Halloween Dog Costume Ideas

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Halloween’s not just for kids anymore. It’s not just for kids and adults: It’s also for your furry four-legged friends.

After all, what could be more fun than including your dog – in a full costume – in your Halloween celebrations? A dog costume doesn’t have be expensive or fancy. You can make one yourself or even buy one at a pet store or a big box retailer.


Halloween Dog Costume Ideas

Embrace the spirit of All Hallows’ Day by finding the perfect costume from these Halloween dog costume ideas:

How about a pumpkin?

Use the spirit of the season for inspiration for your dog’s costume. If you’d prefer something more sinister than a pumpkin, buy a small witch’s hat for your dog’s head and attach a piece of black cloth to the back of his collar so it flows down his back. Voila! You’ve transformed your laidback pooch into a spooky Halloween witch.


Ghosts and goblins haunt the night on Halloween. Let your dog join those who wander the streets in ghostly glee. Turn your docile dog into a frightening fiend with a simple sheet. Cut out holes for the eyes and put over your dog’s head. Just make sure the sheet isn’t so long that your dog will trip over it when he’s walking.

Let out a roar!

Maybe from far away your dog could pass for a roaring lion. Give your friends, families, and neighbours a big scare when they see your dog – the lion – coming from afar on a dark Halloween night. Simply add an orange wig to your dog’s head and you’ve got the perfect Halloween costume, one that’s sure to give a fright, until your dog barks in delight.

Your dog looks like a hot dog!

Okay, so maybe it’s a little more than just a bit cliché but a Dachshund in between two slices of a hot dog bun and a dab of “ketchup” and “mustard” down her back would be a pretty cute – and an appropriate – idea for this hot dog breed. Make your own costume – using white, red, and yellow fabric – or opt for the store-bought version.

Watch out! Spider!

No matter how small or how big your dog is, he will certainly give everyone a fright if he hits the town dressed as a spider. Just as scary as the costume is how easy it is to make. Just get large black pipe cleaners, shape like legs, and attach to your dog’s collar.

Here are a few places we found to get a costume for you dog!

Ebay – http://www.ebay.ie/sch/Costumes-/52352/i.html

Pet Bliss – http://www.pet-bliss.ie/acatalog/Dog_Costumes.html

Pet Costumes – http://www.thecostumeshop.ie/pet-costumes/

What is your dog going to be for Halloween this year?





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