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Halloween Costumes for Dogs

Updated on April 17, 2013

For Halloween This Year, I'm Going To Dress Up My Dog!

As you can see from this picture, my dog Sydney was not thrilled in her role as a dragon sidekick (my son dressed as a knight that year), but everyone who saw her loved it.  I made this costume myself using a commercial pattern and had fishing line attached to the wings so I could make them flap as we walked along.  It was hysterical.  She felt less than dignified though, and it showed.  We still have the costume, and when she sees it come out of the box, she heads in the other direction.  Any direction, as long as it is AWAY from the foul thing.

There are tons of costumes available for your dog to wear in all sizes, shapes and themes.  Below, I have grouped them into categories so you can find just what you are looking for.

Be sure to scroll down to see the knight vanquishing the fearsome dragon!

Star Wars Dog Costumes

Let Fido Channel the Power of the Force!

Let your pooch channel the power of the force, with these Star Wars themed dog costumes. They are available in a variety of sizes to fit your canine.  The main decorative section of these costumes is attached to a shirt that slips over your dog's body making your dog look like a miniature version of the Star Wars character they are wearing. These are among my favorite dog costumes - I like them so much, I almost wish I had a third dog to complete the set.

Star Wars Yoda Pet Costume - Pet Costumes

Star Wars Darth Vader Pet Costume

Star Wars Princess Leia Halloween Costume Pet

Transform your dog into another species with these fun critter costumes!

Have you ever wanted a shark for a pet? A stegosaurus? Dress up your dog for Halloween (or anytime just for fun) in one of these adorable critter costumes! The ones shown below are just some of the many dog costumes that are animal themed. How cute is that bee (and you don't have to worry about the stinger)? If you dress up your dog as a shark, you can play the Jaws theme as you walk around. *grin*

Casual Canine Lobster Paws Dog Costume

Zelda Wisdom - Bumblebee Dog Costume

Animal Planet Hammerhead Shark Dog Costume

Casual Canine Lil' Stinker Dog Costume

Animal Planet Stegosaurus Dog Costume

Animal Planet Tortoise Dog Costume

It's a Bird...It's a Plane...'s Super DOG!

Is your dog a superhero in your eyes? Or maybe you are just a superhero loving nerd. Whatever the reason, these superhero costumes for dogs are great fun. Whether you like the Dark Knight, have a spidey sense or want your pooch to channel girl power, there is a costume to fit your needs. They come in different character styles and sizes. Be sure to read the size charts closely to make sure you are ordering the correct size.

Superhero Costume Superman

Batman Pet Costume

Superhero Costume Spiderman

Watch Dog!

This one cracked me up! Especially because my dog would be a watch dog only in the sense of licking the robbers to death as they carried out my valuables.


Hot Diggity Dog Costume

Turn your weiner dog into a weiner with ketchup (or mustard)! This costume is perfect for long bodied dogs such as Dachshunds.

Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum...

Pirate Costumes for Dogs

Take your dog on an adventure fit for a pirate with one of these pirate themed dog costumes! They might even swab the deck for ya (with their tongues, of course). There are several different styles of pirate costumes for both male dogs and female dogs.  My favorite is the first one with the hook and the parrot on the hat.

Zelda Wisdom - Pirate Dog Costume

Pirate Dog Costume

Zack & Zoey Pirate Pup Costume Xsm

Dog Costumes Pirate Queen Dog Costume Small Dog

Dog Costumes - Pink Pirate Dog Costume Xtra Small Dog

Pirate Girl Dog Costume Size: X-Large (20"-26" L)

You ain't nothin' but a hound dog...

Bad to the Bone!

Have a naughty dog? These are perfect for trouble making dogs!

While your dog may look innocent to others, you know the truth! Show the world your dog's true colors on Halloween. Choose from different styles of devil, prisoner and "bad boy" costumes.

Zelda Devil Dog Costume

Prison Pooch Dog Costume

Bad Tattoo Dog Costume For Dogs Pet Halloween Costumes Pet Lovers

Devil Dog Costume

Prisoner Dog Pet Costume

Paper Magic Group Biker Dog Pet Costume

Santa Dog Costume - Embarrass your dog at Christmas time too! I do!


That hat hit the dirt about 1.2 seconds after this picture was taken. Heh.

The Knight and the Fearsome Dragon!

What do you think of dogs in costumes?

Hilarious or cruel and unusual punishment?

Have you dressed up your dog? Do tell!

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    • Sylvestermouse profile image

      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      5 years ago from United States

      Happy Halloween blessings to you!

    • hntrssthmpsn profile image


      5 years ago

      Hahahah I love the picture of Sydney... such barely-gracious tolerance of this assault on her dignity! If I put a costume on my dog, he'd immediately find a way to eat it. Sometimes he does that with his collars.

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      6 years ago

      Thank you for the fun costume lens!

    • as2391 profile image


      7 years ago

      I liked your lens, you don't often see dogs dressing up for Halloween, so this is a pretty cool idea!

    • Kathy Eickenberg profile image

      Kathy Eickenberg 

      8 years ago

      Very nice lens:) Not sure how much your doggie enjoyed dressing up but he was a really cute model:)

    • puzzlerpaige profile image


      8 years ago

      Your intro made me laugh out loud. I can just imagine those dragon wings flapping. These are the best dog costumes I've ever seen and your comments make it even more entertaining.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Those are some great Halloween Costumes for Dogs but I am afraid that our Miss PittyPat would be like your Sydney and not enjoy it very much.

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      8 years ago

      Well done! Cute and detailed. Your talent shows through once again. Rick and James are lucky men!

    • mysticmama lm profile image

      Bambi Watson 

      8 years ago

      Cute lens!

    • luvmyludwig lm profile image

      luvmyludwig lm 

      8 years ago

      Great job, this is very cute. I have never dressed up a dog

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      Robin S 

      8 years ago from USA

      My dog likes to wear anything but hats. :)

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      8 years ago

      Great lens and your dog is so cute! Love the photos!:)

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      Leanne Chesser 

      8 years ago

      Cute lens! I don't have pets, but great idea!

    • HorseAndPony LM profile image

      HorseAndPony LM 

      8 years ago

      We also had a crazy Jack Russell terrier that would let my daughter dress her. She loved to wear Disney Princess wigs. Our current dog (Lab/Greyhound mix) loves to dress up. His best costumes have been a ballerina and of course a horse. If he could pick, I think he would choose your Mardi Gras Dog Costume - Mr. Jester Dog Costume . He's just funny like that.

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 

      8 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      Actually we never dressed up our dogs when we were young. Our first dog was a Jack Russell terrier mix and was too crazy to try putting costumes on! Now I have cats, and apart from being terrified of Halloween and trick or treaters, they just wouldn't consider a costume worthy of them. But my neighbor has a little dachshund that sure would make a good "hot dog"!

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      Susan Deppner 

      8 years ago from Arkansas USA

      My husband won't even consider letting me dress up our dog, although I think she'd be cute. Of course she's cute au natural, too. :) Fun lens!

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      8 years ago

      Congratulations! You've been SquidBoo Blasted. Happy Halloween!


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