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Best Dog Halloween Costumes

Updated on July 9, 2014

Best Dog Halloween Costumes

Would dogs wear a silly Halloween costume? Why?

Well, the truth of the matter is that they rarely chose their outfits themselves.

Yes, its true: they don't get much to say in the matter. Our dogs tolerate a lot, including being dressed up in ridiculous pet outfits for the amusement of their owners.

I mean if they can learn to roll over and do other more outrageous tricks - and actually be entertained by doing so: they can be enticed into wearing a cute costume.

Actually, dogs find it amusing and bonding when their people are happy, and they aim to please. But give them an extra cuddle, just to be sure.

This lens will make sure your pet is the best dressed on the block. Be sure you get your doggie Halloween costume soon - you may even start dressing them up more often!

These are the cutest costumes I have found. Be sure to take pictures, and enjoy your Halloween!

Photo of Charles Banana by Lionel Guillou made available through Creative Commons license

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Do you just love your dog because they amuse you?

Is it fair that Dogs are Funny?

Dog costumes are funny.

Costumes for Halloween has all changed since I was a kid. I remember going around the neighborhood with an old sheet on, with a few holes cut out for eyes. No, we were not the KuKluxKlan, we were trying to be ghosts.

Now everyone dresses fancier and everyone has the Halloween spirit including kitty and Fido. Some of these costumes may seem over the top, but in a way they might be exactly what the doctor ordered as a relief from this spooky times.

I deeply admire Service Dogs : sheepherding dogs, guide dogs for the blind, seizure alert dog. But I must admit I always wanted a dog - just because they make me laugh.

Adorable Small Dog Costume - Dog Halloween costume that Carmen Miranda Could Wear

Make your Dog a Brazilian Bombshell in this adorable Carmen Miranda costume. I fell in love with Carmen Miranda when I started researching her for my lens: Fruit Salad Jewelry. Carmen Miranda was famous for samba dancing, comedy and her enormous fruit covered hats.

You can get dressed up like Carmen Miranda too, with your beautiful fruit salad jewelry - and whether Fido dances the samba or not he will be a show-stopper in his delightful Carmen Miranda outfit.

Calypso Queen Dog Costume - Size 2 (9.25" l x 12" - 14" g)
Calypso Queen Dog Costume - Size 2 (9.25" l x 12" - 14" g)

This Carmen Miranda dog outfit is very highly rated and comes in several different sizes.


Halloween Dog Costumes on Amazon - Enjoy the Night in Class

Here are some of the cutest costumes I found as well as a very funny Halloween book by the author of Captain Underpants.

Casual Canine Lil' Stinker Dog Costume, Medium (fits lengths up to 16"), Black/White
Casual Canine Lil' Stinker Dog Costume, Medium (fits lengths up to 16"), Black/White

Adorable costume in several sizes. Your little stinker will be smelling like roses in this costume. This costume is durable and easy to fit with velcro closures, but it is less available for less than seven dollars.

Casual Canine Cotton Glow Bones Dog Costume, X-Large, 24-Inch
Casual Canine Cotton Glow Bones Dog Costume, X-Large, 24-Inch

Perfect for the Big Boy, this glows in the dark and is made for your Great Dane, German Shepherd, etc.

Rubie's Police Dog Pet Costume, X-Large
Rubie's Police Dog Pet Costume, X-Large

This durable polyester costume, complete with police shirt, belt, cuffs and police accessories is available in several sizes and is a perfect match for the big boys.

Rubie's Uncle Sam Pet Costume, Large
Rubie's Uncle Sam Pet Costume, Large

This was one of the highest rated costumes for durability and general good looks! One reader said the outfit would be better for a female dog because of how it was made. Your little patriot will look adorable in the neighborhood parade.

Paper Magic Group Dog Riders Headless Horseman Pet Costume
Paper Magic Group Dog Riders Headless Horseman Pet Costume

This is absolutely one of the most hilarious costumes. I am glad the dog cannot see the creature he is carrying!


This dog wears his finest clothes on special occasions.

(Click on the photo and you can buy this cute poster)

Funny Dog Costumes - Doggy Costumes on Youtube

Remember - daddy loves you...................

Practical Dog Outfits for Every Day - Clothes for Dogs that Will Help them Be More Comfortable

Practical dog clothes that keeps them warm and comfortable and looks cute too.

Chilly Dog Boyfriend Dog Sweater, X-Large
Chilly Dog Boyfriend Dog Sweater, X-Large

This is a fabulous dog sweater: 100% wool, organically dyed. This great sweater fits a 40-60 pounds dog. This is a very highly recommended, practical dog sweater.

Fashion Pet Bone Patch Medium Cable Dog Sweater, Blue
Fashion Pet Bone Patch Medium Cable Dog Sweater, Blue

Cable sweaters are just so beautiful, and your dog will look lovely in this blue cable sweater.

Parisian Pet Bitches Love Me Dog T-Shirt, S
Parisian Pet Bitches Love Me Dog T-Shirt, S

A tee-shirt that your dog will feel comfortable, and you will get lots of smiles as you work him.

Snuggie for Dogs Blue Colored Fleece Blanket Coat with Sleeves (Medium)
Snuggie for Dogs Blue Colored Fleece Blanket Coat with Sleeves (Medium)

A fleece blanket with sleeves for dogs - well reviewed.

Zack & Zoey Crowned Crossbone Dog Hoodie with Skull & Crossbones and Rhinestones
Zack & Zoey Crowned Crossbone Dog Hoodie with Skull & Crossbones and Rhinestones

Your little boy can be a happy dog in his scary skull and crossbone dog hoodie. Black comfortable hoodie.


Cat Clothes - including a Thundershirt for Cats - Cat Costumes and Cute Kitty Halloween Costumes Too!

Our felines deserve to look cute for a little while this Halloween too. Don't leave the cats out...........

Thundershirt Classic Cat Anxiety Jacket, Heather Gray, Medium
Thundershirt Classic Cat Anxiety Jacket, Heather Gray, Medium

The thundershirt is not just for looking nice: it actually helps the cat feel calmer. Thundershirts calm cats and dogs.


A Reflective Dog Jacket that Every Dog could Use - A Practical Dog Outfit - Every Dog needs This

This highly rated dog jacket is one that I can recommend for every dog. It has two reflective strips on it that make it easier to see your dog as it gets dark - it has definite safety benefits. It also is beautiful: constructed beautifully from velvet and polyester.

Casual Canine Fleece-Lined Reflective Dog Jacket for Safety, Red, Large
Casual Canine Fleece-Lined Reflective Dog Jacket for Safety, Red, Large

This dog jacket fits easily with a leash opening and storage pocket on the back of it. There are adjustable velcro closures at the neck and belly. Shipped in a polybag with a hanger and hangtag. You can wash this easily in the machine in cold water.

Every dog from chihuahua and Pomeranian to Great Dane and Irish Wolfhound can wear this. I highly recommend this.


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Even though they are cute, maybe we shouldn't dress them up this way. What do you think?

Is it Fair to Dress Up Dogs in Costumes?

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Do you have some cute costume ideas? - Or just comments about this lens?

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    • girlfriendfactory profile image


      5 years ago

      That skunk costume is hilarious!

    • happy-birthday profile image

      Birthday Wishes 

      5 years ago from Here

      Great idea! Thanks a lot for sharing this great lens!!!

    • Gypzeerose profile imageAUTHOR

      Rose Jones 

      6 years ago

      @pcgamehardware: Absolutely - good food makes any party!

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      6 years ago

      I think dressing up your dog for Halloween is great, but you should have some dog treats for him/her too because after all, they are trick-or-treating.

      Great lens, Liked and Blessed. :) - Happy Halloween --- Woof-Woof.

    • Gypzeerose profile imageAUTHOR

      Rose Jones 

      6 years ago

      @kare2share: That is hilarious that your dog feels self-conscious when you put the costume on 'em. Still - you have a friend to help you hand out Halloween candy. One more reason to love dogs.

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      6 years ago

      That banana costume at the top of your lens is so funny! Costumes make my dog a little self-conscious, but every year I'm a little more tempted to dress him up for Halloween since he "helps" me answer the door to give out candy. Thanks for sharing, and have a happy and safe Halloween!

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      6 years ago

      I always had my white German Shepherd, Pharaoh, dressed as Count Dracula...or is it Count Barkula? was easy, the costume consisted of a cape and a necklace. He wouldn't wear anything else.

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      6 years ago from Canada

      No, I don't think my cat would go along with the idea. We can't even put a collar on him without him going nuts. But I'm sure there's some dogs that like to dress up for Halloween.

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      6 years ago

      So cute, the dogs in costumes are fun to look at.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      7 years ago from United States

      These are all really cute dog costumes.

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      sukkran trichy 

      7 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      wow. lovely costume ideas. enjoyed my visit, particularly the well dressed dog is very cute.

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      7 years ago

      @hlkljgk: I was just going to say that! It's my absolute favorite. My fiancé and I are thinking about dressing like Han and Leia for our Christmas cards (yes, Christmas cards... what) this year and putting Data in a Yoda costume. Hey, gotta beat last year's Bad Sweater Party photo somehow... :)

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      7 years ago

      Dogs are so cute in costumes.

    • hlkljgk profile image


      7 years ago from Western Mass

      i love the yoda dog coastume

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      KingLobster LM 

      7 years ago

      Incredibly cute. Glad we both like animals. :)

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      7 years ago

      I would love to have a dog to dress up in your cute costumes, this reminds me of how my sister and I would dress up puppies, kittens and baby bunnies in our doll clothes.

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      Rose Jones 

      7 years ago

      @Sojourn: Thanks for your kind response! Once you find the perfect costume for your dog I would love to see it. :)

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      7 years ago

      I have a horse of a dog - a 110 pound Goldendoodle. He'd look hysterical in a Halloween costume! Not sure I could find one for him or get him into it but the neighborhood kids would absolutely love that. Neat ideas here and this lens could easily be part of an overall niche!


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