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If you’re looking for the perfect dog Halloween costume, look no further. Halloween is the perfect time to show off your dog’s adorable looks, and many dog owners choose to dress their dog up for the holiday. Whether you’re looking for a funny costume for your Labrador Retriever or a scary costume for your Chihuahua — read on for the best dog Halloween costumes for canines of any size.

Dog Halloween Costume Guide Overview

Safety Guidelines for Halloween Costumes
Funny and Cute Halloween Costumes
Scary Dog Halloween Costumes
Best Costumes for Large Dogs
Best Costumes for Small Dogs
Best Matching Costumes for Dogs and Kids

Dog Halloween Costume 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 pet:

  • Avoid any toxic ingredients
  • Beware of choking hazards
  • Keep it simple
  • Never leave your dog unattended
  • Comfort is key
  • Consider a test run
  • Take the temperature into consideration
  • Don’t go overboard
  • Keep photoshoots short
  • If your dog looks uncomfortable or if he’s in danger, ditch the costume

Remember: if you have any concerns about a potential costume for your dog, consult your trainer and/or veterinarian beforehand.

Funny and Cute Halloween Costumes For Dogs

Impress your party guests by letting your canine 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.

Hotdog Dog Costume

Frisco Hotdog Dog & Cat Costume

Salt and Pepper Dog Costumes

Midlee Salt & Pepper Costume

Skunk Dog Costume

Midlee Skunk Dog Costume

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Scary Dog Halloween Costumes

Halloween is all about frights and scares. From famous horror film characters to creepy crawlers — take your party to the next level with these scary costumes.

Clown Dog Costume

Frisco Front Walking Killer Clown Dog & Cat Costume

Spider Dog Costume

California Costume Collections Small Dog Costume

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Dog Beetlejuice Costume

Rubie’s Beetlejuice Pet 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

Frisco Lion Mane Dog & Cat Costume

Shark Dog Costume

Frisco Shark Costume

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Best Halloween Costumes for Small Dogs

Now that your large dog has a costume for Halloween, check out these costumes made especially for smaller canines.

Pineapple Dog Costume

Midlee Dog Pineapple Costume

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Pumpkin Dog Costume

Frisco Pumpkin Dog & Cat 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, why not multiply the cuteness by involving your child and pup 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 Canine

If your dog dislikes large costumes, or you are trick-or-treating somewhere chilly, consider an autumn sweater or other fall accessories. While you’ll need to be careful that your dog doesn’t get into chocolate or other treats after Trick-or-Treating, you may want to make them some dog-friendly pumpkin treats to enjoy.

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