Halloween Costumes for Dogs and Puppies

That’s right… Halloween costumes for dogs. Whether you clicked this article out of curiosity or you really are interested in some of the best dog Halloween costumes, we’ve got plenty of content to keep you entertained.

Halloween costumes for dogs

Halloween isn’t just about the kids, candy and scares– It’s about the whole family. And if you have a fuzzy canine friend in the family, check out these creative pet costume ideas so you don’t miss out on your most exciting Halloween yet! Even if you don’t have a cuddly pup at home, is there anything better than Halloween costumes for dogs? Read on for some of our favorite costumes!

Bob Ross

Have you ever seen a more wholesome picture in your entire life? Dog-Bob. Taking the world’s most graceful television star and putting his outfit on the friendliest of companions– name a better idea, I’ll wait. This dog Halloween costume is both original and simple to create, making it one of our favorites on the list. Bob Ross brought joy to the masses, and your Dog-Bob is sure to do the same. You’ll need a curly brown wig, an old button-down shirt, and a cardboard palette fastened to the collar. The paintbrush is optional, but you’ll probably have to hold it. “We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.” –Bob Ross.

dog bob ross costume
photo courtesy of @finleythegoldfloof

Burrito

Burrito-Dog… sort of like the classic “hot-dog” dog, but different. While this dog costume might not be very practical for bigger dogs, it certainly works well for smaller ones. You’ll need some tin foil and a few sheets of felt (depending on what ingredients you include). If you’re planning on walking around the block with the whole family during this year’s trick-or-treating, Burrito-Dog is the perfect costume for those easily tuckered-out pups. Just wrap them in some tin foil and put them in a stroller. You might get some looks, but as soon as everyone sees what’s inside, you’ll be the talk of the neighborhood. Who doesn’t love a good burrito?

dog burrito costume
photo courtesy of @itsasmallterworld

UPS Delivery Dog

With most of today’s purchases happening online, there’s nothing more satisfying than seeing that big UPS truck pull into the driveway. We don’t always know the UPS delivery person, but we do know they’ve traveled far to deliver our long-awaited goods to our doors. That’s all that matters. And if that doesn’t bring a smile to your face, then I don’t know what could. Get the idea? This Halloween, dress your dog up in costume as the good guy. There’s enough evil in the world already. Bring some joy to the neighborhood with a UPS Delivery Dog!

ups dog costume
photo courtesy of @fitz_thedood

Everything Beagle

If you’re the proud owner of a beagle, you’ve just found the greatest costume idea in existence. Ever. You can tell by the look on his face that this beagle agrees. Besides, what could possibly be better than dogs dressed up as foods? A cardboard circle cut from an old box paired with a cream-cheese container (empty) is all you need to bring this costume to life. If you’ve got a sharpie and some markers, you can draw the seasoning on this dog costume for some extra flavor.

everything bagel beagle dog costume
photo courtesy of @gordiehowl_

“Cousin Itt”

He’s creepy and he’s kooky, mysterious and spooky, and altogether ooky. While “Cousin Itt” always had a new profession in the works, we’re pretty sure this guy’s primary job is being a good boy. This pet costume could be replicated with a black felt bowler hat, black sunglasses, and long, yellow/tan/cream yarn. When people come to see ’em, he’ll really be a screa-um.

 

cousin it dog costume
photo courtesy of @hamiltonbarkley

Ewok

Low-key, these little creatures were the most underrated heroes of the entire Star Wars Saga. They’re bold, sneaky, loyal and adorable. Not only will they defend the good guys from the invading evil empire, but they’ll certainly protect you from invading candy thieves this Halloween. How can you get one of these fluffy creatures? Easy. Throw an Ewok costume on your puppy and no one will know the difference. Don’t be surprised when the bad guys are running for the hills!

dog ewok halloween costume
photo courtesy of @duckysdoings

Gnome

More than just a garden decoration, gnomes are mythological creatures that originated from Renaissance folklore. They were thought to be lucky and to bring protection to those who found them. While inanimate knee-high statues of these gnomes probably won’t do much protecting, you can bring these creatures to life this Halloween. For this costume, you’ll need a tiny blue sweater, a pointy red hat, and your adorable and willing pet dog. Who knows, maybe you’ll stumble across some good luck, too!

dog gnome halloween costume
photo courtesy of @arnedoodle

Lucy and Ricky Ricardo

These two pups certainly have no “‘splaining” to do, because their dog costume says it all! If you have a dog who always seems to be getting into some wild shenanigans, or even a serial snooper– this may just be the perfect outfit. While @thegoldensrule went all out on their costume, this could be replicated with a couple of outfit pieces that represent the iconic I Love Lucy pair. A curly red wig, navy blue polka dot shirt/dress, faux pearls, or a red/blue polka-dot bow would all pay homage to the fiery-haired Lucy Ricardo. A black suit (or if you’re willing to put your dog in a tuxedo, who are we to stop you?), bow-tie, white button-down, or straw fedora or boater hat would pay tribute to her crooning Cuban partner-in-crime, Ricky Ricardo. Bonus points if you can somehow incorporate the Conga drum.

I Love Lucy dog costume
photo courtesy of @thegoldensrule

Cookie Monster

This adorable outfit is definitely “good enough for me.” A blue hoodie with foam eyeballs attached makes this ensemble one that the whole family will love, especially the little ones! Can’t find a hoodie? A blue tee-shirt or sweater will work just as well, just make a separate headpiece for the eyes. A cookie squeaky toy or even a plush cookie completes the outfit. So cute we could just eat him up! Okay, maybe we just want the cookies.

 

dog cookie monster costume
photo courtesy of @mrangusscottie

 

Sushi

Sushi? Yes please! Your dog will be ROLLING through the neighborhood in style with this delectable outfit. This costume can potentially be pulled together from things you have around the house, so you can customize it as your favorite kind! A towel or blanket could be used as the “rice” and add pops of color to be different kinds of vegetables and fish, all tied together with a black strap.

sushi dog costume
photo courtesy of @fitz_no_tantrums

Other Halloween costumes for dogs:

  • Triceratops
  • Alien from Toy Story
  • Cleo-pet-ra
  • Bat
  • Fire Station Dog
  • Aviator
  • Chia pet
  • Cat costume for your dog
  • Hot dog
  • Oscar the Grouch
  • Elf
  • Taco
  • Beanie Baby
  • Waldo
  • Unicorn
  • Tarantula
  • Scooby-Doo (Or Scrappy Doo)
  • Star Wars At-At, R2-D2, Darth Vader, Porg . . . basically anybody from Star Wars
  • Werewolf
  • Doggie Shark
  • Classic Pumpkin
  • Wonderwoman, Batman, Spiderman, Superman, or just choose your favorite Superhero pooch costume

Halloween Costumes for the Whole family

If you decide to make trick-or-treating this Halloween an event for the family, then why not make it for the WHOLE family? Bringing the pupper along in costume will make you a hit with the neighbors. If you have a dog like mine who is convinced every person who approaches the front door is an enemy of the state, then bringing him or her along may prevent some anxiety and it would be some good exercise!

Listen, I’m not saying the kids aren’t adorable enough, because I’m sure they are. All I’m saying is sometimes people will be a little bit more free-giving with their better candy if they appreciate your commitment to adding a little more cuteness to the spooky holiday. And dressing up your dog is definitely a commitment. Go you.

Looking for a group Halloween costume? Check out our list of ideas!

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