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Knight Armor for Dogs, Cats, and Mice: Halloween Costumes for Pets

Updated on August 9, 2014

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!

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Organic Armor againOrganic Armor -- the best pet armor crafter out there!Organic ArmorIf you decide to, err...take your pet dolphin along?DeBoer's helmet for a Rottweiler.Plated cat armor from DeBoerRichard the Lionhearted cat's armor from DeBoerAsian-influence mouse armor from DeBoerDeBoer's classic jousting mouse armor
Organic Armor again
Organic Armor again
Organic Armor -- the best pet armor crafter out there!
Organic Armor -- the best pet armor crafter out there!
Organic Armor
Organic Armor
If you decide to, err...take your pet dolphin along?
If you decide to, err...take your pet dolphin along?
DeBoer's helmet for a Rottweiler.
DeBoer's helmet for a Rottweiler.
Plated cat armor from DeBoer
Plated cat armor from DeBoer
Richard the Lionhearted cat's armor from DeBoer
Richard the Lionhearted cat's armor from DeBoer
Asian-influence mouse armor from DeBoer
Asian-influence mouse armor from DeBoer
DeBoer's classic jousting mouse armor
DeBoer's classic jousting mouse armor

Shops to Check Out

If you're looking to buy some doggy, kitty, or mousie armor, here are the best places to go.

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!

Questions? Comments? Ideas? Let me know!

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    • carrieott profile imageAUTHOR

      carrieott 

      5 years ago

      @Diana Wenzel: Isn't it just amazing what some of these people do? It's like I want to buy a mouse and then just dress it up in armor all day. lol :)

      Glad you liked looking around at the armor!

    • Diana Wenzel profile image

      Renaissance Woman 

      5 years ago from Colorado

      That armor is awesome! I was recently looking at the cheapo armor with thoughts of dressing up my Toby in Braveheart style. Wow. This authentic armor puts the fake costumes to shame.

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