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28 Halloween Horse (and Dog) Costumes That Prove You Aren’t Trying Hard Enough

You know what we are talking about.

Your barn mates have been formulating a plan all summer long. Jenny wanted to have her own costume, but you all wanted to do a group thing at the Halloween show this year.

So, as the days ticked away and October crept closer and closer, your store credit card at Joanne’s got higher and higher as crepe, cotton batting and lots and lots of Velcro filled the barn aisles. But finally! Your masterpieces are ready. You and your mates have desensitized your poor horses to whatever franken-costume you have created… but you are sure to win. And a right of passage for the horse crazy girl, lucky enough to have a horse that doesn’t shy away from the mere sight of bemberg, burlap and brocade has arrived. For it is Halloween, and whether you are having a barn party, or attending a super-charged holiday frenzy of a horse show, some of the most insane creative horse costumes are about to emerge from the depths of every kids mind.

We scoured the interwebs… ok, I asked my friends to send me their favorite photos, and I present them to you here – in all of their Halloween, horsey glory! Scroll through, and enjoy!

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Photo courtesy of Allison Beckham
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Photo courtesy of Allison Beckham

We will use all the feathers. All. The. Feathers.

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Photo courtesy of Bridget Twomey

Even barn cats get in on the fun… even though they are clearly not entertained.

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Photo courtesy of Bridget Twomey

You will Bee giving us that blue ribbon.

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Photo courtesy of Carol Van Poppel Dickson

Halloween polo? Don’t mind if we do!

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Photo courtesy of Gillian Young

Vrooom.

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Photo courtesy of Hali Durand

This poor Boston looks like he is being eaten by a lady bug.

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Photo courtesy of Hali Durand

Pony for sale.

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Photo courtesy of Jill Hechtman

Chestnut mare, Pumpkin… they both turn rotten in a short amount of time.

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Photo courtesy of Jill Hechtman

Cotton batting for the win!

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Photo courtesy of Let’s Show

A plane. Yeah, she turned her horse in a freakin’ plane. And survived.

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Photo courtesy of Let’s Show

No. Words.

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Photo courtesy of Let’s Show

Hey Sheila, someone better call The Equestrian Hunter

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Photo courtesy of Let’s Show

Rocket propelled to a win!

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Photo courtesy of Let’s Show

Super cute, but really, that is a gigantic horse!

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Photo courtesy of Let’s Show

So, Dad, I want to hang 9 foot long spider legs off of the sides of Rosie. You can help me with that, right?

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Photo courtesy of Let’s Show

Ermagherd.

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Photo courtesy of Nona Garson

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Photo courtesy of Roo Petter
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Photo courtesy of Roo Petter
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Photo courtesy of Roo Petter

If this pony is for sale, we want it.

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Photo courtesy of Sami Milo

This one too. The tail!

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Photo courtesy of Sami Milo

Horse show dogs!

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Photo courtesy of Sami Milo

Wonder Woman and Superman, before all these comic book movies made them cool.

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Photo courtesy of Sami Milo

Technically, this one was not at a Halloween show, but at a summer show… but Holy Flamingos Batman!

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Photo courtesy of Sami Milo

All the cutes.

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Photo courtesy of Stacie Suico

If you don’t get this one it’s OK. ‘Harley is a three legged dog. A “tri-pod” if you will!

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Photo courtesy of Stacie Suico