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22 of the Best Halloween Costumes for Dogs

From the adorable to the hilarious, these canine costumes are sure to wow your Halloween party guests...or is it bow-wow them?

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Doggie dino

Your dog will be digging up fossils in this adorable stegosaurus dinosaur costume. It comes in all sizes and includes an easy strap on dino head and body costume. Let your dog carry around their favorite bone to add a little something to the costume. Before you buy that costume for your furry friend, make sure you know these tips from veterinarians about dressing up your dog.

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Model your dog after the classic Dinsey character with this Dumbo costume. Make sure to measure your dog before picking out a size so that they aren’t stepping on their ears all night.

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Delivery dog

Help you dog deliver cuteness this Halloween with this USPS delivery driver dog costume. Their tail will be free for lots of wagging as they head out with you to trick or treat. Have you ever wondered why do dogs seem to hate the mailman?

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There are may adorable dog Halloween costumes. You can’t go wrong dressing up an already cute animal as another cute animal. These remarkably un-cute creepy Halloween histories will shock you.

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It’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s Super-Dog!

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

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Punky pup

Dog Halloween costumes can be fashionable, too! All you need is a neon mohawk wig and spiky collar to bring out your dog’s tough side. Here are 50 secrets your pet would tell you if he could.

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Bad dog

This criminal canine costume makes it good to be bad!

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Rocker dog

Your pooch will make people do a double-take (and then probably laugh) with this awesome dog Halloween costume. Love your dog? Here are 21 dog quotes every dog owner can appreciate.

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The dogtor is in

Feeling sick as a dog? Have no fear, the dogtor will see you now. Here are 15 Halloween puns that’ll have you laughing till you coffin.

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Watch out for the paw-parazzi

No photos, please! Your dog will be the star of the show with this getup. Pair your dog’s punny costume with a punny getup of your own, like our favorite pun-inspired costumes.

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May the Furce be with you

Let your furry friend rule the galaxy this Halloween with this Star Wars-inspired costume from Amazon. Here are just a few Star Wars quotes every fan should know.

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A true Underdog

Pay tribute to the classic cartoon series and its canine hero. Learn about the real “superpowers” that all dogs have.

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Devil dog

Dog Halloween costumes can show the good and bad sides of your dogs. This costume can be a nod to the popular Hostess snack, or a comment on your dog’s behavior. Whichever you choose. Here’s the hidden origins of Halloween’s spookiest creatures.

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Welcome to Starbarks

While you shouldn’t give your pup coffee to drink, dressing her up as a cup of joe might be the next best thing!

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Hairy Potter

Your pooch will be all dressed up and ready to go to Hogwartsor is it Dog-warts? All you need is a pair of round glasses, a pipe-cleaner scar, and a red-and-gold scarf!

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 Doggo taco

Spice up your Halloween with this costume that’s good enough to eat. Find out some amazing fun facts about dogs you never knew.

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Who you gonna call?

Costume goals: dress up as the Ghostbusters with your friends, and then complete the effect by dressing your pooch as their stickiest antagonist, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. Check out some more great ideas for group Halloween costumes.

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Nothin’ but a hound dog

You ain’t never trick-or-treated and you ain’t no friend of mine. Here are the 30 best Halloween costumes for families.

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Bone appétit

You’ll want to “Kiss the Cook” with this adorable chef’s outfit from Posh Pet Glamour Boutique. Dog lovers will get a good laugh from these funny dog photos you need to see.

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Your dog will be instantly recognizable if you dress him or her as one of the most iconic canines in all of pup culture. This is another great opportunity for a group costume; get together with your friends and dress as Shaggy, Velma, and the Scooby-Doo gang. Here are 11 of the most clever group Halloween costumes.

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King of the jungle

Make your dog the “mane” event with this fun lion costume perfect for your collection of dog Halloween costumes. Looking for more Halloween puns? Here are 20 skeleton puns you can’t help but fund “humerus.”

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Beanie Baby

Millennials, turn your four-legged friend into a life-size version of your favorite childhood toy. Etsy has “tags” of all sizes, bearing that iconic “ty” logo. Little rhyming poem inside not included, sadly. If you’re so focused on your dog’s costume that you’ve forgotten to plan for your own, check out these great ideas for last-minute Halloween costumes.

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For more fun facts, costume ideas, traditions, candy inspiration, spooky entertainment, and updates on how October 31 will look different this year, check out our Halloween Guide.

Meghan Jones
Meghan Jones is a Staff Writer for who has been writing since before she could write. She graduated from Marist College with a Bachelor of Arts in English and has been writing for Reader's Digest since 2017. In spring 2017, her creative nonfiction piece "Anticipation" was published in Angles literary magazine.