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10 Halloween Costume Ideas for Your Dog

Halloween is one of the most festive times of the year and it’s time to go shopping for the perfect dog Halloween costumes! Whether you’re trying to achieve the scary, whimsical, funny, pretty, or oddball look, the sky’s the limit when you unleash your imagination.

Dog Halloween costumes have gained massive popularity over the past few years, and for obvious reasons too! It’s fun, it’s cute, and it makes for charming selfie moments for you and your precious doggo

If you’re looking for the best dog Halloween costume ideas, then you’ve come to the right place because we’ve got you (and your little dog too) covered! 

Is It Safe For Dogs To Wear Clothing?  

This is the big question: is it safe for dogs to wear clothing? 

Well, it is important to note that dog coats or sweaters should only be worn if the weather requires or permits it. Many dogs may enjoy wearing clothes, but it isn’t advisable to have them wear clothing on a daily basis, especially indoors, as this could cause overheating. 

Luckily, the Halloween season is already quite chilly, so you can safely dress your pup up in warm and adorable costumes. Just make sure that they’re as lightweight and comfortable as they are cute, so doggo will enjoy it as much as you do!

However, if your pup seems to be uncomfortable in their costume, make sure to remove it right away. After all, you don’t want to be the pet parent who forces their children to wear clothing they don’t want to wear. 

The Cutest Dog Halloween Costumes 

Let’s admit it, no matter how spooky a Halloween costume is, when you put it on a dog, it automatically becomes cute. Oh, and don’t forget to groom them to perfection, so they look runway ready in their dog Halloween costume! 

Check out the following dog Halloween costumes for some magical fashion inspiration: 

Mystical Unicorn 

A dog wearing a unicorn costume

If you are a unicorn believer or just want to make your pup look magical, you can dress them up in a colourful ensemble with a matching gold horn. No one can tell you that unicorns aren’t real when they catch sight of your pup all dressed up! 

Busy Bee 

A dog wearing a bee costume

Puppies are energetic and vibrant by nature. Their personalities may vary, but dogs are generally just balls of fluff and sunshine that bring happiness on a daily basis. Imagine your adorable pets dressed as plump bees as they run at 10 miles per hour through a field of grass. It’s the only bee no one will be running away from. 

Not So Spooky Ghost 

A dog wearing a ghost costume

If a human were to wear a white tablecloth to a Halloween party and attempt to pass it off as a costume, they would probably be called lazy or boring. On the other hand, if you dress your dog up in white cloth, you are bound to elicit tons of “awes” and compliments. Dogs always get a free pass. 


A dog wearing a Superman costume

Dogs are all superheroes in their own right. Aside from using their immense powers of cuteness to add an extra dose of joy to every day, our fluffy friends are also often trained to protect, guide, and heal. Deck your beloved pet up in a cape and iconic “S” logo as a tribute to all service and therapy dogs out there! 

Hey, maybe you can even be the Lois Lane to your dog’s Superman on All Hallows’ Eve! 

Jail Bird Dog

A dog wearing a prisoner costume

Are your dogs guilty of illegal cuteness? Then you might want to consider purchasing a prisoner costume for them. To top it off, black and white stripes are universally flattering and elegant. So, minus the cap, your dogs have themselves a nice casual shirt.  


A dog wearing glasses

Not every canine costume needs to be extravagant and elaborate. Sometimes, a pair of opaque glasses, a rubber nose, and a bushy moustache are more than enough to make your pet look cool for Halloween. Often, simplicity wins. Trust us, he’ll look like a fine criminal undercover. 

The best part is that his fellow pups might not even recognize him for the night. Incognito, achieved. 

Halloween Fairy

 A dog wearing an orange and black tutu

You can never go wrong with a tulle skirt in the traditional orange and black colours of Halloween. If you’re a stylish dog mom or dad, then you might love to see your little Pug, Shih Tzu, Shiba, Yorkie, Pom, or Corgi clad in a classic Halloween fairy aesthetic. Both fierce and charming at the same time. 

If you go trick or treating with your dog dressed in this costume, we see a lot of candy in your future. 


A dog dressed as a pineapple

There has been a long-running debate about whether pineapples belong on pizza or not, and this charming dog Halloween costume is here to settle the score once and for all. 

In case doggo’s verdict wasn’t clear; yes, pineapples belong on pizza. 

Urban Halloween

A dog wearing a beanie and scarf surrounded by Halloween pumpkins

Who knew that a beanie and handkerchief would make such a lovable dog Halloween costume? 

Give your pups the opportunity to turn Halloween night into their personal runway in this outfit where urban meets grunge meets pumpkin. 

It Takes 2 To Halloween  

Perhaps you don’t have a furry friend in your family yet, which means that you probably read this list for future reference. We’re here to tell you that the future is now! At PuppyViewer, you can easily traverse the steps to finding the perfect canine companion for you. After all, Halloween is much better with a little bark in its step.

Your new family member is precious and choosing the right puppy takes research and time. With PuppyViewer you can be sure that your time and effort will not be wasted!

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