Creative Halloween Costume Ideas for Pet and Parent


photograph of a women and her retriever dog in witch costumes for halloween

Halloween is right around the corner, and one of the most exciting parts of the holiday is deciding on your costume. But, this year, maybe you should also consider: What will your dog dress up as for Halloween?

Dressing up your furry friend could be an adorable addition to your plans for the holiday, but if you’re not sure which costume would suit your dog the best, don’t worry! We’ve got a full list of all the best Halloween costume ideas for your dog right here.

Halloween Classics

Sticking to classic Halloween characters is a great and easy way to get your dog ready for the holiday. Try a witch hat on your pup, or maybe being a jack-o’-lantern would suit them better. And you can never go wrong with a pair of bat wings! 

Pop Culture Icons

Have you ever thought that your dog would look adorable dressed as one of your favorite fictional characters? Have them try on the suit of your favorite superhero, or don a ballgown and become a Disney princess. 

Animal Kingdom

Maybe this Halloween season, your dog will transform into a different animal entirely. Create or purchase a mane to turn your best domesticated friend into a ferocious lion, or a add pair of wings so they can be a beautiful butterfly.

Matching Sets

Still not sure what you want to be for Halloween? Get you and your dog matching outfits! There are plenty of dynamic duos perfect for personification by you and your dog. Get lost somewhere over the rainbow as Dorothy and Toto, or fight crime as Batman and Robin. 

And if you’re not sure where you can find costumes for your dog, don’t worry! Finding the perfect pet costume is getting easier every year as many companies are catering to our furry friends to help them (and you) get ready to celebrate this spooky time of year.

If buying a costume isn’t your style, don’t be afraid to make your own. Visit thrift stores or raid your closet for old clothing and accessories for materials to make the perfect DIY costume for your pup.

No matter what costume you choose, your dog is sure to be spookily adorable and exude Halloween spirit!

*Read Avoiding Those Ghoulish Halloween Mishaps for tips on costume-fitting and ways in which to keep Fido safe during the Halloween season.

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