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3 Shops for Pet Costumes

Oct 7, 2016

by Molly Simms

As the leaves begin to fall, Halloween fanatics the world over begin to scheme their latest-and-greatest costume transformation, be it mermaid, emoji, or taco. Halloween-obsessed pet owners know that no holiday is properly fêted without a photo op of their cat, dog, or even iguana (!) outfitted in suitably adorable-slash-hilarious costumes. There are countless Etsy shops offering pet outfits, but these three standouts present an eye-popping array of costume options.

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Knit Wizard Cat Hat by I Heart Needlework, $24

Meredith Langley’s crocheted pet hats will give your fuzzy best friend the look of an old-timey aviator, a wizard, or — if those aren’t sufficiently tough — a fearsome Viking. The South Carolina-based knitter has been selling her hats on Etsy since 2012 and custom-fits her designs based on each pet: Customers send in measurements and she tailors her work to their specifications. There’s a wide range of animal models featured in her shop, many recruited from Meredith’s own in-house menagerie: Her family has five cats, two dogs, a hamster, a guinea pig, a potbellied pig, and an opossum.

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 Miniature Cat Witch Hat by To Scarborough Fair, $39

Amélie of To Scarborough Fair had the honor of outfitting a cat for one of the most-discussed events in the cute-animal world: the Puppy Bowl’s 2014 Kitty Halftime Show. For that shoot, she created a felted reproduction of a hat worn by Bruno Mars. If your cat doesn’t give off a rock-star vibe, don’t fret: To Scarborough Fair also sells toppers to help him or her resemble a pilgrim, a pirate, or a cowboy. Though the process of fashioning the hats can be time-consuming (“The materials and design have to be adapted to the delicate figure of cats,” she explains), Amélie calls them “a joy to make.” The results, of course, speak for themselves.

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Custom Victorian Ringbearer Dog Costume by Matti’s Millinery and Costumers, $140

What Matti’s Millinery lacks in quantity — the shop carries only a handful of costume designs — it makes up for in quality. Hannah Burkhardsmeier’s lovingly crafted pieces range from a Three Musketeers-inspired getup to a Christmas Carol-themed outfit that comes complete with a dapper top hat. Burkhardsmeier has been making pet costumes since 2007, when an outfit she created for her 10-year-old basset hound, Wellington (who models all the pieces in her Etsy shop), won the pet costume contest at a Renaissance fair. Hannah generously shares the credit for her success with her talented top dog: “Wellington seems to know he has a good side. When the camera comes out, he’ll turn to a certain angle.”

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Christmas Caroler Dog Cat Pet Costume Hat by MattiOnline on Etsy CUSTOM Hat only
Christmas Caroler Dog Cat Pet Costume Hat by MattiOnline on Etsy CUSTOM Hat only
$35.00 USD
Custom Renaissance Tudor Royal Ringbearer Dog Pet Costume outfit for LARGE XL pet
Custom Renaissance Tudor Royal Ringbearer Dog Pet Costume outfit for LARGE XL pet
$105.00 USD
Custom Victorian Ringbearer Dog Pet Costume outfit for  extra large DOG
Custom Victorian Ringbearer Dog Pet Costume outfit for extra large DOG
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Three 3 Musketeer Dog Pet Costume outfit by MattiOnline on Etsy CUSTOM
Three 3 Musketeer Dog Pet Costume outfit by MattiOnline on Etsy CUSTOM
$85.00 USD
Cat Costume - Witch Hat - Hissy Witch - Cat Halloween Costume - Pet Halloween Costume - Cat Photo Prop - OOAK
Cat Costume - Witch Hat - Hissy Witch - Cat Halloween Costume - Pet Halloween Costume - Cat Photo Prop - OOAK
$37.95 USD
Thanksgiving Cat Hat - Spiced Pumpkin - Spiced Pumpkin - Father's Day Cat (Dog) Hat -  Festive Mini Hat
Thanksgiving Cat Hat - Spiced Pumpkin - Spiced Pumpkin - Father's Day Cat (Dog) Hat - Festive Mini Hat
$20.00 USD
Cat Costume - Cat Witch Hat - Hissy Witch - Cat Halloween Costume - Pet Halloween Costume - Cat Photo Prop - OOAK
Cat Costume - Cat Witch Hat - Hissy Witch - Cat Halloween Costume - Pet Halloween Costume - Cat Photo Prop - OOAK
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Raggedy Ann Wig - Rag Doll Yarn Wig for Cats and Small Dogs - Cat Halloween Costume - Pet Costume - Pet Photo Prop - Cat Costume
Raggedy Ann Wig - Rag Doll Yarn Wig for Cats and Small Dogs - Cat Halloween Costume - Pet Costume - Pet Photo Prop - Cat Costume
$39.00 USD

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