Halloween is right around the corner, and as a doting pet owner, I like to involve my dog in as much as my life as paws-able…and that means doing a group or partner costume with my dog.

They may not necessarily make it the whole night in the costume. But at least you’ll get a few great pictures to gush over for years to come. Here are some of the best ideas for family and dog matching group costumes:

Owner/Dog Costumes for Halloween

A Mandrake…or Should I Say “Dog-drake”

Earmuffs on! For Harry Potter fans, this is the perfect costume to re-create that classic scene where professor Sprout teaches the first-year wizards and witches about the dangers of the mandrake scream. This is perfect for the smaller pets who…like to be heard.

The Magic School Pup

“Please let this be a normal field trip” “With ‘the Frizz?’ NO WAY!” The great thing about this is the school bus takes minimal effort (purchase it at Target), and is the perfect addition to your own Miss Frizzle costume. Seatbelts everyone!

Arthur and Pal

“Every day when you’re walking down the street

everybody that you meet

Has an original point of view!”

If you didn’t hear that song in your head while you were reading that, you’re probably not a child of the 90s or early 2000s. Or didn’t have young kids during that era. Arthur was the show on PBS kids that dealt with difficult topics of childhood, and told it like it is. I think we can all agree that D.W. needed an attitude check and Muffy was the actual worst. But Pal, well, no matter what Arthur was going through or dealing with at school or with family, Pal was always there for him. This costume is simple enough, with a pair of aardvark ears (attached to a headband), a yellow crew neck sweater, a white collared shirt, a pair of round glasses, and red sneakers. And of course, an adorable “pal” with a red collar.

Shark Dog and Surfer Girl

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water…you’re suddenly met with this little shark cutie who apparently has an appetite for surfboards. We love this costume by Tori, and check out her blog to find out how you can make it!

The Neverland Crew

The great thing about a Peter Pan group costume is that there are so many options! Peter, Wendy, Michael, John, Hook, Smee, Tiger Lily, Tinker Bell, and of course…Nana–the family nanny who lovingly cares for the children. We love the addition of the little bonnet. This would make the perfect group costume, complete with the pirate ship wagon!

The Mask and Otis

“P-A-R-T…Y? Because, I GOTTA!” This “the Mask” costume would only be complete with a Milo to party along with it. To this day my family will interchangeably use the words “cheese” and “keys” just to mess with each other. Also, I’d just like to say that her makeup is flawless.

 

The Crown

Who says you need a corgi when a doodle is just as regal? This Queen Elizabeth II costume is spot on, from the hair and makeup, to the outfit, to the…crown. This royal duo is sure to turn some heads and even get a curtsy or two.

E.T. Phone Home

This idea has literally everything you could want in a costume. 1. A reliable mode of transportation 2. Easy, comfortable clothes with a hood 3. A basket perfect for taking your extra-terrestrial back to his spaceship.

Other Ideas for Halloween Owner/Dog Costumes

  • Ash and Pikachu
  • Freaky Friday (dress like each other)
  • Dorothy and Toto (or the Cowardly Lion)
  • Harry Potter and his Owl (Hedwig)
  • Carole Baskin and a tiger
  • Hot dog vendor and a hot dog
  • Beauty (Belle) and the Beast
  • Daenerys Targaryen and her dragon (Game of Thrones)
  • Shark and tornado (Sharknado)
  • Christopher Robin and Winnie the Pooh
  • Woody and Slinky (Toy Story)

Costumes for More than One Owner/Dog

  • Members of the Scooby-Doo Gang (Fred, Daphne, Velma, or Shaggy) and Scooby-Doo
  • Grant and Ellie + Dinosaurs (Jurassic Park)
  • Mr. Potato Head and the Aliens / (Toy Story)
  • Thing One, Thing Two, and the Cat in the Hat
  • Little Bo Peep and her Sheep
  • Sully, Mike, and Boo (Monster’s Inc.)

Your Owner/Dog Costume Halloween Style

No matter how you’re celebrating Halloween this year, seeing dogs and their families in matching outfits is sure to make your day. Whether distanced outside, from the safely of your own front porch or just on your social media feed, share the joy of Halloween by getting everyone involved in a clever costume like one of these. If you have amazing owner/dog costumes for Halloween, share them with us on Instagram with the hashtag #getfamilyapp!

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Jayne Schultheis

Jayne is a Virginia Beach native who loves her local community. She’s a thrift store enthusiast, musical theater fan, amateur hiker, and lover of all things creative and artsy. You can often find her combing the racks at the local thrift store searching for a fun and unique outfit or spending time getting lost in a good book.

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