Bookish Pet Outfits for Literature-Loving Critters

Becky Stone

Staff Writer

Becky Stone loves to read stories about princesses who save themselves and firmly believes that a mug of hot chocolate paired with the right novel can solve almost any problem. Becky recently did that thing where you leave your safe, easy job to try to make money doing what you love, and is now a professional jewelry lover and freelance writer. You can find more of Becky at her blog, Diamonds in the Library, where she writes about both jewelry and books. Twitter: @DiamondsintheLi

The 3 Pugateers - an all-pug rendition of The Three Musketeers, thanks to these amazing bookish pet costumes.
Have you ever thought to yourself that Dumas’ classic would have been better if the main characters were all dogs? Thanks to this these bookish pet costumes, you can now bring that dream to life.

The 3 Dogateers - an all-canine rendition of The Three Musketeers, thanks to these amazing bookish pet costumes.

If I had three dogs, they would look like this all the time.

The perfect pet costume to dress your dog as Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz - complete with braids.

Have you had a hankering to dress your Toto as Dorothy? Thanks to this beautifully crafted bookish pet costume, you can bring L. Frank Baum’s classic story to life in your own home.

A dragon costume for a cat - perfect for Game of Thrones fans.

I can think of literally no reason not to dress your cats as dragons. I have allergies, so I’m not destined to be a Khaleesi of felines, but there’s no reason any of the rest of you should deprive yourselves.

A frog in a Superman costume, because the world is a glorious place and bookish pet costumes exist for all kinds of animals.

Do you need to dress your frog as Superman? Obviously you do. Thank goodness this exists.

A Scottish kilt and tam sized perfectly for a pet lizard. Ideal for the book lover who wants their dearest reptile to look like a character from Outlander.

Does your lizard fancy itself as a character from Outlander? I mean – whose lizard wouldn’t? Finally you can provide your bookish pet reptile with the Scottish kilt and tam outfit it has always dreamed of.

A cat dressed in a pet costume asDr. Seuss's famous Cat in the Cat.

With this bookish pet costume, your cat will be fully qualified to babysit your children. After all, it worked in Dr. Seuss, didn’t it?

The cutest Boy Who Lived you ever did see. Any dog would be proud to wear this Harry Potter costume.

This little guy is all ready to go for a walk to the canine Chamber of Secrets. He’ll fetch any snitch you can throw for him. The puns you could make with your bookish pet in this Harry Potter costume are endless.

A tiny deerstalker cap for small pets wishing to dress in a Sherlock Holmes costume. Would fit guinea pigs, hedgehogs, hamsters, and other pets of that size.

This teeny tiny deerstalker cap is sized for hamsters, hedgehogs, and guinea pig-sized creatures wishing to investigate tiny crimes in the manner of Sherlock Holmes.

Thanks to this pet costume, you can finally dress your chinchilla as Wonder Woman.

Is your chinchilla secretly Wonder Woman? At long last, you can dress her as she deserves. This bookish pet costume is all that she needs.

Bookish pet costumes - this tiny Harry Potter costume is made especially for hedgehogs who want to dress as JK Rowling's Boy Who Lived.

A Harry Potter hedgehog costume.

This, to me, is the holy grail of bookish pet costumes. My love of bookish hedgehogs is well documented, and I now that I’ve found a respectable online hedgehog costumer, I don’t know how much longer I’ll be able to resist adopting one.

Custom Victorian costumes for dogs - these amazing pet costumes are meant for canine ringbearers, but would be perfect for many occasions.

This bookish pet costume is listed a “custom Victorian ringbearer dog outfit” but I think it’s perfectly clear what this outfit is perfect for: attending seasonal readings of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.