8 DIY Costumes to Match Your Pet + Kid on Halloween

Halloween just got so much cuter.

We all know the family that rocks the best kid-parent Halloween costume. And the family that rocks the best matching kid costumes. BUT have you ever met the family that rocks the best kid-pet costume? I didn’t think so. That’s because you’re going to be that family this Halloween. Here’s how.

Ladybugs

Clad in red tulle skirts and matching antennae, your girls will be the cutest bugs in the neighborhood.

DIY Ladybug Costume

DIY Ladybug Costume

Some tulle, a red shirt and felt are used to fashion this sweet ladybug costume. Simple sewing and inexpensive materials make this a perfect DIY Halloween outfit.

Ladybug Pet Costume: Beauty

Ladybug Pet Costume: Beauty

Ladybug Pet Costume: Beauty

Photo by: Rennai Hoefer, Ten22 Studio

Rennai Hoefer, Ten22 Studio

Black Bats

Give your little terrors a touch of spook this Halloween. Both costumes are super-comfortable, so your duo will be ready for a full night of fun.

Bat Hoodie Costume: Beauty 2

Bat Hoodie Costume: Beauty 2

Your little one will take flight with this bat costume made from an inexpensive hoodie and felt. Pair it up with some black leggings or pants for just the right amount of spooky.

Bat Costume for Pets

Bat Costume for Pets

Your pet takes flight for Halloween with this clever bat wing costume. Felt, pipe cleaners and a bit of Velcro are all you need to dress your furry friend as a winged bat for Halloween. This costume is not only easy to craft it's also lightweight so it's comfortable for your dog or cat.

Clowns

Embrace your mini goofballs by giving them a night to clown around. For your kid, focus on the makeup. If you don’t have a clown suit, fun, rainbow-colored clothes will do the trick.

Clown Costume for Halloween

Clown Costume for Halloween

In order to give your child the perfect clown makeup for Halloween, use a makeup sponge and brush to apply white makeup to just the eyes and nose. Feather the makeup around the outside edges of the face so it fades softly. Use a makeup brush and blue face paint to draw a half circle over one eye following the brow line. Blend the blue and white. Do the same thing to half of the other eye, using red face paint. Next, add yellow face paint to the rest of the eyebrow and the upper lid. Blend slightly. Use a black eyeliner pencil to make a half circle above the child's natural eyebrow, then a line that follows the natural brow. Use a craft brush with red paint to make three small circles on one cheek. On the opposite cheek, draw a large circle with pink face paint. To make a clown mouth, first use red lip liner to line just outside the lips, then fill in. Extend the lines out from the edge of the natural lips and add little circles at the end. Outline lips with black liquid eyeliner. As a final accent, draw some lines just below the lower eyelid. Naturally curly hair (or a wig) is ready to clown around and just needs a nose. Oversized clothes or a clown costume finishes this big-top look.

Handmade Halloween Pet Jester Costume

Handmade Halloween Pet Jester Costume

Handmade Halloween Pet Jester Costume

Fairies

Let your kiddo’s imagination run wild by equipping her with whimsical wings and a furry fairy sidekick. Check out our fairy makeup tutorial to take the costume to the next level.

Feathered Wings Costume

Feathered Wings Costume

These feathered wings are perfect for occasions that require a costume, like Halloween or a Christmas nativity play, but are also sturdy enough to be worn for everyday imaginative play.

Adorable Dog in Fairy Halloween Costume

Adorable Dog in Fairy Halloween Costume

Photo by: H. Camille Smith

H. Camille Smith

Pizzas

Ever heard the phrase, “You’re so cute I could eat you up”? I think we have these pizza costumes to thank for that one.

Large Pizza Pie Halloween Costume

Large Pizza Pie Halloween Costume

Most every kid loves pizza, let them proudly wear their favorite meal this Halloween. You can even give them their choice of toppings. Design by Manvi Drona.

Pizza (+ Taco!) Pet Costume 01:28

Bumblebees

Who knew bees could be so adorable? Your youngster will love buzzing around with his or her furry friend.

Bumblebee Costume

Bumblebee Costume

These delicate bee wings will help your child buzz around the garden all day. Just be sure to watch out for that stinger!

Photo by: Image courtesy of Ruth Meharg

Image courtesy of Ruth Meharg

Bumblebee Pet Costume: Beauty

Bumblebee Pet Costume: Beauty

Bumblebee Pet Costume: Beauty

Photo by: Rennai Hoefer, Ten22 Studio

Rennai Hoefer, Ten22 Studio

Flowers

The prettiest posies you ever did see? Your kid and your pet, of course. Adjust petal colors so they match, and your pair is sure to bring some serious flower power.

Budding Beauty Flower Halloween Costume

Budding Beauty Flower Halloween Costume

Using some felt and ribbon, you can easily turn any pair of green jammies into a quick flower costume that your kids will love. This sewing craft is perfect for the beginner seamstress. Design by Jess Abbott.

Photo by: Brian Patrick Flynn

Brian Patrick Flynn

Adorable Dog in Flower Halloween Costume

Adorable Dog in Flower Halloween Costume

Photo by: H. Camille Smith

H. Camille Smith

Lions

Let your littles roar this Halloween in super-cute lion costumes. For your pup, it’s all about the mane. For your kiddo, it’s all about the makeup. Complete your kid’s look with a brown sweat suit, a tail, ears and teased hair (the mane!).

Kid's Lion Costume for Halloween

Kid's Lion Costume for Halloween

Turn your little one into a roaring lion for Halloween with ferocious face makeup and a fluffy body suit with lion ears.

Lion Pet Costume Beauty

Lion Pet Costume Beauty

Photo by: Marian Parsons

Marian Parsons

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