25 Adorable Halloween Dog Costumes: DIY or Buy


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I couldn’t resist doing a post about Halloween dog costumes this year, just had to!  I am in love with my furbabies and friends in my barefoot budgeting group have shared their past Halloween costumes with great joy!  

So many of you take your pups trick or treating with your and your kids on the fun candy walk and it’s an all out trend on Pinterest and well, have you seen the stores with sections dedicated just to this all out fun!  

I’ve even seen Pet fundraisers with Halloween parades, how cute is that?!!

adorable dog costumes

1. A Dog Lion Costume

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Okay, y’all, let’s talk about the absolute cuteness overload of a dog dressed up as a lion. Imagine your pup strutting down the street with a fluffy mane, looking like the king of the concrete jungle.

Not only is this costume adorable, but it’s also super easy to pull off. All you need is a lion mane headpiece, which you can find on Amazon or any pet store. Just pop it on your furry friend’s head, and voila! You’ve got yourself a little Simba ready to rule the neighborhood.

Trust me, this costume is a show-stopper and will have everyone roaring with laughter (pun totally intended!).

2. A Dog Mickey Mouse Costume

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If you’re a Disney fan like me, then dressing your dog up as Mickey Mouse is a no-brainer. Picture this: your dog sporting those iconic red shorts, yellow shoes, and of course, those big round ears.

This costume is perfect for those who love all things Disney and want to share that magic with their pup. You can buy a ready-made Mickey costume or get crafty and DIY it with some fabric, felt, and a little sewing magic.

Either way, your dog will look absolutely magical, and you’ll be the talk of the trick-or-treat route. Plus, who can resist a dog dressed as the world’s most famous mouse?

3. Minnie Mouse Dog Costume

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Got a girl doggo? No worries! Minnie Mouse is here to save the day.

This costume is as sweet as a candy apple and just as delightful. Think polka dot dress, a bow, and some cute little shoes. You can find Minnie Mouse costumes in pet stores or online here, but making your own can be a fun project as well.

Grab some red fabric with white polka dots, a bit of ribbon for the bow, and you’re good to go. Your pup will look like she just stepped out of a Disney movie, ready to charm the socks off everyone she meets.

4. Cowboy Rider Dog Costume

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Yeehaw! Giddy up, partner! This cowboy costume is absolutely hilarious and a sure-fire way to win any costume contest.

The costume includes a little cowboy figure that sits on your dog’s back, complete with a hat and lasso. It’s like your dog is giving a cowboy a ride through the Wild West.

Not only is it funny, but it’s also pretty simple to put on. Just secure the cowboy on your dog’s back, and you’re ready to hit the trail. This costume is a crowd-pleaser and perfect for any pup with a sense of adventure.

You can grab one for your pup here.

5. Dog Superman Costume

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Up, up, and away! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Nope, it’s just Superdog here to save the day. This costume is perfect for any pup who loves to be the center of attention.

A Superman costume usually includes a cape and the iconic “S” symbol on the chest. You can find these costumes at most pet stores or online here. Simply slip it on your pup, and watch them transform into the superhero you always knew they were.

It’s a fun and easy costume that will have everyone cheering for your furry friend.

6. Batman Dog Costume

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No Halloween is complete without the Caped Crusader himself! Dressing your dog as Batman is not only fun but also super cool.

This costume comes with a bat mask, a cape, and a little bat symbol on the chest. Your pup will look like they’re ready to take on Gotham’s villains and protect the neighborhood from any spooky threats.

You can find Batman costumes in stores or make one yourself with some black fabric and a bit of creativity. Either way, your dog will be the hero of Halloween night, making this costume a total win.

7. Dog Halloween Costume Bat

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Let’s talk about turning your pup into a spooky (but still adorable) bat! This costume is all about those wings.

You can find bat costumes with wings that attach to your dog’s harness or make your own with some black fabric and wire for structure. Add some bat ears on a headband, and your dog is ready to flap around the neighborhood.

This costume is perfect for a night of trick-or-treating, adding a little spooky flair without being too scary.

8. Dog Halloween Costume Girl

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Why not dress your dog up as a cute little girl? Think pigtails, a dress, and maybe even a little handbag. You can use doll clothes for this costume or make a simple dress with some fabric.

Add a headband with fake pigtails, and your dog will look like the sweetest little girl on the block. This costume is sure to get lots of smiles and maybe even some extra treats!

9. Jurassic Park Halloween Costume Dog

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Turn your dog into a prehistoric predator with a Jurassic Park-themed costume! You can dress your pup as a dinosaur or even one of the park’s iconic characters.

For a dino costume, find a dinosaur suit that fits your dog (such as these here) or make your own with some green fabric and felt spikes. If you want to go the character route, think about dressing your dog in a little safari outfit like the park rangers.

Either way, your pup will be a hit with Jurassic Park fans and dino lovers alike.

10. Dog Halloween Costume Spider

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Creep everyone out in the cutest way possible by turning your dog into a giant spider! This costume is all about those extra legs.

You can find spider costumes with faux legs that strap onto your dog’s body (like this one), giving the illusion of a many-legged creepy crawler. Add a little hat with spider eyes, and your dog will look like they just crawled out of a haunted house.

It’s a perfect blend of spooky and adorable, making it a great choice for Halloween.

11. Dog Unicorn Halloween Costume

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Make your dog the most magical creature on the block with a unicorn costume! This whimsical outfit usually includes a sparkly horn, a rainbow mane, and maybe even some glittery wings.

You can buy a ready-made unicorn costume or get crafty with some pastel-colored fabric and a little bit of glitter. Your dog will look like they stepped right out of a fairytale, spreading magic and joy wherever they go.

12. 80s Halloween Dog Costume

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Throw it back to the 80s with a totally rad costume for your dog. Think neon colors, leg warmers, and big hair.

You can buy 80s-inspired dog costumes or create your own with some neon fabric and accessories. Add a little wig with big hair, and your dog will be ready to hit the dance floor.

This costume is a blast from the past and sure to be a hit with anyone who loves the 80s.

13. Dog Crochet Halloween Costume

If you’re handy with a crochet hook, why not make a custom costume for your dog? Crochet costumes can be anything from a cozy sweater to a full-on character outfit.

Think about making a little pumpkin suit, a cute witch’s hat, or even a tiny superhero cape. The possibilities are endless, and the best part is that it’s handmade with love. Your dog will look adorable and stay warm on those chilly Halloween nights.

14. Dog Halloween Ghost Costume

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Boo! Turn your pup into a spooky (but still cute) ghost with a simple yet effective costume. All you need is a white sheet with some holes cut out for the eyes and maybe the ears.

Drape it over your dog, and you’ve got yourself a ghostly companion ready to haunt the neighborhood. This costume is super easy to make and perfect for last-minute Halloween plans.

15. Dog Halloween Horse Costume

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Giddy up! Dress your dog as a horse and watch them trot around with pride. You can find horse costumes that include a little saddle and even a rider.

If you’re feeling crafty, you can make a mane and tail with some yarn and a little horse blanket. This costume is perfect for any dog with a lot of energy and a love for running around.

It’s a fun and unique idea that will definitely stand out.

16. Dog Scary Halloween Costume

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For those who want to go all out on the spooky factor, a scary costume is the way to go. Think vampire, werewolf, zombie, or even a “crazy killer” dog costume!

You can find scary costumes for dogs at online stores or make your own with some fabric and a bit of creativity. Add some fake blood (non-toxic, of course) and a little bit of makeup, and your dog will look like they just stepped out of a horror movie.

It’s a great way to add some thrills and chills to your Halloween night.

17. Zombie Dog Halloween Costume

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Unleash the apocalypse with a zombie dog costume! This outfit can be as simple or as detailed as you want.

You can use torn fabric to create a ragged look, add some fake blood and makeup for that undead effect, and maybe even some fake wounds. Your dog will look like they just crawled out of the grave, ready to join the zombie horde.

It’s a spooky and fun costume that’s perfect for Halloween.

18. Dog Halloween Dinosaur Costume

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Roar! Transform your dog into a fierce (but still cute) dinosaur with a dino costume. You can find dinosaur suits that fit your dog, complete with spikes and a tail. If you’re feeling crafty, you can make your own with some green fabric and felt spikes.

Your dog will look like they just stepped out of the Jurassic era, ready to stomp around and have some prehistoric fun. This costume is a hit with kids and adults alike, making it a great choice for Halloween.

19. Dog Halloween Mario Costume

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It’s-a me, Mario! Dress your dog as everyone’s favorite plumber with a Mario costume. This outfit usually includes a red hat with an “M,” blue overalls, and a little mustache.

You can find Mario costumes for dogs online or make your own with some fabric and felt. Your dog will look like they just jumped out of a video game, ready to save Princess Peach and collect all the treats.

It’s a fun and nostalgic costume that will be a hit with gamers.

20. Dog Halloween Chucky Costume

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For a truly terrifying costume, dress your dog as Chucky, the infamous killer doll. This costume usually includes a striped shirt, overalls, and a little wig with red hair.

Add some fake scars and a toy knife, and your dog will look like they just stepped out of a horror movie. It’s a spooky and fun costume that’s sure to give everyone a good scare.

21. Dog Halloween Doctor Costume

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Paging Dr. Dog! Dress your pup as a doctor with a little lab coat, a stethoscope, and maybe even a pair of glasses.

You can find doctor costumes for dogs at pet stores or make your own with some white fabric and a bit of creativity. Your dog will look like they’re ready to perform some lifesaving tricks and treat everyone with a smile.

It’s a cute and professional costume that’s perfect for Halloween.

22. Dog Halloween Pumpkin Costume

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Turn your dog into a pumpkin with a cute and festive costume. This outfit usually includes a pumpkin suit with a little stem hat.

You can find pumpkin costumes for dogs online or make your own with some orange fabric and green felt. Your dog will look like they just rolled out of the pumpkin patch, ready to join in the Halloween fun.

It’s a simple and adorable costume that’s perfect for any pup.

23. Dog Halloween Skeleton Costume

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Get spooky with a skeleton costume for your dog. This outfit usually includes a black suit with white bones printed on it.

You can find skeleton costumes for dogs at pet stores or make your own with some fabric and fabric paint. Your dog will look like they just stepped out of a haunted house, ready to rattle some bones and have some fun.

It’s a classic Halloween costume that’s always a hit.

24. Dog Halloween Witch Costume


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Double, double, toil, and trouble! Dress your dog as a witch with a little witch hat, a cape, and maybe even a broomstick.

You can find witch costumes for dogs online or make your own with some black fabric and a bit of creativity. Your dog will look like they’re ready to cast some spells and brew some potions.

It’s a fun and magical costume that’s perfect for Halloween.

25. Dog Halloween Bee Costume

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Buzz, buzz! Turn your dog into a busy bee with a cute bee costume. This outfit usually includes a yellow and black striped suit, wings, and a little antenna headband.

You can find bee costumes for dogs at pet stores or make your own with some yellow and black fabric. Your dog will look like they’re ready to pollinate all the flowers and collect all the treats. It’s a sweet and fun costume that’s perfect for Halloween.

So, there you have it, folks! A whole bunch of adorable and fun Halloween costume ideas for your furry friends. Whether you’re going for spooky, cute, or funny, there’s something here for every pup.

Seriously, how much fun is it to Trick or Treat with your whole family, furry ones and all!  Spending quality fun family time is such a great activity and way to get unplugged, out of the house and share some fun memories.  What are your kids (furry and non furry) wearing this year?

Check Out our other fun Halloween Idea posts here:

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