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Animal Halloween Costumes
October 12, 2012 6:48 AM   Subscribe

Jill Harness from Neatorama curates a collection of photos of Over 40 Fantastic Animal Halloween Costumes.

I was prepared to be meh about this, but the ferret dressed as Freddie Kruger warmed me to it, and by the time I saw the chihuahua dressed as the Pope, I figured I needed to share.
posted by hippybear (29 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
This is why the Internet exists.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 7:01 AM on October 12, 2012


The cat in the clown costume is the same costume we dressed our youngest cat in last year.

She wasn't having it.
posted by Kitteh at 7:06 AM on October 12, 2012


The chihuahua was pretty great, but I have to say:

1. Dachshund dressed as a french maid -- dude, you need professional help

2. Pug dressed as a pug -- excellent, but it really needed one more iteration

3. Ferret dressed as the Devil -- this is not a costume

4. Shih Tzu dressed as a Cowboy -- I have seen several guys who look exactly like this; it's uncanny!

5. Pugs dressed as royalty -- this is not really a costume. Pugs pretty much are royalty wherever they go. They have all the gravitas in the dog world. Well, until they roll out those unearthly tongues.
posted by GenjiandProust at 7:06 AM on October 12, 2012 [3 favorites]


A Pit Bull as Queen Elizabeth

Day has been made. We can close up shop, folks.

(We're still trying to decide a costume for Apple. I'm thinking dinosaur.)
posted by griphus at 7:07 AM on October 12, 2012 [2 favorites]


Ok, that's great and all but this special snowflake needs an idea for 2 black pitbulls. For that I rate this post a C+. *grumps away*


And no, skunk is not a functional idea because their tails aren't bushy enough.
posted by RolandOfEld at 7:07 AM on October 12, 2012


Two black dinosaurs.
posted by griphus at 7:08 AM on October 12, 2012 [2 favorites]


And no, skunk is not a functional idea because their tails aren't bushy enough.

This is why they created "Lee Press-On Tails!"
posted by GenjiandProust at 7:09 AM on October 12, 2012 [2 favorites]


At last I've found something truly scary to be afraid of for Halloween.
posted by twoleftfeet at 7:12 AM on October 12, 2012


Pug dressed as a pug

Yo dawg
posted by DU at 7:12 AM on October 12, 2012 [9 favorites]


We're still trying to decide a costume for Apple.

Something about that face is making me think Winston Churchill.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 7:12 AM on October 12, 2012


A Horse as a Cow
A Horse as a Cow

A Horse as a Cow
posted by uncleozzy at 7:14 AM on October 12, 2012


This is the best dog costume ever, so you can all go home now.
posted by Rock Steady at 7:19 AM on October 12, 2012 [11 favorites]


That chihuahua is clearly ignorant of what actual Papal regalia looks like. What is that? A red mitre? Sorry dog, you're doing it wrong, mitres are white.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 7:23 AM on October 12, 2012 [2 favorites]


This is the first list of this type I have seen that lacks the word "slutty" anywhere.

And I love A Bearded Dragon as The Mad Hatter!
posted by Mezentian at 7:24 AM on October 12, 2012


This is appropriate, because many dogs do tricks for treats.
posted by twoleftfeet at 7:26 AM on October 12, 2012 [3 favorites]


This looks like abuse to me. These animals don't need clothes.
posted by mareli at 7:27 AM on October 12, 2012


This is the best dog costume ever, so you can all go home now.


Oh, my friend, I will see you and raise you Bones Mello.
posted by GenjiandProust at 7:28 AM on October 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


This is the best dog costume ever, so you can all go home now.

Oh, my friend, I will see you and raise you Bones Mello.


Bones Mello, the AT-AT Dog, is admittedly pretty impressive, but the first link is conceptually above and beyond. Dressing a dog as an Imperial Walker or as a llama or as, well, a dog is disguising a quadruped as another quadruped. To invert the traditional pantomime horse approach (where two bipeds become a quadruped) and to disguise a four-legged creature as two bipeds is fucking fantastic.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 7:44 AM on October 12, 2012 [2 favorites]


Apparently she also curates a list of 40+ terrible, terrible animal jokes.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 7:46 AM on October 12, 2012


I wish my cats were more fun.
posted by FirstMateKate at 7:48 AM on October 12, 2012


Ok, that's great and all but this special snowflake needs an idea for 2 black pitbulls.

Oooh, ooh! Black widow spider! You'd need some red colored hairspray (or whatever they used on skunk-dog) and just make the shape on their backs! Plus, there are 8 legs (between the two of them).
posted by maryr at 8:02 AM on October 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


Those are, admittedly, a lot of fun. The low-effort iguana-as-bunny made me snort.
posted by notsnot at 8:22 AM on October 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


A dog dressed as two dogs carrying a present.
posted by Dr-Baa at 8:30 AM on October 12, 2012 [6 favorites]


I haven't decided yet if this is the best thing ever, or the worst.
posted by blue_beetle at 8:42 AM on October 12, 2012


To invert the traditional pantomime horse approach (where two bipeds become a quadruped) and to disguise a four-legged creature as two bipeds is fucking fantastic.

As I see it, the next hurdle is to dress up two cats as an octopus.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 8:51 AM on October 12, 2012


ricochet biscuit: As I see it, the next hurdle is to dress up two cats as an octopus.

Or one octopus as two cats.
posted by Rock Steady at 9:00 AM on October 12, 2012 [3 favorites]


Plus, there are 8 legs (between the two of them).

I don't know about you but the idea of tying, duct taping, or otherwise creating a conjoined twin with my two pits is enough to make me want to curl up in the corner in the fetal position. That's not to say they wouldn't submit and patiently allow me to try some ridiculousness with them but my costume judo simply isn't up to that sort of level.

Now adding legs to each pup.... hrm.... that's a worthy venture. This idea has legs...
posted by RolandOfEld at 9:03 AM on October 12, 2012 [2 favorites]


Oh man. Two eight-legged black widow spiderdogs, bounding up the sidewalk, all happy to see you, not understanding why you're creeped out and backing away and then it becomes a game of chase.

Aaaaaughh all the nightmares, is what I'm saying.
posted by rewil at 9:20 AM on October 12, 2012 [2 favorites]


I adore the little dog in the tricorn hat, hangin' with Marie Antoinette.
posted by Squeak Attack at 9:56 AM on October 12, 2012


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