To so many of us, pets are people. We talk to them. We baby them. We share our favorite snacks with them. And, in return they love and comfort us. So, it’s not surprising that so many pet lovers and pets alike share Halloween fun.
Costumes can be anything from scary to comical. However, for our pets, costimes also have to be functional and comfortable. Masks tend to box vision and costumes with lots of straps and drapes can get tangled.
For dogs and cats, the costume options seem endless. Pet boutiques make specialty costumes for our furry companions. If our playful pooch is our hero, Superman and Wonder Woman costumes are in abundance. If our fanciful felines are mischievous, devil and witch costumes can be found in almost any size. And, of course, wings and things can adorn our little angels. These specialty costumes are made to fit and don’t contain things that can harm our pets.
If we are more interested in more specialized costumes, home-made or modified outfits for our pets can be easily made. For small pets, baby costumes can be found at local stores. For our larger pals, area costume shops or thrift stores may have what we need. With some minor adjustments, store bought items can make excellent costumes. An adorable Santa cap and antlers makes your dog a very hairy Santa while a miniature cowboy hat and bandana makes your cat a cute cowboy or cowgirl. A nice comfortable jacket and the right fedora can make any pooch a star. Just remember cutting panels or extra holes into the costumes may be needed to help your furry friend move freely.
It’s not a cat and dog only Halloween world. Those who love birds and small furry creatures can get into the spirit as well. People preen playful parrots and find fabulous fabrics for ferrets. Birds can wear brightly colored vests and hats to be anything from pilgrims to hippies. Ferrets can be little stinkers in skunk costumes or witchy with the help of tiny hats. Birds will need costumes that can accomodate diapers and not bind their wings. Smaller pets need costumes that won’t block their noses or eyes.
Just as you would with friends, your pet can be your Halloween costume partner. A classical can be one of a circus performer with your pet pal, cat or dog, as your trained lion. You can be clever and switch roles and dress your dog as a human and you can wear an animal costume.
Remember costumes for pets are not generally throwaways. They are generally high quality and can be used over and over. And, we have to remember that while costumes are cute, they also have to be fun and safe for our pets.
For more ideas for pet costumes, check out these sites:
http://www.associatedcontent.c om/article/60537/seven_ideas_f or_dog_and_owner_halloween.htm l?cat=7
http://www.coolest-homemade-co stumes.com/dog-halloween-costu mes.html