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So, You Want to Dress Your Cat Up for Halloween

The best costumes that you and your cat’s Instagram followers will get a kick out of.

by Avery Felman
October 18, 2021
cat wearing lion costume
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While most holidays aren’t really made for cats, they are rooted in little moments of happiness, similar to those that your fuzzy friend provides you with on the daily. Halloween is no exception, and seeing cats of all creeds prance around in delightful costumes as simple as a furry lion to as topical as Britney Spears post-conservatorship definitely sparks joy à la Marie Kondo — hey, that could be a costume right there! Even if you aren’t taking your cat trick or treating, giving a little extra attention to their presentation for this spooky holiday might provide some necessary bonding time. Plus, your friends and family will eat that sh!t up. *RuPaul’s “Cattitude” plays softly in the background.*

As with all things, your pet’s comfort is of the utmost importance. Be sure not to dress your cat in anything too tight, itchy, or a fabric that they can chew or choke on. Stay attuned to their needs and you’ll both have a great Halloween.

Btw, our editors (and their pets) picked out these products. They’re always in stock at the time we publish, but there’s a chance they’ll sell out. If you do buy through our links, we may earn a commission. (We’ve got a lot of toys to buy over here, you know?)

Avery, editor at The Wildest, and her cat, Chicken

Avery Felman

Avery is an editor at The Wildest. She has written for numerous publications, including Refinery29, BuzzFeed, and V Magazine. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her fiancé and cat, Chicken, and has high hopes that one of them will let her adopt a dog.