Halloween Costumes for Cats

by KaitlynDeMetro

Halloween is primarily a kids Holiday but it can be just as fun for our pets too. Here is list of traditional and not so traditional costumes for Cats, and a few kitty quotes too.

Kids are fun to dress up for Halloween but what about those of us who don't have human children? Our furbabies are our true kids and the center or our world, so why not let them join in on all the spooktacular Halloween fun? Black cats are often associated with Halloween but rarely do we see them all dressed up. From vampires to lions to sailors, these costumes will get any cat into the Halloween spirit.

"What greater gift than the love of a cat?"
Charles Dickens

When most people think of dressing pets up for Halloween, they picture dogs parading around with their human companions on All Hallows Eve. Cats are left out of all the costume fun more often than not. This is strange, seeing as cats are the most common pet in the US. There are 88 million pet cats and 74 million pet dogs. Some cats won't put up with silly costumes. They prefer to sit on their perch and watch us go about in our ridiculous Halloween fun. But not all cats feel superior to our holiday festivities. They want to join in too. For those cats, there's plenty of costumes to choose from.

A Change in Fur

Sometimes, our furbabies just want to be a different animal for a change. Many have seen The Lion King far too many times and want to be king of the jungle, since they pretty much are kings and queens of our homes. Others want to be a cute little bumble bee, and some would rather be a cow (hey, they love milk right?)

"Cats do not have to be shown how to have a good time, for they are unfailing ingenious in that respect."
—James Mason

Classic Costumes for Classy Kitties

Vampires, pumpkins, and devils, oh my! Your kitty is sure to get into the Halloween spirit with these spooky costumes! Cats are known for being mischievous little devils anyway, why not dress them up as their pesky selves?

Got a cat that likes to bite? He's a vampire. Got a lazy house cat who likes to lay still like a veggie? You got yourself a pumpkin.

"I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat."
—Edgar Allan Poe


For that debonair cat who is just too charming for words, he could use some special attire for a black tie event. From a plain black tie, to a Halloween skull tie, to a fancy top hot, there's plenty of choices for selective kitty.

"Cats, like men, are flatterers."
—Walter Savage Landor (author, Imaginary Conversations)

Fantasy Cat

Our cats spend hours on our laps as we binge watch our favorite nerdy series and superhero movies. They are just a big of a fan as you are, so let them express themselves with these purrfect nerdy cat costumes!

"If a dog jumps into your lap it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing it is because your lap is warmer."
—A.N. Whitehead

We All Go A Little Mad (Hatter) Sometimes!

Cats just love to act crazy. They run around, mostly in the middle of the night for no reason. They stare at inanimate objects for hours, plotting their destruction. They knock your things off your dresser or counter, frankly just to act like a jerk. Cats are crazy so why not show off their Mad Hatter side?

"It is very inconvenient habit of kittens (Alice had once made the remark) that, whatever you say to them they always purr."
—Lewis Carroll

Sailor Cats

For the cat who who fears no water, or maybe he does unless it's a steady stream coming from the faucet, they are destined to be a sailor (or atleast look like one for one night!)

They'll make the other cats jealous when they see your cool sailor cat who isn't afraid of a little water like the rest.

"Of all God's creatures, there is only one that cannot be made slave of the lash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve the man, but it would deteriorate the cat."
—Mark Twain

"People with insufficient personalities are fond of cats. These people adore being ignored."
—Henry Morgan

"Often used as symbols of bad luck, black cats grace many Halloween decorations. The black cat's bad reputation dates back to the Dark Ages, when witch hunts were commonplace. Elderly, solitary women were often accused of witchcraft, and their pet cats were said to be their "familiars," or demonic animals that had been given to them by the devil.

Another medieval myth told that Satan turned himself into a cat when socializing with witches. But nowadays, black cats aren't synonymous with bad luck and mischief everywhere — in Ireland, Scotland and England, it's considered good luck for a black cat to cross your path."(livescience.com)

Black Kitten on Pumpkin
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Halloween Costumes for Dogs

All witches need a familiar. But who's to say that the four legged one can't be the magical being, with a human familiar? Certainly not the canine in this costume!
These creatures of the night look decidedly more canine than bat-like, but why should humans have all the fun? Your dog can have a vampire costume too!
Looking for a canine Jack O'Lantern suit for this night of ghoulish madness? These are the gourd-liest Halloween dog outfits around!

Happy Halloween!

Updated: 10/10/2014, KaitlynDeMetro
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WriterArtist on 10/13/2014

Wow - these are really some of awesome collection of pet's costumes.

KaitlynDeMetro on 09/25/2014

Thats how I feel too Telsto. I think my cats would go a tad crazy.

KaitlynDeMetro on 09/25/2014

Thank you!

Telesto on 09/25/2014

I'd be lucky to escape with any hands left it I tried to put clothes on my cats!

ologsinquito on 09/24/2014

Very cute. This is going on my crazy for cats board.

KaitlynDeMetro on 09/24/2014

Thanks. =] I thought these were so cute and funny, I had to post it! I especially love the Lion's Mane lol.

Ember on 09/24/2014

I absolutely cannot believe this is a thing! XD I'm laughing so hard right now, I love it.

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