6 Adorable Star Wars Costumes for Dogs
Let’s be honest – Star Wars is never not popular when it comes to costumes for conventions and Halloween alike, but the fact that a new Star Wars movie is coming out on this Christmas has sent the craze into overdrive. We’ve definitely bought into it, too. If you haven’t seen it, check out our article about the new Star Wars costumes seen in the first two trailers for The Force Awakens.
Everyone’s familiar with the iconic status of Darth Vader, Stormtrooper, and Jedi costumes, but today, we’re talking about Star Wars costumes for your dog, because pets are people, too. Besides, if there are two things that most people on the Internet can agree upon, they are:
- Star Wars is awesome.
- Putting things on your pet is both cute and hilarious.
Also, keep in mind that even though all of our very cooperative models in these definitely un-edited photos are of the canine persuasion, these Star Wars pet costumes will work just as well with other pets, like cats, tortoises, or giant rabbits.
Who doesn’t love those furry, cuddly creatures from the forests of Endor? Wicket cracked into the list of our Top 20 Star Wars characters (which is going to have to be re-done by the end of the year now – thanks, George Lucas) last November because of his bravery, but he’s also completely adorable. Ewoks are naturally fuzzy and short in stature, which makes them a perfect idea for a dog costume.
Dewbacks are the big, lumbering, dinosaur-like reptiles that live in the desert climate of the Dune Sea. So, pretty much the complete opposite of Ewoks. They make for cute pet costumes, though, especially with a teeny tiny Stormtrooper rider to complete the illusion. Take to the sands of Tatooine (or the local beach, or your backyard) and you’re all set.
Here’s another Star Wars costume idea for dogs in the same vein as the last one. This time, instead of a Trooper riding a Dewback, it’s a mini Tusken Raider atop a mighty Bantha. Different sub-species of Bantha can be found on lots of different worlds all across the Star Wars universe. This includes Tatooine, so your dogs dressed up as Dewbacks and Banthas together won’t be breaking canon.
He might look like an ordinary, happy dog, but we assure you that he’s actually a terrifying killer (sometimes, it’s hard to get a dog into character, so just go with it). In a way, dogs in costume do possess a certain level of the Force, since it’s impossible to not want to cuddle with them forever.
From the Dark Side, to the Light – do or do not, there is no try. Jedi Master Yoda Dog makes the perfect companion to any Padawan on Halloween. You can also get just the Yoda ears by themselves if your dog is a little too finicky for a full costume.
Some people like to treat their pets like princesses, and here’s a way to do just that. For reasons that we hope should be obvious, our Leia pet costume emulates Carrie Fisher’s classic double bun hairstyle and white robes from the original trilogy, and not that other costume she had that one time.
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