In our earlier article on the best dog costumes, we looked at some of the most popular dog costumes for Halloween and other cosplay parties and events. So why should the felines be left behind?
Surely cats do look at their mischievous best with just a little makeover, but wouldn’t it be nice to dress them up in cute outfits for Halloween, family reunion, Christmas get-together or any other costume party?
In this article, we would look at some of the best cat costumes for Halloween, Christmas and parties. These funny cat costumes would help your beloved feline look hilariously fashionable and be the star attraction of the party. We will also share some of the major considerations to keep in mind before picking the best cat costume for your beloved pet.
So, read on to check out some of the best funny cat costumes for Halloween and parties for yourself or as a gift!
Also, check out our article on the best gift ideas for cat owners for some unique gift items for felines.
Best cat costumes listSome of the best cat costumes for Halloween, Christmas and cosplay parties are listed below:
The Price Range for these costumes is defined based on the following scale:
$ – Up to $10
$$ – $10 – $20
$$$ – $20+
Best cat costumes for Halloween and parties review
Material: Soft cotton and polyester blend.
Size: Small – 8” – 9” neck size and Large – 10” – 13” neck size. Suitable for all cats and small dogs.
Turn your feline into the king of the jungle with this realistic looking Lion Mane pullover costume. After all, the cats and lions have the same ancestry!
The OMG Adorables Lion Mane Costume features a breathable, lightweight cotton and polyester blend bushy mane with realistic black and brown color. The costume is complete with plush ears (it covers your pet’s natural ears).
The OMG Adorables Lion Mane Costume is available in two sizes: Small for pets with a neck size of 8″-9″ and Large for pets with a neck size of 10” to 12″. It works well with almost all cats and small dogs such as Chihuahuas, Yorkies and Dachshunds.
The OMG Adorables Lion Mane Costume is a cute-looking fluffy costume that is great for Halloween and other cosplay parties, family get-togethers or for everyday fun.
Material: Felt wings and copper bell.
Size: Single size – Bat wings: 17.7″ x 6.3″ ; Pumpkin bell: 2”.
Dress your kitty as a bat (dragon to be more precise with four legs and a tail) with the Legendog Bat Wings Cat Costume! And the costume comes with a pumpkin-shaped bell as a bonus that can be attached to the cat collar.
The Legendog Bat Wings Cat Costume has felt wings (synthetic craft material) that spread to 17.7 inches. The wings are supported by a Velcro neck collar which provides some adjustment with respect to the spread of the wings. The size is perfect for small and medium cats and the costume looks especially cute on dark fur felines. It also works well for puppies and small dogs.
The pumpkin-shaped copper bell is a nice addition, though you would have to find a way to attach it to the costume. Check out this popular cat apparel and make your cat the star of the party!
Material: Polyester Fiber.
Size: XS, S, M, L for pets with 10” – 14” neck size and 11” – 20” chest girth.
The Mikayoo Cowboy Cat Costume is a cute and adorable pet costume that can turn your feline into the Sheriff of the town in no time.
The Cowboy Pet Costume features a two-piece setup – an all-pleather dress with a matching hat. The costume is stitched along the seams to improve durability and reduce fraying. The costume is extremely detail oriented with all the frills – neck bandana, suit, belt, leash and even the Sheriff star. It also includes adjustable straps for a proper fit. And the best part is that the costume is machine washable (gentle cycle), so cleaning and maintenance is totally hassle-free.
The Cowboy Costume is available in four sizes XS, S, M and Large and is suitable for almost all cat breeds. It also works well with puppies and small dogs – Yorkies, Beagles, Chihuahuas and Dachshunds etc.
If you are looking for a cute and funny cat costume for Halloween or cosplay parties, check out the Mikayoo Cowboy Cat Costume and turn your feline into the Sheriff of the party! And for some more cute cat costumes, check out the complete Mikayoo Pet Costume Collection.
Material: Polyester fabric.
Size: S, M, L and XL for pets with 6” – 14” neck and 11” – 19” girth.
Who said that the pirates were only found in the Caribbean? Give your beloved kitty the cute, mischievous look for Halloween and other cosplay parties, family get-together or for everyday fun with the TopSung Pirate Pet Costume Suite.
The TopSung Pirate Pet Costume Suite is made of lightweight and breathable polyester and non-woven fabric and comes in two pieces – the pirate dress and the skull hat in coffee color. The costume is soft and comfortable to the pet. The costume has openings for the pet’s front legs. It is advertised as machine washable, but we recommend hand wash only.
The TopSung Pirate Pet Costume Suite is available in four sizes and works reasonably well for all cats and small dogs. Just make sure that you pick the one of the right size as per your pet.
Material: Soft-cotton headpiece and Velvet pumpkin suit.
Size: Single size suitable for pets with a neckline of 6″-12″.
ANIAC brings their expertise of pet toys and collars in this adorable, two-piece Pumpkin Pet Costume.
The ANIAC Pumpkin Cat Costume features a soft-velvet pumpkin suit and a super-soft cotton headband that is pretty comfortable for the gentle skin of your cat or puppy. The costume is detailed with delicate green-colored leaves all around. The headpiece can be used with or without the suite and features an adjustable Velcro design which fits all pets with a neckline of 6″-12″. The costume is hand washable in
If you are looking for a cute pet costume for your kitty or a puppy, then you should check out this ingeniously-designed pumpkin pet costume.
For some additional headbands and hat options, check out the Frisco pet costume collection.
Material: Cotton or polyester.
Size: Single size headpieces and costumes suitable for pets up to 11”-14” neck size.
Price: $ to $$
Enhance your kitty’s cuteness quotient and turn some heads in the party with the adorable, assorted collection of headpieces and costumes from Pet Leso.
The Pet Leso assorted costumes can turn your cat into a lion with the lion mane headpiece, or a witch with the cute cape costume or even Santa with a beautiful Christmas costume. All the Pet Leso costumes are made of cotton or polyester and are smartly stitched along the seams. The fabric dresses can be washed with hand and air dried.
The Pet Leso costume collection is available in a single adjustable size with Velcro strips and tabs. The headpieces have neck straps for secure fastening. These costumes would also work well for small dogs.
The Pet Leso assorted pet costumes are a “purr-fect” way to turn your feline into the center of attraction during a Halloween, Christmas or any other party.
Material: Plush cotton fabric.
Size: Small/Medium (11-14” neck) and Medium (16-20” neck) suitable for large cats and small to medium dogs.
This is a Hogwarts special! Turn your cute pet into a wizard/witch with the Lanyar two-piece hooded black costume.
The Lanyar Hooded Cloak Witch / Wizard Costume features a jet black hooded cloak with a front tie down and a pointy hat. The costume is made of soft plush fabric which is slightly on the warmer side. The cloak and hat both have adjustable tying straps.
The Lanyar Hooded Cloak Witch / Wizard Costume is available in two sizes – Small/Medium that is suitable for pets with 11″-14″ neck girth and 18″-20″ chest and the Medium suitable for pets with 16″-20″ neck girth and 24″-28″ chest. Most pet owners consider it to be most suitable for large cat breeds and medium to large dogs.
The Lanyar Hooded Cloak Witch / Wizard Costume is an excellent costume choice of Halloween and other pet cosplay parties or photo shoots.
Material: Polyester Fiber.
Size: XS, S, M, L for pets with 10” – 14” neck size and 11” – 20” chest girth
The Mikayoo Doctor/Nurse Cat Costume is another adorable pet costume that enhances the cuteness factor by turning your pet into a doctor or nurse.
The Mikayoo Doctor/Nurse Cat Costume is made of soft polyester and has stitched seams for better durability. The costume is available in two designs – the white + blue doctor costume and the pink nurse costume. The nurse costume even includes the nurse’s hat. Both the designs are detailed and comfortable for the pet to wear in all seasons. And the best part is that the costume is machine washable (gentle cycle), so cleaning and maintenance is totally hassle-free.
The Doctor/Nurse Costume is available in four sizes XS, S, M and Large and is suitable for almost all cat breeds. It also works well with puppies and small dogs – Beagles, Chihuahuas and Dachshunds etc.
If you are looking for a cute and funny cat costume for Halloween or other costume parties, check out the Mikayoo Doctor/Nurse Cat Costume. And for some more cute cat costumes, check out the complete Mikayoo Pet Costume Collection.
Material: Soft cotton and polyester fiber.
Size: S, M, L, XL suitable for pets with 11″ to 16″ neck size and 11″ to 22″ chest girth.
Did someone call the cops on the party? Turn your kitty into one with the NACOCO Policeman Pet Costume.
The NACOCO Policeman Pet Costume is a detailed, two-leg standing suit costume with a detailed navy-blue policeman dress, a necktie and a matching cap. The costume is made of soft cotton and blended polyester fabric and comfortable for the pet to wear in all seasons. The costume is easy to clean (hand-washable and air dry).
The costume is available in four sizes – S, M, L, XL suitable for pets with 11″ to 16″ neck size and 11″ to 22″ chest girth. Make sure you measure your pet carefully before ordering to ensure you pick the right size.
Overall, the NACOCO Policeman Pet Costume is another nice costume option for parties. For some more options from NACOCO, check out the NACOCO Full Costume Collection for pets.
Material: Cotton blend
Size: Single size headpiece
Rubie’s is the world’s largest costume manufacturer since the 1950’s and a popular destination for authentic, officially licensed Hollywood costumes for humans and pets. And the Rubie’s Classic Star Wars Pet Headpiece is an excellent budget option to get for a pet who is not comfortable with a full costume but can still wear a headpiece.
The Rubie’s Classic Star Wars Pet Headpiece features two officially licensed cat options – the Leia and Yoda. (similar two options are available for dogs). The headband is made of terra-cotton and can be worn securely along the neck with an adjustable Velcro strap. The headpiece covers the pet’s ears, so you would have to improvise a little if your pet does not look comfortable.
The headpiece is available in a single size and suitable for almost all cat breeds. And it works pretty well with the full Star War Costume.
So, try it out on the next cosplay party or get together and expect some rave feedback. And if you are looking for matching Hollywood and super-hero costumes, check out the complete Rubie’s Pet Costume Collection.
Additional options for best cat costumes
If you are looking for something different from the most popular and best-selling pet costumes listed above, you can check out the following collections for a suitable costume for your kitty:
Rubie’s Pet Costume Collection
Rubie’s is the world’s largest designer and manufacturer of costumes for men, women and kids since the 1950’s. And to cover for the human’s four-legged best friends, they have a special line of authentic, licensed dog and cat costumes, headpieces and accessories – ranging from superhero-themed costumes to everyday pet costumes and hats. Almost all of their pet costumes work for cats as well (pick Small size option). Just make sure you pick one of the right size by checking out the size chart, instructional videos and reviews.
Frisco Pet Costume Collection
Frisco is Chewy’s In-house pet product brand that offers high-quality and affordable pet gear and products. Frisco has a wide selection of costumes, bandanas and collars for both cats and dogs for all occasions. Just make sure you check the sizing chart before ordering.
NACOCO Pet Costume Collection
NACOCO is a popular online pet costume retailer specializing in saddle-design dog and cat costumes.
Mikayoo Pet Costume Collection
Mikayoo is another popular online domestic and pet gear retailer with a wide variety of everyday pet costumes for cats and small dogs.
How to pick the best cat costumes for Halloween and parties?
While the choice of the best cat costume for Halloween and other occasions is largely governed by your requirements and your feline’s size, looks and comfort, there are still some important considerations to check out before picking the best pet costume for your cat. These major factors are summarized below:
- Size of the costume
- Material and design
- Cost and budget
- Cleaning and Maintenance
Size of the costume
Once you have zeroed in on a specific design and type of costume, you need to pick a size that is most suitable for your pet.
It is important to pick a costume that is a comfortable, snug fit for your pet (both the headpiece and bodysuit). The costume style and your animal’s size, shape and build can often play a major role in this.
Most manufacturers provide their own sizing charts and measuring instructional videos to help you pick the best size for your pet. Remember that the sizing chart of one manufacturer can be different from the sizing chart of the other manufacturer. Check these videos and charts out. You can also rely on the Q&A section and reviews for some more information.
Most of the costumes that we listed have Velcro straps that can also help in providing a comfortable fitting to your pet. It is also worthwhile to mention that not all costumes fit the pets perfectly and you may have to make some do-it-yourself adjustments and tinkering. And if you are unsure of the size to get, pick one size up.
In summary, measure-up your pet and pick the right costume size based on the sizing chart provided by the manufacturer.
Material and design
The fabric material and design of the costume is also an important criterion to consider before picking the best cat costume for your feline.
Though such costumes are not daily-wear apparel, they still need to be comfortable and durable to last multiple parties. Most of the cat costumes that we listed are generally made of blended polyester or cotton and are double stitched along the seams for extra durability. Such costumes are quite comfortable for the pet in almost all weathers and are washable.
Only a few options we listed are made of a lighter material felt and hence are not that durable. ( Legendog Bat Wings Cat Costume is one such example)
Closely related with the fabric of the costume is its design. Most of the full-body and headpiece options that we listed are equipped with Velcro tabs and neck straps for convenient wear and adjustments. Some even have detachable pieces which can be left out if your pooch is not comfortable with them.
A couple of options that we listed can cover the pet’s ears, so they may require some additional improvisations if your pet is finicky about it.
Check out the fabric material and design to determine if a specific cat costume would be suitable for your beloved kitty.
Cost and budget
Like other party costumes, cat costumes are generally special-use dresses. So, it is obvious that you would not want to spend a fortune on them.
The options that we listed are competitively priced and provide a reasonable value-for-money. You can generally find a wide variation in the pricing of some of the costumes. Furthermore, the price may vary with sizes.
Make sure you check all the seller options for a particular size and pick a “Fulfilled by Amazon” manufacturer/seller to get the best deal on your purchase.
Cleaning and Maintenance
The pet costumes would invariably get dirty and you would have to clean them after use. Most of the polyester and cotton costumes that we listed are can be washed by hand and air dried. Some options such as the Mikayoo Cowboy Cat Costume are machine washable (gentle cycle only) and hence easier to clean and maintain.
Keep the cleaning and maintenance requirements in mind before picking the best pet costume for your cat.
Final thoughts on the best cat costumes for Halloween and parties
Be it a Halloween party, a Christmas or Thanksgiving family reunion or a cosplay party for pets, you can really make your feline the center of attraction and toast of the town with some ingeniously-designed and funny cat costumes.
In this article, we listed out some of the best cat costumes available in the market. We also listed out some popular pet costume collections from the best costume manufacturers and also shared some advice on how to pick the best cat costume for your beloved pet.
We hope that you found this article useful and it would help you in picking some funny cat costumes for your beloved pet. Do let us know your feedback by commenting below. For some other do-it-yourself costumes, check out this popular article on DIYNetwork.
Until next time, happy partying with your beloved kitty!