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Pawsitively Adorable Halloween Costumes For Pets

Do you have family members with four legs? If you are like me, you might have multiple members of your family who walk around on four legs. If so, with Halloween fast approaching, I thought it would be fun to check out some Halloween costumes for pets. It can be a lot of fun to dress your pet up and take them with your trick or treating. It is also nice to have them dressed up when you are handing out candy to kids at your own house.


Be careful when choosing a costume to get something safe and comfortable for your pet. Sizes are very important so take measurements and try them on if possible before buying one.  If your dog or cat seem distressed or uncomfortable, remove the costume and try to find one that is better suited for them.  In the end you want to above all make sure your pet is happy and safe.

I saw some great pet costumes at Walmart. For Star Wars fans the R2-D2 Pet Halloween Costume is available in sizes from small to extra-large. The costume includes a jumpsuit adorned with the R2-D2 machine pattern with belt and matching headpiece. If you are going out as a family for Halloween, you could all dress as a Star Wars characters and include your dog in this costume.


Your dog will be wagging his tail all the way to the Bat Cave in the Batman Pet Halloween Costume. This is a sparkly version for dogs that want to shine while fighting crime. Costume includes cape with rhinestone detailed logo, glittery gold belt and headpiece. Costume is available in sizes from small to extra-large.


Could there be a more perfectly suited costume for dogs than the Underdog Halloween Pet Costume? Your dog will be ready to save the world in this iconic blue and red top and cape.


Target  has some awesome costumes for dogs. Going back to the Star Wars theme, the Star Wars Dewback Pet Rider Costume is too much fun! This one-piece jumpsuit features a detachable hood and Stormtrooper rider. It comes in one size made to fit average size dogs. This is a very unique costume that will make your dog the hit of the Halloween parade.


I know we have been all about dogs so far but even the most finicky feline would look festive in one of these minimal Costume Collars that Target has. The candy corn or spider web design add the right amount of holiday spirit without being too constrictive or confining.


Whatever you choose just make sure your pet likes it as much as you do. Other safety tips are to choose a costume based on the weather in your area so your pet does not get overheated. When taking your dog out, keep them on a leash and make sure you have a collapsible bowl to provide water for them.  My Bulldog is nudging me with one final tip, she wants me to remind you to pick up some doggy treats because chocolate is not good for dogs!