Using non-toxic pet-safe paint can be a great way to turn your furry friend into a Halloween monstrosity without putting them through the potential discomfort of a cloth costume. Artist Bryn Anderson’s dog Nixie is a great example of just how cute and creepy a skeleton dog can be!

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The most important step, obviously, is to have non-toxic paint that is safe for animals to ingest in case they start to lick it. Numerous brands sell such paints, and there are online tutorials for how to make your own perfectly safe paint if you don’t trust those brands. A good rule of thumb is that if the paint is kid-safe, it’s probably pet-safe too.

The next step is inspiration! Painting your pet with a skeleton is a great idea, but there are plenty of other awesome designs that can be done for Halloween!

More info: Facebook (Bryn) | Facebook (Nixie) | (h/t: dogster, brynmarele)

Bryn Anderson used non-toxic pet-safe paint to turn Nixie into a skeleton dog

Here’s Nixie with the paint safely washed off!

Here are some other pets who received the skeleton treatment:

Image credits: Jenna Foo

Image credits: Knot Just Rope

Image credits: Knot Just Rope