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10 Great Costumes for Pets and Pet Parents

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What could possibly be better than photos of cute pets? Photos of cute pets in Halloween costumes, of course! Here at Essential Pet, we believe everything is better with our pets by our side, so it should come as no surprise that we love to let them get in on the Halloween fun.

Sure, you may be well-past trick-or-treating age, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get in on the fun too! Halloween is the perfect opportunity to stretch your imagination and scratch your creative itch (but hopefully not any actual itches!), all the while showcasing your sweet four-legged family members. Whether you opt for a group get up that is funny, trendy, classic, scary, or clever, you and your pet are sure to be the highlight of your friends’ Instagram feeds.

Need a little inspiration? You’re in luck- we’ve put together this post with our top 10 favorite Halloween pet and pet parent costumes, just for you. Enjoy!

  1. The forever-classic hotdog

If you’ve got a pup, you simply can’t go wrong with a hotdog costume. For a fresh take on an old idea, try variations of the costume like this hotdog and hotdog vendor get up.

  1. S’mores

Leave your friends begging for s’more! This is the perfect group costume for three. A little creativity and some poster board are all you’ll need to pull off this nod to everyone’s favorite campfire delicacy.

  1. Wayne and Garth from Wayne’s World

Party on Wayne! Party on Garth! Every 90’s buff will agree, this costume is “EXCELLENT!”

  1. Scooby Doo and the Gang

Take four meddling humans and one goofy dog and you’ve got the makings for this iconic group Halloween costume. Just don’t forget the Scooby snacks. Like, zoinks!

  1. Dorothy and Toto

This group costume never goes out of style, and it’s easy to customize to your group size. You can follow the yellow brick road just as Dorothy and Toto, or could also include a scarecrow, lion, tin man, witches, and munchkins, this group costume is always a fun one.

  1. Pumpkin Spice Latte and Starbucks barista

Caffeine buzz not included.

  1. Witch or Warlock and cat

Cat-lovers everywhere know that some cats simply don’t do costumes. If that sounds like your feline, don’t despair; this duo requires no dressing up on their part.

  1. TYTM Beanie Babies

This is another great costume for pets who aren’t fond of dressing up. A simple red heart with the famous “ty” logo attached to their collar is all you’ll need to pull this one off.

  1. Max and The Grinch

We all know that as soon as Halloween ends, the Christmas hubub begins! Get a jump on the season with this cute costume. You could even use your Halloween photo for your Christmas cards!

  1. Any superhero and sidekick

You and your pet are the ultimate pair. Why not pay tribute to your solid friendship with a nod to some of the most “super” duos?

We should note that not all animals enjoy Halloween as much as we do. As much fun as it is to dress up with your furry BFF, it is important to remember that he or she may not enjoy wearing a costume. If your pet reacts negatively to their costume, the kindest thing you can do for them is to respect their preference.

Do you dress up with your pet? We would love to see your pictures! Please share them with us on our facebook page, or tag us on instagram @21stessentialpet.

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