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It says a lot about how beloved Halloween is as a holiday that it's an occasion the entire family gets involved with. Even Halloween costumes for hamsters are popular now. It might seem silly, but think about it: There are costumes for the whole family, couples costumes, dog costumes, and even guinea pig costumes — so why shouldn't hamsters get to participate in the fun as well? The daily ups and downs of work and life can be stressful and difficult, which is exactly why it's important to find joy wherever you can — even if it's in the form of a silly costume for your pet hamster.
The good thing about hamster costumes is that because hamsters are such tiny creatures, the costumes are pretty tiny, too — which means they're often really affordable. And honestly, if you can turn your hamster into a tiny wizard, pirate, or piglet for the price of a couple iced coffees and it will give you laughs and joy for hours on end, then why wouldn't you? If you're looking for the perfect costume for your hamster this season, here are 17 options that are inexpensive, fun, simple, and versatile, too. You really can dress your hamster in these outfits even beyond spooky season.
Olivia Muenter is a freelance writer and former fashion and beauty editor who writes about fashion, beauty, lifestyle, relationships, travel, home decor, and more for Woman's Day and beyond. Her work has appeared in Bustle, Refinery 29, Glamour, Byrdie, Apartment Therapy, Philadelphia Magazine, and more. When she's not reading (or talking about reading on Bad on Paper, the bookish podcast she co-hosts), you can find Olivia working on her first novel, curating the perfect playlist, or shopping online.
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