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★ Halloween Fancy Dress for Dogs | Homemade & DIY Costume Ideas ★

Updated on February 18, 2016

Funny Pet Dog Costumes - Inspiration & Tutorials

Dogs are my favorite animal and I'm sure dog owners would agree that they are one of the family - so why not let them join in the fun of dressing up at Halloween?! It's the perfect excuse to make them even more cute!

On this page I've showcased a few of my favorite costume examples, both adorable and hilarious, plus I've provided a list of ideas for having matching dog and owner fancy dress themes (awww). I've also linked to the best online costumes shops (where you can buy every type of costume from pirates to Darth Vader!), and if you want to make a homemade outfit I've also linked to many fun DIY tutorials for your perusal.

Obviously I should note that please only put a costume on your pet if they're OK with it, and always test run the costume before the big day so your dog can get used to it.

I hope you find the following ideas and inspiration useful :-)

Hotdog Dog!


Hot Dog Halloween Costume

This costume is not only a play on words, but also absolutely loveable and hilarious!

Casual Canine Hot Diggity Dog with Mustard Costume for Dogs, 12" Small
Casual Canine Hot Diggity Dog with Mustard Costume for Dogs, 12" Small

A classic costume for your doggy - this simple and easy-to-wear hotdog costume has padded poppy seed buns either side plus the all-important mustard squiggle over the back!

The fit is adjustable but is made for small size dogs such as border terriers, miniature poodles, pugs and westies.



The Red Baron Airplane


Adorable Angel Dog


Top-Rated Dog Costumes

There are some seriously adorable options for fancy dress costumes that you can buy if you don't have the time to DIY - and I've listed my Halloween favorite below.

Fire Chief


How To Make a Homemade Dog Costume

Here are some very creative and fun tutorials for making your own pet costumes, however don't be afraid to experiment and create a one-off outfit yourself from scratch!

Funny Katy Perry Costume

A 'Californian Girl' decked out in denim shorts, pink tutu, blue wig and cupcake bra!
A 'Californian Girl' decked out in denim shorts, pink tutu, blue wig and cupcake bra! | Source

Matching Costume Ideas For Dog & Owner

- Fisherman and fish.

- Prison guard and prisoner.

- Santa Claus and a reindeer.

- Farmer and pet pig (in the style of 'Babe').

- Dress in the same costume - e.g. both in suits, both in as elves, both as vampires, both as superheroes etc.

- Angel and devil.

- Famous duos like Batman and Robin, Princess Leia and Hans Solo, Sonny and Cher etc.

- Cowboy and Indian.

- Dorothy and Toto.

- Paris Hilton with her dog in her handbag.

- Mother/father and baby.

- Alice in Wonderland and the white rabbit/Cheshire cat.

- Ghost and ghostbuster.

- Hagrid and Fluffy the 3 headed dog (from Harry Potter), or 2 other characters from the books.

- Cop and robber.

- King and Queen.

- Fairytale/Disney duos like Beauty and the Beast or Aladdin and Abu.

- Wicked witch and flying monkey.

- Shrek and donkey.

- Robin Hood and Maid Marian.

- Captain Hook and Smee.

- Beekeeper and a bee

- Click here for LOADS of couple ideas.

Canine Superhero


Cute Spider Dog Costume Plus More Ideas

Harry Potter Dogs

These look brilliant!
These look brilliant! | Source

Dorothy Gale

Complete with ruby red slippers!
Complete with ruby red slippers! | Source

Tank Dog!

Halloween Pumpkin

The most adorable of them all!
The most adorable of them all! | Source

Do you dress your dog up for Halloween?

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    • Yamin Joe profile image

      Yamin Joe 

      6 years ago

      Excellent photos and dogs' costumes.

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      6 years ago

      I especially love the hotdogs! Thanks.

    • TheEnglishHouse profile image


      6 years ago

      There are some outrageous costumes here. I love dogs and I like DIY, but not sure if I would put my dog in any of these

    • lynnegirl1 profile image


      6 years ago

      I don't really think my dog would like dressing up, but she would be cute. Great ideas!

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      6 years ago

      awesome!!!! hotdog! is just outstanding

    • LunarCityLauren profile image


      6 years ago

      Hilarious! Doubt my dogs would stay still long enough to dress them up...

    • ericshawn profile image

      Eric Shawn 

      6 years ago from United States

      Hotdog!! Yummy.

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      Anja Toetenel 

      6 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      I would never do this to my dogs but I think your Lens is very original and it won't harm your dogs so hehehe, for those who love to dress their babies up why not. Well done :-D

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      Shinichi Mine 

      6 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      Hmmm....this lens gave me some great ideas for my doggie.

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      6 years ago

      This year, I'm going to dress my Great Dane as a racehorse, and I'm going to dress as a jockey : )

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      6 years ago

      @StrongMay: I think that dogs should get a halloweeen

      treat,for all they go through.

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      6 years ago

      Dogs dressed up are so cute! Some of these are really cool ideas.

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      6 years ago

      I love this! More cute than scary though...

    • mindtrip88 profile image


      6 years ago

      I would do Underdog, my daughter loves that movie.

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      6 years ago

      This reminds me of the pet dog in The Mask movie where it transforms into a super dog with the Mask on. Hope that would be a good halloween costume for pets.

    • mybffpet profile image


      6 years ago

      Adorable costumes, thanks for sharing.

    • ainezk profile image


      6 years ago

      The dogs look so adorable as well

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      6 years ago

      This is an abundance of cuteness. I can't even handle Katie Parry!! I love the great ideas!!

    • BrownEyedGirl69 profile image


      6 years ago

      Cute. Loved the Harry potter costume.

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      Stacy Birch 

      7 years ago

      Love Darth Vader, really cute lens.

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      7 years ago

      It's really fun to dress mine up. These are some really cute costumes though!

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      mouse1996 lm 

      7 years ago

      These are beyond great. I can't decide which one I love more.

    • thegrowlinggour profile image


      7 years ago

      Some really great ideas! Squid-like!!

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      8 years ago

      Love the 3 headed dog costume

    • JoyfulReviewer profile image


      8 years ago

      Gotta love that Darth Vader doffie costume. Thanks for the fun costume lens!

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      Noelle and Dan 

      8 years ago

      The skunk was great. Our dogs are ready for their Halloween party this year at Petsmart. See their fancy head pieces in my lens For the humans the haunted thrills I like are walking through creepy woods on Hallows Eve. My lens lists the ones nearby. Happy Spooking!

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      ThomasJ4 LM 

      8 years ago

      I love the superman outfit!

    • AudioHead profile image


      8 years ago

      Awesome........No reason why dogs can't enjoy Halloween too (LOL) !!!!!

    • KatrinaJames profile image


      8 years ago

      odd but cool

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      8 years ago

      I don't have it in me to dress my dogs up for anything, but these are great. The headless pumpkin is too funny. Great fun lens to read

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      8 years ago

      i love the costumes, they're suuuppperrr!


      get the perfect DIY conservatory to improve the look and feel of your home!

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      8 years ago

      I have to agree with the previous comments made by others. This is indeed extremely adorable. I will certainly make sure, Lady Florence (my little cocker spaniel) will be dressed in a little fancy dress costume :)

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      8 years ago

      OMG! This is so cute! I am so going to dress my dog Atkins up.... Got to also check

    • nukemdomis lm profile image

      nukemdomis lm 

      9 years ago

      I love some of these costumes, especially the Indiana Jones costume!

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      9 years ago

      Although I don't dress my dog up, I still loved looking at all the fun and creative costumes. great job!


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