Cat Halloween Costume Ideas

Cat Halloween Costume Ideas

If you're looking for a creative cat Halloween costume, you've come to the right place. In this post, we'll share some of our favorite ideas for turning your furry friend into a Halloween character. From funny cat costumes to more traditional ones, we've got something for every type of kitty.

5 Tips For Making Halloween Cat Costumes

Halloween pumpkins

Below, we discuss five tips for ensuring your cat's Halloween costume is comfortable and safe.

1. Choose The Right Size

The first step in picking out a cute costume is to make sure you choose the right size. A costume that is too small will be uncomfortable for your cat, and one that is too large can be dangerous. Use a measuring tape to measure your cat from the base of the neck to the base of the tail to help decide which size costume will be the most comfortable.

2. Consider Your Cat's Temperament

Some cats simply do not enjoy wearing clothes, and forcing them into a costume may cause them undue stress. If your cat falls into this category, consider opting for a more low-key option, like painting their nails.

3. Choose A Comfortable Fabric

When it comes to fabric, softer is always better. You don't want your cat to be uncomfortable in their costume, so avoid materials that are scratchy or stiff. Instead, opt for fabrics like fleece or cotton that will be gentle on their skin.

4. Avoid Costumes With Small Parts

Many store-bought costumes come with small parts like buttons or sequins that can easily be swallowed by your cat. If you're DIYing a costume, be sure to avoid using any small items that could pose a choking hazard.

5. Make Sure Your Cat Can Move Comfortably

Finally, you'll want to make sure your cat can move around comfortably in their costume. Avoid anything that constricts their movement or vision, and be sure to test the costume out before Halloween night to make sure they're able to walk, run, and jump safely.

Best Cat Halloween Costumes For Your Feline Friend

Here are fun costumes that are sure to win any costume party

1. Taco Costume

Taco Costume

If your cat is the cuddly type that likes to nestle into a soft bed or blanket, then it might enjoy being a taco for a night! This plush disguise of deliciousness is designed to be comfortable and easy to take on and off.

The neck and belly straps feature hook and loop fasteners to keep your cat inside the tortilla Wrap long enough for you to celebrate the moment with a photo session.

And if you have more than one cuddly kitty, then you'll be able to create a bunch of tacos! If you want something different, you could also try a Hotdog or pizza costume!

2. Pet Granny Costume

Pet Granny Costume

We all know one (or maybe you are one), the neighborhood cat lady. Even though she's been called crazy by some, we think she's just passionate about her furry friends.

This costume is purr-fect for the feline friend that likes to lounge around and watch the world go by. It also comes with a wig and glasses, so you can complete the look.

The comfortable cotton blend fabric will make sure your kitty stays calm and relaxed while wearing it, and since it goes on like a t-shirt, it's easy to put on and take off. We do recommend that you measure your cat before ordering.

3. Tiger Costume

Tiger Costume

Is your cat more on the wild side? Then it needs a costume to match its personality! This tiger costume is perfect for the feisty feline that likes to show its claws.

The orange and black stripes will make your kitty stand out in a crowd, and the attached tail will help it look extra ferocious.

The polyester fabric is machine-washable, so you can keep it looking good as new, and the Velcro closure makes it easy to take on and off.

4. Boutique Black Glitter Wings Cat Costume

Boutique Black Glitter Wings Cat Costume

This costume is perfect for black cats who like to dress up and be the center of attention. The black glitter wings are beautiful and will make your kitty look like a little angel… or devil.

The elastic straps make it easy to put on and take off, and they're also adjustable so you can get the perfect fit.

The only downside to this costume is that it doesn't come with a tail, so you'll have to buy one separately. But overall, it's a great option for the fashion-savvy feline.

5. Pumpkin Costume

Pumpkin Costume

Is your cat more on the cuddly side? Then it will love this pumpkin costume! The orange fabric is soft and comfortable, and the attached green stem will make your kitty look extra cute.

This costume is made of polyester with an adhesive hook and loop fastener. It is printed to look like an orange pumpkin with shiny green leaves. There are two ear holes on the hat for stability and comfort.

6. Slice Of Bread Costume

 Slice Of Bread Costume

If your cat loves to lounge around, then this is the perfect costume for it! The comfortable cotton blend fabric will make sure your kitty stays calm and relaxed while wearing it, and since it comes with a hook and loop fastener, it's easy to take on and off.

7. Glow In The Dark Mystical Bandana

Glow In The Dark Mystical Bandana

This costume is perfect for the cat that loves to play at night. The black bandana has a glow-in-the-dark pattern that will make your kitty stand out in the dark.

If you're having trouble getting your cat to wear the scarf, we recommend first tying a loose knot and slipping it over its head. You can also try wrapping it around their neck and gently joining the ends.

Once it's on, hit the lights! The glow-in-the-dark print will bring an otherworldly vibe into your space instantly.

8. Funny Samurai Costume

Funny Samurai Costume

Some time ago, a funny picture of a cat in a cute samurai costume went viral on the internet, and since then, this costume has been a popular choice for cats. If your kitty likes to dress up and be the center of attention, then this is the perfect costume for it.

Frequently Asked Questions About Cat Costumes

Halloween decorations

1. What Is The Best Material For A Cat Costume?

The best material for a cat costume is a soft, comfortable fabric that won't irritate your kitty's skin. Cotton blends are a good option, as they're breathable and won't make your cat too hot. Polyester is also an option, but some cats may find it to be itchier than cotton.

2. How Do I Put A Costume On My Cat?

Some costumes are easier to put on than others. If you have a cooperative kitty, try putting the costume on like a t-shirt or slip it over their head like a scarf.

For more resistant cats, you may need to put the costume on them while they're lying down. It may take a few tries (and treats!) to get them used to it, but eventually, they should get the hang of it.

3. Will My Cat Be Able To Use The Litter Box While Wearing A Costume?

Most costumes won't impede your cat's ability to use the litter box, but there are a few exceptions. If the costume has a long tail or train, it could get in the way or get dirty. You may also want to avoid costumes with small, fiddly parts that your cat could swallow or choke on.

4. Can I Make My Own Cat Costume?

Yes, you can! If you're feeling crafty, there are plenty of DIY cat costume tutorials online. You can also buy pre-made costumes and modify them to fit your kitty. Just make sure the costume is comfortable and won't irritate your cat's skin.

5. What Are Some Popular Cat Costumes?

Some popular cat costumes include pumpkins, ghosts, witches, devils, and angels. Other popular options include food items like hot dogs, sushi, or slices of bread.

You can also dress your cat up as a character from their favorite book or movie. The sky's the limit!

6. What If My Cat Doesn't Like Wearing A Costume?

If your cat really hates wearing a costume, don't force them. There are plenty of other ways to make them feel festive, like putting a bow in their hair.

You can also try putting the costume on them for short periods of time, so they get used to it. Just make sure they're always comfortable and never in distress.


Dressing up your cat for Halloween is a fun way to show off their personality and make them feel festive. Just make sure to choose a costume that's comfortable and won't irritate their skin.

With a little patience, even the most resistant kitty will get used to wearing a costume (and may even start to enjoy it! So have fun, and Happy Halloween!

If you have a dog and would like to get some great Halloween dog costume ideas, check out this blog post.

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