Bring on the spooky decorations, creative costumes and lots and lots of candy. It’s Halloween! If you’re like me, leaving your pet home alone while the family is out trick-or-treating isn’t an option (unless you want to return to a ransacked house). In the spirit of the holiday, I like to dress up my dog, too, but sometimes I need a little inspiration. Luckily, the Taste of Home community has tons of creative and easy ideas. Here are eight paw-some pet costumes from readers like you!
Classic Halloween costumes work for pets, too. Think cowboys and cowgirls, vampires, witches, even spiders.
Christmas in October
Channel The Nightmare Before Christmas (or jolly old St. Nick himself) and dress your precious pet as Santa or one of his reindeer.
The Office Busy Bee
If you’re lucky enough to work someplace that allows pets—jealous!—convey the pace of your workday with this super cute busy bee inspiration.
Get Your Geek On
Are you a superfan? Show it by disguising your pet as a character from your favorite book, movie or TV show.
Play the Breed
A dachshund as a hot dog. A lab as a scientist. A Frenchie as a French maid. Sometimes your pet’s perfect costume is in her genes.
Join a Cult (Classic)
If you have a pet rabbit, you almost have to dress him up as the killer bunny from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
If your pet doesn’t like being dressed up, consider decorating her leash and collar to guarantee a costume that won’t get chewed up.
Whatever You Have Around
Sometimes you just have to grab something and go…like the year I wrapped a scarf around my dog, Mac, and turned him into a Czech babi (grandma).
Regardless of what your pet wears this Halloween, she’ll definitely be cute enough to deserve a treat!