With Halloween right around the corner, everyone is on the hunt for the perfect Halloween costume. If you’re a dog owner, you probably have more fun dressing up your K-9 pal than finding a costume for yourself. Let’s face it, there’s nothing better than that look of pure embarrassment your dog gives you when you force them into the silliest outfit you can find. You can almost hear the sigh and see the eyeroll from your furry friend, but it’s worth the small investment (even if you’re only able to snap one or two photos before they rip it off and tear it to shreds).
We’ve compiled a list of the funniest and cutest dog costumes on the market. The majority of these costumes can be paired with a matching human costume (which we’ve provided links to where applicable). Just imagine the laughs that will ensue as you and Fido trick-or-treat together. There’s also a number of great costume options for owners with two dogs, if you’d like to dress them in matching or similar themed costumes.
If none of these costumes are quite right, you can continue browsing great dog Halloween costumes here.
1. Pinata Pup Dog Costume
Your dog will be the life of any Halloween party in this pinata costume. It’s available in a range of sizes, so all small and medium breed dogs will be able to find a size that fits nicely. The bright bold fringe layers are true to any pinata design. If you want to run with the Mexican theme, there are so many amazing options. You can dress up to match your pup with this highly rated taco costume for men, this sexy pinata costume for women, or just grab some stick on mustaches, a sombrero, and some maracas.
Price: $15.95 – $21.99 depending on size
2. Banana Dog Costume
There’s something about a dog dressed up as food that never fails to amuse us, and this banana costume is no different. This costume is two different pieces – the banana printed shirt and then the peeled headpiece. It comes in a variety of sizes for varying dog breeds. When we think banana, the first thing that comes to mind is monkey – so don’t be left without your own matching costume. With a men’s gorilla costume, a women’s cozy monkey onesie, and a baby monkey costume for the little one, the whole family can join in the fun.
Price: $11.07 – $15.99 depending on size
3. Tortoise Dog Costume
Right up there with dogs dressed as food is dogs dressed up like other animals. Animal Planet has a number of truly original and well constructed dog costumes, great for dressing up on Halloween. The sizing chart is helpful to figure out which size is best for your dog based on their specific measurements and weight. If the headpiece becomes too much, this can still be worn without it and be recognizable. We love the idea of dressing a second dog as a bunny for a tortoise and hare themed Halloween duo. These bunny ears are an inexpensive and easy option or you can go with a full bunny costume.
Price: $7.92 – $28.98 depending on size
4. Hot Dog Costume
A dog dressed as food? Amazing. A dog dressed as a hotdog? Better. A Dachshund dressed as a hotdog? Best. If you own a Dachshund, you must dress your dog as a hotdog, you have no option. If you own any other breed, this costume is still a solid choice and we highly encourage it. If mustard isn’t your thing, we’re sorry you never learned the appropriate way to eat a hotdog, but you can buy this ketchup version instead. If you’re looking for a matching costume for yourself, why not go as a hamburger, Coca-Cola, or an order of fries.
5. UPS Pal Pet Halloween Costume
Delivery dog here, please sign. Your dog won’t need opposable thumbs for this adorable Halloween costume. The arms and package are both attached to the shirt portion of the costume. The costume also comes with a matching UPS visor for the perfect costume accessory. If you have kids at home, and they’d like to stick with the delivery man theme, this postman costume is a great choice.
Price: $14.99 – $21.59 depending on size
6. Puppy Latte Pet Costume
Was that a venti or grande? We love this play on one of the most popular and recognizable brands, especially for coffee loving owners. Your dog will be sure to receive so many compliments, and maybe a coffee order or two. If you want to match the coffee theme, you can easily purchase one of these green aprons and iron on a Starbucks embroidered patch. If you have another pup at home, we love this coffee and donut costume for them.
Price: $14.99 – $18.25 depending on size
7. Lobster Paws Dog Costume
Tell me you can look at this photo and not giggle. You can’t, it’s impossible. The lobster costume is made of soft, durable, high-quality fabrics so your dog will be comfortable in it all day long. You can also hand wash it in cold water, so if he or she gets a bit messy, you can still clean and dry it for a second use. For a second dog, you can go for an “under the sea” theme with this octopus costume. You can also go the culinary route and have the whole family dress as chefs. Here are chef costumes for mom, dad, kid and baby.
8. Team USA Swimming
Let your dog channel his inner Michael Phelps or her inner Katie Ledecky with this Olympic swimming dog tee. It comes in a variety of sizes so it will work for most dog breeds. Don’t forget to purchase a costume gold medal for your dog to sport around his or her neck. If your dog fancies another sport, there’s also a track and field version, a volleyball version, or a water polo version of this same dog Halloween costume.
Price: $17.49 – $23.38
9. Hunny Bunny Dog Costume
If you have a sizeable dog (50-90 lbs), this is a great Halloween costume option. The costume is composed of one piece for the body as well as a separate headpiece and four leg cuffs. This is another costume that’s guaranteed to turn heads and cause some serious laughter. If you’re a woman, you can browse a number of matching Playboy Bunny costumes for yourself here. For the guys, a great Chippendale costume is the way to go.
10. Leather Motorcycle Dog Jacket
This Halloween costume is bad to the (dog) bone. With a proper leather jacket and some sunglasses, the only thing your dog will need to complete his or her biker look is a motorcycle. This jacket snaps closed under the chest, so it will easily stay in place. If you want to accessorize your dog’s biker Halloween costume, we found this Harley Davidson dog cap, and these dog goggle sunglasses to complete the look.
Price: $15 (67 percent off MSRP)
11. Taco Dog Costume
This cute dog costume is a great choice for smaller dog breeds and is one of the most inexpensive costumes on our list. You can match your pup with this tortilla chip bag costume or this women’s salsa costume. If you really want to impress with your level of creativity, this avocado costume is nothing short of amazing and the most important taco ingredient by far.
Price: $8.26 – $9.99 depending on size
12. Old Lady Dog Wig
We’ll wait for you to stop laughing at the sight of a dog in a wig before we continue. Are you done yet? Okay good. This Halloween accessory doesn’t need much explanation but we do advise you clear out some memory space in your phone so you can snap a million photos of your dog wearing this gem. It’s easy to put on and the strap keeps it securely in place. Grab a pair of costume granny glasses to complete the look.
13. Where’s Waldo Woof Pet Costume
This costume is such a classic and will be a great, easily recognizable option for your furry sidekick. It comes with all of the necessary costume parts – Waldo’s red and white striped knit shirt, a beanie, and glasses. You can grab the Where’s Waldo adult kit or Where’s Wenda kit for a matching costume.
Price: $17.50 – $19.95 depending on size
14. Pet Aviator Hat & Scarf Set
This is a wonderful option for any owner who doesn’t want their dog in a full costume, but still wants to accessorize their dog with something fun for Halloween. The set includes a brown pilot’s hat with white furry trim and attached goggles along with a small red scarf. You can purchase a similar aviator hat for your children or for yourself.
15. Giraffe Dog Costume
Made with high-quality ultra-soft plush fabric, this costume is a great choice for dogs of all sizes. The head and body of the giraffe are stuffed with polyfill to add texture. The best part about this costume is that it’s machine washable, so you can easily wash this costume after the Halloween festivities have concluded. If you don’t love the giraffe, or if you have multiple pets, there’s also a great zebra costume, a lions mane accessory, or a koala bear costume.
16. R2-D2 Pet Costume
There are so many well made Star Wars themed Halloween costumes, that it was hard to pick a favorite. We secretly hope you have a whole army of dogs so you can buy one of each Star Wars themed costume and recreate the entire film using dogs in place of actors. The R2-D2 dog costume comes in small pet sizes only so it’s best suited for a smaller dog breed. If you have a larger breed, or if you want to browse additional Star Wars costume options for your dog, you can check them out here.
17. Stegosaurus Dog Costume
A stegosaurus is definitely one of the most original dog costumes we’ve come across. If your dog is competing in a dog Halloween costume contest, this would make a strong entry. It is designed with a foam headpiece and padded jumpsuit with attached spinal plates and tail. For other dogs who want to look fierce and ferocious on Halloween, check out this raptor dog costume, and this triceratops costume as well.
Price: $21.97 – $29.62 depending on size
18. Ballerina Pet Costume
For female dogs who look pretty in pink, we love this adorable ballerina costume. It’s designed with a satin bodice and completed with a sequin trim. Details include a big pink satin bow and a tulle tutu. If the ballerina costume isn’t your style but you like the idea of a girly costume, we also recommend this princess costume for larger breeds, this ’50s girl costume, and this fairy costume.
19. Cheerleader Dog Dress
If you (and your dog) are big sports fans, we love the idea of dressing them up as a cheerleader for Halloween. Grab a jersey for your favorite team if you don’t already own one, and your K-9 friend can spend Halloween cheering you on. You can browse a number of NFL and college football team specific costumes here to find your team. Don’t forget a football dog toy.
20. Thing One & Thing Two Dog Shirt
With this costume, you can dress up as the iconic Cat in the Hat and your dogs get to sport these amazing Thing One and Thing Two shirts. If you only have one dog, you can dress up as Thing One and have your dog wear the Thing Two tee. There are lots of amazing and entertaining options.
Still haven’t found that perfect Halloween costume for your dog? You can browse additional options here.
Price: $19.95 each