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Big Dog Costumes On Parade

Updated on August 23, 2017

Halloween dog costumes for big dogs

Does your dog want to wear a Halloween costume? Maybe that's the wrong question. Do you want your large dog to wear a costume? If so, you're in luck. I've pulled together a number of costumes that are made for larger dogs.

Where to find big dog costumes

Big dog clothing is a lot harder to find. It's not like you can pull big dog dresses off the local pet store rack. Even simple dog shirts for big dogs are hard to find. There's also the whole thing about size. Some people seem to think an English Bulldog is a large dog. Me? I tend to look at those gentle giants like Mastiffs, Great Pyrenees, Great Danes and others as the real contenders for the Big Dog title.

What you need to know when choosing a dog costume

When I'm shopping online and search for "big dog Halloween costumes," I prefer the ones that feature one of the larger sized dog breeds in the costume. I've also found that to some costume makers, a "large" sized dog is a Pug. Knowing your dog's neck size and/or collar size is a big help. It doesn't hurt to measure your dog's girth and know his or hers current weight. Many costumes found in the pet stores come prepackaged so it's not always possible to hold the costume up against your dog or give it the eyeball to see if it fits.

Fido too big for store-bought costumes?

Sometimes you simply can't buy the right costume off rack for your big boy or big girl. It's too small, too tight, too silly or just not right. What do you do? Well, you can let your big dog shine in all his glory and make your fashion statement with dog costume accessories. Or, you can whip out that needle and thread or sewing machine and surger, and whip up a costume for your big and furry friend.

For the needle-phobic or those of you who simply don't want to whip up a homemade costume for your larger-than-life pet, I've added a section of dog costume accessories after the big dog costumes. Check out the costumes and accessories featured. If nothing else, you'll get a chuckle when you see these bad boys in fairy wings and prison garb. Be sure and watch the videos of costumed dogs on parade, too.

  • Image credit: Bull dog in prison garb image sourced from Amazon. Costume featured below

Should large dogs wear Halloween costumes? - Big dogs want to go trick-or-treating, too

Would you put a dog costume on your big dog?

Easy costumes for big dogs

Animal Planet PET20104 Triceratops Dog Costume, Large
Animal Planet PET20104 Triceratops Dog Costume, Large

Dinosaur fans will love this costume for its ease and fun looks.

 

The Big Dog Parade - Yes, even the big dogs wear costumes and do parades

Halloween costumes for big dogs - Pet costumes for large dogs vary

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Click on dog photo to see the costume. Click on blue link underneath for more information.Rubie's 50107-XL Devil'd Dog Costume - Extra Large (XL)Prison Dog Pet CostumeCasual Canine Glow Bones Costume XlgDapper Dog Tuxedo X-Large Pet CostumeZelda TM - Prisoner Pet Costume LargePet Daisy Dog Halloween Costume For Large DogsX-LARGE - LOBSTER PAWS - Dog Halloween CostumeMounted Moose Head Dog Costume Pet LargePolice Dog Pet Costume, Large
Click on dog photo to see the costume. Click on blue link underneath for more information.
Click on dog photo to see the costume. Click on blue link underneath for more information.
Rubie's 50107-XL Devil'd Dog Costume - Extra Large (XL)
Rubie's 50107-XL Devil'd Dog Costume - Extra Large (XL)
Prison Dog Pet Costume
Prison Dog Pet Costume
Casual Canine Glow Bones Costume Xlg
Casual Canine Glow Bones Costume Xlg
Dapper Dog Tuxedo X-Large Pet Costume
Dapper Dog Tuxedo X-Large Pet Costume
Zelda TM - Prisoner Pet Costume Large
Zelda TM - Prisoner Pet Costume Large
Pet Daisy Dog Halloween Costume For Large Dogs
Pet Daisy Dog Halloween Costume For Large Dogs
X-LARGE - LOBSTER PAWS - Dog Halloween Costume
X-LARGE - LOBSTER PAWS - Dog Halloween Costume
Mounted Moose Head Dog Costume Pet Large
Mounted Moose Head Dog Costume Pet Large
Police Dog Pet Costume, Large
Police Dog Pet Costume, Large

Choose your favorite Halloween costume for a big dog

Which big dog Halloween costume featured do you like the best?

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Waco the Great Pyrenees wearing antlers on adoption day 2007
Waco the Great Pyrenees wearing antlers on adoption day 2007

  • Photo above of Waco the Great Pyrenees on adoption day, 2007 copyright Vikk Simmons, all rights reserved

Halloween dog costume accessories - Dog costume dog collars, dog headbands, dog tuxedos

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Animal Planet Monarch Butterfly Dog Halloween Costume with Wings & Antennae Headpiece MediumAnimal Planet Spooky Bat Dog Halloween Costume with Wings & Furry Ears Headpiece SmallHOLIDAY REINDEER ANTLERS LARGE 10"W X 12"LKyjen Dog Elf Hat, LargeTuxedo Dog Collar - Dress Your Pooch in Style - Perfect for WeddingsPet Shalom Dog Halloween Costume For Large DogsPet Butterfly Dog Halloween Costume For Large DogsTuxedo Dog Collar - Dress Your Pooch in Style - Perfect for Weddings
Animal Planet Monarch Butterfly Dog Halloween Costume with Wings & Antennae Headpiece Medium
Animal Planet Monarch Butterfly Dog Halloween Costume with Wings & Antennae Headpiece Medium
Animal Planet Spooky Bat Dog Halloween Costume with Wings & Furry Ears Headpiece Small
Animal Planet Spooky Bat Dog Halloween Costume with Wings & Furry Ears Headpiece Small
HOLIDAY REINDEER ANTLERS LARGE 10"W X 12"L
HOLIDAY REINDEER ANTLERS LARGE 10"W X 12"L
Kyjen Dog Elf Hat, Large
Kyjen Dog Elf Hat, Large
Tuxedo Dog Collar - Dress Your Pooch in Style - Perfect for Weddings
Tuxedo Dog Collar - Dress Your Pooch in Style - Perfect for Weddings
Pet Shalom Dog Halloween Costume For Large Dogs
Pet Shalom Dog Halloween Costume For Large Dogs
Pet Butterfly Dog Halloween Costume For Large Dogs
Pet Butterfly Dog Halloween Costume For Large Dogs
Tuxedo Dog Collar - Dress Your Pooch in Style - Perfect for Weddings
Tuxedo Dog Collar - Dress Your Pooch in Style - Perfect for Weddings

Dogs Dress the Part at Halloween Parade - New York Post - Halloween dog costumes and dogs on parade

Simple Christmas dog costume - Every dog should be a reindeer at least once

 

Jingle bell Santa collar - Simple and easy dog costume

 

  • Image credits: All products and product images sourced from Amazon.

Your thoughts on all this dogs-in-costume stuff? - I love hearing from my readers

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    • Richard-H profile image

      Richard 6 years ago from Surrey, United Kingdom

      Probably not the biggest fan of dogs in costumes, but you have a very nice selection for those who want to dress them up!

    • OldStones LM profile image

      OldStones LM 6 years ago

      Great Halloween costumes for dogs. I have a devil costume for my little dog.

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      Wednesday-Elf 6 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      A (Big Dog) costume for every interest. Adorable ideas. I liked the Prison costume with the 'Bad Dog' headband, since that's a phrase many dog owners need to use from time-to-time. :) Though your dog is probably saying "No, Good Dog, Good! :)