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Pets are not people. While you may get excited about Halloween costumes, your pet may not feel the same way. Even though the holiday aisles at pet stores and department stores are stocked with pet costumes, that doesn’t mean your pet is the right candidate for dressing up. Unless you know your dog or cat absolutely loves a costume, don’t put them in it.
Perhaps you are a pet owner who loves to dress their pet up year-round. Or maybe you think animal clothes are silliness. Whichever camp you fit into, come Halloween time you may almost feel obligated to get a little silly with the pet that has stolen your heart. But there are precautions that every pet owner should take before outfitting your pet with a Halloween costume.
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Handmade Halloween Pet Jester Costume
Since when did the pope get so...furry? Now your little hound can be a holy hound! This Holy Hound Pet Costume will turn your pooch into a pope look-alike! Make your doggy a little more religious this Halloween when you make 'em wear this costume. This funny dog costume is perfect for your pooch this Halloween. The costume goes on the front paws and fastens around the belly with Velcro so that it has several secure points for a better fit. The stole has printed gold pawprints and fastens to the costume with Velcro. The costume also comes with a red cape with a printed gold cross. The miter headpiece has an elastic chin strap so that it stays in place even when your pet takes off after the neighborhood squirrel - not very pope-like behavior if you ask us!Before Halloween, it’s a good idea to take your pet’s costume for a test run and see how they react to it before the big day. During this dry run, keep a close eye on your pet’s body language.The countdown to Halloween in NYC is on! And while you’re shopping for your own ingenious at one of the city’s many , don't forget about one for your favorite four-legged friend. If you’re planning to dress up your cat or dog this year, the best are chock-full of adorable costumes ranging from bacon to dinosaur outfits. We’ve compiled the top looks for your furry companion, but brace yourself—our slideshow of the best pet Halloween costumes is bursting with serious cuteness.
RECOMMENDED: See all coverageAs most festivities happen after dusk, it’s critical that pet Halloween costumes should always be highly visible. That means choosing one that is a so your pet is visible to people and traffic.