18 Cute Halloween Costumes Your Pet Will Hate

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In case you were wondering whether your best friend really, really loves you, this is the time of year to deploy the harmless litmus test known as dressing up your pet. Halloween is a little over a week away and for anyone cohabiting with an adored animal, the temptation of getting them into the holiday spirit with plush, ridiculous get-ups is palpable. We would never condone forcing an animal to do something it didn't want to do, but for those lovable mushes who are game in the name of some peacocking around the neighborhood, snuggles, and a photo-op with their humans, now's the time to strike with the most ludicrous costumes you can find online.

Read on to discover and shop all the well-intentioned horror and betrayal Halloween 2021 can be for your most-loved four-legged friend.

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<h2>Pet Wizard Costume with Glasses</h2><br>We may still be waiting for our Hogwarts letter to arrive in the mail, but that doesn't mean your furry friend can't show some House pride this Halloween.<br><br><strong>Impoosy</strong> Pet Dog Shirts Cat Wizard Costume with Glasses, $, available at <a href="https://amzn.to/3lMia9O" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>

Pet Wizard Costume with Glasses


We may still be waiting for our Hogwarts letter to arrive in the mail, but that doesn't mean your furry friend can't show some House pride this Halloween.

Impoosy Pet Dog Shirts Cat Wizard Costume with Glasses, $, available at Amazon
<h2>Bee Full Body Dog and Cat Costume</h2><br>Real bees: Scary. Your pet dressed as a bee: Adorable.<br><br><strong>Hide & Eek!</strong> Bee Full Body Dog and Cat Costume, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fgoto.target.com%2FVyYQAA" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Target" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Target</a>

Bee Full Body Dog and Cat Costume


Real bees: Scary. Your pet dressed as a bee: Adorable.

Hide & Eek! Bee Full Body Dog and Cat Costume, $, available at Target
<h2>Modern Space Suit Dog and Cat Costume</h2><br>Room for two more, Bezos, Branson, and Musk?<br><br><strong>Hide & Eek!</strong> Modern Space Suit Dog and Cat Costume, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fgoto.target.com%2Fvnj0Qd" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Target" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Target</a>

Modern Space Suit Dog and Cat Costume


Room for two more, Bezos, Branson, and Musk?

Hide & Eek! Modern Space Suit Dog and Cat Costume, $, available at Target
<h2>Sherlock Holmes Detective Cape Hat Pet Cat Dog</h2><br>This smart getup? It's elementary, dear Watson.<br><br><strong>Miyopet</strong> Sherlock Holmes Detective Cape Hat Pet Cat Dog, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.etsy.com%2Flisting%2F1054483187%2Fsherlock-holmes-detective-cape-hat-pet%3F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Etsy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Etsy</a>

Sherlock Holmes Detective Cape Hat Pet Cat Dog


This smart getup? It's elementary, dear Watson.

Miyopet Sherlock Holmes Detective Cape Hat Pet Cat Dog, $, available at Etsy
<h2>Red Lobster Dog &Cat Costume<br></h2><br>Bring in the dancing lobsters!<br><br><strong>Frisco</strong> Red Lobster Dog & Cat Costume, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.chewy.com%2Ffrisco-red-lobster-dog-cat-costume%2Fdp%2F185458" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Chewy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Chewy</a>

Red Lobster Dog &Cat Costume


Bring in the dancing lobsters!

Frisco Red Lobster Dog & Cat Costume, $, available at Chewy
<h2>UPS Delivery Driver Dog & Cat Costume<br></h2><br>The real question this Halloween: What can brown do for you? (And no, we haven't forgotten about you, <a href="https://www.chewy.com/california-costumes-usps-delivery/dp/184199?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:United States Postal Service" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">United States Postal Service</a>.)<br><br><strong>California Costumes</strong> UPS Delivery Driver Dog & Cat Costume, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.chewy.com%2Fcalifornia-costumes-ups-delivery%2Fdp%2F153628" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Chewy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Chewy</a>

UPS Delivery Driver Dog & Cat Costume


The real question this Halloween: What can brown do for you? (And no, we haven't forgotten about you, United States Postal Service.)

California Costumes UPS Delivery Driver Dog & Cat Costume, $, available at Chewy
<h2>Pet Cat Bat Wings for Halloween</h2><br>We only suspected that cats possess the ability to suck out our souls, but now? Welcome to the dark side.<br><br><strong>Puoyis</strong> Pet Cat Bat Wings for Halloween, $, available at <a href="https://amzn.to/3AnOAeu" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>

Pet Cat Bat Wings for Halloween


We only suspected that cats possess the ability to suck out our souls, but now? Welcome to the dark side.

Puoyis Pet Cat Bat Wings for Halloween, $, available at Amazon
<h2>Bread Cat Costume</h2><br>For especially clothing-averse kitties, we suggest this simple collar piece to instantly become a walking meme.<br><br><strong>Frisco</strong> Bread Cat Costume, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.chewy.com%2Ffrisco-bread-cat-costume%2Fdp%2F241994" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Chewy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Chewy</a>

Bread Cat Costume


For especially clothing-averse kitties, we suggest this simple collar piece to instantly become a walking meme.

Frisco Bread Cat Costume, $, available at Chewy
<h2>Banana Pet Costume</h2><br>We love a Halloween costume rich in potassium.<br><br><strong>Rubie's</strong> Banana Pet Costume, $, available at <a href="https://amzn.to/3lkT15B" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>

Banana Pet Costume


We love a Halloween costume rich in potassium.

Rubie's Banana Pet Costume, $, available at Amazon
<h2>Beetlejuice Pet Costume<br></h2><br>If you say Beetlejuice three times I'll probably go hide under the couch.<br><br><strong>Rubie's</strong> Beetlejuice Pet Costume, $, available at <a href="https://amzn.to/3iGETSJ" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>

Beetlejuice Pet Costume


If you say Beetlejuice three times I'll probably go hide under the couch.

Rubie's Beetlejuice Pet Costume, $, available at Amazon
<h2>Lion Ruff Dog and Cat Headwear<br></h2><br>A fitting look for your true king of the castle.<br><br><strong>Hide & Eek!</strong> Lion Ruff Dog and Cat Headwear, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fgoto.target.com%2FkjMkZn" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Target" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Target</a>

Lion Ruff Dog and Cat Headwear


A fitting look for your true king of the castle.

Hide & Eek! Lion Ruff Dog and Cat Headwear, $, available at Target
<h2>Elvis Cape Pet Halloween Costume<br></h2><br>There better be a bacon and peanut butter reward for this.<br><br><strong>Rubie's</strong> Elvis Pet Cape, $, available at <a href="https://amzn.to/3FuSciW" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>

Elvis Cape Pet Halloween Costume


There better be a bacon and peanut butter reward for this.

Rubie's Elvis Pet Cape, $, available at Amazon
<h2>Pizza Slice Pet Costume<br></h2><br>Pizza cat is not here for eye contact.<br><br><strong>Trendy Halloween</strong> Pizza Slice Pet Costume, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.trendyhalloween.com%2FPizza-Slice-Pet-Costume-P26521.aspx%23.W8k90hNKiRt" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Trendy Halloween" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Trendy Halloween</a>

Pizza Slice Pet Costume


Pizza cat is not here for eye contact.

Trendy Halloween Pizza Slice Pet Costume, $, available at Trendy Halloween
<h2>Authentic Mexican Blanket Dog Poncho<br></h2><br>Hand-sewn from hand-woven serape blankets straight from Guadalajara, Mexico with proceeds donated to Baja California Spay Neuter Foundation. The face says no, but the heart says, <em>sí</em>!<br><br><strong>Baja Ponchos</strong> Authentic Mexican Blanket Dog Poncho, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.etsy.com%2Flisting%2F266709523%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Etsy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Etsy</a>

Authentic Mexican Blanket Dog Poncho


Hand-sewn from hand-woven serape blankets straight from Guadalajara, Mexico with proceeds donated to Baja California Spay Neuter Foundation. The face says no, but the heart says, !

Baja Ponchos Authentic Mexican Blanket Dog Poncho, $, available at Etsy
<h2>Sweet Sunflower Halloween Costume<br></h2><br>Hello darkness, my old friend...<br><br><strong>Rubie's</strong> Sweet Sunflower Halloween Costume, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.walmart.com%2Fip%2FSweet-Sunflower-Pet-Dog-Cat-Spring-Flower-Hoodie-Halloween-Costume%2F402894324" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Walmart" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Walmart</a>

Sweet Sunflower Halloween Costume


Hello darkness, my old friend...

Rubie's Sweet Sunflower Halloween Costume, $, available at Walmart
<h2>Formal Dog & Cat Tuxedo</h2><br>For pups who feel most dignified in formalwear.<br><br><strong>Frisco</strong> Formal Dog & Cat Tuxedo, Black, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.chewy.com%2Ffrisco-formal-dog-cat-tuxedo-black%2Fdp%2F166470%3F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Chewy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Chewy</a>

Formal Dog & Cat Tuxedo


For pups who feel most dignified in formalwear.

Frisco Formal Dog & Cat Tuxedo, Black, $, available at Chewy
<h2>Hawaiian Breeze Camp Dog Shirt<br></h2><br>For pups who prefer to hang loose during Halloween.<br><br><strong>Casual Canine</strong> Hawaiian Breeze Camp Shirt Dog, $, available at <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Casual-Canine-Hawaiian-Breeze-24/dp/B00H28XGY0" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>

Hawaiian Breeze Camp Dog Shirt


For pups who prefer to hang loose during Halloween.

Casual Canine Hawaiian Breeze Camp Shirt Dog, $, available at Amazon
<h2>Born to Unicorn Cat Costume<br></h2><br>Always be yourself, unless you can be a unicorn. <br><br><strong>Bootique</strong> Born to Unicorn Cat Costume, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.petco.com%2Fshop%2Fen%2Fpetcostore%2Fproduct%2Fdefault-product-name-3011320%3F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Petco" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Petco</a>

Born to Unicorn Cat Costume


Always be yourself, unless you can be a unicorn.

Bootique Born to Unicorn Cat Costume, $, available at Petco
Acting like they don't already moonlight as Bunnicula come October.<br><br><strong>Toffee Crafts</strong> Vampire cape pet costume for small animals, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.etsy.com%2Flisting%2F559460803%2Fvampire-cape-pet-costume-for-small" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Etsy" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Etsy</a>
Acting like they don't already moonlight as Bunnicula come October.

Toffee Crafts Vampire cape pet costume for small animals, $, available at Etsy
Glam never looked so good.<br><br><strong>Pet Costume Center</strong> Rainbow Bob Wig , $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fpetcostumecenter.com%2Fproduct%2Frainbow-bob-wig-dog-cat-costume%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Pet Costume Center" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Pet Costume Center</a>
Glam never looked so good.

Pet Costume Center Rainbow Bob Wig , $, available at Pet Costume Center
I hope you like my outfit for your last day on Earth, hooman.<br><br><strong>Spirit Halloween</strong> Aristocrat Cat Costume, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.spirithalloween.com%2Fproduct%2Faristocrat-cat-costume%2F135681.uts" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Spirit Halloween" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Spirit Halloween</a>
I hope you like my outfit for your last day on Earth, hooman.

Spirit Halloween Aristocrat Cat Costume, $, available at Spirit Halloween
Why are you like this?<br><br><strong>Animal Planet</strong> Raptor Dog Costume , $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.healthypets.com%2Fanimal-planet-raptor-dog-costume-large.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Healthy Pets" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Healthy Pets</a>
Why are you like this?

Animal Planet Raptor Dog Costume , $, available at Healthy Pets
Pineapple costume today, trash bin contents on the floor tomorrow.<br><br><strong>Target</strong> Pineapple Pet Costume, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.target.com%2Fp%2Fpineapple-dog-costume-hyde-and-eek-boutique-153%2F-%2FA-53655339" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Target" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Target</a>
Pineapple costume today, trash bin contents on the floor tomorrow.

Target Pineapple Pet Costume, $, available at Target
The true inspiration behind the peach emoji.<br><br><strong>Target</strong> Aerobics Pet Costume, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.target.com%2Fp%2Faerobics-dog-costume-hyde-and-eek-boutique-153%2F-%2FA-53655342" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Target" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Target</a>
The true inspiration behind the peach emoji.

Target Aerobics Pet Costume, $, available at Target
Cone of shame, straight up.<br><br><strong>Bootique</strong> Dirty Puptini Dog Costume, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.petco.com%2Fshop%2Fen%2Fpetcostore%2Fproduct%2Fbootique-dirty-puptini-dog-costume" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Petco" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Petco</a>
Cone of shame, straight up.

Bootique Dirty Puptini Dog Costume, $, available at Petco

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