For some, Halloween is their favorite time of the year. All of October is dedicated to celebrating the spooky holiday, not just one day of the year. And now, pets everywhere are celebrating with their owners.
So, we have a trick-or-treat for all you guinea pig owners wanting to go the extra mile with Halloween costumes this year. We’re listing nine creative costumes you can try making for your guinea pig if you don’t want to buy a new one.
The 9 DIY Halloween Costumes for Guinea Pigs
1. Salmon Sushi Costume by Pet DIYs
|Materials:||Salmon-colored fabric, Black fabric, foam, velcro|
|Tools:||Fabric scissors, sewing needle, thread|
If you love sushi, try checking out this DIY costume. Your guinea pig’s potato-shaped body offers a perfect shape for a sushi costume. It’s simple and takes a few minutes if you have your basic sewing skills down. Even if you don’t, sewing a simple pillow is a great first project and easy to make. If you mess up, no one will really know.
2. No Sew Harry Potter Costume by Today I Need a
|Materials:||Felt (large and small size)|
|Tools:||Hot glue gun|
What would Halloween be without a Harry Potter costume? But Harry Potter Halloween costumes can get pricey, even for pets. This costume is for Harry Potter fans and guinea pig lovers looking for a quick costume that doesn’t break the bank.
We didn’t list the colors of the felt because it’s entirely up to you based on what Harry Potter house you want your guinea pig to represent. The challenging part about this design is cutting the felt small enough to fit your guinea pig, but it’s 100% doable and takes about one hour to finish. The DIY instructions make for a dog, so you’ll have to make it smaller to fit your guinea pig.
3. Poop Factory Costume by Pet DIYs
|Materials:||Cardboard box, toilet paper roll (2), Black spray paint, Grey spray paint|
|Tools:||Scissors, Scotch tape, Elmer’s glue|
As a guinea pig owner, you know your sweet piggy is a poop machine. Now, you can turn your guinea pig into a literal poop factory this spooky season.
This costume is simple. Odds are, you already have the supplies lying about the house. If you’re under 18, you’ll need help obtaining a couple of cans of spray paint, but that should be the only challenge you face.
All you do is select a cardboard box slightly bigger than your guinea pig’s body, with one side left open for your guinea pig to lay in. Glue a couple of toilet paper rolls to the top, spray paint the box, and tape a sign to the box that says, “Poop Factory.” Short, sweet, and hilarious.
4. Pineapple Costume (With Hat) by Brit + Co
|Materials:||Yellow onesie, Yellow velcro, Gold marker, Green Felt|
|Tools:||Scissors, Hot glue gun|
People enjoy the sweet flavor of pineapple. But they love decorating with pineapples even more. This costume uses a baby onesie for most of the outfit. It’s comfortable, and your guinea pig can’t walk out of it easily.
This costume is for small dogs, but you can easily fit a guinea pig in this outfit. If needed, you can buy a preemie onesie if your guinea pig is a smaller breed. The only drawback is the hat. You’ll have to find a small enough party hat to fit a guinea pig, or you could buy a hat and just make the onesie.
5. Garden Gnome Costume by Izz
|Materials:||Light pink-colored paper, Purple-colored paper, White felt, String, Red Marker|
|Tools:||Scissors, Hot glue gun|
If you love garden gnomes or the movie Gnomeo and Juliet, you’ll love this costume. This is another no-sew project and takes about 30 minutes to make. There aren’t any detailed instructions about this one, but by looking at the image you can get a pretty good idea of how easy this costume is. You can add a guinea pig sweater or use a baby onesie to complete the look. Just watch out for the beard- you don’t want your guinea pig to eat the material.
6. A Simple Sweater by Knitter’s Row
|Materials:||200 yards of sock yarn (any color), size 3 16-inch circulars|
|Tools:||Knitting needles, fabric scissors|
This sweater is perfect for knitters of all levels, but we listed it as difficult because there are some terms in the pattern that beginners may not know. However, you only need two simple tools- some knitting needles and fabric scissors. You can choose any color you want your guinea pig to wear for materials, as long as you have 200 yards’ worth of yarn. The creator of this pattern used three different colors, and we think the sweater looks adorable!
7. Ty Beanie Baby Costume by True Blue Me and You
|Materials:||Template (provided), red paper, gold or tan paper, white paper, ribbon, glue|
|Tools:||A pencil, a hole punch|
Who remembers Ty beanie babies? As adults, we have our pets to serve as our beanie babies now. Why not tag yours as a beanie baby for Halloween?
We think this costume is genius. It’s simple and adorable, and your guinea pig doesn’t have to feel uncomfortable in a full bodysuit. Most of the materials needed are paper. In fact, you can buy everything from a craft store. No heavy tools or sewing equipment are required. This design is for a small dog, but you can make some changes to fit your guinea pig’s body shape.
8. Pua the Pig Costume by Stephanie
|Materials:||Felt fabric, Black sharpie, Brown sharpie, String, Hook & Loop fasteners, Small animal jacket or Plain Onesie|
|Tools:||Hot glue gun|
Double up on the pigginess with this DIY Pua the Pig costume. Moana fans will love this costume. This is a no-sew design and takes about two to three hours to make once you’ve gathered all the materials. If you’re an experienced crafter, you can complete the project in less time.
The only challenging part about this costume is the small animal jacket. The costume creator designed this for her small dog, so finding a jacket to fit your guinea pig may be challenging. Instead, you can use a plain baby onesie and skip the felt fabric and hook & loop fastener altogether!
9. Starbucks Cappuccino Costume by Whiskers Gone Wild
|Materials:||Cardboard, Rope or String, Starbucks logo|
|Tools:||Tape or Elmer’s glue|
It seems like there aren’t enough hours in the day to drink coffee. You’ll probably drink a few cups to stay up all night on Halloween. Bring your guinea pig into the fun by dressing it up as a cappuccino with this costume.
If you’re a last-minute shopper (or forget entirely), this costume is the one to try. You only need some cardboard, string, and a printed Starbucks logo. Grab some tape, and you’re good to go.
You can add the coffee lid hat, but don’t tighten the string so your guinea pig can’t breathe. Other than that, this costume is the winner for procrastinators.
Wrapping It Up
Now you have nine DIY Halloween costumes to pick through. Which costume was your favorite? Whichever one you choose, always remember your guinea pig’s safety. Avoid dangling objects as much as possible and ensure your guinea pig has enough room to move around comfortably.
We believe these costumes check those boxes. It’s up to you now to put in the work. Happy Halloween!
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