The Best Halloween Costumes For Dogs

Listen, if you’re thinking about decking your Dachshund out in a pair of hot dog buns, it’s time to get a little more creative! Our dogs are pretty magical creatures—let’s take the scariest (and most fun!) holiday of the year to conjure up some Halloween costumes even the cat would be proud of. Oh, and don’t forget some monster toys to match!

THE MYTHICAL MUTT BUNDLE

For Magical Mutts

Why we love it:

  • Two-piece costume is also a toy
  • Horn has bungee straps for universal fit
  • Wings secure under belly with velcro

BarkShop: The Mythical Mutt Bundle

Before you go any further, you need to know that this Pegasus disguise doubles as a pair of crinkly TOYS. That’s right. After your dog struts her stuff down Mount Olympus the street outside your house, she can go all Hades on this costume by tearing it to pieces.

TRICERATOPS DOG COSTUME

For Jurassic Doges

Why we love it:

  • Available in several sizes
  • Secures under chin with velcro strap
  • Sure to fool any seasoned paleontologist

Amazon: Triceratops Dog Costume

You don’t need to be prehistoric to rock it with the dinos. The elaborate headpiece of this costume features a trio of terrifying horns and an awesome, scale-y fabric to turn the heads of all lesser herbivores. If you feel so inclined, pair it with a similarly-colored dog sweater to complete the look.

COWBOY RIDER DOG COSTUME

For Wild Wild Westies

Why we love it:

  • Adjustable velcro straps
  • Breathable fabric
  • Looks best when your dog is moving

Amazon: Cowboy Rider Dog Costume

You have a dog. Your dog has unfortunately never been ridden valiantly into the sunset. What to do? This rider will look like he’s trying to survive those 8 seconds on the bull while your pup waddles from house to house looking for handouts.

LITTLE BUNNY CHEW-CHEW BUNDLE

For Cotton-Tailed Cuties

Why we love it:

  • Capitalizes on your dog’s cute looks
  • Crinkly ears & squeaky carrot are ready for playing
  • Bungee + velcro ear strap fit most heads

BarkShop: Little Bunny Chew-Chew Bundle

Your Thumper need only wag his tail against the floor to create the ultimate illusion that he is, in fact, a bunny. The squeaky carrot toy is one of the most popular items on BarkShop, and your pup won’t have to choose between playing with this and his ears—they’re full of crinkly material and ready to be tossed and chewed too!

FUZZY TARANTULA COSTUME

For Creepy Crawling Canines

Why we love it:

  • Posable legs & lifelike “hair”
  • Available in multiple sizes
  • Genuinely terrifying

Amazon: Fuzzy Tarantula Costume

Get ready to scare your family by sending your arachnid-clad dog into their rooms unannounced. The long, wiggling legs and fuzz to send chills down the spine of an unassuming human will definitely get a few good scares (and laughs).

VETERINARIAN COSTUME

For Truly Terrifying Terriers

Why we love it:

  • Comfy cotton material
  • Available in multiple sizes
  • The scariest costume on this list

Amazon: Veterinarian Costume

There’s nothing that strikes more raw fear into a dog’s heart than a human with a Vaseline-coated thermometer. Your pup is sure to scare the neighbor dogs with nothing more than a set of scrubs and a look of fierce determination.

SCALLY WAGS BUNDLE

For Plunderin' Pooches

Why we love it:

  • Squeaker-filled with shreddable “feathers” and t-shirt rope
  • Adjustable velcro strap on headpiece
  • Prepared to sail the seven pees

BarkShop: Scally Wags Bundle

No better place than the poop deck, am I right? Any pup is prepared to pillage their way to all the best belly rubs with the captain’s hat and a squeaker squawker-filled sidekick who’s ready for shredding.

UPS PAL HALLOWEEN COSTUME

For People-Pleasing Pups

Why we love it:

  • Available in multiple sizes
  • Fastens with velcro
  • Honestly hilarious, let’s be real

Amazon: UPS Pal Halloween Costume

Best friend or worst enemy? Dogs in the brown coat will either get some good scares or lots of licks from their best canine friends. And if your UPS guy rings the doorbell? You’d bet your tail a few barks might be in order.

SUSHI HALLOWEEN COSTUME

For Foodie Fidos

Why we love it:

  • Available in multiple sizes
  • Will probably make everyone hungry
  • Just plain adorable

Amazon: Sushi Halloween Costume

The only appropriate fetch toy for dogs in this getup is chopsticks—no soy sauce needed. This costume comes with both the body and headpiece to adorn your little rice ball, and TBH makes a pretty great pair’s costume with their favorite human take-out box.

PRINCE OF BARKNESS BUNDLE

For Dastardly Devil Dogs

Why we love it:

  • Pitchfork contains giggle stick & squeakers
  • Headband fits most evil heads
  • Both pieces are made for wear and play

BarkShop: Prince Of Barkness Bundle

There’s a horn-tailed troublemaker in every dog, we’re just making it a little more obvious. Your prince or princess of barkness can wield their squeaky pitchfork with reckless abandon, and then destroy the costume just to flaunt their dark side. Note: while wearing, no dog may be reprimanded for their dirty deeds.

Meet Tazz Uppin and Benji

I am a proud dog parent who’s always on the hunt for cool dog inspired items. On the other hand, there’s Benji a mellow dog who doesn’t care too much for toys (except when it comes to fetching) and who loves to snuggle. As a parent of a long dog, we’ve had to deal with sudden surgery, hospital bills, and new purchases due to his long dog needs which has equipped me with the know-how to help pet parents in similar situations!

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