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31 Dog Halloween Costumes That Are Pawsitively Adorable

Updated: Apr. 12, 2024

Who says Halloween is just for humans? Your pup will be scary cute in any of these dog Halloween costume ideas.

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One of the best parts of Halloween is getting to dress up in costumes. Pretending to be someone (or something) else for a day is fun, and getting others in on it makes it even more enjoyable. As you’re looking for family Halloween costume ideas to try this year, there’s one member of the family you shouldn’t forget: your dog. Nab one of these dog Halloween costumes to get your furry pal in on the fun!
Dogs (and even cats!) have some of the best Halloween costumes out there, no matter what their size is. Small, medium and large dogs can have cute, scary or downright hilarious costumes. And if you aren’t sure what your pup should be this year, here’s a list of the best dog Halloween costume ideas. Your pup will have a howling good time in any of these getups.

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Monarch butterfly dog costume

Float like a butterfly, pose like the cutest pup! This monarch butterfly dog costume is seriously adorable and bound to turn heads at the Halloween party.

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Snail dog costume

SpongeBob SquarePants fans, this one’s for you. Honor Gary the Snail, SpongeBob’s beloved pet, by dressing up your pup in this snail dog costume. You can dress up as SpongeBob for a fun human-canine best friend Halloween costume.

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Demogorgon dog costume

Looking to add your dog to this year’s group Halloween costume? Dress up your crew as the Stranger Things gang, then have your dog sport this demogorgon dog costume. They’ll be the cutest thing the Upside Down has ever seen!

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Teddy bear dog costume

We know your pup is as cuddly as they come. Show off their soft side by dressing them up in this super cute teddy bear dog costume. They’re sure to get tons of snuggles!

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UPS dog costume

Package for one good boy! This cute UPS dog costume comes in four sizes, which means dogs small and large can don the getup for Halloween. Still looking for a costume this year? Check out what you should be for Halloween, based on your zodiac sign.

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Batman dog costume

This Batman dog costume is perfect for the pup you want to transform into an iconic superhero for Halloween. Bonus points if you dress up your other pup as Robin. Batman would also make a great Halloween costume for him this year.

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Skunk dog costume

Talk about a stinkin’ cute getup. This skunk costume is perfect for the little (or big!) stinker in your life. But don’t worry—the stinky skunk spray doesn’t come with the costume.

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Ewok dog costume

Thinking of having a Star Warsthemed Halloween? If so, snag this sweet Ewok costume for your furry pal ASAP. They’ll be the cutest thing this side of Endor.

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Chef dog costume

Bon appétit! Your pup will be the life of the Halloween party (and a dinner party, for that matter) in this chef dog costume. Expect the best kibble to be served, and prepare to pay in scratches.

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Beast dog costume

Honor the Disney classic Beauty and the Beast with this dapper Beast-themed costume for your pup. Then, turn on the beloved film to conclude the Halloween festivities—or, if you’re still feeling spooky, you could stream a thrilling Halloween movie.

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Hocus Pocus dog costume

This costume is anything but a bunch of hocus pocus. Your pooch will put a spell on your Halloween guests in this sweet Winifred Sanderson costume. It’s perfect for the household obsessed with this much-loved Disney Halloween movie.

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Lady bug dog costume

Your dog will be snug as a bug in this sweet lady bug costume. It’s a great costume option for calm dogs—all you have to do is slip it on the pup and you’re good to go.

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Pig dog costume

Talk about cute! Snag this pig dog costume if you want Fido to have a unique (but still adorable) Halloween costume this year.

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Dino dog costume

Your dog will be digging up fossils in this adorable stegosaurus dinosaur costume. Let your dog carry around their favorite bone to add a little something to the look. If you’re crafty, you could even try to make it as a DIY Halloween costume for your pup.

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Happy cow dog costume

Have your pup walk a mile in another animal’s hooves this Halloween by transforming them into a happy cow! They’ll be milking the cuteness all night. This definitely makes a great costume for black and white dogs.

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Shark dog costume

This shark costume is especially adorable for the smaller pups out there. Bonus points if you play the Jaws theme while they’re wearing it! A shark could also make a good baby Halloween costume—the little one could be Baby Shark.

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Superdog costume

Your dog can save the world as Barker, Clark—Kent’s alter-ego in this Superman getup. If you have more than one dog, turn your pet squad into the Justice League with Batman and Wonder Woman dog costumes.

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Cowboy rider dog costume

How can you not smile while looking at this adorable cowboy rider dog Halloween costume? It’s bound to be a hit no matter where you take your pup.

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Luigi dog costume

Here’s a dog-owner Halloween costume idea: You dress up as Mario, and dress Fido up as Luigi. You can’t go wrong as the iconic video game duo!

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Rocker dog costume

Your pooch will make people do a double take (and then probably laugh) with this awesome rocker dog Halloween costume.

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Harry Potter dog costume

Your pooch will be all dressed up and ready to go to Hogwartsor is it Dogwarts?—in this Harry Potter–themed costume.

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Lion dog costume

Make your dog the “mane” event with this fun dog Halloween costume idea. The king of the house can dress up as the king of the jungle! This also makes a great last-minute Halloween costume, since you only need one item for it.

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Winnie the Pooh dog costume

Dress up your furry friend as the beloved Winnie the Pooh this Halloween for extra cuteness. Get a gang of pups together and create a group costume featuring Piglet and Tigger.

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Spider dog costume

This is one of those creepy-crawly (but still cute) dog Halloween costume ideas. Transform your four-legged friend into a 12-legged friend for the night with this spider costume!

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Ariel dog costume

Give your dog the Disney princess treatment and dress them up as the sea’s favorite princess! This Ariel costume comes with the red wig, mermaid tail and shell top.

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Ghostbusters dog costume

Something spooky afoot in your neighborhood? You know who to call! This sweet Ghostbusters-themed dog Halloween costume is perfect for the pup that’s not afraid of ghosts and ghouls.

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Jack-o’-lantern dog costume

Dress up your dog as a Halloween staple: the jack-o’-lantern! This adorable jack-o’-lantern costume is actually a fleece hoodie, so your dog can stay warm during the crisp October night. We love a costume that’s cute and efficient.

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Sock hop dog costume

Have your dog travel back in time with this classic sock hop Halloween costume. They’ll be rocking around the clock all night.

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Dapper dog costume

Want to show off your pup’s fancy side? This is one of the best dog Halloween costume ideas for that purpose. Dress them up in a formal tuxedo jacket with tails, buttons, a bow tie, a white shirt and a top hat to create the ultimate dapper dog look.

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Pennywise dog costume

Thinking of dressing your furry BFF in a scary costume this year? Dress them up in this creepy (yet somehow still adorable?) Pennywise dog costume and pay homage to the terrifying evil villain in It, one of the best horror books out there.

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Reindeer dog costume

Move over, Rudolph—there’s a new reindeer in town. Not only is this reindeer costume cute, but it also helps keep your dog’s ears and neck warm. Plus, you can use it around Halloween and Christmas.

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Flower dog costume

Cuteness overload! Your buddy is sure to get tons of compliments (and treats) while rocking this crochet flower dog costume.