DIY Pet Costumes


It’s getting spooky out there!

As you prep for your Halloween festivities, don’t forget about costumes for your furry friends!

It’s getting spooky out there! Halloween is just around the corner. As you prep for your Halloween festivities, don’t forget about costumes for your furry friends! Whether you’re searching for the perfect match to go along with your outfit or an individual costume, we’re stocked with fantastic options at great value.

We’ll share some pro-tips to help you get started.

Tip #1: Repurpose Kid Costumes

Some say having pets is just like having kids. While the jury is still out on that one… kids and pets are often the same size! Explore the children’s Halloween costumes and get creative.

Tip #2: Kid Shoes

Small children’s shoes don’t have hard bottoms on them yet so you can cut them to fit over your pet’s paws for a fun and finished look!

Tip #3: Dress Shirt Collars

There are dress shirts of all colors, patterns and sizes at VOA Thrift! This is a pretty simple costume idea, just cut the collar out with the top button attached and your pet could be a CEO, Dwight from the Office, or a fancy party goer.

Tip #4: Accessorize

You can find great deals on sunglasses, hats, scarves, and more to dress up the look of your furry friend.

Tip #5: Fabric & Oversized T-shirts

VOA Thrift often has yards of fabric on sale at great value if you’d like to get even more crafty with your pet’s costume. If you can’t find what you’re looking for there, check out our wide selection of colored t-shirts that will very likely give you enough fabric to do dress up your pet.

Here are our three favorite (and easy) DIY pet costume ideas:

Winnie the Pooh – Paint a flowerpot with honey and dress your furry friend in a red shirt.

M&M’s – This costume is great if you have multiple pets! It’s as easy as picking a colored shirt and adding the signature ‘M’ using other fabric, vinyl lettering, or paper.

Bank Robber – Pick out a black and white striped shirt, cut out an eye mask in black and tie with string, and add a bundle of treats as the loot.

Have fun and get creative! If you’re looking for ways to decorate your home for the season, VOA Thrift is stocked with fall and Halloween décor, too.

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