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

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!

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!

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

Fancy Dress Ideas and Inspiration

Harry Potter Dogs

These look brilliant!

These look brilliant!

Best Online Fancy Dress Shops

Dorothy Gale

Complete with ruby red slippers!

Complete with ruby red slippers!

Tank Dog!

Halloween Pumpkin

The most adorable of them all!

The most adorable of them all!

Please leave a comment!

Yamin Joe on September 29, 2013:

Excellent photos and dogs' costumes.

anonymous on September 29, 2013:

I especially love the hotdogs! Thanks.

TheEnglishHouse on September 29, 2013:

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 costumes...lol...:)

lynnegirl1 on September 26, 2013:

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

awesomeinfo on September 26, 2013:

awesome!!!! hotdog! is just outstanding

LunarCityLauren on September 25, 2013:

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

Eric Shawn from United States on September 24, 2013:

Hotdog!! Yummy.

Anja Toetenel from The Hague, the Netherlands on September 24, 2013:

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

Shinichi Mine from Tokyo, Japan on September 21, 2013:

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

anonymous on September 19, 2013:

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

anonymous on September 18, 2013:

@StrongMay: I think that dogs should get a halloweeen

treat,for all they go through.

StrongMay on September 17, 2013:

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

UKBusinesses on September 17, 2013:

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

mindtrip88 on September 17, 2013:

I would do Underdog, my daughter loves that movie.

supersiva on September 16, 2013:

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.

Beth on September 16, 2013:

Adorable costumes, thanks for sharing.

ainezk on September 16, 2013:

The dogs look so adorable as well

anonymous on September 16, 2013:

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

BrownEyedGirl69 on September 16, 2013:

Cute. Loved the Harry potter costume.

Stacy Birch on October 27, 2012:

Love Darth Vader, really cute lens.

JennyBentle on October 26, 2012:

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

mouse1996 lm on August 29, 2012:

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

thegrowlinggour on July 27, 2012:

Some really great ideas! Squid-like!!

DogsEatingGrass on November 10, 2011:

Love the 3 headed dog costume

JoyfulReviewer on October 16, 2011:

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

Noelle and Dan on September 20, 2011:

The skunk was great. Our dogs are ready for their Halloween party this year at Petsmart. See their fancy head pieces in my lens http://www.squidoo.com/doggie-halloween-tiara-show... For the humans the haunted thrills I like are walking through creepy woods on Hallows Eve. My lens http://www.squidoo.com/creepy-hayrides-in-virginia lists the ones nearby. Happy Spooking!

ThomasJ4 LM on September 17, 2011:

I love the superman outfit!

AudioHead on August 26, 2011:

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

KatrinaJames on August 08, 2011:

odd but cool

TrainMyPitbull on August 06, 2011:

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

anonymous on June 15, 2011:

i love the costumes, they're suuuppperrr!

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anonymous on May 18, 2011:

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 :)

anonymous on May 09, 2011:

OMG! This is so cute! I am so going to dress my dog Atkins up.... Got to also check http://www.joke.co.uk/

nukemdomis lm on October 09, 2010:

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

glowchick on September 28, 2010:

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