Today, Nov. 21, is our Holiday Pet Pictures contest, which you surely entered and won. But in case you didn’t, or just want to mix it up for your holiday cards – or are just looking for yet another way to embarrass your snuggly pet friend – we’ve put together a guide to some of the cutest pet costumes available! A photo of your four-legged friend in one of these magnificent costumes will truly be the gift that keeps on giving, as well as a hilarious reminder of why your little buddy still insists on destroying every pair of shoes or houseplant in your home.
Front Walking Santa Costume
Nothing says Christmas like an angry animal smashing all your ornaments! This adorable Santa costume from Frisco works for both cats and dogs and covers only their head and front paws, so it’s arguably less cruel than other costumes on this list.
Keep the Thanksgiving theme going with this adorable turkey costume. The photo on The Ritzy Rover’s website shows a dog wearing it but the small version would probably fit a cat, too. That would be one crazy turkey! One thing to note is the description says both that “you will eat this one up” and that “this costume is one you will want to gobble up.” If this sounds like you, try to remember that’s your little buddy in there!
Pilgrim Boy Dog Costume
Imagine your little buddy trotting around in this adorable costume from Rubie’s. Relive all your favorite moments from the original feast in your very own living room. And give new meaning to those old John Wayne quotes, like “Whoa, take ‘er easy there, Pilgrim,” as your four-legged friend wolfs down any bits of dinner that have fallen on the floor.
Guinea Pig Reindeer Costume
Have a guinea pig or other large rodent? Dress it up as an adorable mini reindeer! This costume made by Merry & Bright and sold at PetSmart is great on so many levels. One being that guinea pigs already lack any sense of self respect. Chances are yours won’t even notice you traded out its miniature tracksuit for something different.
Dog Costume Carrying Gift Box with Santa Claus ...
That isn’t even the whole title of this costume, but more words don’t really make it any clearer what you’re seeing. We’re not even sure why it’s on this list, except that it’s so weird we want to share it with the world. See it for yourself!
For more ways to brighten the holidays, check out the Legends at White Oak blog.