Attention pet parents! It’s time to plan for one of the best and most festive holidays of all: Halloween! What are you going to dress your furry family members in this year? We are crazy excited about spending Halloween with our adorable Corgi puppy and our regal Ragdoll cat, so we’ve been scouting all of the options. Now our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum is sharing our edit of the best Halloween costume ideas to shop for dogs and cats of any size this year, plus the top fall flavored pet treats to enjoy all season long.
What are the best Halloween costume ideas and holiday treats for dogs and cats this year?
Happy Halloween! As the calendar ticks closer and closer to October 31st, we love getting in the spirit of all things spooky. This means decorating our homes, our outfits, and yes… our pets. After all, what’s cuter than a picture of an adorable puppy? An adorable puppy who’s all decked out in Halloween attire, of course!
Even though we see our precious pets as superheroes every day, this is the one time of year where we get to actualize their inner magic. And with popular events like the Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade, you know that the rest of the world agrees.
Here are our recommendations for some of the best scary-sweet treats, toys, and Halloween costumes for dogs and cats right now, so that our favorite furry friends can fully join in the Halloween fun.
pet costumes that are party perfect for dogs and cats this Halloween
If you don’t use Halloween as an opportunity to take pictures of your pup looking super-cute in a fun costume, then what is the point of this entire holiday? That’s how we feel, anyway. Which is why we can’t get over this “bone appetite” chef costume, which is as easy to wear as it is hilarious. The bone – and bone pun – add a little something extra, but there’s no beating the look of that tiny chef hat.
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This is an ensemble any pet parent can love: a bow tie and top hat. So simple – only five small pieces, rather than a full outfit. But it can still transform any pup into a distinguished gentleman or gentlewoman. And best of all, it’s available in small, medium, large, and extra-large, so dogs of all sizes can participate in the Halloween fun (and photos) this year.
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3. Top Gun Look
Top Gun Maverick is one of the most popular movies of the year so far. And if you’re a fan, you’ll be thrilled to see this “Top Gun look.” If you’ve always imagined your cat or dog as a kind of Tom Cruise – or, you know, as a fighter pilot – then this could be the perfect choice for Halloween this year. Available in seven sizes: all the way from small to 4x large. And you can add some fun accessories, like the scarf and aviators!
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Of course, we all see our pets as unicorns; that’s how special they are to us. And thanks to our favorite New York’s costume shop, Abracadabra, the whole world can see them that way too. This rainbow-colored cape is easy to wear, and cute as can be. We already know how special our animals are, and this Halloween, so will the rest of the world. An easy, too-cute Halloween costume that can work for a dog or a cat – or both!
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5. Tie-On Dragon Howl-O-Ween Dog Wings from Dog & Co
Some dogs are sensitive, and don’t love to wear a lot of heavy apparel. Don’t worry – you can still put them in something precious this Halloween. These shiny dragon wings are lightweight and comfortable, and designed to stay upright all night long. The harness is perfect for anyone looking for a low-maintenance way to transform their puppy into something supernatural.
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6. Captain America from Canine Styles
We don’t know about you, but we already think that dogs are heroes. And if yours would like to look like one this holiday, why not turn them into an Avenger? This getup from Canine Styles comes with the officially licensed Captain American jumpsuit and hoodie, so that your dog will really stand out from the pack. And of course, this would be perfect for any pet going out with a group this holiday – we would love to see the puppy-vengers assembled.
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7. Woody Pet Costume from Abracadabra
Abracadabra is the best costume shop in all of New York, and so it’s no surprise that they have some super special costumes for your animals. But this one might be our favorite that they have in store. The thought of dressing up a dog as a cowboy is already lots of fun, and when it’s our favorite cowboy from film? Even better. With that instantly recognizable bandana, cowboy hat, and gold star, we’re so glad to see Woody with his signature look.
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8. Yappily Ever Wedding Gown from Little Paws Pet Boutique
This has to be the funniest dog costume we’ve seen all season. Of course, it’s even funnier if you have a pint-sized groom to meet the bride at the altar, but either way, “yappily ever after” is a motion we can all get behind. And don’t forget the headpiece, which is easy to attach and adds a little something to this already-special look. Tie on that satin bow and organza veil, and stage that doggie wedding this Halloween.
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9. Sir Barks a Lot from Bitch New York
Your dog has never looked more regal. We love this costume, because aren’t dogs already our knights in shining armor? Each piece of the costume is meticulously sewn, so that the detail is apparent on the finished suit. And the faceguard is totally operational, meaning that your dog can look like a Knight, and still sip from his water bowl. Available in a wide range of sizes, and washable for future uses.
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10. Poodle Skirt
Can you think of anything better than a poodle in a poodle skirt? We’re amazed that no one has tried it before. Though it’s not a poodle in the picture, we hope that all poodle-owners out there are seeing this and pressing “order” before this Halloween. And with the added accessories, we know we’ve never seen a pink lady this close to perfection before.
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the best fall flavored pet treats for Halloween fun for dogs and cats this year
Wüfers’ cookies look so delicious, we wish they were for humans. But alas, we’re going to have to leave these sweets for the dogs – consider it payback, for all the times we’ve withheld food they wanted. But that’s okay, because these cookies are really a treat for us, too. The people at Wüfers know we can’t wait to take pictures of our Halloween-ready pets, and they’ve designed these cookies to double as thematic photo props. And we’re so glad they did! We recommend getting these two autumnal boxes for maximum photo fun.
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Three Dog Bakery makes some of the best dog treats around, and lucky for us, their Halloween – or “Howl-o-Ween” – cookies are available to ship. These are a sandwich cookie with a carob base, and an orange and pumpkin spice crème filling. Think Halloween Oreos, but for dogs. We know that your four-legged friend will appreciate what Three Dog calls the “lick-n-crunch” experience.
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Nothing says fall like a good old pumpkin or ginger snap – and now our pets get to share in that special seasonal experience. Dog Mamma’s are known for their organic, handcrafted, and oven-baked dog treats, and that’s how we know these cookies are going to be out of this world. Made with ginger, pumpkin, carrot, cinnamon, and other all-natural ingredients.
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Milk Bone is a go-to brand for dog treats, and we can’t wait to feed this apple cinnamon edition to our pups. They’re crunchy, and they’re made with real apple, so you can feel good about rewarding your dog for their star behavior. We know we love apple cinnamon this time of year, and we’re sure our dogs will too!
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Nightmare Before Christmas is the rare movie that has weaseled its way into both the Christmas and Halloween canons – because it’s just that good. And if you are a big fan, why not treat your pet to this special Nightmare Before Christmas stuffed toy set? Three adorable and thematic plushies, and the best part is they will stay relevant through the end of December.
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The lamb chop is the classic dog toy, and it does not get cuter than this witchy version! Halloween makes everything a little more magical, and that includes even our dogs’ stuffed animals. We love that it’s a surprise which color you’ll get. Bloomingtails Dog Boutique always has great options for our pets, and their Halloween plushies are no exception.
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Soda Pup is known for their fabulous chew toys, and we’re thrilled to see they have an entire Halloween line. If you’ve got an aggressive chewer, perhaps they’d like this headstone or this vampire bat? Or maybe they’d like this zombie-themed enrichment lick mat. But our favorite has got to be the jack-o-lantern, which doubles as a chew toy and treat dispenser. Keep your dog happy all autumn long.
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Flexible, durable. These black-and-orange cat “teetherz” are fun, and perfect for dogs of all ages. Your sweet pet can chew, fetch, play tug of war, or simply pose next to this festive toy. If you’ve got a puppy on your hands, a toy like this one is the perfect fit. Zippy Paws has something for every occasion, and Halloween is no exception.
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the best Halloween costumes and treats this year for dogs and cats
That’s our edit of the best Halloween costume ideas to shop for dogs and cats of any size, plus fall flavored pet treats to enjoy all season long. What will your little darling be this year?
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Abbie Martin Greenbaum grew up in New York City and currently lives in Brooklyn, where she drinks a lot of coffee and matches roommates together for a living. At Oberlin College, she studied English and Cinema, which are still two of her favorite things, along with dessert and musical theater. She believes in magic.