Halloween is one of those occasions some prepare for months and months in advance. For one night only, you can shed your everyday skin and zip up into the new, sleek, and creatively imagined skin of something or someone else.
But Halloween doesn’t have to be just for you. What about that furry creature you dote over? Instead of doing the boring thing of dressing up in a matching costume with your partner, why not take your pet out for a spin round the Halloween block and get real imaginative with your costume? Whether it’s a simple get-up or something much more elaborate, here are a few ideas to get you and your pet ready for All Hallows.
Witches with a Twist: Sanderson Sisters
Get witchy with your Halloween costume this year. It’s a classic for a reason. Why not shake up your traditional witch costume and pay homage to the beloved children’s Halloween movie Hocus Pocus about three troublesome witch sisters? Winifred, Mary, and Sarah. Dress your cat up as Thackery Binx and put a spell on your town.
Famous Couples in History: Beyonce and Jay-Z
Divorce rumours be damned, Bey and Jay will live on. If they are On The Run from anything, it is the naysayers of true love. Bring your Brooklyn down low, throw on some Tom Ford (Tom Ford-like?), and transform into what is sure to be the one of the most famous couples in human history. Also acceptable: dressing your pet up as Blue Ivy Carter, future hip hop monarch.
What is Halloween without a sexy maid or a sexy a firefighter or a sexy animal? It’s nothing, that’s what. Dress like a sexy cat and then bring your sexy cat! Not only is it cost-efficient to dress like each other, it’s also brilliant. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so show your pet how much you care.
When the Empire strikes back
There is no partnership in this world like that of Han Solo and Chewbacca. Luke may have Yoda, but Luke will never have the bond that exists between Han and Chewie. Han is nothing without the big fleabag, and Chewy is (understandably) lost without Han. The Millennium Falcon driving dream team is the ultimate in a matching owner/pet Halloween costume. Slick back your pet’s fur in a windswept way to perfect Chewbacca’s look and slap on a stern scowl on your face to perfect your Harrison Ford impersonation. The inhabitants of the Death Star will be quivering in fear of you.
What a character!
Some of the best costume ideas come from your favourite childhood stories, from Little Red Riding Hood and the wolf, to the tortoise and the hare. Sure, these pedagogical tales of morality host a myriad of life lessons, but they also offer really neat costume ideas. Updated stories and newer soon-to-be classics offer a whole host of pairs to choose from. Harry Potter and Buckbeak the Hippogriff, anyone? Draw on a lightning bolt scar on your forehead and put a beak on your dog, and you’ll have the most literary costumes on the block.
Be your favourite celebrity and their animal!
If you are #blessed to have the same breed of dog as Miley or the exact same kitten Taylor Swift cuddles close, then dress up as your favourite celebrity and bring your pet to fully transform into that adorable matching pair. It’s easy, quick, original, and, if done properly, can be hilarious. Twerk your way to the top of the Halloween winners list!