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If you’re thinking about Halloween dog costumes this fall, there are some things to consider. You want to make sure that wearing a costume will be a pleasant experience for your dog, so keep their safety and comfort in mind when picking one out. If you do decide to dress them up for Halloween, we’ve rounded up a list of the best dog Halloween costumes for dogs of all sizes.
Halloween Dog Costumes: Safety Guidelines
Before dressing up your dog in any Halloween costume, keep these dog costume guidelines in mind to ensure a fun and safe night for both you and your dog:
- Avoid any toxic ingredients.
- Beware of choking hazards.
- Keep it simple.
- Avoid leaving your dog unattended.
- Comfort is key.
- Consider a test run.
- Take the temperature into consideration.
- Avoid going overboard.
- Keep photoshoots short.
- If your dog looks uncomfortable or if they’re in danger, ditch the costume.
If you have any concerns about a potential costume for your dog, consult your trainer and/or veterinarian beforehand.
Funny and Cute Halloween Dog Costumes
Impress your party guests by letting your dog strut their stuff in these funny and cute costumes. These costumes offer just the right amount of pizazz to add a comedic touch to your spooky celebration.
Hot Dog Dog Costume
Salt and Pepper Dog Costumes
Skunk Dog Costume
Scary Halloween Dog Costumes
Halloween is all about frights and scares. From famous horror film characters to scary wildlife, take your party to the next level with these creepy costumes.
Shark Dog Costume
Spider Dog Costume
Dog Beetlejuice Costume
Best Halloween Costumes for Large Dogs
For many who may struggle to get their larger breed to wear some of the above costumes, here are some great selections for large dog Halloween costumes.
Lion Mane Costume for Dogs
Pumpkin Dog Costume
Best Halloween Costumes for Small Dogs
Now that your large dog has a costume for Halloween, check out these costumes made especially for smaller dogs.
Favorite Childhood Character TV Costume
Best Matching Costumes for Dogs and Kids
One of the biggest joys of Halloween for a child is picking out the perfect costume. This year, consider matching your kid and dog in coordinating costumes. From food to comic book characters, your dog and child duo will be the stars of any party this season. Take a look at our complete guide to matching Halloween costumes for dogs and kids.
Make Fall Fun and Safe for Your Dog
If a costume isn’t the right option for your dog, don’t worry. There are plenty of other ways to safely involve your dog in fall fun. Consider making them some dog-friendly pumpkin treats to enjoy. You can also get them a cozy dog bed where they can curl up after being out in chilly weather.