21 Ridiculously Impressive DIY Animal Costumes For Halloween

We all know about the classic scene from Mean Girls where Halloween is defined perfectly. The one where Cady Heron says, “Halloween is the one night of the year when girls can dress like total sluts and no other girl can say anything about it.” The use of the term “slut” isn’t great, but sure – you get the picture. The camera then shows us a shot of Karen, wearing a tiny dress that is probably actually lingerie, and a pair of animal ears, saying, “I’m a mouse, duh!” It’s implied that girls just put on a revealing outfit, throw on a pair of animal ears, and pretend they’re wearing a costume. That image is usually what people think of when someone says they want to dress as an animal for Halloween.

Okay, sure – I have definitely seen girls do something like this. It’s social commentary for a reason! But I’ve also seen way better animal costumes out there that girls are wearing, and they actually look more authentic. And no, I’m not talking about the overdone animal costumes, like a cat, a bunny, or a deer. I’m talking about other animals that haven’t been played out so hard that people roll their eyes the second they see you. If you want to be a cute, cuddly creature this year, you have options! These options can include something revealing or something cozy – doesn’t really matter to me! Check out these impressive DIY animal costumes and get ready to get inspired:

Which costume is your favorite? What did we forget to include? Let me know in the comments.

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