Best Halloween Costumes for Cats (Plus a Few Human Impersonators)

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You’ve arrived at inspiration central.

Our list of 20 Halloween costumes for cats gathered from Instagram is designed to get your costume creation juices flowing.

Top 20 Best Halloween Costumes for Cats

1. Pennywise the Clown

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Go ahead, take the red balloon.

2. Feline PURR-isoner

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Doesn’t the laundry basket take this look to the next level?

3. Is it a Cat or is it a Bat?

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A pair of bat wings attached to her harness give Squirrel a pawsitively adorable Halloween look.

4. Nananananananana…Batcat!

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She may look like Batman, but Luna’s social media manager explains that her catdad is the true hero of Gotham City. Luna’s his little helper.

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5. Cat Pope

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The official uniform of Catican City’s head of state.

6. Abbey Cat

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This CATholic cat’s black and white fur coat matches her habit purrfectly.

7. A Purrfect Pirate

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Look at those little arms! Costumes that give your cat an extra pair of arms are almost guaranteed to get some giggles.

8. Couples Costume – Pizza and Taco

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It’s impressive enough that these two kitties go for walks side-by-side, but doing it in cute food-themed costumes? These felines are clearly on a mission to turn heads.

9. Supurreme Gangster

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Reflective sunglasses and a hoodie are all you need to turn your cat’s sweetness into swagger.

10. Vax’ildan Cosplay

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Nak’s Critical Role-inspired costume is stunning. Have you ever seen a cat look more powerful in costume?

11. Starship Enterprise Crewmember

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“Captain’s Log, Stardate 3010.9. There are many questions in my mind, too many, perhaps, about the Human, and his so-called holiday festivities. For personal reasons, I’m almost afraid to learn the answers.”

12. Casting a Spell on You

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In addition to being adorable, witch costumes are a nod to cats’ centuries-long association with witchcraft.

13. Bob Ross Cat

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Let’s build a happy little costume and a happy little art studio so our cat can look just like Bob Ross.

14. Frankenstein’s Monster

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Tarsus the Exotic Shorthair calls his Halloween identity “FrankenTarsus”.

15. Catfish

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If a cat dresses up as a flounder, are they a catfish anyway?

16. The Purrfect Zombie

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With this zombie disguise, the people at Cat Cosplay prove that even the cutest cats can rock a gory costume.

17. My Compliments to the Chef

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This chef is ready to cook up some Halloween treats.

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18. Freddy Krueger

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Freddy Krueger and cats aren’t as unlikely a combination as you might think. Wes Craven, creator of Freddy Kreuger, gives his cat partial credit for the character’s iconic bladed glove. Apparently, Craven was inspired by the sight of his cat scratching the side of his couch.

19. A Collector’s Item

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This kitty is dressed up as a Beanie Baby for Halloween. A simple tag is a brilliantly lightweight way to dress up a cat who won’t accept a full-body costume.

20. No Chopsticks Required

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Now that’s a sushi roll everyone will enjoy.

Humans Dressed Up as Cats

Now that we’ve checked out some of the best costumes for cats, let’s see what human cat impersonators are dreaming up. Here are a few fresh cat costume ideas from Instagram.

A Cat Halloween for the Entire Family

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If you’re thinking about involving the whole family in the cat costume concept, take some inspiration from this group. Who will be the litter box in your family?

The Aristocats Mother & Daughter Costume

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This pair dressed up as Eva Gabor and Marie of the Aristocats.

The Housekeepurr

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This cat costume incorporates a maid dress instead of the classic solid black top.

Hard at Work

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A big, squishy cat head gives this Halloween costume an eccentric feel.

Cat Nap

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Lil Bub’s head and a shirt reading “nap” are all this Instagram user needed to spell out this message.

Don’t Forget a Ball of Yarn

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This classic black cat costume has a fun twist—it includes a big, chunky ball of yarn.

Traditional with a Twist

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This cat costume has certain classic features, like simple black pants, a sparely-painted cat face, and heavy eye makeup. It also demonstrates how you can add your personal style to a classic costume. This Instagrammer wore cheetah-print ears and a lacy top instead of the standard solid black.

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Mallory Crusta

Mallory Crusta offers simple, honest knowledge about natural cat care and products that work so that you can spend less time researching natural cat care and more time having fun with your cat. She blogs about it at WildernessCat.com.

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