Halloween costumes for all dogs, great and small

Halloween will be here before you know it! Some pet parents have been planning costumes since Halloween 2015- Don’t worry, this article isn’t for them. If you are in need of some last minute inspiration, look no further!

Something For Everyone

Some are meant to inspire. Some are meant for those of us who have no more than an hour to run out to target and pick something up. Some are extravagant. Some are DIY.

So sit back, enjoy, and get in the Halloween spirit!

Our Favorite Hero’s


bat girl, dog costume

Available for purchase in S-XL at HalloweenCostumes.com



Batman Pet Costume, dog costume

Available for purchase in S-XL @ HalloweenCostumes.com



superdog, dog halloween costume

Available for purchase in S-L @ HalloweenCostumes.com



underdog, dog costume

Available for purchase in M @ halloweencostumes.com.


DC Comics Robin 

Available for purchase in S-L @ kohls.com


Our Favorite Villains 

The Joker

Available for purchase in M and XL @ eBay.com


Star Wars Darth Vader

Available for purchase in S-XL @ costumecraze.com


Dewback Rider 

Dewrider, dog halloween costume, star wars
Available for purchase in M @ buycostumes.com


Trump Dog

Woof is completely apolitical, we swear. But you have to admit this one is funny. Just grab an old suit jacket, tie, wig, and you’re set.

donald trump dog, dog halloween costumes

Our Favorite Foodies 

Puppy Latte

starbucks, puppy latte, dog costume

Available for purchase in M-XL @ baxterboo.com


Dog Hostess Cupcake

This one is a cute, easy DIY cupcake.

First, you will need to create a pet coat.

dog coat, DIY dog costume
Here is the tutorial for the coat. All you need is a piece of fabric and some good cutting tools.

Now once you have your brown coat made, proceed to the actual cupcake tutorial here.

You will want to first trace the swirls with a piece of white chalk. Once you have them exactly the way you like, cover the lines with white paint.

Here’s the finished product!

hostess cupcake costume, dog halloween costume

It’sssss Baaaacon! 
Bacon, Dog Halloween Costume

Available for purchase in XS, M-3x @ Baxterboo.com


Puppy Beer

Because the name of this costume encompasses the best two things in life….

Puppy beer, dog halloween costume
Available for purchase in M @ Baxterboo.com- hurry up, these are selling like mad!


Cupcake Dog Girl

cupcake dog costume

Available for purchase in XS @ Baxterboo.com


Hot Dog

hotdog, dog costume

Available for purchase in XS-L @ Partycity.com


Our Favorite Dogs As Other Animals


Triceratops, Dog Halloween Costume

Available for purchase in S-M @ Kohls.com


Hear Me Roar Lion

lion dog costume
Available for purchase in XS-M @ Halloweencostumes.com


Or you can make your own lion costume…

You will need:

  • the wolfman mask (for sale at Target), or some other mask with a similar hair style
  • Elastic band
  • Piece of Velcro
  • Extra collar
  • Needle and thread
  • Scissors
  • A rubber band

dog lion costume
Here is the  full tutorial with instructions from the PuppyInTraining site.

Bat Dog

bat dog, dog costume

Available for purchase in XS only @ Partycity.com


Doggy Dino

doggy dino, dog costume

This is a Dino DIY tutorial from Martha Stewart.

You will need:

  • A green tank top or anything t-shirt that you can cut into a sleeveless. It should be fairly form fitting.
  • Ink pen
  • 18 x 18 inch square piece of felt. This is for the scales. Pick a color that will contrast nicely with the tank top. Here, they just used a lighter shade of green.

You are going to cut out scales and place them through the slits you have created in the shirt. This is a great, last minute costume idea… It is quick to make and supplies can be easily obtained from your local craft store.

Here is the full tutorial. 

Our Favorite Movie Icons

Princess Leia 

You will need:

  • White knit cotton fabric
  • Belt: black and grey felt
  • Brown yarn
  • Tie: brown ribbon
  • Velcro

MakeZine provides the full tutorial with instructions here. 

Harry Potter

Harry Potter, Dog halloween costume

You will need:

  • Black fabric, deep purple fabric, maroon fabric
  • Gold/yellow ribbon
  • Grey sweater or shirt
  • White collared shirt
  • Black, white, red, and gold felt
  • Black pipe cleaners
  • Fabric adhesive
  • Iron on adhesive
  • Sewing needle
  • Grey and black thread
  • Velcro
  • Black market

AllFreeHolidayCrafts.com provides the full tutorial here.

Despicable Me Minion

despicable me minion, dog costume

Available for purchase in S-XL @ PartyCity.com


Ninja Turtle 

ninja turtle, dog costume

Available for purchase in S-M @ PartyCity.com


Flintstones Dino Dog

flinstones dog, dog costume

Available for purchase in S-XL from PartyCity.com


Our Favorite Couples Costumes

Shark Attack!

Shark attack, Couples costumes, dog halloween costume

Daenerys and her Dragon 

Daenerys, Dragon, Dog costume, Game of Thrones

Beauty and her Beast

Beauty and the best, dog halloween costume, Belle

Cruella de Vil and Dalmatians 

Cruella de vill, Dalmatians

Red Riding Hood and her Big Bad Woof… I mean, Wolf 

little red riding hood, wolf, dog halloween costume, couples costumes

The Things

The things, Dog halloween costumes, dr Seuss

….And They Lived Happily Ever After 

Bridge and groom, wedding, couples costumes, happily ever after

Darth Vader and Princess Leia 

Darth vader, princess leia, dog halloween costumes, couples costumes, star wars

The Tin Man and Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz 

Wizard of Oz, Tin Man, Dorothy, Dog halloween costumes


We hope this got your juices flowing and gave you the inspiration you need to make this your best Halloween Yet! What is your pooch going as this year? We would love to know. Be sure to post costume ideas and pictures in the comments section!






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