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Halloween Costumes for Pets

October 28th, 2011 Pets

There's really no reason why your pet can't join in on the fun this Halloween. Instead of his usual fur coat, dress your furry friend up in a comfortable costume that he doesn't mind wearing. Here are a few fun ideas from Real Simple magazine and MarthaStewart.com

1. Hot dog or taco. There are plenty of places where you can pick up this cute costume, which will make your companion the "meat" of any conversation.

2. Dinosaur. This get-up can be bought or made at home. All you need is a small green shirt that will fit your pet and a few pieces of felt to make spikes along the back. Attach them on the spine, and your dog or cat will be transformed into a scaly monster.

3. Cowboy. All you need is a red bandana and a cowboy hat to make this look work for any animal. Just make sure you get an appropriate size!

4. Bat. To give your pet wings, just cut out shapes from a few different layers of felt and sew them together. Then attach to your pet's collar or harness. You could turn her into a scary bat or a beautiful butterfly!

5. Flower. To pull off this easy costume, just cut big petal shapes out of felt and sew them around a collar. Your friend's fuzzy face will be in the center of the bloom!

6. Crazy hair. Give your companion a wild hairdo by creating a wig out of wool, cotton balls or fake doll hair from a craft store. Just attach the material to a piece of felt that can wrap around his head and see how he looks!

7. Miniature jockey. If you want to get laughs out of your pet's costume, find or make a miniature jockey to put on his back. Along with a saddle, it'll look like someone is trying to hitch a ride on your furry friend!