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

by Michelle Carlbert
Sep 13, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. ET
Amazingly clever Halloween costumes for horses
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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.

1 /28: Snoopy & Woodstock

1/28 :Snoopy & Woodstock

2/28 :Skeleton

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

3 /28: Face paint

3/28 :Face paint

4 /28: Ballerinas

4/28 :Ballerinas

5 /28: Bucket of chicken

5/28 :Bucket of chicken

6 /28: Drunken witch

6/28 :Drunken witch

7/28 :Cow

8 /28: Circus elephant

8/28 :Circus elephant

9 /28: Day of the Dead

9/28 :Day of the Dead

10/28 :Elsa & Olaf

11 /28: Duck Dynasty

11/28 :Duck Dynasty

12 /28: Giraffe & Katy Perry

12/28 :Giraffe & Katy Perry

13 /28: Gene Simmons

13/28 :Gene Simmons

14 /28: Harry Potter

14/28 :Harry Potter

15/28 :Tiger

16/28 :Poodle

17/28 :Mummy

18/28 :Sheep

19/28 :Surgeon

20/28 :Spider web

21/28 :Spider

22 /28: Witch lights

22/28 :Witch lights

23 /28: 'The Walking Dead'

23/28 :'The Walking Dead'

24/28 :Sheriff

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

25/28 :Nazgûl

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

26/28 :Unicorn

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

27 /28: Suit & tie

27/28 :Suit & tie

This dapper fellow is sure to win the costume contest.

28 /28: 'Avatar'

28/28 :'Avatar'

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