If you aren't putting your pet in a costume for Halloween, you are completely wasting the holiday. It doesn't matter how much candy you hand out, how many animatronic witches are flying around your front yard, or how cool your Pennywise makeup looks — if your pet is naked on October 31, the day is ruined.
Fortunately, there's still time to select the perfect costume for your four-legged roommate, and Etsy is a great place to start. Because dog costumes seem to be on the end-cap of every big-box retailer, here are a few selections for the cat owners among us — and I'm focusing on the ones that combine our favorite animals with our favorite snacks.
Etsy user MissMaddyMakes has a variety of food-related cat costumes, all made of soft felt and designed to fit around your cat's head and all for $14 or less! Thanks to her, your pet can be a slice of avocado toast (and you'd better hashtag the heck out of that), a frosted donut, or the world's crankiest piece of candy corn.
The Ticketybootique also has some super cat hats for $15 or less, including a bottle of Champagne, an ice cream cone, a slice of watermelon, or a stack of pancakes that may or may not be plotting to kill you in your sleep.
- Champagne Costume for Cats, $14
- Ice Cream Cone for Your Cat, $12
- Watermelon Cat Hat Costume, $9
- Pancake Pet Costume, $14
Bonus Pick: Remember Nyan Cat? Of course you do. Your cat can spend Halloween dressed as the best viral video of 2011, with Nyan Cat's signature rainbow and Pop-Tart combination. The only downside to this is that the "Nyanyanyanyan" song will probably be in your head until Thanksgiving.
Buy It: Nyan Cat Costume, $25 at CrochetAndChardonnay
Happy Halloween! And if you don't take this opportunity to let your pets participate, I hope instead of candy, you get nothing but trial-sized tubes of toothpaste.