- Holidays and Celebrations
Knight Armor for Dogs, Cats, and Mice: Halloween Costumes for Pets
Dressing Up Your Pet as a Valiant Knight -- It's Easier than You Think!
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, not only because I have an unquenchable sweet tooth for which I have a lovely excuse to buy candy, but also because I LOVE to see the creativity that goes into all kinds of costumes! But those costumes don't have to be restricted to the kids (and the fun-loving adults) -- a lot of people also enjoy dressing up their pets!
We all know that when we see dogs out on the candy trail with their dressed-up owners, we usually see costumes like jailhouse stripes, dinosaurs, and even hot dogs. But what we don't usually see is doggy armor!
I've sold authentic, usable medieval armor and weaponry for years, so I've wandered around the venues long enough to find some smiths that love to (and would be excited to) give you some fully functional armor for your dog (and even for your cat or your mouse, if you ask nicely enough. Sorry, ferret owners, we're still working on it). Check out the links below to find some doggy armor of your own!
If your little prince wants to charge into the Halloween battle alongside his noble steed, doggy armor is definitely the best costume ever!
Pictures of Functional Dog, Cat, and Mouse Armor - Find all these pieces at the shops below!Click thumbnail to view full-size
Shops to Check Out
If you're looking to buy some doggy, kitty, or mousie armor, here are the best places to go.
- Organic Armor
Organic armor is one of the foremost suppliers in pet armor -- this is because he makes all of them himself, and has done so for many, many years. I highly recommend his beautiful work.
- By The Sword
What fun is watching your dog dress up like an epic hero while you walk around in a T-shirt? By The Sword is an excellent armor vendor, so you can snag some armor for yourself, some extra armor trinkets for your dog, or even grab yourself some real h
- Jeff DeBoer
If you have not seen this man's amazing armor skills, you haven't seen ANYTHING! He makes armor for mice, for heaven's sake! He's very pricey, but you'll get a piece that you'll never fall out of love with!
- Pitbull Armory
If you've got a pitbull, there's armor just for you!
Other Knightly Choices
If you're looking for something, err, "fluffier" and less actually armor, check out these other dog knight costumes!
No No's for Kids with Pets on Halloween
Warning: although your child will likely think that your armored dog is so cool that he should be used as a valiant steed, riding the dog like a small horse is, unfortunately, frowned upon.
Should We Dress Up Pets for Halloween?
Is it all right to dress up a pet for Halloween?
I've worked with armor for years, so if you are having a hard time finding exactly the kind of doggy armor you're looking for, leave a comment and I'll see what I can do to help you out!