13 Truly Terrifying Pet Costumes

Kit Steinkellner

Your pet is adorable, precious, and okay, sometimes a little annoying when you’re trying to get work done and they won’t stop nudging you for attention. But scary? Your little furball? Hardly. But for one day a year, everyone gets to be a monster if they want to be. Check out these super-scary Halloween costumes that will turn your pet into a straight-up fright!

1. Tarantula


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What’s creepier than a tarantula the size of YOUR DOG???

2. The Old Knife-in-the-Head


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The truly scary thing is how “whatever” he is about being stabbed in the head

3. Human Headed Dog à la Invasion Of The Body Snatchers

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We can't look and we can't look away!

4. Butchered Zombie Dog

A tad too realistic for our tastes (ew!), but this fluffy l'il guy doesn't seem to mind being chopped in half in the slightest.

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5. Skeleton

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Real talk, the undead doesn’t get much scary-cute than this.

6. Hannibal Lecter

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Complete with silent lambs, natch and natch.

7. Cerberus, the Three-Headed Dog

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Because your slobbery dog basically EATS enough for three dogs…

8. Frankenweenie

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Yes, please do Tim Burton’s doggie take on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, please do this.

9. Vampire Bat

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This is so good if your animal is all black and basically looks like an overgrown bat. So, so, so good.

10. The Headless Horseman’s Faithful Steed

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This is about as cute as Sleepy Hollow gets.

11. Python dinner

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The scariest costume your pet could wear would definitely be them getting eaten by a giant python.

12. Crocodile Dinner

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Well, okay, tied with your dog being eaten by a giant crocodile.

13. And finally....Roadkill Zombie Dog

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And to round up our truly terrifying costume list, check out this get-up of a zombie dog being eaten by a scavenger while you lead him  using a leash made of his entrails. If this doesn't scare the bejeebus out of you, then I don't know WHAT will.