25 Dog Costumes for Halloween

Posted on Oct 11 2015 - 1:36pm by Susan Bewley

How many of you love Halloween? In our household, it is a pretty big deal. My husband and I both like seeing all the children as they go out trick or treating, guessing at kids’ costumes before they even get to the door. Not only is it wonderful seeing the excitement of all the little children in the neighborhood, but our dogs as well. Reya LOVES Halloween and it may be her all-time favorite holiday. She loves that so many nice children come to ‘visit’ and play with her right outside her door! Since most of the neighborhood kids love her, they are just excited to see her. This year, however, Ivi will be joining the Halloween fun.

The only downside is that Ivi doesn’t have a costume and we are kinda tired of Reya’s maid costume. Unfortunately, PetSmart has never been a great costume source for our girls, since they normally don’t carry costumes large enough for a malamute. This year, I am determined to have adorable costumes for both of our girls, and have been searching far and wide for the perfect costumes. Luckily, some of my favorite bloggers (and Pinterest) have shared some fantastic costume ideas. Knowing that some of you are just as excited as us about Halloween, we thought we would share with you 25 of our favorite Halloween costumes for dogs. Make sure to tell us what you think in the comments below!

Looking for cute costumes for your dog this Halloween? Check out these 25 dog costumes for Halloween here!


Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

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  1. Maria Malaveci October 11, 2015 at 1:51 pm - Reply

    Omg, these costumes are so adorable!

  2. Jayne October 11, 2015 at 2:09 pm - Reply

    These are all so cute. I think the Lion one is my favorite. I wish Sunny would let us do this but she would have a melt down.

  3. Janel October 11, 2015 at 3:08 pm - Reply

    Thanks for this, my chihuahua does not appreciate any attempts to accessorize him but I’ll try the walking teddy bear one anyway for Halloween. 🙂

  4. Shannon October 11, 2015 at 3:29 pm - Reply

    These are just too adorable and thank you for sharing. I love the cupcake and I would get one of these for Sorcha but she wouldn’t let me put a costume on her.

  5. denise smith October 11, 2015 at 3:39 pm - Reply

    we love halloween we dress up the kids and our 2 dogs they look so cute

  6. Jasmine P October 11, 2015 at 5:41 pm - Reply

    These ideas are so dang cute!

  7. Sarah L October 11, 2015 at 6:11 pm - Reply

    I like the Lion Dog one. These people must have very mellow dogs to tolerate the costumes.

  8. BerkeleyHapa October 11, 2015 at 6:39 pm - Reply

    These are all great costumes! I love looking at dog costumes (currently no dog in our household…)! The cupcake one is very clever, and #7, the teddy bear, looks like an ewok to me!

  9. sheila ressel October 11, 2015 at 6:52 pm - Reply

    Oh these are so adorable! I especially love the cupcake and chia dog!

  10. Jana Williams October 11, 2015 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    Hi, how are you today? Doing well I hope! I just have to tell you how Adorable these Dog Costumes are, you should definitely do one for cats too! My dog Lexie is 95lbs and nothing is ever big enough for her, but since she is almost 15 years old I wouldn’t put her through that anyways! I do think the funniest part is actually making the costume instead of buying one, but that goes for costumes for people or pets! Lol! Anyways Thanks for posting this, it gives me some really good ideas for my 2 cats Jasper & Zoey! Thanks & Have a Blessed Day! Jana

  11. Daniel Scott October 11, 2015 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    I bookmarked this site, my wife is always looking for creative ideas for Halloween costumes for the dogs. Our dog has even won some of the contests she entered with him.

  12. Claudia October 11, 2015 at 10:48 pm - Reply

    I also enjoy seeing others in costumes especially babies and dogs. Lucas has worn a superman shirt on Halloween for the past 2 years. Unfortunately kids don’t go trick or treating in my neighborhood but the few people that did see Lucas in his shirt commented and even beeped their horn.

    Of course I am partial to all the pus in the costumes. My favorite has to be the one in the piñata costume.

  13. terry myers October 11, 2015 at 11:53 pm - Reply

    I love the dog costumesThe cupcake is so cute

  14. Dianna Davis October 12, 2015 at 12:28 am - Reply

    I love these– better than the little kids ones—we always dress our 3 dogs –not always for Halloween, B-days, Christmas, Fourth of July. And Because its always some family fun our dogs seem to enjoy it as much as we do. Thanks for sharing

  15. Fee Roberts October 12, 2015 at 2:13 am - Reply

    These doggies in these costumes are just adorable. I especially love the first photo of the German Shepard in the fairy princess costumes.

  16. Margot C October 12, 2015 at 2:14 am - Reply

    Ha too cute, my dog has a striped shirt and French Beret.

  17. Deborah D October 12, 2015 at 7:08 am - Reply

    My puppy would look so cute as a ladybug. The other costumes are cute as well.

  18. Carolann Leibenguth October 12, 2015 at 8:11 am - Reply

    Oh my I love the cupcake costume I actually call my dog my cupcake. The dog with the flower petal on its head has a look like please stop embarrassing me.

  19. Amber Ludwig October 12, 2015 at 10:21 am - Reply

    Omgosh!! I miss being able to dress up my puppy so badly!! He was always the cutest! The walking teddy bear and chia pet are my fav!

  20. Nicole Anderson October 12, 2015 at 10:23 am - Reply

    I loved dressing my dog up for Halloween! Sadly, she passed away, but the memories will live forever just like she does in my heart! Our last Halloween together she was a clown! Adorable!

  21. Darla Peduzzi October 12, 2015 at 11:48 am - Reply

    So many cute ideas for my little Bella. She was a butterfly last year and a little witch the year before. I really like the cupcake. So cute!

  22. Jana Williams October 12, 2015 at 5:58 pm - Reply

    Hi I hope you are having a wonderful day today! I know Halloween isn’t that far away but I have 2 Cats and I would love a couple of good Halloween costume ideas for them! I have just been putting a Orange or Black Collar on them but I would like to try something Creative this year! My parents used to have big Halloween parties and one year my Mom was Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, My Dad was the Tin Man, & We had a Little 3lb Yorkie Named Zack and He was Toto! She even had him in a Little Picnic Style Basket and it was So Adorable Really! I have Always Loved the Fall and Fall Holidays Too! Anyways, Thanks for the Post… I Just Love Looking at the Doggie Pictures! I Hope you have a Blessed Day! Thanks, Jana

    • Susan Bewley October 14, 2015 at 6:20 pm - Reply

      Jana, I am actually put up one for cats today. 😀

  23. Terri S October 12, 2015 at 6:13 pm - Reply

    Ohhhh…these are so cute!! Thank you so much for sharing them with us.

  24. Natalie Brown October 12, 2015 at 11:13 pm - Reply

    Even though my boxer boy super hates any type of costume, I think these are too cute! I wish he wasn’t such a fuss but he is. I put something cute on his head just long enough to take a picture and he pouts. lol He does love that so many people come to visit the door on Halloween though. It’s a busy night for him for sure. 🙂

  25. lisa October 13, 2015 at 11:25 am - Reply

    Poor animals. I feel sorry for animals when people dress them up in outfits.

  26. Jessica M. October 13, 2015 at 6:58 pm - Reply

    These costumes for dogs are so very cute. I don’t think my dog would let me put glasses on him though as I have tried before and he flung them off. My dog is a Shih Tzu and I love to have him do special things like dress up for Halloween lol! My dog is like a human to me!

  27. belinbda bell October 13, 2015 at 7:20 pm - Reply

    these are so cute. my little fur baby would look so cute in them

  28. Sarah C October 14, 2015 at 9:57 am - Reply

    Super cute ideas!

  29. Sue Mullaney October 16, 2015 at 11:17 am - Reply

    These costumes are adorable! I especially love the cupcake one and the fairy princess one!

  30. Brooke Buttitta October 16, 2015 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    Ahhhh! That cupcake costume is just too much! I’d love to do that for Angel this year.

  31. Jeanna Massman October 16, 2015 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    I’m amazed at the creativity that goes into these costumes. I love it when the costume seems to fit the personality of the dog.

  32. ellen beck October 17, 2015 at 2:04 am - Reply

    I think the dog would put up with a costume better than the cat for sure. I dont think he will be dressing up though since we just hand out candy and he tends to bark a bit much so wouldnt be a good assistant .

  33. Nidhi Chauhan October 17, 2015 at 3:13 am - Reply

    OMG! So many cute costumes. They are looking wonderful.

  34. Jodie Rector October 17, 2015 at 6:19 am - Reply

    So cute! My Mia would look just like the lion! lol

  35. Audrey Crothers October 17, 2015 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    I adore pet halloween costumes and dressing my little furbaby up. These picks are the cutest!

  36. Kate F. October 17, 2015 at 3:30 pm - Reply

    These are so cute! I love the Batman costume.

  37. Jo-Ann Brightman October 17, 2015 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    There are so many cute costumes here. my favorite are the Chia pet, wings and cupcake costumes

  38. Amy Green October 17, 2015 at 10:21 pm - Reply

    These pictures are so great! I especially love the one of the dog dressed as the bear. It is reminiscent of the George Hamilton comedy film, “Zorro the Gay Blade”. In it, actor George Hamilton plays Zorro, who attends a masked ball with his butler. The butler is wearing a bear costume, but everyone keeps guessing the wrong animal! It’s hilarious! The photo collection as a whole give me fond memories of photographer Lara Jo Regan, and her dog, Mr. Winkle. He was the cutest dog in the universe, and wore all kinds of cute little costumes in books and calendars. I was lucky enough to get a couple!

  39. MeltheCrafter October 18, 2015 at 10:38 am - Reply

    That cupcake costume is too cute! Awesome stuff, thanks for sharing!

  40. Barrie October 18, 2015 at 1:52 pm - Reply

    Oh my gosh…I love the walking teddy bear costume! So cute!

  41. vickie Couturier October 18, 2015 at 3:29 pm - Reply

    HOW CUTE my little dog would wear any of these,he just likes to be warm

  42. Christina Rogers October 18, 2015 at 7:37 pm - Reply

    I absolutely adore the Halloween costumes for cats. I know my cat would probably tear me apart lol !

  43. Amy turner October 18, 2015 at 8:15 pm - Reply

    I absolutely love these precious outfits. If only I had a dog that would actually let me dress her up

  44. Susan Smith October 18, 2015 at 9:02 pm - Reply

    Cute costumes! I love the walking teddy bear costume. I tried one year to put a costume on my dog and the minute I put it on her she was trying to take it off.

  45. Rana Durham October 19, 2015 at 12:38 am - Reply

    i never dopnde a doggy costume for my dog. thids is an idea that i shall do with all of my dogs that love to have fun. thanks for sharing this article i def will do that

  46. Gloria Tiner October 19, 2015 at 1:50 pm - Reply

    a cupcake doggie, who’d a thunk it? ;p;

  47. Kristine P October 19, 2015 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    I love all of these ideas. That lady bug is soooo cute I am going to try to make that one for my dog.

  48. Debbie Welchert October 25, 2015 at 4:12 pm - Reply

    What cute costumes. I have to say the walking teddy bear is my favorite. Our Lillie Lu would look so cute in this. Isn’t Halloween fun….

  49. alicia szemon November 14, 2015 at 8:41 am - Reply

    omg! these are the cutest costumes!

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