21 Dog Halloween Costume Ideas, Including But Not Limited To The Pumpkin Pug, Dino Dog, And Real Life Chia Pet

Finding the perfect Halloween costume is hands-down one of the best things about October — especially when that perfect costume is for your dog. Whether you buy it, painstakingly DIY it, or throw it together last minute, pet Halloween costumes are always going to be perfect, no matter what. And if you think YOU look amazing in your carefully put together Halloween getup, you better believe your dog will look 8 million times cuter.

Let's be honest. Our dogs know that fall is the best season, and they want in on the Halloween fun, too. So go ahead and dress your dog up as a real life Chia Pet. Pull a pumpkin suit over your pug, or put your pooch in superhero garb. No matter what you dress your pup as for Halloween, your dog is guaranteed to to steal the spotlight from any human parading off their costume this season.

Trying to find a Halloween costume for your dog? Here are 21 ideas to get you started. And even if you don’t have a dog, you might want to consider borrowing one for the occasion — just so you can say you have the best costumed pet on the block.


Patience you must have, my young pugawan.

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She just wants to be part of your world.

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Indiana Hound

Ah yes, the star of Raiders of the Lost Bark.

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Hot Dog

With the right bun and condiments, any pup can become a perfect hot dog.

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Princess Pooch

Bow down.

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Superman’s best friend is always here to save the day.

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Lizard Dog

Scales never looked so cuddly.

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Wind Up Pup

Because real dogs are cuter than toy ones anyway.

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Dorothy the Dog

There’s no place like home. Because that’s where the treats are kept.

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Crabby Puppy

It would just be shellfish to not show the world this cuteness.

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Basic Bitch

Yoga mat and pink sweats: this is definitely one basic bitch.

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Biker Dude

The toughest pup you’ll see trick-or-treating.

Image: Biker dog costume, $7.99-$9.99/T.J. Maxx and Marshalls

Sailor Dog

Aye aye, Cap’n!

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Skunk Scotty

This Scotty Le Pew is a charmer for sure.

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Faux Poodle

Because if there’s anything cuter than a dog, it’s a dog dressed as another dog (#dogception).

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Pumpkin Pug

This pumpkin pug is proof that you can never go wrong with a classic.

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Chia Pet

Remember to walk and water your Chia Pet accordingly.

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Peacock Pooch

Well. Halloween is the perfect opportunity to shake your tail feathers.

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Aviator Dog

This dog is ready for takeoff, airplane or not.

Image: Aviator dog costume, $7.99-$14.99/T.J. Maxx and Marshalls

Dino Dog

It seems we’ve stumbled into Jurassic Bark.

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Joker Pug

This Halloween pug is all about tricks AND treats.

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