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These Horse Halloween Costumes Will Make You Want a Trusty Steed of Your Own

Michelle Carlbert is a freelance writer and TV blogger who is a self-proclaimed geek and fangirl. She writes about all things relating to TV and loves everything from dramas to sci-fi and comedies. Michelle lives in Los Angeles and write...

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Halloween costumes for a horse? Yup, they're real

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Halloween costumes for a horse? Yup, they're real

Costumes for cats and dogs are cute and all (I mean, who can resist a pack of pups dressed up in Star Wars outfits), but our feline and canine pets ain't got nothin' on their equine counterparts when it comes to Halloween.

Yup, we just got opened up to the wonderful world of Halloween costumes for horses. And we found some costumes that are so clever and cute, they totally make us want to adopt a horse of our own. 

We feel like we should throw out a disclaimer that horses require a huge amount of love and care, so it would be irresponsible (though tempting) to run out and get one for Halloween. But if you are lucky enough to have the time and ability to have horses and you don't dress them up in one of these costumes for the holiday, you're doing it wrong.

Originally published October 2015. Updated September 2017.

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Snoopy & Woodstock

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Snoopy & Woodstock

Snoopy loves his friend Woodstock, just like this little girl loves her horse. 

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Skeleton

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Skeleton

Painting a skeleton on your horse is easy with some white body paint.

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Face paint

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Face paint

Again, these sweet horses prove that sometimes all you need for a costume is some great face paint.

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Ballerinas

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Ballerinas

These beauties look ready to tiptoe on a stage with their lovely riders. 

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Bucket of chicken

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Bucket of chicken

This horse is no chicken for wearing a bunch of feathers. 

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Drunken witch

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Drunken witch

This horse is all of us after a few too many drinks at the Halloween party

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Cow

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Cow

How adorable is this little cow and her mini farmer?

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Circus elephant

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Circus elephant

Such a good sport this gentleman is, dressed as an elephant and putting up with tricks being done on his back. 

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Day of the Dead

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Day of the Dead

This horse and its rider look amazing in their Day of the Dead makeup. 

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Elsa & Olaf

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Elsa & Olaf

These two make a super-cute version of Frozen's Elsa and Olaf.

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Duck Dynasty

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Duck Dynasty

This horse and owner are hilarious in their Duck Dynasty beards.

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Giraffe & Katy Perry

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Giraffe & Katy Perry

This horse decided to be the giraffe to its rider's Katy Perry costume

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Gene Simmons

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Gene Simmons

This horse is rocking it in its Gene Simmons' Kiss costume

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Harry Potter

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Harry Potter

Who needs a broomstick when you can ride a horse dressed as Harry Potter?

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Tiger

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Tiger

This horse is stunning in its tiger makeup. Wow!

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Poodle

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Poodle

This pony makes the cutest poodle to go along with its rider's poodle skirt. 

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Mummy

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Mummy

Look out! This is a very scary mummy horse

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Sheep

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Sheep

Little Bo Peep has found herself the biggest sheep we've ever seen.

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Surgeon

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Surgeon

This horse surgeon is ready to take care of its injured rider. How sweet.

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Spider

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Spider

This horse makes one frightening spider for Little Miss Muffet.

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'The Walking Dead'

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'The Walking Dead'

These two zombies look like they are both ready to eat brains. 

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Sheriff

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Sheriff

Another "trick of the eye" costume that is totally hilarious — and still totally cute.

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Nazgûl

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Nazgûl

Dressing up with a horse as one of the Dark Riders from LOTR is a spooky work of genius.

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Unicorn

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Unicorn

Proof that every horse secretly dreams of becoming a unicorn or dressing up as one on Halloween.

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Suit & tie

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Suit & tie

This dapper fellow is sure to win the costume contest.

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'Avatar'

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'Avatar'

This Avatar duo looks like it stepped right out of the movie

 

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