Pet costumes are wearable items intended specifically for pets. These garments are growing in popularity and are becoming more easily obtainable as the trend persists. The most common ones are made for small dogs, but there are many available for cats and large dogs as well. Some costumes are designed to offer a fashionable look for pets and can be worn on an everyday basis. Other costumes are bought and made especially for their pets to wear on Halloween.
Some of the stylish everyday costumes not only look cute on your pet, but also provide them with protection and comfort in cold weather conditions. Sweaters, raincoats and hats can add sufficient warmth to keep the dog from shuddering during walks and are perfect for dogs with extremely thin fur coats. Other accessories which are mainly made for dogs are pet shoes and booties. These help to keep your pet’s feet warm and dry, additionally, they help to keep feet dirt free so there is no tracking dirt into the home.
Elaborate and festive pet costumes are also available. Dressing your pet in these costumes is a fun way to bring attention to your dog and let it to be a part of Halloween celebrations as well as other holidays and special occasions. Costume parties for dogs becoming more popular due to the fun variety of costumes that are available to choose from. Some of these costumes include; superheroes, clowns, pirates, nuns, mid-evil attire, police officers, construction workers and a variety of animals. It is possible to go overboard will all the fabric and accessories, so it is important to determine whether or not your pet is comfortable.
It is obvious that a dog is the most common and easiest pet to put into a pet costume. Dogs are more tolerable and easier to convince to wear a costume especially if it is only a cape or a simple one piece article of clothing. Hats and headpieces may not be so easy. Dogs will often resist the initial try-on, but once it's on it won’t be much of a bother as long as it doesn't interfere with sight or hearing.
Cats are a different story, getting them into a costume can be a challenge.
Some cats are very easy-going and will tolerate just about anything,
whereas others will make sure you never come near them with fabric again.
Since most cats don't go out on leashes, dressing them up is usually
just for home parties and entertainment. However, if you plan to take
your cat out in a costume, a cat carrier can be a real advantage and
part of the costume. You can dress your cat in an old fashioned striped
prisoner costume and use the cat carrier as the jail.
Pet costumes can be used for other animals such as horses, ponies, pigs and rabbits. You can even get creative with reptiles like turtles and iguanas. Mexican serapes and sombreros make good costumes for horses and ponies. Costumes for small dogs can be used for large iguanas and pet pigs.
Pet costumes for both dogs and cats are usually sold in extra small, small, medium, large and extra large sizes. The weight range of pet, which the clothes are made for, is normal useful information when purchasing pet costumes. When purchasing a costume for your pet, consider the shape, size and dimensions of your pet to help determine whether or not the costume will fit.