How to Dress Your Cat for Halloween Easily and Safely

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Wondering how to dress your cat for Halloween? For Halloween, I’m sharing these Happy Halloween wishes from our cats.  Years ago, when my kids were little, I used to have so much fun shopping for their Halloween costumes each year.  I “oohed” and “aahed” over the little princess and cowboy costumes.  And, I stocked up on orange plastic pumpkins and Halloween candy.   I snapped photo after photo of the kids in their costumes before we went out trick or treating. 

How to Dress Your Cat for Halloween Easily and Safely

How to Dress Your Cat for Halloween

Now that my kids are 16 and 20, I don’t get to dress them up for Halloween any longer.  I still find myself wandering through the costume aisle at the store remembering when they were that young.   Finally! I’d have a chance to relive the days when my kids were little. Now to find a pet cat Halloween costume they’d wear.

How to Dress Your Cat for Halloween with Sheba Cat Food

Our cats and how they tolerated cat clothes

We have three cats that are part of our family.  Colors is the matriarch of the family at ten years old.  She is a beautiful tortoiseshell cat we adopted years ago from the Humane Society. We wanted to find easy cat Halloween costumes that the cats would tolerate wearing. Not all cats will appreciate wearing a costume, hat, scarf or other types of cat clothes.

How to Dress Your Cat for Halloween with Sheba Cat Food

Heather is seven and the shyest of our cats.  We adopted her from a friend when they moved and couldn’t bring her with them.  She has gorgeous shiny, black fur. And, she tends to hide quickly when she’s in an unfamiliar situation. We think she will have the hardest time wearing any Halloween cat stuff.  We thought she’d want nothing to do with dressing your cat for Halloween.

How to Dress Your Cat for Halloween with Sheba Cat Food

Scout is our baby and the only boy in the house.  He’s about four and we adopted him from the Humane Society as well.  He’s definitely the trouble maker of the family. But, he also tends to be the most flexible when it comes to changes to our routine. When you dress your cat for Halloween, you may have an easier time with a younger cat.

None of our cats have ever been dressed up as anything before so I wasn’t exactly sure how they’d take to it.  Heather and Colors wanted to be pumpkins this year.  They felt the orange color of the pumpkin would really compliment their beautiful fur.  Scout wanted nothing to do with cute costumes for cats.  He felt a boy cat should be something more distinguished like a vampire.

two cats eating cat food in a white dish

Easy cat Halloween costumes

None of our cats have ever been dressed up as anything before so I wasn’t exactly sure how they’d take to it. Heather and Colors wanted to be pumpkins this year. They felt the orange color of the pumpkin would really compliment their beautiful fur.

Scout wanted nothing to do with cute costumes for cats. He felt a boy cat should be something more distinguished like a vampire.

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When you are trying to decide how to dress your cat for Halloween, please be sure to use a cat costume rather than a costume intended for a dog or a child. The costume needs to be safe and comfortable for your cat to wear. And, it’s important that there aren’t any small decorations that they might chew on or be hurt by.

Here are a few options that your cats might enjoy when it comes to cat clothes:

black cat eating cat food

Haloween Treats for Cats

While I was checking out the pet Halloween costumes at Walmart, I decided the cats needed a Halloween treat. Of course, you can’t buy cats Halloween candy but I did notice that Sheba cat food had a buy 6 get 1 free coupon on their website and decided a premium cat food treat would be something they’d enjoy.

It’s important to me that we feed our cats a premium diet so they stay healthy and active.   After they all dressed up in their Halloween costumes, it was time to enjoy their Sheba Cat Food.  They all loved it and Scout and Heather even shared!

How to Dress Your Cat for Halloween with Sheba Cat Food

Now that you know how to dress your cat for Halloween, which costume will you buy? You can search for Petco cat costumes if you cannot find the type you like at Walmart or on Amazon.

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  1. Your cats are so beautiful! I especially love black cats, somehow growing up we always ended up with black cats.. and totally by coincidence. They looks adorable in their costumes.. love it!
  2. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says
    That one with the paw on the orange spider...I was awwwwwing all over the place. This is so cute and fun! I'm glad you bought them a fun Halloween treat to eat!
  3. Heather @OurKidsMom says
    I am giggling at Scout... that look ... if looks could speak LOL. I know I'll miss dressing my babies up when they are "too old" too. Oh, and I <3 giving my fur babies something special on holidays as well. Sheba looks like something they'd enjoy!
  4. So cute!!!  Love your adorable cats and I applaud you for getting them to pose!  My cats would be all over the place. Of course, they do have some great food rewards, there, that might do the trick :)
  5. Aww, I love your cats. So cute. I have two of my own. Never tried Sheba cat food, though. I may have to look into it. Thanks for the info!
  6. Grace Hodgin says
    These are photo frame worthy and I love the one playing with the spider. My friend who has cats always chooses Sheba
  7. Kristin Wheeler (@MamaLuvsBooks) says
    Those outfits are ADORABLE!!! Thanks for your post! #client
  8. Ashley - Embracing Homemaking says
    Oooh, your black cat looks spooky!  What cute costumes.
  9. Wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas says
    There's just something about a pet in a costume. It's almost more fun than dressing up babies!! 
  10. Catherine L. says
    How adorable! This reminds me of how I used to dress my dogs up in my brothers clothes when I was a kid. Scout looks sneaky!
  11. Oh my gosh, your kitties are just too stinkin' adorable! 
  12. OMG your cats are sooo cute!! Love the costumes too1 Great pics! 
  13. Awww, cute kitties! My sister has a kitten and she's debating on whether or not to dress him up. It's cold up in Alaska so I think she should!
  14. Nancy Lustri (StyleDecor) says
    Sooo cute! Made my day to see these little guys (maybe gals?) dressed up!! :) Looks like they're enjoying their food too.
  15. Melinda Dunne says
    I don't usually see cats with costumes on it is usually just dogs that I have seen. They are super cute and look ready for Halloween! The cat food sounds like a great product-they look like they love it. 
  16. LOL - that pumpkin cat outfit is the BEST! Love it.
  17. Your cats are so cute in their costumes! I especially love calico cats. We have never had a cat, but we "adopted" our neighbor's cat who is sort of the neighborhood cat.
  18. Your cats are gorgeous and those costumes are so fun!! Your cat's eyes in that one pic is priceless. Like he's not impressed by being dressed up. LOL Glad to see they enjoyed their food!!
  19. Scout looks like my Stinky. They are all beautiful. I love black cats....I miss having one now.
  20. Savannah miller says
    I'm excited I found this post for 2 reasons 1 I just got a kitten on Sunday..  I'm still in my kitten bragging stage so I MUST post a link to a photo of her And 2 I just got the 24 pack of Sheba food at walmart I had a 2 off coupon so it was a great deal! I hope my new little kitten loves Sheba food as much as your kitties do :)
  21. Lolli @ Better in Bulk says
    Your cats are absolutely too cute! How fun that they get to celebrate Halloween, too, in their own feline way. :)
  22. Oh my goodness, I just about fell over, I LOVE, love , love your kitties and those costumes were awesome... Thank you
  23. You have beautiful cats. I can't believe they let you dress them in costumes. I hope they enjoyed their treat from Sheba!
  24. I have never really been a cat person but your kitties are so cute, and their little costumes...I die!
  25. Okay--how did you get you cats to keep those cute costumes on--much less get them into the costumes to begin with! My cat either would have nipped me scratched me AND torn the costume to shreds!! Sheba is her favorite food!
  26. Your cats are beautiful, Ellen! My cats sometimes dress for Halloween too.  They've been cows, cowboys and another animal. We seem to be going with a farm theme.
  27. Myrah - Coupon Mamacita says
    They are so adorable! GORGEOUS images!
  28. That's adorable!!  I wonder if I could get my dog to wear that costume!! ha/ha  Great post Ellen!
  29. Becky Willis (@mrsgregwillis) says
    I'm not much of a cat person, but ohmygosh the cute! And I am sure they love their costumes and treats. 
  30. Their outfits are a adorable.  I think my cat would probably do an alligator roll if I tried to put one on her.
  31. Ronni Keller says
    As cute as they are, mine would NEVER let that happen LOL. I'm be a scratched up mess before I even grabbed the camera! Yours didn't seem to mind!!
  32. Tough Cookie Mommy says
    I love the costume, your cat looks adorable.  I've always loved cats and I know how important it is to give them a diet that contains the ingredients that they need to grow and thrive.  We only have a dog now but I would totally get a cat if my son wasn't allergic.
  33. scout looks decidedly UNhappy about his costume! Very cute!
  34. Those are such cute kitties! Glad they loved their Sheba cat food #client
  35. i have three cats and i don't think any of the three would let me put a costume on them, lol

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