Here you'll find a ton of awesome horse Halloween costumes created by horsecrazygirls. Each costume was submitted by horse crazy people just like yourself for our (nearly) annual Horse Halloween Costume contest over the years. If you see a horse Halloween costume you like just click through to get more information such as the cost to make it, along with how each costume was made, and more. If you want an eBook version with the costumes up to 2020 that you can download. Hopefully, you can get ideas and inspiration to dress up you and your horse. Don't forget to check out our contest page near Halloween time each year to see when the Horse Costume Contest is running so you can enter your own horse costume.
If you are wanting to find some cute accessories for the horse costume you are creating or are interested in ready made horse costumes we also have those!
Be safe girls! A horse can spook if your costume is flowing, or noisy, or has unusual smells or textures.
So think about that carefully when making and choosing your costume:
* Give your horse a chance to sniff and see every piece of your costume before you mount your horse.
* Use only safe materials - glitter, glue, dyes or paints should be non-toxic. You do not want to give your horse (or you) an allergic reaction!
* Always wear your helmet when you are on your horse. If you're worried it will not look good with your costume, consider a helmet cover. Better safe than sorry!
Check out this awesome horse in the hat horse and rider Halloween costume submitted by Ananda. I love how cute and straightforward this Dr. Seuss inspired horse and rider costume is. If you love the book Cat In The Hat but want to do it with your horse this is a great horse costume option. You could even treat this as more of a horse costume idea and build off of it with some additional costume accessories such as red and white polo wraps, saddle pad, and some colorful mane and tail extensions.
This rocking horse and little girl horse and rider Halloween costume was submitted by D'Ann. This is definitely an impressive costume that will wow others if you can make it (and your horse will wear it). Not only do I love the impressive rocker portion of the costume but I also love the color coordination happening within this costume. But no worries if this is not the horse and rider costume for you, there are plenty more costumes below to inspire further horse costume ideas.
Looking for a cute horse and rider costume? Check out this costume titled Rafiki and young Simba that was submitted by Heather. While this face paint in this horse and rider costume is quite elaborate the rest of this costume is rather easy making this a great option for those on a tight timeline. I also think that this would be an easier costume to ride in since there isn't really much on the horse's body to affect movement or performance.
Parker submitted this incredible horse and rider costume she calls Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. This is definitely and incredible horse costume I mean the horse is completely painted, the rider is in full costume, the saddle is covered, etc. If you didn't want to paint your horse I think you could probably get a purple sleezy and sew flowers and the other elements onto it.
I love this cute horse and rider costume titled working on the chain gang submitted by Lynn. Her ability to create these incredible matching outfits for both herself and two horses is amazing. If you are intimidated by trying to make these horse and rider costumes maybe consider using a black and white striped cloth with the hats for the horse and you can wear the full costume. You could also attach the denim overalls on a breast plate.
Abbey and Kate submitted these awesome horse and rider costumes they call beauties and their beasts. I love how these riders added flowers to the horses' manes and had decorations tied to the reins. The rider's costumes were also very true to the costumes in the movie The Beauty And The Beast which made the horse and rider costume easily recognizable.
The purple sugar skull bride horse and rider costume was submitted by Rosie. This incredible outfit is definitely one of the most impressive horse and riders out there. Taking an old wedding dress and turning it into a costume is a wonderful idea. The dress combined with the the face paint and hat made a great rider costume while the purple flowers decorating the horse's mane, tail, and body pull this all together to create a beautiful horse and rider costume.
Lacey submitted this awesome horse and rider costume called Tampa Seahorse. I love the fact that she used a shower curtain and a piñata to make her horse's costume. Not only was the idea super inventive but it also means that the costume is that much easier to replicate. The only thing that you may want to consider before replicating this costume is that it would probably be hard to ride your horse with it on.
Cindy submitted this horse costume she calls Jeff Gordan car. This horse costume is super simple which makes it very easy to replicate. If you wanted to treat this as more of a horse costume idea and build off of it you could probably add some additional elements such as a cloth with the car number, Chevy logo, and other logos found on the real car.
This 101 Dalmatians horse and rider costume was submitted by Andrea. Its so cute that she not only had a horse and rider costume but that she also had a costume on her dog. The spots she put on her horse, red 'collar', and fake dog ears are all adorable. Her Cruella de Vil outfit is also well done with the wig and spotted shirt.
Heather submitted this great Energizer bunny inspired horse and rider costume. Horse costume ideas can be hard to come up with but Heather came up with something unique and carried it out really well. The signs on her and the horse show exactly what she is trying to do in terms of her costume and the other simple elements such as the cloth and polo wraps create a complete costume look.
School girl is the title of this horse costume submitted by Cindy. This horse costume is a simple one that is easy to recreate. If you needed to make a last minute horse costume this is definitely a great option. However, if you wanted to take this costume up a few notches I think some school supplies glued on a horse sleezy or perhaps a back to school banner incorporated in the horse's mane would help give a more themed look.
Looking for an awesome horse and rider costume? Check out this one called woodland wenches that was submitted by Tanya. Both riders in the pictures have on unique medieval related costumes and the armor looking plates on their horses' faces complete the medieval look. If you like these two horse costume ideas I would recommend checking out Etsy as they have several of these kind of horse face plate accessories.
Chik-Fil-A chicken and cow is the title of this horse and rider costume that was submitted by Lori. This is definitely one of the more innovative horse costume ideas I have seen. The chicken costume for the miniature pony is very impressive especially the chicken feet. The only issue I could see with this horse and rider costume is the time it would take to recreate it for a horse.
Miss America is another horse costume submitted by Cindy. If you need another horse costume option that would be relatively easy and quick to make this is a good option. I could definately see someone getting or making an American flag saddle pad, putting the Miss America sash around their horse's neck, and adding some sparkles to their horse's mane and tail for a cute horse costume.
Want to dress your horse up as a witch for Halloween? Check out this Halloween witch costume by Ashlee. Now depending on your horse you may not be able to get them to wear the witch hat, but I think that even without the hat you would still have a cute horse costume. One of the things I like most about this horse costume is that it blends several cute horse costume ideas together to create a whole look. It isn't just about the witch hat or the pumpkins it is rather about how all the elements work together.
This super creative Ghostbusters horse and rider costume was submitted by Tanner, Gavin, and Summer. I absolutely love how they made the Ghostbusters van look so realistic and at the same time it is designed in such a way as to allow the rider to still have a saddle. The horse costume was completed with these Ghostbuster rider costumes.
Flintstones: Pyro and Poco Style horse and rider costume was submitted by Lynn. I think it is super cute how the horses were dressed up as Flintstone characters and the riders are dressed up as a dragon and Flintstone character. The only trouble you may have with this horse Halloween costume is that it may be hard for your horse to fully move in it.
Lynn submitted this cute and funny horse costume called warrior Pyro and his trusty steed "Stick". Having the stick horse pulling the carriage is hilarious and combine that with the fact that the horse is dressed as the warrior you have a great, funny horse Halloween costume. Another plus of this horse costume is that it actually provides some great inspiration for other horse costume ideas. You could dress up as the warrior and the horse could be dressed up to pull the cart or the horse could be dressed up as the cart.
Safari fun was a wonderful horse costume submitted by Janine. This horse costume is not an easy one whether you are planning to draw the giraffe spots or clip the giraffe markings. It will also probably take some serious time to braid the horse's mane and tail. Luckily, the rider costume will probably be much easier to replicate and could even be purchased.
Horse Halloween ideas that involve 4th of July decorations may seem like they won't work, but as you can see from the Patriotic Princess horse costume that Ashlee submitted they clearly do. I think the USA tag along with all the cute patriotic elements such as the red, white, and blue hat is adorable.
This awesome horse and rider costume called zombie super heroes gone bad was submitted by Drea. The Superman costume that the horse is wearing combined with the Wonder Woman costume she is wearing definitely creates a super hero theme. When you incorporate the zombie makeup on the horse and rider it definitely takes the costume up another notch and shows even extra effort.
The magical unicorn Hula and her fairies Emily and Jadyn was submitted by Kimberly. The flowers on the halter and around the horse's neck are all really beautiful. I also love how the flowers on the horse are the same as those that are part of the rider costumes to make the outfits more cohesive. Plus the rider costumes look straightforward enough to be made out of stuff that you already have or can get at a thrift store.
Lynn submitted this fun horse and rider costume called Yabba Dabba Do! Trick or Treat! You might have noticed that this costume was entered before. Just as before I still think this horse costume is cute and I still like how the horses were dressed up as Flintstone characters and the riders are dressed up as a dragon and Flintstone character.
Bonny Prince Billy is a horse costume submitted by Jess. This straightforward horse Halloween costume is definitely one you could do at the last minute. If you were wanting horse costume ideas this is a great costume to inspire you since there are so many different ways to take it. For example, you could use a big piece of cloth on the horse's body, ribbon in the mane and tail, and red glitter paint on the horse's hooves.
Looking for Star Wars inspired horse costume ideas? Well here is a wonderful option. This costume called Star Wars Fun was submitted by Lynn and it is wonderful. You can clearly tell that the horse is dressed up as Darth Vader while the rider is dressed up as a Jedi. I have a feeling this will be a popular horse costume among Star Wars lovers.
This Pyro The Scarecrow costume was submitted by Lynn and is super fun! I am super impressed by the pants that this horse is wearing along with the stuffed arms. There are definitely horses out there that will not want to wear this costume, however if you can get your horse to wear this costume it would be cute.
Carrie submitted this horse and rider costume she calls viking girl with her toothless dragon and toothless pack. I love the fact that she incorporated her dogs into the costume. The horse Halloween costume itself is definitely on the simpler side but that does mean it is easier to recreate in case you are in a time crunch.
Subhay was submitted by Allison and is definitely a fun horse costume. Subhay is quite a creative play on words and very appropriate for a horse costume. Plus if you are looking for less spooky horse costume ideas, this one would most likely be a good option as it is more similar to a blanket or cooler that your horse is already probably use to.
The costume titled We're Off To The Wizard was submitted by Lynn and is one of my favorites. The tin man and scarecrow horse costumes are extremely impressive. Combined with the lion and Dorothy rider costumes all you need is a dog in a Toto costume to complete the look. But even without Toto the horse and rider costume combinations are incredible.
An anonymous horse lover submitted this horse and rider costume called Graveside Zombies. The rider costumes are particularly elaborate and impressive. The horse costumes are also well done and the spider legs coming off the horse with the spider costume is fabulous. While not all horses would put up with the spider legs, if your horse does tolerate them it makes for an impressive look.
Katherine submitted this Alien Attack On An Astronaut horse and rider costume. The bright green sleezy combined with the alien eyes on top create a cute, easy horse costume. The astronaut costume for the rider is probably something you could get at a costume store to create a finished horse and rider costume.
Want spooky horse costume ideas? Check out this horse costume called Itsy Bitsy Spider that was submitted by Anonymous. The spider legs on this horse costume are super impressive. The cloth with all the eyeballs on the horse's face is also a nice costume feature that doesn't leave any room for doubt on what this horse costume is. The rider's costume also has a spooky feel to it.
5 Seconds Of Summer's Cal-Pal and Mike-Ro-Wave horse costume was submitted by Courtney. The green sleezy with the C on it is super cute and combined with those orange socks and goggles on the horse you have a fun horse costume. The rider's costume is also good, especially that red cape. I like the fact that the costume works with a helmet and saddle.
Yes...I Am A Clydesdale is a horse costume submitted by Bridget. This clever costume takes a bay horse and turns it into another type of horse which is very funny in my opinion. The white feathers on the horse's legs is amazing and the driving gear on the horse combined with the flowers in the mane make for a lovely horse costume for a horse.
Katie submitted the Boney Poney horse costume. Horse costume ideas often involve cloth, moving pieces, etc but this horse costume doesn't have all that. Instead this simple but effective horse costume is done by drawing on your horse. While drawing your horse's skeleton on them for a horse costume will be time consuming you don't have to worry about flapping pieces of cloth which is always good.
Shannon submitted this horse and rider costume titled Por El Amor De Un Caballo. If you are a fan of both art and drawing chances are you will enjoy creating this horse and rider costume. The rider's costume seems pretty straightforward while the horse's costume looks much more intricate. One reason I like horse costume ideas for horses that involve drawing on the horse instead of putting cloth on them is because it is less spooky and you don't have to worry about your horse stepping on their costume. If you have the time to do this detail work I think this costume could be a good option.
Leah submitted the horse and rider costume titled Rainbow Brite And Sprite. The rainbow elements interwoven throughout this horse and rider costume combination is wonderful. If you could find some rainbow fabric and white fabric I think the creation of this horse costume and rider costume would be pretty straightforward. Should you want to wear a saddle and helmet I think all you would have to do is use a little more fabric to account for the extra height they create.
Mikayla submitted this horse and rider costume titled Horse "Mobil" And Batgirl. The fact that the rider is able to keep their saddle on the horse without ruining the costume is wonderful. One of the things I love most about this horse and rider costume is that it just reminds you that horse costume ideas can be for anything you love. While the costume may be on the simple side it is very effective.
If you are looking for impressive horse costume ideas for horses check out the one Anonymous submitted titled I Think I Need A Bigger Boat! This horse and rider costume combination reminds me of the movie Jaws. I can't even imagine how long it could take to create this shark costume for your horse or the boat costume for yourself.
Rosanna submitted the horse costume called Pokey The Pumpkin Patch. The Halloween theme of this horse costume is just wonderful. I love all the vines, leaves, and pumpkins on this fabric as it definitely delivers a pumpkin patch feel. The only issue you may have is trying to ride with all the 3d pumpkins.
Rosanna submitted the horse and rider costume titled Pokey The Seahorse/Mermaid. I love this fun horse and rider costume. The green polo wraps with the green sleezy and spikey mane is a great creative look. Add to that the adorable under the sea print and treasure chest and you have an amazing horse and rider costume.
Did you search elaborate horse costumes for horses? If so take a look at this horse costume titled Inky The Parrot/Pirate Ship submitted by Rosanna. This horse costume has so many fun elements. From the parrot looking neck piece to the amazing ship covering the horse's body to the wave looking cloth no detail was left out of this horse costume.
This John Deere Tractor horse and rider costume was submitted by Erin and we are so glad she submitted it. I honestly can't imagine trying to make this horse and rider costume let alone get it on my horse and then get myself in it. From the wheels on the horse's legs to the tractor 'ceiling' this horse and rider costume has it all. Plus she managed to incorporate her saddle and helmet into the costume seamlessly.
Erin submitted this horse and rider costume called Little Miss Muffet And Her Spider. I have to say I am super impressed with the spider legs on this horse costume. I mean they really look like real spider legs. Another thing I like about this costume is that it is based on a poem which I think is super sweet.
I think that most of us have probably heard about the TV show called Duck Dynasty but have you seen a horse and rider costume based off the TV show? Nic submitted this horse and rider costume called Duck Dynasty Meets The Horse and I definitely think it is a great representation of the TV show. From the camouflage to the beards this horse and rider costume is right on the mark.
Kriten submitted this horse and rider costume called Do You Wanna Build A Snowman? Let me tell you I love this horse and rider costume. The horse's costume is absolutely wonderful and absolutely says I'm a reindeer. When you combine the incredible reindeer horse costume with the Elsa costume and Olaf stuffed toy you can clearly see the Frozen theme.
Anonymous submitted the horse and rider costume titled Brave Trio: Merida, Queen Elinor, and Will O The Wisp. I love the movie Brave and I think that this person made a wonderful horse and rider costume based off the movie. Dressing the horse up as Merida is super adorable. The Queen Elinor costume is quite elaborate and right on the mark. I also love how effective the Will O The Wisp costume the other horse lover has on!
Mario Kart is the title of this horse and rider costume or rather costumes. Creating one horse and rider costume combination is hard enough but creating three of the same theme is even more impressive. I love how all the horse and rider costume combinations look similar enough to carry a theme while being unique in its own way. I'm not sure many horses would like to ride around with balloons attached to them (or even ride in a ring with a horse that had balloons attached to him or her) so keep that in mind when making this costume.
Christy submitted the horse and rider costume called Punk Rockin' Horse. I love the red, black, and white color elements throughout the horse and rider costumes. Another great thing about this horse and rider costume combination is that it allows you to incorporate your helmet and saddle into it without distracting from the rest of the costume.
Drea submitted this horse and rider costume called Zombie Horse And Cowgirl. Both the rider and horse costumes are very well done and spooky. If you can do zombie makeup then this horse and rider is a great costume option for you. The only thing I am not sure of is how this makeup would show up on a horse with a darker coat such as a bay, chestnut, or black horse.
An anonymous horse lover and rider submitted this horse and rider costume called Biker Girl On Her Awesome Ride. Creating this horse costume for your horse would be a feat in itself. Getting your horse to wear it would be the second challenge. However, if you can create this costume and get your horse to wear it I have a feeling you will get a lot of compliments.
Saralyn submitted this horse costume called Wicked Pony Of The West. This costume is perhaps more simple than others but you still have a nice horse costume to show off. The green color on the horse combined with the black fabric and red hoof paint says Wicked Witch of The West from the Wizard of Oz. If you wanted to added a rider costume in the mix you could pick any one of the characters from the movie or the book the Wizard of Oz.
Patrick The Miniature Horse The Hypogriff is the title of this miniature horse costume by Sarah. If you are a huge fan of Harry Potter like I am and want Harry Potter themed horse costume ideas you need to click through to read more on this costume. The miniature horse hippogriff costume was well executed and very impressive in appearance. A Harry Potter costume such as the handlers could probably be bought online. The only thing that could be a problem with this costume, in my mind, is the time it would take if you were trying to make it for a horse.
Ashley submitted this horse and rider costume called The Frozen Trio. This horse costume has several elements from the movie Frozen from the Olaf stuffed animal, to the incredible Elsa dress, and even the blue accessories on the horse's reins and bridle. I love the fact the the rider is able to keep a saddle on the horse without ruining the look of the costume.
Pool Party, Here We Come is the title of this horse and rider costume submitted by Kimberly. I love the fact that you could probably do this costume with items from the dollar store which would keep the cost down and allow you to put this horse costume together if you are on a tight timeline.
Ashley submitted this horse and rider costume called Agnus, Edith, And The Fluffy Unicorn. I love all the pink that was incorporated in this horse and rider costume. The bright pink color along with the unicorn provides a distinct unicorn horse costume. The Agnus and Edith costumes from Despicable Me movie are also very well done and are quickly recognizable.
Ashley submitted this horse and rider costume called Under The Sea. I love how cute this horse Halloween costume is while also being on the easier side to recreate. The decorations on the reins and the water looking material provide a great underwater look and the mermaid costume for the rider ties the two costumes together. It is also great how the rider can still use her saddle and helmet without ruining the look of the horse costume.
It's A Kind Of Magic is a horse and rider costume submitted by Charlotte. Okay, I don't even think this would have been one of the horse costume ideas I could have dreamed up let alone figure out how to create. The magician outfits for the riders would probably be the easiest element to recreate, while the horse costumes would be much more difficult to make.
My Little Devil is the horse and rider costume submitted by Shauna. The devil horns and red accessories definitely create a devil costume. I like the fact that someone could easily ride their horse in this costume and I like the fact that this costume is something you could put together quickly in case you need a last minute horse and rider costume.
Georgia submitted this horse and rider costume she is calling Harry Styles And Louis Tomlinson From One Direction. This cool costume is one that other horse owners could not only replicate but it also inspires several horse costume ideas. I mean you could really base this costume off any other band that you love.