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An oldie but goodie. Skeleton costumes have frequented the Halloween scene for years, but now it’s time for your pet to give his spin on this classic costume. This costume can be completed two separate ways:
- Paint skeleton bones on a black t-shirt of your pet’s size. After the paint dries, slip the shirt on and your pet will be ready for the night.
- Paint the bones directly onto your pet with pet-friendly paint. This will work better on black dogs but will require patience as your pet is sure to wiggle as the paint dries.
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For a costume that says I love my mummy, wrap your pet in a roll of gauze. Be sure to avoid wrapping any areas affected by potty breaks. If you don’t want to purchase new gauze that you will throw away, wrap your pet in a cut-up old t-shirt.
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For an easily repurposed costume, take a store-bought spider decoration, remove the padding, and cut holes for your pet to fit inside. If your animal is too big, take out the padding and attach straps that connect on the body of your pet.
Beauty Queen (or King)
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Hey, pets need pampering too. Show off your pet’s beauty salon style with these simple steps.
- Take hair rollers and attach them to either an elastic or plastic headband using glue or clips.
- Place the headband on your pet and cover with a printed handkerchief. Secure under the chin by tying a simple knot, being careful not to tie too tight.
- Slip on some shades and you’ve got yourself a pet that’s ready for a glam night.
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Easy and eye-catching, a three-headed pet costume is sure to turn heads. Whether you’re bestowing your critter with three matching heads, endowing him with a shoulder angel and devil, or creating a mixed-breed monster, making this costume is easy enough.
- Find two stuffed animals.
- Remove the bodies of the stuffed animal and sew the heads onto a strip of fabric. Be sure to place the fake heads far enough apart to fit your animal’s head. To create an angel and devil, add a halo to one side and horns to the other.
- You can now tie, or Velcro the fabric around your pet’s head.
- Your pet and you are now ready for a night of terror.
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Nothing says “I’m here to party” more than a pet dressed in business-casual attire. Make sure your favorite critter is dressed his or her best this Halloween.
- Cut the wrist cuffs and neck off an old button-up shirt and sew them to fit the size of your pet’s wrists and neck.
- For smaller pets, children’s shirts or onesies can come in handy as the body of your costume (just make sure to cut bathroom holes). For larger dogs, use a plain shirt that can be cut to tie snug around the body.
- Cut a tie from your favorite pet-friendly fabric.
- Place the neck collar and wrist cuffs around your pet, followed by the t-shirt and tie.
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Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia. This classic infomercial product will come alive as your pet transforms into a real live Chia Pet.
- Create four orange sleeves that are the size of your pet’s legs.
- Attach a single strap, piece of fabric, or string to each sleeve.
- For the body of the costume use a fitted shirt and sew fake greenery on. Be sure to avoid areas that may poke or irritate the animal.
- Slip your pet into the sleeves, being sure to tie each sleeve to its opposite.
- Put on the plant-covered shirt and your pet is ready to Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia his way to Halloween glory.
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If you have an extra baby doll or stuffed toy laying around, this jockey costume is sure to please and cause a few laughs.
- Create a saddle using brown felt or fabric that is shaped to fit your pet. Attach using Velcro or tie-on straps.
- Attach the feet of the stuffed toy to either side of the saddle, making sure to measure the width of your animal’s back.
- Attach the hands to a secondary collar or piece of fabric that fits around your pet’s neck.
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Known as being one of the simplest costumes for humans, the simple ghost costume can work for your animal buddy just the same. Cut holes for the eyes and mouth in a white sheet. Be sure to leave or cut the sheet short enough so that your pet isn’t consistently tripping over it.
Whatever costume you choose this year, make sure your pet gets to experience the holiday too. If you’re looking for even more savings check out Offers.com for costume coupons and coupons for different arts & crafts stores like Hobby Lobby. Leave a reply below to let us know which costume you tried to DIY, or share some of your own DIY pet costume ideas.