15 Too-Cute Halloween Costume Ideas for Dogs
Your fur baby shouldn't be left out of the Halloween fun! We tracked down some seriously adorable costumes that'll be perfect for your pup.
You've already decked out your home in fall and Halloween decor and picked out costumes for your family, but don't forget to include your beloved pup in the Halloween fun! Treat your fur baby to something festive and new to wear for All Hallows' Eve with our top tips for finding the perfect ‘fit.
Comfort and safety are the top priorities when it comes to dog costume shopping. If your pup is uncomfortable, they won’t be able to join in on the Halloween fun. And if their costume is constricting, they are at risk for injury or death. Ensure your four-legged friend is happy and healthy long after Halloween by taking the time to take their measurements.
How to Measure Dogs for Costumes
Use a soft tape measure, and jot down the measurements for your dog’s neck, chest and the distance between their neck and tail. The key to keeping your pup safe is measuring loosely so they have extra room in their costume. Remember, your pup’s costume should fit a bit oversized. If you're unsure if you have the right fit, here's our go-to tip: You can rest assured that your dog is safe if you can fit the width of two fingers between their body and the collar of their costume. One finger width poses choking potential — and no holiday outfit is worth that risk.
Oh, and make sure your dog can use the restroom in their costume. They might not mind doing their business in a flowy skirt, but we have a feeling you won’t enjoy cleaning up the mess left behind when they do.
Shop our 15 favorite Halloween costume ideas for dogs and puppies of all sizes that you can buy right now.
What’s black, white and darling all over? Your dog wearing this cute cow costume on Halloween. The comfy design will transform your four-legged friend into a farm-ready cow before your eyes. Run, don’t walk to shop this ensemble if you plan on dressing up as a scarecrow, pig or farmer.
This hot dog costume is a classic that every short-and-stout pup needs to rock at least once in their Halloween career. The adorable design comes fully loaded with relish, mustard and a well-seasoned bun. Just add a wagging tail and, voila! Your doggo is ready to trot around the neighborhood in search of treats.
Sometimes less is more. Case in point: This simple yet impactful moose antler costume. The goofy headpiece comes complete with fluffy gray fur, floppy ears and a pair of fuzzy moose antlers. Bring home this beauty for your large dog or put it on your pint-sized pup for cute and quirky irony.
Put the treats where your pup can see ‘em, partner! Your dog will put a smile on everyone’s face when they strut their stuff in this front-walking cowboy costume. The hilarious look features a plaid flannel top, cow-print paints, an iconic red bandana, a classic brown belt and a brown cowboy hat to match.
Put your pooch in this pretty rainbow costume to light up the night this Halloween. This two-piece set features a shiny rainbow body with puffy clouds that attaches easily with hook-and-loop fasteners at the neck and belly. The separate sun hat has adjustable elastic ear and chin straps to keep them comfortable in their costume. Bonus: This mystical getup comes in multiple sizes so you can go ahead and snag a matching costume for your kitty, too.
Put your visionary pup in this fabulous French artist dog costume this Halloween. The très chic design features a timeless navy-and-white striped top, tailored blue pants, a dapper red bandana and an iconic black beret. The costume is complete with a paint-clad palette in one hand and a wood-handled brush in the other. And, oui: Bonus points are up for grabs if you snag this look for your French bulldog or poodle mix.
Here’s proof that the future is fluffy. Gear up your doggo in this out-of-this-world robotic ensemble to blast off Halloween celebrations. The front-walking design is poised for moonwalking and darting around the neighborhood. Complete their futuristic look with a coordinating alien, star or lunar costume for yourself.
No need for a caramel latte when you've got a puppy latte. This costume comes with an iced coffee "jacket" and an adjustable whipped cream hat. There's even a purple puppy straw on the headpiece that we think really pushes the bounds of adorableness to their outer limits.