10 Fang-tastically Easy DIY Pet Costumes

10 Fang-tastically Easy DIY Pet Costumes | thegoodstuff

Halloween is no longer just for people, our pets have joined the costume craze. Why should we have all the fun? This year try your hand at creating easy DIY pet costumes for your four-legged friend to wear for Halloween. They long to be a part of the festivities — though they might rethink that choice after you dress them up!

You can find even more pet costume inspiration with our top 12 pet costumes. Before you shop be sure to check for coupons at your local craft or costume stores! 

Idea #1: Harry Potter


Source: PopSugar

Your pup can go as the Boy Who Lived himself or another favorite character from this popular book series. Simply grab the following:

  • Small black cape
  • A children’s tie in maroon and gold (or another Hogwarts house’s colors)
  • A small pair of glasses

Idea #2: Live Chia Pet


Source: I Found the Place

Turn your pet into a live chia pet, no watering required! All you need is:

  • Plastic aquarium plants
  • Green felt
  • X-ACTO® knife
  • Basic sewing kit
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape

Idea #3: Sushi Dog


Source: Eat Sleep Make

Create a pup-filled sushi roll topped with shrimp, salmon, tuna, or another favorite filling. Just grab the following and get crafting:

  • Felt
  • Velcro
  • Stuffing
  • Scissors

Idea #4: Cereal Killer


Source: Sew Doggy Style

Recycle a cereal box into a cheap but memorable costume. Paint a cardboard knife and glue it Freddy Kruger-style on their back.

  • Cereal box
  • Scissors
  • Knife (to trace)
  • Pencil
  • Black paint

Idea #5: Chef Cat


Source: HGTV

Use a kid’s chef hat to create a last-minute costume for your cat or dog. This idea is perfect for us procrastinators!

  • Mini chef hat
  • Red fabric to make a scarf

Idea #6: Martini Dog


Source: Homes Alive Pet Centre

Turn that cone of shame into a Martini Dog costume. All you need is:

  • A cone of shame
  • 3 Styrofoam balls painted like olives
  • 1 stick
  • 1 curly red ribbon

Idea #7: Football Dog


Source: Homes Alive Pet Centre

This is a super easy costume if you own a brown dog and are a sports enthusiast. Simply cut out strips of white felt to place on your dog’s back.

  • White felt
  • Velcro tape

Idea #8: All Dolled Up


Source: PopSugar

Some hair rollers and a scarf are all you need to create a funny look for your dog. Buy a scarf and rollers at the dollar store or dig them out of your closet, then glue the rollers to the scarf and tie it around your dogs head. Add glasses and your look is complete.

  • Hair rollers
  • Head scarf
  • Sunglasses

Idea #9: Pirate Pup


Source: Luigi and Me

Ahoy matey! For only a few dollars at the local dollar store you can turn your dog or cat into a pirate. Just toss these supplies in your basket:

  • Striped tank top that’s big enough for your dog or cat
  • Elastic
  • Strip of black material
  • A kids’ toy pirate kit with a pirate knife and golden earring.
  • Pirate cap
  • Glue gun

Idea #10: Monster Doggie


Source: DIY Network

Turn your dog into a monster this Halloween with this no-sew idea. A little trip to your craft store and minimal crafting skills are all you need to create this adorable costume.

  • Scissors
  • Black marker
  • Green fleece
  • White felt
  • 3 ping-pong balls
  • Glue gun

We’d love to see your pet strut their stuff this Halloween. Be sure to tag #thegoodstuff or share your creation with us on our Facebook page and in the comments below!

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