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 :-)
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.
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!
- Lion Mane Costume
With instructions for making your own.
- Taco Fancy Dress
How to make a taco costume.
Fun and cheap costume to make.
- Pirate Dog
Turn your dog into a salty sea dog!
- Star Wars Characters
Adorable range of Star Wars costumes.
- 4 Free Halloween & Xmas Patterns
Dracula, bumblebee, Santa Claus and pumpkin outfit templates.
- Puppy Fairy Wings
Make adorable wings for any size pet.
- Dandelion Costume
Using fiber optics.
- 4 Easy and Cute Costumes
Simple DIY tutorials.
- Hula Girl
Go for a Hawaiian theme with this tutorial.
- Crochet Bumblebee
I love this one.
- Harry Potter
Complete with pipe cleaner eyewear!
- Chia Pet Kitai
The dog whisperer idea shown in the photos underneath is hilarious!
- Martha Stewart Ideas
Spiders, pumpkins and even Carmen Miranda.
Funny Katy Perry Costume
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
Cute Spider Dog Costume Plus More Ideas
Fancy Dress Ideas and Inspiration
- Dog Costume List
Funny photos to browse.
- Fun Fancy Dress
Original ideas for costumes.
- Unusual Ideas
Hilarious pet photos.
- 25 Most Creative Costumes Ever
Really funny dog costumes (my faves!)
- Coolest Dog Costumes
I especially love the Red Riding Hood one!
- Award Winning Costumes
Clever and detailed costumes.
- 31 Ideas
For a pet costume contest.
- 20 Fun Ideas
Cute costumes including a shirt and tie, and a butterfly.
- AT-AT Costume
Detailed and impressive Star Wars tribute.
- Google Images
Always a good showcase for unique ideas.
- Dressed Up Dogs
From dog ghosts to dragon lizards.
- Dog Fancy Dress Parades
Hundreds of photos of some very creative costumes.
Harry Potter Dogs
Best Online Fancy Dress Shops
- Costume Express
Lots of fun choices.
- Costume Craze
Super duper range.
- Buy Costumes
Popular costume shop.
- Joker's Masquerade
Includes a range of superhero costumes.
- Fancy Dress
Funny costumes for dogs.
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:
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!