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5 DIY Halloween Couples Costumes for You and Your Pet (Because You’re #RealtionshipGoals)

Whatever your relationship status is, know that you’ll always have somebody to share a Halloween couples costume with: Your pet! Halloween costumes for dogs and cats and their owners (known as pet parents here at Chewy) will always beat out just about any human duo’s coordinated outfits at the Halloween costume contest. And that’s a statement we’re willing to stand behind! I mean, can you think of anything more adorable than doggy (or kitty)-and-me costumes, or more creative for that matter? Especially when you DIY your half of these matching dog or cat costumes…

Though this Halloween is bound to look quite different than those of years’ past, you can still find ways to celebrate. If you decide to dress up, it’s understandable not to want to spend a ton of money on a costume without a big Halloween bash to attend. So, we’ve created a few super easy and budget-friendly DIY Halloween costumes for you that perfectly coordinate with some of our favorite dog Halloween costumes and cat Halloween costumes.

Together, you and your pet can dress up as bumblebees, “The Bachelor” and “Bachelorette,” a hot dog and vendor and even avocado toast. In these matching dog costumes and matching cat costumes, you two will be the definition of #relationshipgoals.

1. Avocado Toast

Halloween Costumes for Dog and Wwner
Become a millennial’s favorite breakfast with this unique DIY costume idea. If your cat’s comfortable with costumes, snag this bread cat costume for them. Meanwhile, you can transform yourself into a delicious avocado with just an old t-shirt and some fabric paint. And what do you get when you put them together? Avocado toast, of course!

Supplies

  • Frisco Bread Cat Costume
  • Dark green T-shirt
  • Light green or yellow-green fabric paint
  • Brown fabric paint
  • Paint brush
  • Piece of cardboard

Instructions for Your DIY Halloween Costume

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    1. Gather all your supplies, including a green T-shirt, fabric paint and brush, and piece of cardboard.
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    2. Lay out your T-shirt on a flat surface and slip a piece of cardboard inside to prevent bleed-through.
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    3. Using the light-green or yellow-green fabric paint, paint and fill in a pear shape in the center of the T-shirt. Let dry.
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    4. Using the brown paint, paint and fill in a circle within and toward the bottom of the pear shape.
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    5. Let dry before wearing.

2. Bumblebees

Halloween Costumes for Dog and Owner
With these cat or dog couples costumes, you and your pet will look as sweet as honey. After scoring this bee costume for your pet, pull a yellow-and-black striped top, if you have one, and black jeans or skirt. If you don’t have a striped shirt, a plain yellow shirt will do, too! Then create this simple antenna headband to complete the buzz-worthy look.

Supplies

Instructions for Your DIY Halloween Costume

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    1. Gather materials to make the antennae. You’ll need a pencil or pen, two pipe cleaners, two pom-poms, a headband, and a hot glue gun.
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    2. Using a hot glue gun, adhere one pom-pom to the end of each of the pipe cleaners. Allow to dry.
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    3. After drying, twist each pipe cleaner around a pen or pencil to create a corkscrew-like shape.
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    4. Securely wrap each of the pipe cleaners (by the ends without pom-poms) around the headband.
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    5. Pair with a striped yellow-and-black shirt, or yellow top, and black bottoms.

3. Rosie the Riveter and an Aviator

Halloween Costumes for Dog and Owner
We can do it—especially when it comes to DIY Halloween costumes! Get to work by first snagging this retro aviator pet costume for your best fur friend. Then, dress up as the famous feminist symbol using clothes and accessories you probably already have at home.

Supplies

Instructions for Your DIY Halloween Costume

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    1. Wear your hair up and tie the red bandana as a headband. Throw on a chambray shirt. Complete the look with red lipstick and then strike Rosie’s signature pose.

4. “The Bachelor” and “Bachelorette”

Halloween Costumes for Dog and Owner

Is this the most dramatic costume yet? Well, it certainly is one of the cutest! With a pet tuxedo costume, a real or fake rose, and a sparkly dress from your closet, you and your fur baby can dress up as your favorite guilty pleasure reality show.

Supplies

Instructions for Your DIY Halloween Costume

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    1. Slip on your sparkly dress and get ready to accept the final rose (or the final Milk-Bone in your pup’s case!).

5. Hot Dog and Hot Dog Vendor

Halloween Costumes for Dog and Owner
Two costumes with extra cuteness—hold the hefty price tag, please! Turn your dog into a literal hot dog with this comfort food of a costume from Frisco. Then, serve up some creativity by dressing up as a hot dog vendor—the perfect side dish to your pup’s ensemble! (DIY instructions courtesy of By Stephanie Lynn.)

Supplies

Instructions for Your DIY Halloween Costume

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    1. Set the foam or cardstock in front of you in horizontally.
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    2. Measure the circumference of your head. You’ll know the exact width of foam or cardstock you’ll need by dividing that number in half and adding 1 inch. Based on your individual measurement, mark and cut the determined amount of foam or cardstock from your sheet. (So, if your head’s circumference is 22 inches, divide 22 by two and add 1 inch. You get 12, and now know that you’ll be using a piece that measures 12 inches across.)

    Additionally, make a mark two inches from the top that runs the length of the foam or cardstock. Cut this section off, as well. Using these measurements, you will now have a 10-inch by 12-inch sheet.

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    3. Fold each end of the foam ½ inch inward and glue into place.
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    4. Fold the entire top half of the sheet down and glue along the left and right edges. Let dry.

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    5. Decorate.

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    6. Pair with a white shirt, apron and jeans.

More cat or dog couples costumes ideas

  • Dorothy and the Cowardly Lion from “The Wizard of Oz”: Throw on any blue dress over a plain white shirt, braid your hair into pigtails, and slip on a pair of red shoes. Pair with this lion mane costume. Grab a basket if you have one, and you’re all set to click those heels together one, two, three times.
  • Cowboys: Throw on a flannel and your favorite pair of jeans, slip on a pair of your most Western-inspired boots, and tie a red bandanna around your neck. Lasso this cowboy pet costume for your partner and get ready to giddy up.
  • Scooby Doo and Shaggy: Throw on a green shirt and brown pants. Then scoop up this Scooby Doo costume. Jinkies! Could this matching dog costume be any easier to pull off?

Now you’re ready to celebrate the spooky season in (expertly coordinated) style. Just choose your favorite of these DIY cat or dog couples costumes, and you and your pet will be the most dynamic duo on the block—no budget-busting, necessary.

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By: Jamie Cuccinelli, Web Editor for Pet Central

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