Once upon a time, dressing up your cat or dog in a Halloween costume was considered “wacky” and you were automatically put in the crazy pet lady/guy category by your family. Fast forward to Halloween season 2016 and it’s not only considered normal, but actually acceptable and eagerly anticipated by pet parents and retailers. In 2015, American’s spent $350 million on pet Halloween costumes. That’s $1 for every $3 spent on a kids costume according to the National Retail Federation. So what’s next? A sweater on a fish?
The small pet costume trend has been steadily growing over the past 3 years. Major pet retailer PetSmart has been expanding their small pet costume selection catering to the demands of guinea pig parents who want to put a tutu on their rodent. Etsy.com is a treasure trove of creative small pet costume designers offering everything from hand-made Yoda costumes for your bearded dragon to sweaters for chickens.
Chicken sweater by PaulFarm
Check out some of our favorite small pet Halloween costumes found on Etsy.com. These are great DIY pet costume ideas for you to experiment with or buy directly from the designers.
Sheep’s costume for a hedgehog by Crafted4Pets
Hedgehog or hamster birthday hat by Crafted4Pets
Guinea pig newsboy hat by Pinkismart
X-mas guinea pig costume by Crafted4Pets
Pizza slize rat costume by Custommadebybethany
Yoda Halloween costume for bearded dragons by Pampered Beardies
Bearded dragon Princess Leia costume by PamperedBeardies