For many years now, parents and kids have enjoyed the festival of Halloween. The festival has become something of a universal event, inclusive to everyone. or the most part, it has simply become a perfect opportunity to dress up as anything you want (within reason, of course.) Many families that have pets want to make sure that their animals are an integral part of the fun, making and creating costumes for them too. While the pets in question might not fully understand what they are getting themselves into (literally), join us as we take a look at some of the most outrageous Halloween pet costumes.
Batdog vs. Superbaby: Dog Of Justice
You know what’s more fun than dressing up for Halloween? Dressing up your pet for Halloween. Animals simply do it better than humans.
Some pet costumes are so hilarious that they are bound to earn your pet a trick and a treat. These film buff parents took great pleasure in dressing up their baby boy as a tiny Clark Kent for Halloween. The little superhero is accompanied by his two greatest companions – Batdog and Wonder Woofer.
It’s easy to compare one’s pet to some of the most iconic characters in the history of cinema. Most domesticated animals have a natural hunger for adventure.
Whenever we take our dogs out for a walk, there’s nothing they love more than sniffing in every nook and cranny, looking for some sort of huge discovery. So when one owner dressed up their pooch as the classic archeologist Indiana Jones, their pet was ready to explore, bullwhip and Fedora included.
Fast Food Heroes
In the world of comics, you have many superhero groups such as the X-Men and The Avengers. Each unique superhero joins forces to fight for a greater cause than themselves.
However, we don’t think we’ve ever seen a superhero team quite like this one. When McDonald’s Man, Krispy Kreme Man, Eat n’ Park-Man and The Burger King locked arms in unison, we knew that they were going to be a force to be reckoned with, combining their shared calorific powers.
Part & Parcel
Look at those two boys go! We never realized that two dogs could demonstrate such awesome teamwork…oh, wait a second. Sorry, our bad.
For a minute there, we actually thought that two canines were walking on their hind legs as they carry a wrapped present to their neighbor’s birthday party. There’s nothing quite like the power of illusion. Once you realize that there is only one dog (the one at the front), this a Halloween pet costume for the ages!
If you have a young pet, the best thing to do for Halloween is to try and make their costume as scary as possible. That’s exactly what this owner did, taking their beloved kitten and dressing her up as a vampire bat.
However, we can’t imagine this little furball sucking our blood any time soon. She’s more likely to climb up her owner and lick their face. Question: can you die from an overdose of cuteness? We think we’ve found the answer.
Has there ever been a more iconic duo in the world of video games? For the last few decades, the Super Mario Bros have been a classic go-to Halloween costume for best friends around the globe.
However, never before have we seen an owner and his pet don the classic Nintendo plumber outfits. While this owner was happy to take a step back and dress up as the supporting brother Luigi, he let his dog take center stage as canine Mario. Warning – be on the lookout for Bow-Wowzer.
Knights Of The Round Kennel
Anything has the potential to look valiant and noble with the right costume. While this dog probably has no idea what it’s dressed up as, it is clear to us that he is supposed to be a horse.
Specifically, it is a horse that is currently mounted by a knight figurine. This is one example of a pet costume for which we believe a video would do more justice than a photo. We’d love to see the dog “gallop” all the way to the park.
The Force Is Strong With These Two
Has there ever been a cuter duo in the history of Halloween? We don’t think so. Recently, Lucasfilm released the movie Solo: A Star Wars Story, detailing the early days of Han Solo and his partner in crime, Chewbacca.
It’s essentially a prequel to the original Star Wars movies. However, if this photo is anything to go by, we would be more than happy to go back even further to the days of baby Han and his pet, baby Chewie.
The Apple Of My “i”
In life, we can get extremely distracted, taking our attention away from the things that matter the most. Technology is one of the biggest things that gets in the way.
With more and more people every day owning smartphones, we struggle to look up from time to time and focus on our loved ones. So this owner decided to solve the problem by dressing his beloved pet as an “iPug.” Multi-tasking has never looked so cute.
When one chooses to dress up as Harry Potter, there are four key features that are required to pull off the magic trick. You need some geeky glasses, the Gryffindor scarf, a robe, and the lightning bolt scar.
This owner ticked all four boxes when he dressed up his adorable hound. You can tell that this little cutie can’t get enough of J.K. Rowling’s classic stories. Let’s put it this way: he is sitting specifically on this pair of books for a reason!
Well, we’ve heard of Batman, and we’ve also heard of Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman. However, never in our wildest dreams did we imagine seeing a cat dressed up as Batman. So I guess we can call this little furball “Catman.”
Unlike most actors who have played Bruce Wayne, who need to cover their upper face with black face paint in order to preserve their identity, this person’s pet already has black fur where it matters. The Dark Knight has never had such penetrating eyes.
Another classic example of the slightest visual trickery, which produces yet another epic costume! In what initially looks like a dog being eaten by a crocodile, it soon becomes apparent that it is the owner’s “best friend” who is wearing the pants in this family.
He is literally wearing the costume, using the gator’s front legs for his hind ones. To be honest, we have never seen a living thing look so nonchalant after being half eaten by a crocodile.
Literally A Cat In A Hat
Sometimes, one needs to simply make the most of their own identity in order to rock an awesome costume. So when this owner dressed up their feline pet as The Cat in the Hat, it didn’t take that much work. It’s already a cat.
Literally, all the owner needed to do was knit the iconic hat, bow-tie, and gloves – and voila! Dr. Seuss’s anthropomorphic, fun-loving cat is brought to life, just in time for Halloween.
Gotta Dress ‘Em All
If you don’t know what Pokemon is, then where have you been during the last two decades? Anyone who played the classic Nintendo game on their Gameboy remembers playing as Ash, the curious boy who embarks on an adventure, collecting monsters, both big and small, with magical powers.
In the original game, you have to choose one of three Pokemon: either A) Bulbasaur, B) Squirtle or C) Charmander. It looks like this guy decided to go with option A.
That’s So Wizard
Without Merlin, we probably wouldn’t get other classic wizards such as Gandalf The Grey and Albus Dumbledore. So when this pet owner decided to go back to the roots of this classic character, he decided to dress his guinea pig up as the Arthurian wizard.
Word of advice: if you ever cross paths with Guinea Pig Merlin on Hallow’s Eve, make sure to tread lightly. You never know what spells he might be keeping in that pointy hat of his.
When you see someone with a cane and wearing a top hat, there’s normally one person who comes to mind: the one and only Fred Astaire.
Despite having passed away over three decades ago, there is no denying the man’s influence on the world of entertainment. His legacy has stretched so far that even crustaceans want to dress like him. Let’s face it: the costume is incredibly simple. However, when you put it on a crab, the end result is priceless.
Thor, Prince Of As-garden
Look, if you’re not into the Marvel movies, you might not completely get this one. However, anyone familiar with Norse mythology is aware that there is a character called Thor, who is the God of Thunder.
He is the Prince of Asgard, who wields the powerful hammer Mjolnir. So, with that little history lesson out of the way, let’s get down to the point: we can’t get over Hedgehog Thor’s tiny hammer. Seriously, he’s holding the darn thing!!!
Revenge Of The Nerds
Ever watched The Empire Strikes Back? If not, what the heck are you doing reading this article?! Click off right now and watch the darn movie. Come back and thank us later.
With that out of the way, let’s get one thing clear: this costume is a reference to the classic Star Wars sequel. Towards the beginning of the movie, the Empire sends giant AT-ATs in an attempt to destroy the rebels. This person’s pet is dressed up as one of them.
We don’t know about you, but when we were younger, Jurassic Park scared the living daylights out of us! So it makes perfect sense that someone would choose to dress up as a dinosaur for Halloween.
We also see the logic of dressing your pet as a prehistoric creature. The logic is that costumes are fun, and dinosaurs are no longer with us, bringing some nostalgia with them. Dinosaurs look cool, so why not dress like one? Sometimes, you just don’t need a reason.
Good Old Mrs. Barker
Everybody knows an old lady with a similar appearance to this dog’s costume. She’s lived a long life, seen the world, and raised a ton of puppies. Now, all she wants to do is live a nice, quiet life.
However, you know that Mrs. Barker’s door is always open and that at a moment’s notice, she won’t hesitate to heat up some soup for you on a rainy day. Mrs. Barker isn’t just an appearance; she’s a way of life.
We’re not too sure what makes people think this way, but many would claim that if you put a beret and a scarf on anything, it automatically looks French.
While we don’t necessarily agree with that stereotype, facts are facts: a beret is a French word. One thing’s for sure, the clothing combination does raise one’s level of sophistication, astronomically. Although the pet in question isn’t a skunk, we can’t help but think of the classic Looney Toons character Pepe Le Pew.
Let’s face it: when it comes to Halloween costumes, the three-holed ghost is the oldest idea in the book. Countless kids who have struggled to find a last-minute costume have never gone wrong with this original.
While it has been done to death (literally) and is considered these days to be a lazy move, how many people thought of putting it on their pet? There is no denying that the beauty is in the simplicity, as far as this dog is concerned.
Batman & Ro-bunny
Every hero needs a loyal sidekick. Han Solo has Chewbacca, Robin Hood has Little John and Mowgli has Baloo. For many owners, their pet is their “sidekick,” their partner in crime.
Of course, one of the original sidekicks is Dick Grayson, who is better known as superhero Robin. He is taken in by Bruce Wayne and together, Batman and Robin fight crime together. Without question, this bunny was more than happy to take on the role of Robin.
Unless you are a diehard fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you might not be that familiar with Nick Fury. The head of S.H.I.E.L.D., Nick Fury’s most famous incarnation came on the big screen, after being portrayed by Samuel L. Jackson in a number of movies.
Apparently, it’s pretty easy to dress up as Nick Fury for Halloween. All you need is a long black coat and an eyepatch. However, it’s also the cat’s menacing gaze that takes this pet costume to a whole new level…
This Pet Costume Is On Fire
Many of these pet costumes allude to classic characters in pop culture. However, why not dress your pet as an upstanding member of society? Why not make them look like someone who is protecting our neighborhoods and saving lives every day?
Apparently, it was very easy to cut a hole through a toy fire truck and fit it onto a dog. We don’t think we’ve ever met a firefighter with a purer heart than this guy.