dog costume but it works for cats too.
If all else fails, just act like you don't care and make your pet be a hipster:
pattern, which involves converting one of your old sweaters into a dog vest, might not have originally been intended as a costume, but it's perfect if you want your dog to look like he interns for an indie record label and drinks kombucha from a mason jar. BuzzFeed Daily
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