The Best Cat Costumes For 2022 That She Won’t Hate
She’s going to look AMAZING 🎃🙀
Yes, it’s true that cats don’t like being told what to do. But sometimes your cat humors you and lets you dress her up for special occasions (as long as she’s comfortable). If your cat doesn’t mind getting in on the Halloween fun, then you may be in the market for a new outfit for Halloween 2022. And there are so many great cat costumes to choose from that the selection process could become a bit overwhelming.
We’re here to help. Whether you’re looking for cutesy cat costumes or ones that’ll make your friends laugh, we found some of the best cat Halloween costumes so you can spend more time strategizing on how to make your clever cat a TikTok star in her Halloween best.
What to look for when shopping for a cat costume
Because some cats don’t have too much patience, it’s important to look for costumes that accommodate their personalities.
Find something that’s easy to put on and take off
Velcro and adjustable toggles are going to be your best friends when it comes to finding a great cat costume. For vest or harness-style outfits, being able to secure the costume quickly down your cat’s front or around her neck and belly will make the process of getting dressed (and undressed!) so much faster and easier. And the adjustable toggles make headpieces easy to adjust to fit correctly so your cat won’t become annoyed.
The less pieces, the better
Some pet costumes come with hats, capes, wings, tail covers, boots and more moving parts that your cat may not have the patience to put on or wear. Pick a costume with just one or two pieces so that your cat doesn’t feel smothered and can still be her wild self and do her daily routines.
Pay attention to how your cat is reacting
“It can be tempting to get your dog or cat all dolled up, but instead of focusing on how cute he or she looks, it's more important to assess whether they are OK with this,” Dr. Andrea Tu, medical director at Behavior Vets NYC, told The Dodo. “Some pets enjoy or love getting dressed up, but others really despise it.”
If you can clearly see that your cat is not having fun, it’s time to take the costume off. “Some cats will walk around slinked down when they have clothes on, or fall over and become ‘immobile’ because they do not like the sensation of the clothing item,” Dr. Tu said.
Sure, the costume may look cute and funny, but you don’t want to damage your cat’s trust in you just for a few photos. Never force your cat into a situation she feels uncomfortable with.
The best Halloween cat costumes your cat (probably) won’t hate
Here are our favorite cat costumes for Halloween 2022.
This costume slips on just like a harness, so it’s perfect for cats who are comfortable wearing one. It also comes with a D-hook for easy attachment to a leash (if your cat rolls like that). It also comes in three sizes (small, medium and large), so you can buy one for your dog, too, for a matching moment!
Turn your cat into a Demogorgon from “Stranger Things” with this funny headband. It’ll fit small dogs and cats and features those iconic rows of horrific teeth. Now every member of your family can get involved in the group costume this year!
It’s true that cats are lactose intolerant, but that doesn’t mean your cat doesn’t still dream of milk served by the gallon. And in this costume, your cat has gone straight to the source! This cow costume has belly and neck straps to ensure a secure fit, and comes in sizes from small up through 3XL so you can turn all your pets into a herd!
This lion’s mane is designed to comfortably fit adult cats (or small dogs, if your cat has some canine siblings). It’s super soft and can adjust with a toggle under your cat’s chin, so your cat will look mighty but feel comfy.
Looks like some little critter just hitched a ride on your cat! This saddle costume comes with a mouse cowboy and fits your cat just like a standard harness. The entire thing is made of felt, so it’s lightweight enough that your cat won’t feel weighed down while wearing it.
You may have said your cat looks like a loaf of bread before, so why not actually make her look like bread for Halloween? This costume is easy to put on and take off, and your cat won’t have to deal with too many straps. Plus, she’ll look just like those hilarious bread cat memes.
Your cat loves biting random things, so why not let her dress the part this Halloween? This adorable vampire costume is made with soft and comfortable stretchy fabric, features durable snap buttons up the front, and comes with a stand-up collar to give your cat that classic Dracula look.
This monster costume from Target’s Hyde & EEK! Boutique brand is ideal for cats who have gone pro in being, well, little monsters. The costume fits over the front part of your cat’s body and comes with a matching monster hat with horns and a handful of eyes. And those extra arms definitely make the costume extra adorable.
If you already know you’ll never get a costume on your cat, these adorable Halloween-themed collars will still get her in the spirit without having to make her dress up. And it’s a two-pack, so you can switch up your cat’s look from Halloween day to Halloween night.
This two-piece costume is made to comfortably fit your larger-than-life kitty while bringing the entire family a bunch of laughs. And like other Frisco costumes, you can pick up the stegosaurus outfit in sizes from small through 3XL to get more furry friends in on the prehistoric fun.
If your cat’s the diva of the house, this princess costume will fit her personality perfectly, making sure all who meet her know they’re simply there to serve Her Highness. It can also double as the perfect birthday outfit (although, divas never wear the same thing twice).
This costume will show off your cat’s (adorable) devilish tendencies. Just like one pet parent reviewer said, “Cutest costume ever, reflects my cat's personality in a very cute way.” The horns attach under your cat’s chin with an adjustable strap so you can tighten or loosen them to fit just right.
And remember, if your cat isn’t feeling a Halloween costume, then don’t force it! “If you're not sure if your pet enjoys being dressed up, then it's better to err on the side of your pet's comfort, assume that they do not enjoy it, and not dress up your pet,” Dr. Tu recommends.
It’s way scarier losing your cat’s trust than it is seeing her in a spooky costume — trust us.