Halloween Dog Costume Review

32 Best Dog Halloween Costumes in 2021

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Halloween is a highlight for many families every year, and it is only natural to want to include also the furriest family members in the celebrations. Why not take your dog along for Trick or Treat with the kids, or to that block party the neighbors always throw? There are few things as adorable as a dog in a suitable costume, and you can even get one for your dog that matches your own costume or that of your children.

Nowadays, the costume ideas and options for pets are many and varied. You can find top rated dog costumes online, and whatever you have in mind for your pooch – you are likely to find it somewhere. Halloween is a family tradition, and why wouldn’t you plan for your pup to also get to enjoy the festivities? Have a look at different Halloween party ideas for dogs below, to see if you can find the right outfit for your pup. Perhaps a pirate? A minion? A Star Trek or Guardians Of The Galaxy character? The dog-friendly Halloween costume ideas are endless, and it is only your imagination that sets the limits for what this Halloween could come to bring with it.

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Notes from our DVM, Sara Ochoa:

“Make sure there aren’t [any] small pieces that can come off the costume for your pet to eat. [Also make] sure that the costume is a proper fit. Costumes that are too big can cause dogs to trip, fall and injure themselves. I usually don’t recommend dogs to go trick or treating or to Halloween parties, [since] there is candy and lots of people that can scare the dog – they can run off!”

View The Best Halloween Costumes For Dogs Below

1. Wonder Woman Woofer

Rubie's Wonder Woman Dog Costume

Product Specifications

  • Brand:  Rubie’s 
  • Color: Multicolor
  • Size: Available in 6 sizes
  • Material: Polyester
  • Pattern: Wonder Woman

Our Review

Can you imagine dressing up your beloved pooch to look like the female superhero Wonder Woman? With this Wonder Woman dog costume – you can! These Halloween costumes for dogs are available in sizes S, M, L and XL, with talk about adding more sizes, and they make the perfect Halloween outfit for both small and large pups. This Wonder Woman dog costume for dogs is an adorable DC Comic pet suit that consists of a charming red, gold and blue dress and a gold headpiece so that your little fur friend can trot around proudly while looking like one of the coolest superhero ladies in the world.

Pros:

+ Large variety of sizes

Cons:

+ Skirt may trip dog or entangle legs
+ Headband difficult to keep on


2. Canine Cowboy Rider

NACOCO Cowboy Rider Dog Costume for Dogs

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Product Specifications

  • Brand:  NACOCO
  • Color: Blue
  • Size: Available in 4 sizes
  • Material: Polyester, Cotton
  • Pattern: Cowboy Rider

Our Review

With this hilarious Canine Cowboy Rider Halloween costume – your four-legged friend is destined to become the life of the party. Watch as the cowboy bounces up and down as your dog makes his or her way through the crowd or down the street when Trick or Treating, and have your pup be the horse he or she might wish they were sometimes. These dog costumes for Halloween come in Small, Medium and Large, and they adjust easily with the Velcro straps.

While dog Halloween costumes should give your dog that prize-winning and often comical look, it also needs to be comfortable. This product is made with a light-weight material that breathes, and it is soft and non-irritating for your dog to run around in. Strap on that cowboy rider and let your fur buddy bounce off into the sunset!

Pros:

+ Funny dog Halloween costume
+ With cute cowboy doll
+ Made of breathable, soft and skin-friendly cotton and polyester fibers
+ Used widely as a gift

Cons:

+ A customer from Amazon review mentions that the cowboy is so large and topples to the side


3. UPS Pal

California Costumes UPS Pal Pet Costume

Product Specifications

  • Brand:  CALIFORNIA COSTUME COLLECTIONS
  • Color: Blue
  • Size: Available in 3 sizes
  • Material: Polyester
  • Pattern: UPS Pal

Our Review

When waiting for a package delivery, who wouldn’t want a fluffy (or not so fluffy) pup come up on the porch one day wearing this gem among Halloween dog costumes? Turn your furry family member into a UPS delivery pet; complete with a shirt, hat and arms holding a box. You cut out and assemble the box yourself, and it attaches to the arms with Velcro. This dog Halloween costume is both comfortable and absolutely irresistible, and it quickly turns your dog baby into the cutest little delivery man or lady you’ve ever laid eyes on.

Pros:

+ Polyester and polyurethane construction
+ Stuffed arms with velcro dots to hold the box
+ Elastic chin strap on visor
+ Available in several sizes

Cons:

+ Box must be assembled


4. Dog Lion Mane

TOMSENN Dog Lion Mane

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Product Specifications

  • Brand:  TOMSENN
  • Color: Brown, Brown/Black
  • Size: Available in 6 sizes
  • Material: Artificial Fiber
  • Pattern: Realistic & Funny Lion Mane

Our Review

Turn man’s best friend into the king of the jungle with this jungle cat costume for pets and scare the neighbors or whoever happens to ring the doorbell this Halloween! This durable dog's lion mane fits medium dogs and large dogs, with a compatible neck size of 60-80 cm, and the dog’s lion mane comes off and on with ease. Choose between brown and blackish brown and see how your dog will end up outshining al other doggy costumes in the neighborhood. Who would have thought buying a lion mane for dog friends could be so effortless – yet awesome?!

Pros:

+ Easy to put on your dog
+ Adjustable
+ Soft, fluffy, and comfortable
+ Easy to wash, Fabric claims not to irritate skin

Cons:

+ Fits only to dogs with a neck size of 60 to 80 cm
+ Just a fur tube
+ Tail tuft falls off


5. Prison Pooch

Casual Canine Prison Pooch Pet Costume

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Product Specifications

  • Brand:  Casual Canine
  • Color: Black and White
  • Size: Available in 6 sizes
  • Material: Polyester
  • Pattern: Prison Pooch Costume

Our Review

Perhaps it is time to send a subtle hint to your pup that he has been a little naughty, by dressing your dog up for Halloween in one of these prison pet costumes! This product consists of a black and white striped shirt with high-cut under the belly, to keep both male and female dogs dry and clean while wearing it. There is also a matching little prison hat – just like we are used to seeing in movies – that will transform your pupster into the cutest little felon. You might even have to pardon him for his past crimes (digging in the yard, barking at the mailman and stealing that pot-roast from the counter) because let’s face it – those puppy eyes are hard to resist! These dog costumes are machine washable and come in all sizes.

Pros:

+ Easy on/off pullover style with a high-cut, stay-dry belly
+ Features a black-and-white striped shirt and matching hat
+ Hat features an elastic band for a comfortable fit
+ Easy to wash

Cons:

+ Sizing accuracy


6. Deadpool Doggo

Rubie’s Deadpool Dog Costume

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Product Specifications

  • Brand:  Rubie’s
  • Color: Black and Red
  • Size: Available in 4 sizes
  • Material: Polyester
  • Pattern: Marvel Deadpool

Our Review

These officially licensed Marvel pet Halloween costumes have it all! They come with legs, strong arms holding daggers, a headpiece and a great set of abs, to turn your furry best friend into someone completely different this Halloween. It comes in sizes to accommodate most dogs and breeds, but it is important to measure the dog properly before settling on a size to purchase. For any dedicated Marvel fan out there – this Deadpool dog costume is the obvious choice when dressing your dog, and he or she will love all the positive attention they are likely to receive when trotting down the sidewalk. Due to the costume’s design; it looks almost as if your dog would be running around on his hind legs while waving his front paws around, which adds to the effect and the appeal of these best-selling Halloween pet costumes.

Pros:

+ Officially licensed Marvel Pet costume
+ Features a deadpool pet costume with attached arms and headpiece
+ Hat features an elastic band for a comfortable fit
+ Family-owned, family-focused and based in the U.S.A. since 1950

Cons:

+ Size accuracy, do not select size based on breed; consider costume style and animal shape before ordering
+ Some Amazon review mentions it was hard to put and keep on


7. Staggering Stegosaurus

Animal Planet PET20105 Stegosaurus Dog Costume

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Product Specifications

  • Brand:  CALIFORNIA COSTUME COLLECTIONS
  • Color: Multicolored
  • Size: Available in 5 sizes
  • Material: Foam, Polyester
  • Pattern: Staggering Stegosaurus

Our Review

Here we have a Staggering Stegosaurus, a bit of a bulky cat dog costume pet owners will love, but that might not be ideal to wear for a longer period of time due to it somewhat restricting the pup’s movements. However, it is perfect for a quick photo session or for giving the other Halloween party guests a good laugh, because let’s face it; there are few things as funny as a dinosaur dog waddling through the room. It can be used as a dinosaur- and a dragon dog costume for dogs, and it is also a fun option when looking around for Halloween costumes for puppies.

The Halloween pet costume consists of a bodysuit that stays in place with a strap around the belly, it has foam padded spinal plates and a long and spiky tail that makes your fur baby looks like an authentic prehistoric creature.

Pros:

+ They ran true to size and didn’t have any problems with fitting larger dogs
+ If you are into a contest, this costume might be for your dog
+ Well-made costume
+ Beautiful colors available

Cons:

+ A bit difficult to fit certain dogs according to a customer review in Amazon
+ Might not be ideal to wear for a longer period of time due to it will somewhat restrict the pup’s movements


8. Pink Fifties Girl

Rubie’s Pink Fifties Girl Pet Costume

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Product Specifications

  • Brand:  Rubie’s
  • Color: As shown
  • Size: Available in 3 sizes
  • Material: Fabric
  • Pattern: Rubies’ 50’s Girl Dress

Our Review

Let’s hop on a dog-friendly train back to the 50s with this adorable Pink Fifties Girl adult dog and puppy costume. It is a cute striped dress with a puffy pink skirt, all made in comfortable and soft fabric, and it comes with a headpiece to top it all off! The dress is light-weight and does not restrict your pooch’s movements so that she can walk around in it all day without feeling uncomfortable. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for large dog Halloween costumes or little dog Halloween costumes – this retro option comes in all sizes, so get your dancing shoes on and accompany your favorite furry family member back to the happy 50s! Better yet, get your pup some dancing shoes for dogs.

Pros:

+ Rubies’ 50’s Girl Dress will have your dog look like the belle of the ball
+ If you are into a contest, this costume might be for your dog
+ Suggested for breeds such as Pugs, Jack Russell Terriers, Maltese, French Bulldogs
+ Suggested for smaller animals

Cons:

+ Accuracy of size
+ If you are into a contest, this costume might be for your dog
+ Made of thin polyester material


9. Hot Dog Hound

Cute Hot Dog Dog Costume

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Product Specifications

  • Brand:  Forum Novelties 
  • Color: Multicolor
  • Size: Available in 2 sizes
  • Material: Polyester
  • Pattern: Hot Dog Wiener Bun

Our Review

Puppy Halloween costumes are meant to be cute and endearing; and what could possibly hit higher on the cuteness scale than an adorable dressed pet as everyone’s favorite light meal – a hot dog? With this cute Hot Dog Hound costume, picture your fur baby making his or her way across the floor at this year’s dog-friendly (x2) Halloween party, or take your little hot dog pup out to Trick or Treat!

You are guaranteed to provoke a smile no matter where you head to, and as an extra plus these cute puppy Halloween costumes are comfortable to move around in and easy to take on and off, and it can be washed in the washing machine if your little fur buddy would happen to get him- or herself a little dirty.

Pros:

+ Comes complete with fake buns, lettuce, and a generous dollop of mustard
+ Specially designed specifically for your dog’s body, made of soft and quality materials
+ Works for small and large dog breeds

Cons:

+ Size accuracy according to a customer online review
+ Velcro comes off easily making it easy for dog to escape from the costume
+ Made in China


10. Glow Bones Dog Skeleton

Casual Canine Glow Bones Dog Skeleton Pet Costume

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Product Specifications

  • Brand:  Casual Canine
  • Color: Black and Gray
  • Size: Available in 4 sizes
  • Material: Cotton
  • Pattern: Glow Bones Dog Skeleton Pet Costume

Our Review

Are you looking for scary dog Halloween costumes for your little ones this year? How about this classic Glow Bone costume, which instantly turns your best friend into a creepy looking skeleton? These doggy Halloween costumes Halloween lovers will enjoy have been around for a while, but they are always a hit, especially since the bones glow in the dark! It is a comfortable t-shirt that comes in all sizes, it is machine washable and looks just as good for your chihuahua as it does on your Bulldog.

Looking for the perfect medium sized dog Halloween costume can be time-consuming, due to all the options available, so consider going with this forever popular and comfortable classic that your pooch will love to run around in.

Pros:

+ Features a glow-in-the-dark skeleton design
+ Features a fitted outfit and matching hat
+ Made of easy-care, machine-washable cotton
+ Great for trick-or-treating, holidays, or general entertainment

Cons:

+ Design completely covers the hind end of the dog
+ Head cover too large


11. Spock From Star Trek

Rubie’s Star Trek Spock Dog Costume

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Product Specifications

  • Brand:  Rubie’s
  • Color: Multicolor
  • Size: Available in 4 sizes
  • Material: Polyester
  • Pattern: Star

Our Review

Look at your dog, see how cute he or she is, and now picture that same dog wearing a blue jacket costume with the Star Trek emblem sitting proudly on the chest. The jacket has a black fancy collar and gold details on the sleeves and comes with a wig headpiece with attached ears. It’s Spock! Use the Spock dog costume individually or get Rubie’s Captain Kirk cat dog Halloween costume for another fur friend in the family, and head out there to put a smile on the faces of all those Star Trek fans out there.

The company behind this Halloween pet costume has been making pet costumes for cats and dogs since 1950, and they know how to make your dog look great but also feel good, by making their products out of soft, breathable and stretchy materials.

Pros:

+ Officially licensed spock dog costume with star trek emblem
+ Features a blue spock jacket with black collar, gold detail around sleeves worn by your pets front legs, printed emblem on front, includes wig headpiece with spock ears
+ Perfect for photoshoot fun 
+ Great for trick-or-treating, holidays, or general entertainment

Cons:

+ Size accuracy
+ Flimsy material according to Amazon customer review


12. LED Light-Up Halloween Dress

Rubies Costume LED Light-Up Halloween Dog Costume Dress

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Product Specifications

  • Brand:  Rubie’s
  • Color: Multicolor
  • Size: Available in 7 sizes
  • Material: Polyester
  • Pattern: LED Light-up Halloween Dress

Our Review

If not sure whether to get scary or sweet Halloween costumes for pets in the family – this combination might be the perfect one! An adorable purple dress with a tutu, and a creepy jack-o-lantern on the back that lights up with LED lights. Look cute inside and scary when going out for Trick or Treat with this LED Light-Up Halloween Dress and show the world that your dog is a sassy four-legged girl that can do both!

The dress is lightweight and easy for your pup to hop around in, just like she always does so that she can be just as happy as she is cute, and a little scary at the same time. It is one of those Halloween costumes for cats and dogs that provide the best of both so that you don’t have to choose.

Pros:

+ Features a sleeveless dress with LED light-up jack-o-lantern design
+ Features a purple with black trim text that reads: so cute it’s scary
+ Perfect for photoshoot fun 
+ Great for trick-or-treating, or as a halloween dog costume dress

Cons:

+ Size accuracy


13. Superman

Big Dogs Superman Dog Costume

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Product Specifications

  • Brand:  Rubie’s
  • Color: Multicolor
  • Size: Available in 6 sizes
  • Material: Thinner
  • Pattern: DC Comics Superman

Our Review

Every one loves Superman, right? If you and your pet are fans of the franchise – nothing would be more perfect than your pet dressed as Clark Kent himself. Perhaps you could dress up as his Nemesis, or perhaps side kick?

Either way, this cute classic is sure to turn heads and evoke “Awww’s” across the town!

Pros:

+ Features a blue shirt with Superman symbol and red cape
+ Fits big dogs, just read chart before purchase to determine the best size for your pet
+ Perfect for photoshoot fun 
+ Recommended for dogs with a neck circumference of between 22” to 24”

Cons:

+ Fits a bigger dog according to online reviews
+ Size accuracy


14. DC Comics Batman

Rubie’s Batman Pet Costume

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Product Specifications

  • Brand:  Rubie’s
  • Color: Gray
  • Size: Available in 6 sizes
  • Material: Polyester. Exclusive of Trim.
  • Pattern: DC Comics Batman

Our Review

Finding pet Halloween costumes for dogs with special abilities can be hard, but these awesome little costumes for pets can show them off as the superheroes they truly are. Dress Fido or Daisy up as the protector of Gotham City – Batman himself – and get out there and clean up the streets from naughty puppy criminals! Cat and dog costumes are a great way to show off what your four-legged best friend means to you, and since many of us consider our pets our heroes – dressing your dog up as the superhero of superheroes is a way to show the world not only how awesome they are – but also how important they are to us.

This Batman costume is an officially licensed DC comics costume with both a headpiece and a cape, and you could always combine it with one of their Catwoman dog costumes DC lovers will enjoy, in case you have more than one dog.

Pros:

+ Features a printed Batman pet costume shirt with detachable cape and matching headpiece
+ Officially licensed DC Comics Heroes and Villains costume, items shipped
+ Sold directly by Amazon and guaranteed to be authentic
+ Recommended for dogs with a neck circumference of between 22” to 24”

Cons:

+ This costume does not have extra room around the chest/belly
+ Read chart before purchase to determine the best size for your pet
+ Perfect for photoshoot fun 


15. Terrifying Triceratops

Animal Planet PET20104 Triceratops Dog Costume

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Product Specifications

  • Brand:  CALIFORNIA COSTUME COLLECTIONS
  • Color: Brown
  • Size: Available in 3 sizes
  • Material: 100% Polyester Exclusive Of Decoration
  • Product Dimensions: 14.5 x 1 x 11.5 inches ; 4 ounces
  • Pattern: Triceratops

Our Review

This endearing headpiece with horns turns your furry little sweetheart into an extinct (and adorable) dinosaur. They also make great dragon dog costumes, in case you and your dog are more into fantasy creatures rather than prehistoric animals.

The headpiece of this Terrifying Triceratops costume is attached and kept in place with a thin Velcro strap that goes under your dog’s chin, and it is made out of a gentle material that won’t cause irritation or discomfort. Nobody can resist a dinosaur- or a dragon dog, and the Halloween pet costume comes in all sizes at a very affordable price.

Pros:

+ Features a headpiece with dinosaur horns
+ Features a velcro strap under the dog’s chin
+ This costume comes in 3 sizes from X-Small to Medium

Cons:

+ No larger sizes for this particular offer
+ Perfect for photoshoot fun 


16. Pawfect Pirate

NACOCO Pet Pirate Dog Costume

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Product Specifications

  • Brand:  NACOCO 
  • Color: Brown
  • Size: Available in 3 sizes
  • Material: Polyester
  • Product Dimensions: 14.5 x 1 x 11.5 inches ; 4 ounces
  • Pattern: Pirates of the Caribbean Style

Our Review

This pirate dog costume is cute, comfortable, easy to put on and hilarious to look at. The Pawfect Pirate dog costume comes in Extra Small, Small, Medium and Large, and makes it look as if your dog is walking around on two legs instead of four, waving a hook for a hand and looking like something straight out of the Pirates of the Caribbean.

These can work as Halloween cat costumes Halloween lovers will love as well, if your cat will let you put it on him or her, that is, but otherwise just let the doggy family members be the ones to wear this detailed and laugh-provoking gem of a costume with dog bandanas.

Pros:

+ It comes in three sizes: small, medium, and large, with the maximum weight being 44 pounds
+ Machine washable, reasonably priced
+ Adorable watching dog sway his hook
+ Totally cute according to customers from Amazon online reviews

Cons:

+ Accuracy in size for some dog owners
+ Cape tends to slide to one side
+ Ears can’t fit through the hat


17. Teen Titans Robin

Rubie’s Teen Titans Robin Costume

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Product Specifications

  • Brand:  Rubie’s
  • Color: Green
  • Size: Available in 6 sizes
  • Material: Polyester
  • Product Dimensions: Please refer to product chart
  • Pattern: Teen Titans Robin

Our Review

Now that we have had a look at those Batman Halloween costumes dogs and owners alike will love, let’s check out Batman’s sidekick – Robin! It is a red shirt with green long sleeves, a detachable yellow cape, and a mysterious eye mask.

It is the perfect costume to combine with other dog costumes from the same series, or perhaps you can dress up as Batman and have your four-legged friend be Robin? It is important to properly measure your pet before purchasing dog and cat Halloween costumes, to make sure you don’t end up with one that doesn’t fit properly. Costumes for cats and dogs can vary in size but follow the size chart provided and get the one that your pet can fit comfortably into.

Pros:

+ It comes in six sizes: small, medium, large, extra large, 2x, and 3x
+ The dog really looks like a superhero
+ Corresponding human costume

Cons:

+ Eye holes in mask don’t line up for all & may be difficult to keep on
+ Sleeves & cap run long


18. Despicable Me Minion Mutt

Rubie’s Despicable Me 2 Minion Pet Costume

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Product Specifications

  • Brand:  Rubie’s
  • Color: Blue/Yellow/Multicolor
  • Size: Available in 6 sizes
  • Material: Polyester
  • Product Dimensions: Please refer to product chart
  • Pattern: Despicable Me 2 Minion 

Our Review

This dog cat costume is bound to be an instant favorite, especially with younger Trick or Treaters, because who doesn’t love a yellow little minion? It is a blue overall with legs, a yellow sweater and a head piece with the characteristic minion eyes, so that you can transform one or several dogs to some of the cutest animated characters in modern time. You can always find matching outfits for both human children and adult costumes, to go out as a united minion family.

Pros:

+ Costume is suggested for smaller dogs with 17-inch chest and 15-inch neck to tail length
+ Reasonably priced
+ Totally adorable according to customers from Amazon online reviews

Cons:

+ Costume not made to last beyond one or two wearings but worth your penny
+ Hand wash only


19. Holy Hound

California Costumes Collections Holy Hound Dog Costume

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Product Specifications

  • Brand:  CALIFORNIA COSTUME COLLECTIONS
  • Color: Red/White
  • Size: Available in 4 sizes
  • Material: Polyester
  • Product Dimensions: Please refer to product chart
  • Pattern: Holy Hound 

Our Review

Holy Moly – the perfect dog and cat costumes for pets with a calling! Dress your four-legged friend up as a holy man (or lady) with this incredibly detailed outfit, where a headpiece with stamped-on gold details adds the cherry on top for an already perfect Halloween look. The adorable paw prints make it pup appropriate, and your little guy or girl is sure to approve.

It is made out of soft materials and comfortable to wear, does not restrict movements and it can be washed if it would happen to get dirty. You never know what could happen during Trick or Treat, so it is great to get a dog costume for dogs that can be properly cleaned and reused year after year.

Pros:

+ Pretty funny
+ Features a printed miter headpiece

Cons:

+ According to one Amazon review the velcro does not stay, sizing is way off
+ Size accuracy


20. Pawfect Pizza Slice

Rubie’s Costume Company Pizza Slice Pet Suit

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Product Specifications

  • Brand:  Rubie’s
  • Color: Multicolor
  • Size: Available in 4 sizes
  • Material: Polyester
  • Product Dimensions: Please refer to product chart
  • Pattern: Pizza Slice

Our Review

Say you’ve been invited to a promising Halloween party and you decide to bring a couple of pizzas over – why not have your dog come with you dressed as a pizza slice or use as a couples costume? Guests are guaranteed to find it hilarious as your pooch struts around with pepperoni on his back, and it is a great way to get other people hungry for those pizzas you brought along.

This product comes in all sizes, so that you can turn your pup into a delicious pizza slice no matter how big or small he is. The Halloween pet costume uses Velcro straps to stay in place and the actual pizza slice is lightweight and won’t bother the dog wearing it, making them the ultimate dog and cat costumes for any pizza-loving animal owner. Combine it with the hot dog pet costume if you have more than one dog and bring a whole BBQ squad to the Halloween party this year.

Pros:

+ Features a one piece pizza shaped dog Halloween costume
+ Complete with toppings and a plush filled crust along the edge
+ The pattern is attached to a shirt for a snug and comfortable fit
+ Perfect for a photoshoot

Cons:

+ Size accuracy


21. Barking Beetlejuice

Rubie’s Costume Company Beetlejuice Pet Costume

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Product Specifications

  • Brand:  Rubie’s
  • Color: Multicolor
  • Size: Available in 4 sizes
  • Material: Velcro
  • Product Dimensions: Please refer to product chart
  • Pattern: Striped

Our Review

Some people prefer to dress their pets up in dog and cat princess costumes, while others prefer something a little more original – something that will stand out and make your fur baby the talk of the town after a night of Trick or Treatin’ with the whole family. There are millions of dog and cat costumes Halloween lovers will adore on the market, but this one takes it one step further.

Beetlejuice is a classic Halloween character and a beloved Tim Burton character that continues to triumph as the ultimate Halloween costume for both pets and people even though the film was released several years ago (we simply could not forget to include a Tim Burton themed dog costume from our review!). Put the characteristic striped jacket on your dog and style the little wig with hairspray before putting it on, to get that hilarious spiked effect that we associate with this unforgettable persona.

If you’re a fan of Tim Burton, you may enjoy a Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Skellington or Sally couples costume for Halloween!

Pros:

+ A real hit of a costume
+ Easy to clean and durable design
+ Shorter on the belly so the dog can go potty
+ Easy to step into

Cons:

+ It takes some effort to prepare the wig
+ Only for smaller breeds
+ Keeping wig on is difficult
+ Perfect for a photoshoot


22. Cupcake Canine

Rubie’s Cupcake Dog Costume

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Product Specifications

  • Brand:  Rubie’s
  • Color: Pink
  • Size: Available in 4 sizes
  • Material: Polyester
  • Product Dimensions: Please refer to product chart
  • Pattern: Cake-inspired bodysuit

Our Review

Most people have at some point used the expression “so cute I could eat it,” and the mind jumps straight to that at the sight of these taste bud teasing dog and cat costumes for Halloween. Who doesn’t love cupcakes? Who doesn’t love dogs? This cupcake costume from the established costume company Rubie’s is sweet enough to give any dog lover a toothache.

It is a birthday cake inspired bodysuit with a headpiece prided by a cherry, it has pink ruffles and sprinkles and fit most small and medium sized dogs. Remember to measure your pooch to make sure you get the right size, or else you end up having to send it back and you might be left without a costume in time for Halloween. This birthday cake suit is a dog and cat costume for dogs and owners that hope to hear a few aww’s during Halloween!

Pros:

+ Features a cupcake bodysuit and matching headpiece with pink ruffles, sprinkles, and cherry on top
+ Easy to clean and durable design
+ This dog costume has 2 large front leg holes and velcro on the underside.
+ Easy to step into and take it off

Cons:

+ Not all costumes will fit all pets or breeds without adjustment
+ Not available on XS sizes


23. Supergirl

Rubie’s Supergirl Canine Costume

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Product Specifications

  • Brand:  Rubie’s
  • Color: Blue
  • Size: Available in 4 sizes
  • Material: Polyester
  • Product Dimensions: Please refer to product chart
  • Pattern: Super Girl

Our Review

There are so many different costumes for dogs dressing up for Halloween, but this is a classic superhero option for lovely dog ladies and pups. Dress your girl up as the coolest girl in town – Supergirl – and take her with you to the office costume party or for Trick or Treat with the kids in their own kids’ costumes.

This is an adorable blue dress with a gold belt and a red skirt, and it has the Superman/Supergirl symbol clearly visible on the back. Your pup would never let you down, just like Supergirl won’t let you down this Halloween if you choose to opt for this costume. The family-focused business manufacturing the dress has many years of experience when it comes to creating comfortable quality costumes for cats and dogs, and since their costumes are very comfortable and lightweight – they also make great Halloween costumes for puppy siblings sharing your home with you.

Pros:

+ Features shiny blue dress with red skirt and golden belt, with Kryptonian symbol for hope/Superman/Super Girl Coat of Arms
+ Easy to clean and durable design
+ This dog costume has 2 large front leg holes and velcro on the underside.
+ Easy to step into and take it off

Cons:

+ Do not select size based on breed; consider costume style and animal shape before ordering
+ Not all costumes will fit all pets or breeds without adjustment


24. Barking Mad Burrito Taco

Rubie’s Taco/Burrito Pet Food Costume

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Product Specifications

  • Brand:  Rubie’s
  • Color: As Shown
  • Size: Available in small, medium, and large sizes
  • Material: 100% Polyester fabric, cotton material
  • Product Dimensions: Please refer to product chart
  • Pattern: Taco Pet Halloween Costume/Barking Mad Burrito Taco

Our Review

A dog burrito costume is an excellent example of a costume that is always a good idea, regardless of whether it is Halloween or just a dull day at home. Everyone loves a good burrito, and this is the perfect opportunity to turn your beloved pup into one! It has the tortilla, the guacamole, the lettuce, and the meat, and to top it off just right there is also a cute little sombrero for your pup to walk around in.

The costume is held in place with thick and comfortable Velcro straps under the belly and won’t cause irritation or discomfort. It works just fine as a pet cat costume, or as a costume for your dog. Or hey, if you have both cats and dogs, why not dress them all up and throw a Burrito themed Halloween fest? Who could resist?

Pros:

+ Constructed of high-quality materials
+ Easy to wear components
+ Your dog can start a new trend, like the Taco Trick-or-Treating trend
+ Easy to wear sombrero headpiece and easy to wear soft pullover bodysuit

Cons:

+ Size accuracy


25. Star Wars Jedi Master

Rubie’s Star Wars Classic Jedi Robe Pet Costume

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Product Specifications

  • Brand:  Rubie’s
  • Color: Brown
  • Size: Available in 4 different sizes,
  • Material: Polyester
  • Product Dimensions: Please refer to the product chart
  • Pattern: Star Wars

Our Review

These pet costumes are officially licensed by Lucas Film Ltd, and you know already before purchasing it that you will be getting a high quality and authentic item. Dress your best friend up as a Jedi with these dog shirts and belt with an attached cloak, and we dare guarantee that you will be hearing that Star Wars soundtrack playing in your head before you know it.

There are few to zero dog costumes that are straight-out boring, because who doesn’t love an adorably dressed pet, but this costume takes it all to a whole new level. Star Wars fans will love it; the level of detail is excellent, and it is comfortable for your dog to wear!

Pros:

+ Brown step-in cloak with attached hood with ear holes, light-tan shirt under-layer, and belt to secure to pet while wearing
+ Comes complete with the cloak, belt, and shirt
+ Made of durable, yet ultra-lightweight and super soft fabric

Cons:

+ Do not select size based on breed; consider costume style and animal shape before ordering


26. Growling Ghostbuster

Rubie’s Costume Ghostbusters Movie Collection Pet Costume

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Product Specifications

  • Brand:  Rubie’s
  • Color: As Shown
  • Size: Available in 4 different sizes,
  • Material: Polyester
  • Product Dimensions: Please refer to the product chart
  • Pattern: Ghostbusters

Our Review

Ghostbusters! This soft orange shirt with the recognizable Ghostbusters emblem quickly turns your dog into a tiny little ghost chaser, and the inflatable backpack adds that extra touch without adding any unnecessary weight to your furry friend. He or she can easily move around and navigate through crowds of trick or treaters, between guests at a Halloween party or inside the house, making it a great choice for the retro-loving dog family!

Combine this costume with ghost or spirit Halloween costumes for your other dogs or cats and laugh at the sight of a ghostbuster chasing actual (or well…) ghosts as they run around and play.

Pros:

+ Good quality according to latest Amazon customer review
+ Instantly recognizable as a Ghost Buster outfit
+ Made of durable fabric
+ Inflatable proton backpack

Cons:

+ Size accuracy


27. Batgirl Ballerina

Rubie’s Costume Company DC Comics Batgirl Pet Tutu Dress

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Product Specifications

  • Brand:  Rubie’s
  • Color: Multicolor
  • Size: Available in 5 different sizes
  • Material: Polyester
  • Product Dimensions: Please refer to the product chart
  • Pattern: Ghostbusters

Our Review

Perhaps what you are looking for is something a little less costume like, something fancy that makes your dog look like a million bucks, while also being appropriate wear for a Halloween party? Then perhaps this black and gold batgirl tutu dress could be a good option! It has the bat wings symbol, making it impossible to miss what the outfit is meant to be, while still keeping it classy with its design and simplicity.

It is incredibly light-weight and comfortable for your dog to wear, and since it isn’t a costume per se – it can be used for more than just that one costume party you plan to attend. It could even be used for nicer family gatherings, such as Christmas, and by going with this option you get more for your money since the dress can be used over and over again.

Pros:

+ Part of a collection of amazing superhero outfits for dogs
+ Made of high-quality materials
+ Soft and easy to wear
+ Perfect for your female pooch

Cons:

+ Size accuracy
+ Glitters are abundant


28. Dracula Doggo!

Rubies Costume Classic Movie Monsters Collection Dracula Pet Costume

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Product Specifications

  • Brand:  Rubie’s
  • Color: Black/Red
  • Size: Available in 4 different sizes
  • Material: Polyester
  • Product Dimensions: Please refer to the product chart
  • Pattern: Count Dracula

Our Review

Few characters are as associated with Halloween as count Dracula! This costume is a fancy and silky shirt with a bow tie, a medallion, and the characteristic cape (which is removable), and it also comes with a headpiece for your dog to become the world’s most famous bloodsucker. It is a toothless dog costume, however, so if you think your pup needs bigger fangs than he already has – you will have to be a bit ingenious and make them yourself.

Pros:

+ Perfect for your dog
+ Largest size will fit a dog with a neck of a maximum of 20” around
+ Costume comes complete with a Dracula “headpiece” (read: plastic wig) and a pull over the head costume that has a bow tie, plastic medallion, and a detachable cape
+ Perfect for your female pooch

Cons:

+ Size accuracy


29. Star Wars Bantha

Bantha Pet Costume

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Product Specifications

  • Brand:  Rubie’s
  • Color: Brown
  • Size: NS
  • Material: Polyester
  • Product Dimensions: Please refer to the product chart
  • Pattern: Bantha

Our Review

This right here is one of the more top rated unusual dog costumes, that with its knit flannel fabric and fiberfill stuffing – your dog will look like he came straight out of the Star Wars universe right away! The costume is shaped like a saddle that attaches with Velcro stripes, and it has a Tuscan Raider doll attached to it which looks hilarious as it bounces around with the rhythm of the dog’s movements.

The Star Wars Bantha costume also comes with a horned headpiece that will make your pup look like anything but a dog. The chest and abdomen straps hold the costume and the doll in place, and the hood with the horns has a chin strap that is soft enough to not cause irritation, but also sturdy enough to keep the horns where they are meant to be.

Pros:

+ Looks especially good on furrier pets, who can pull off the “woolly mammoth” look pretty well
+ One size, with the size fitting medium dogs
+ Features the Star Wars character, the Bantha, contains the woolly beast’s horns and is complete with a Tusken Raider on its back with a little leash
+ Great costume for dogs or a small reindeer

Cons:

+ Size accuracy


30. Lil’ Stinker Skunk

Casual Canine Lil’ Stinker Dog Costume

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Product Specifications

  • Brand: Casual Canine
  • Color: Black/White
  • Size: Available in 6 different sizes
  • Material: 100% Polyester
  • Product Dimensions: Please refer to the product chart
  • Pattern: Lil’ Stinker 

Our Review

Is your dog one of those pups that like to chase skunks if they would ever be fortunate enough to spot one? It is all fun and games, of course, until one gets sprayed, and then the nightmare for pet owners starts. Perhaps your dog has already been sprayed by a skunk? If so, you probably won’t ever forget what that smelled like…so why not make fun of the event by dressing your dog up as one of these adorable (yet stinky) creatures?

This skunk costume is soft and durable; made with a high-quality material that lasts long and that can be hand-washed in cold water. Pull the hood up and your dog will instantly stop being himself and transform into a black and white skunk, but hopefully a bit less stinky than the original…!

Pros:

+ Incredibly adorable
+ Features a one-piece suit with a hood that pulls over your dog’s head featuring ears and a skunk-like mane
+ Available in sizes x-small to xx-large for dogs with an 8” to 25” neck circumference
+ Easy to use hook and latch closures

Cons:

+ The costume doesn’t stay put
+ Not enough room for the dog’s ears
+ Nowhere to hide the tail
+ Head doesn’t stay on


31. Alfie Pet Tuxedo

Alfie Pet by Petoga Couture – Oscar Formal Tuxedo

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Product Specifications

  • Brand: Alfie
  • Color: Black/White
  • Size: Available in 8 different sizes
  • Material: Soft; Weightlessly light; Breathable fabric
  • Product Dimensions: Please refer to the product chart
  • Pattern: Dapper

Our Review

If this year’s Halloween party isn’t a costume party, or if you just want your beloved pup to look a little extra fancy for the special occasion, then this well-made Alfie Pet Tuxedo could be the ultimate solution! The product comes with a black replacement bow tie as well as a red bow tie cuff set so that you can choose what best fits your dog or use it for different special occasions with different looks.

You can never have too many tuxedos, they say, and if your dog doesn’t even have one hanging in his little dog closet – then perhaps it is time to invest in this Alfie pet formal tuxedo costume!

Pros:

+ This doggy tux costume will help your pup become the pet of the hour
+ Features a suit, bow tie, top hat, and leash
+ A cute addition to your Fido’s wardrobe for whenever you have an occasion
+ Well tailored and fully lined formal tuxedo

Cons:

+ Size accuracy


32. Jumpin’ Jockey & Saddle

Zack and Zoe Show Jockey Saddle Dog Costume

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Product Specifications

  • Brand: Zack & Zoey
  • Color: Navy blue
  • Size: Available in 6 different sizes
  • Material: Nylon neck and plastic buckle
  • Product Dimensions: Please refer to the product chart
  • Pattern:  Jockey Saddle 

Our Review

There is something about these dog costumes where a doll bounces around on the dog’s back that us dog owners tend to love! Perhaps it’s the fact that it turns our dog into another animal, or how they seem so amusingly unaware of how hilarious they look.

This Jumpin' Jockey & Saddle costume has a little jockey attached on the back, and the costume has a practical D-ring so that it can be used as a harness for your dog by attaching a retractable leash, which means you can easily and safely take your dog out for some Trick or Treat bags while wearing it. Small dogs would appreciate these small dog harnesses. People will surely laugh, so if that is your objective this Halloween – this is definitely the costume for you and your fur friend.

Pros:

+ Small Fits Chests 12-16 Inches & Neck 8-12 Inches
+ Features a navy blue-and-white-garbed jockey figure that looks like it is riding the dog
+ Made in the USA
+ D-ring allows a leash to be attached, so costume doubles as a harness, harness designed to fit comfortably and snugly on appropriately sized pet

Cons:

+ Size accuracy


Halloween Dog Costume Buyers Guide

Now that we have had a look at some of the pet costumes available for this year’s Halloween, it is time to start thinking about what you would want your pup to be. The options are endless, and most are very well adapted so that your dog won’t feel too uncomfortable or restricted. Most Halloween costumes won’t be used more than once a year, so focus on finding one that fits the theme of the Halloween party you are going to, one that matches your own costume or the dog’s personality, and you’ll notice how your pup quickly becomes the life of the party.

Material

In most cases; the pet costumes are made out of thin and soft material that won’t harm their sensitive skin or make them too warm. You want your pet costume to be soft enough for the dog to run around and play as usual, or otherwise consider only using the costume for a short moment or for pictures. A Beauty and the Beast costume, for example, might get a little hot for your dog to run around in if he happens to play the beast, so just be aware of these things when shopping for a costume. If you want your dog to wear the costume all night – choose one made out of lightweight material and that doesn’t make the dog feel uncomfortable while wearing it.

Bulkiness

While it is hilarious to dress your dog up as a puffy dinosaur or with a doll rider on the back, it might be difficult for your pup to run and play with his friends or to lie down comfortably, so don’t choose these if you want your dog to stay in character all night. While they are hilarious looking, they aren’t very practical, and should perhaps only be used for quick laughs and photo sessions.

Size & Measurements

This is the most important thing when choosing a costume for your pet. Whether you are getting a Mario dog costume, an alien dog costume or a cat princess costume – make sure you have your dog’s measurements properly written down and take some time to compare them to the different size options. Don’t follow breed recommendations, as there are varieties also within the same breed, and instead rely completely on your dog’s individual measurements.

Where to buy dog Halloween costumes?

Around this time of year, dog Halloween costumes can usually be found in stores everywhere, and even supermarkets and grocery stores seem to carry a few options. However, if you are looking for something specific; like a Harry Potter cat costume, Toy Story dog costumes or a dog pilot costume, then your best bet is to look online for a bigger selection. Just make sure you measure your dog properly before ordering so that you don’t accidentally get the wrong size.

What are some funny dog costumes?

Let’s face it, a dog in a costume is always funny no matter what you dress him or her up to, but the list above features several hilarious costumes for dogs and cats. The ones with a doll attached that bobs around as the pet walks are guaranteed laughter-provokers, and so are the food item costume ideas, such as the Burrito dog costume and the pizza slice.

What are the best costumes for small, medium and large dogs?

This depends entirely on taste. What would you like your dog to be this year? If it is a costume for a small dog, just make sure it is made from light-weight materials so that your dog can move around with ease.

What dog and owner costumes can you get?

Dressing your dog is one of the funniest things you can do, and there are several great options for couples costumes and how to do it. Get the Casual Canine Prison Pooch costume mentioned in the list above, and combine your own costume by dressing up as another inmate, or perhaps use police officer adult costumes? Or get one of the Superhero costumes for your pet and you can dress as the villain. The options of couples costumes are many, so just pick what you want to be or what you want your dog to be for Halloween – and pick a matching costume either for yourself or for your dog.

Police Dog Pet Costume

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Product Specifications

  • Brand: Rubie’s
  • Color: Blue
  • Size: Available in 7 different sizes
  • Material: Synthetic
  • Product Dimensions: Please refer to the product chart
  • Pattern:  Police Dog
Pros:

+ Features a police officer pet costume shirt with Velcro closure, belt with attached accessories, and hat
+ Includes matching police hat and a belt with police accessories
+ Costume features blue shirt decorated to look like a police uniform
+ Fits your pooch comfortably to help you easily dress your pooch

Cons:

+ Hand wash cold, line dry
+ Strap doesn’t stay on very well if your dog doesn’t want it to

Charades Lady G Prison Dress Costume

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Product Specifications

  • Brand: Charades
  • Color: Black/White
  • Size: Available in 5 different sizes
  • Material: 100% Polyester
  • Product Dimensions: Please refer to the product chart
  • Pattern:  Prisoner of Love
Pros:

+ Black and white striped prisoner dress with exaggerated shoulders
+ Mini-dress with 2-way zippers
+ Fits true to size
+ Size chart is accurate

Cons:

+ Hand Wash
+ Shoulders stuffed with paper to stay stiff

California Costumes Jailbird

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Product Specifications

  • Brand: California Costumes
  • Color: Black/White
  • Size: Available in 5 different sizes
  • Material: 100% Polyester
  • Product Dimensions: Please refer to the product chart
  • Pattern:  Jailbird
Pros:

+ Features a top, pants, hat
+ Machine washable
+ Fits true to size
+ Perfect Halloween costume

Cons:

+ Not available in women’s sizes
+ No pockets

InCharacter Costumes Baby's Time Out Convict Costume

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Product Specifications

  • Brand: InCharacter
  • Color: Black/White
  • Size: Available in 5 different sizes
  • Material: 100% Polyester
  • Product Dimensions: Please refer to the product chart
  • Pattern:  Jailbird/Prisoner Costume
Pros:

+ Features a cap; printed jumpsuit with attached mesh tattoo sleeve; skid-resistant feet
+ Machine washable
+ Fits true to size
+ Perfect Halloween costume

Cons:

+ One standard color (black and white)

Conclusion

Have fun when choosing a Halloween costume for your pet, and make a decision based on what you would want your pup to look like. One should always take into consideration what your dog will FEEL like when wearing it, however, because the last thing you want to do is to turn Halloween into your furry friend’s nightmare.

Expert Tip

Double-check your dog’s measurements right before settling on a size, and especially if your dog is young since he might have grown since you last measured him.

Did You Know?

Dogs are very sensitive to sounds, so taking him or her to a noisy Halloween party might not be the best idea. Trick or Treat, however, is a great way to combine a fun walk with this traditional kid’s favorite! You can also try some calming treats to reduce anxiety.

Read more about Halloween here.

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