If you love fall as much as we do in this house, you’re probably already thinking about all-things Halloween. Not only are you thinking about your own costumes, but you’re also trying to think of some awesome Halloween costume ideas for your dogs.
After checking my usual places for dog costumes, I felt uninspired.
Having two large dogs, it can be hard to find a great costume that actually fits them.
Last year I had to take advantage of Archie’s orange fur by ordering him a lion’s mane from Amazon. Together, he and Cali were “Lion & the Lamb”.
With another year past, it’s time to think of new Halloween costumes ideas for dogs.
Luckily, I’ve searched the wide world of Instagram and found some of the most creative costume ideas to inspire us all!
First on the list is Angus sporting his Top Gun jacket and aviator glasses. If you’re a fan of classic movies, this is a great costume idea for your dog.
This Top Gun costume can be found at Rubie’s Pet Shop Boutique in sizes XS-XXXL.
Angus & Scottie are two fun Scottish terriers to follow on Instagram, where you can find their other cute outfits and realistic plush toys.
Sail the open seas with Boone and his adorable pirate costume!
This costume was put together by Boone’s mom, but if you’re looking for a full costume you can check out this one on Amazon.
It comes in all sizes so no matter what breed you have they can wear this costume!
Boone is a mini Goldendoodle from North Carolina, USA, and has a highly entertaining Instagram page that you can follow here!
MOOOOOve over! Wyatt is here showing off his adorable cow costume!
Since Cali is constantly eating the grass in our backyard, I thought about getting this costume for her year round!
You can find this costume at Fur Rescue Fashions along with a variety of other fun costumes.
Wyatt is a pittie and abuse survivor now living with his mom in Arizona. Be sure to follow them to see all of Wyatt’s fun outfits and adventures!
Does your dog howl at the moon? Why not make them a werewolf for Halloween this year?
As you can see, Mila’s inner animal is coming out this season!
You can find this hilarious costume on Amazon here.
Mila is half Frenchie, half gremlin, and runs her own dog accessory store called Plushy Paws. She makes adorable bandanas, bow ties, and more!
Does your dog bark at the UPS truck? I know mine do!
Make your UPS drivers day by showing them your dog in this hilarious UPS Driver costume from Amazon.
As you can see, Milo is doing great on the first day of the job!
Be sure to follow Milo’s adventures through the streets of Paris here!
The Shining Twins
Another classic on the list of Halloween costume ideas for dogs is the twins from the movie “The Shining”.
Izzy & Bella’s costume was actually handmade by their very talented mom, who also runs Beanie Bow Wow, a professional pet portrait business.
Be sure to follow Izzy & Bella on Instagram for all their fun adventures!
Chef & Lobster
If you’re cooking in a house with dogs, you likely know there’s usually too many chefs in the kitchen.
Since they’re under our feet anyway, put them to work by making them chefs themselves!
For added humor, make your other dog another food like a chicken or a lobster!
Kate put the chef costume together herself using a bandana and a kid’s chef hat from Amazon.
You can also get a the lobster costume here.
Be sure to follow Kate & her dog’s Instagram here. Her food photography is enough to made anyone drool!
Who doesn’t love Britney Spears? If you’re a 90’s kid like me, Britney was a big part of your youth.
Why not pay tribute to an icon by dressing up your dog as the queen of pop herself?
Mugsy’s mom did just that and put together her own Britney costume inspired by the “Hit Me Baby One More Time” music video.
Pinot is getting his party on this year by wearing this fiesta costume from Home Goods. The tiny sombrero is so cute!
I might get these costumes for Archie and Cali so they can wear them on Taco Tuesday nights.
Pinot Parson is a Russell Terrier living in Nevada, USA. Be sure to keep up with his love for bathtime and his humans by giving him a follow here.
Looking for a simple DIY costume idea? Check out Kingsley and Chai’s classic mummy costume.
Simply take a roll of toilet paper and wrap your pup!
Be sure to follow these two Goldendoodle siblings for more great fashion looks!
Head on over to Starbucks and order your pumpkin spice latte from Archie, the Starbucks barista.
Archie got this costume from Fur & Fetch Collective and looks great for his first day on the job.
Batman & Robin
Dog’s are truly our heroes everyday. What better way to celebrate that than by dressing them up as superheroes for Halloween.
Be sure to follow Teona and her dog’s adventures and fashion trends in New York City!
Freddie Vs. Jason
If you enjoy a good slasher film, consider making your dog into your favorite classic movie slasher.
Gio is a UKC Grand Champion as well as an ABKC XL Champion. Follow this tough guy on Instagram here.
Another simple yet genius Halloween costume idea for dogs is making them a classic Ty Toy!
If you grew up in the 90’s you remember how obsessed we were with these toys. Boomer’s mom got the Ty Toy tag from Amazon.
Boomer the Landcloud is living his best life in Los Angeles, CA. Follow his everyday life here.
Next on the list of unique Halloween costume ideas for dogs is the king’s jester! Charlie looks hilariously adorable in this jester costume from K-Mart.
I couldn’t find the costume on their site, but you can get a similar one here from Amazon.
Follow Miss Charlie and all of her amazing outfits on Instagram here!
Have you seen the new Jungle Cruise movie? If not, it’s a great Disney movie to watch for the whole family.
If you end up liking the movie, consider making your dog into Dr. Lily Houghton for Halloween this year. Nova’s mom put this costume together all on her own!
Nova is a disney fangirl and has tons of different disney looks on her page. Her colorful photos are stunning so be sure to give her a follow!
As an owner of two pitbulls, aka landseals, I think this Halloween costume idea for dogs is perfect.
This costume was actually handmade by Rory’s mom, but you can take it as inspiration to make something similar for your dog.
Todd and Peaches pulled off another great movie, “It”.
I don’t know about you, but after seeing that movie I always get creeped out when I see a red balloon.
Todd and Peaches work with several wonderful small pet businesses so be sure to follow them for discount codes and more!
Want to get a good laugh from the trick or treaters this year? Check out Wilbur in his grandpa outfit.
This picture screams, “Get off my lawn!”. Wilbur’s hilarious costume can be found here at Marshalls.
Be sure to follow Wilbur and his family here. His profile features his fur sibling and two guinea pigs, aka dumplings!
What better way to celebrate Oktoberfest than dressing your dog up as a brewery buddy! Waffles got her costume here from Amazon.
Follow Waffles and her feline sister Wesley for more adventures here.
What more appropriate costume for 2021 than hand sanitizer!
Fifi’s mom made this costume herself using an old comforter package and dispenser top. She also made the label herself!
Fifi is a therapy dog in training located in Hong Kong. Follow her adventures on Lantau Island here.
One great idea you could have with multiple dogs is making them lawn gnomes! As you can see, Grover here is rocking his gnome costume from PetSmart. The beard is my favorite part!
Grover and his fur siblings are from Connecticut, USA. Follow their classic northeastern lifestyle here on Instagram.
Another classic on the list of Halloween costume ideas for dogs is simply cutting out some old sheets and making them a ghost!
This was a huge trend in 2020, and it’s not hard to see why!
This simple DIY can be made spookier by taking pictures in spooky places like cemeteries and haunted houses.
Rory and Tucker live an aesthetic lifestyle in Michigan, USA. Be sure to give them a follow to see their mom’s amazing dog photography skills!
Day of the Dead
This beautiful Day of the Dead costume was put together by Jax’s mom.
It goes to show some of the best costumes are the ones you make yourself!
The flower crown necklace and crown are both from Party City.
Add your own personal touches like skulls and a veil to make this costume extra spooky!
Jaxon & Gracie just got a new sibling named Luka. Be sure to follow their journey and their mom’s amazing photography skills here.
Is your dog naughty all year round? Consider tossing him in the slammer this Halloween and making him a prisoner.
As you can see Travis has gone to jail for “trying to lick his mom’s face immediately after licking his own booty hole.”
I’m not sure how long Travis’s sentence is, but I know he’ll look cute the whole time if he’s wearing this costume!
Travis and his sister Trixie were once street pits but have been adopted and are now happily living their life in San Diego, CA. Follow their adventures here.
Do you have a Corgi or a Dachshund?
Another great costume on the list of unique Halloween costume ideas for dogs is making them an actual hot dog! for this year. Aqua the Corgi did just that!
You can find these hot dog costumes on Amazon.
Aqua the Corgi has some of the best pictures I’ve ever seen on a dog’s Instagram. His parents get really creative with his photos so be sure to check him out here!
Along with UPS drivers, USPS is also the enemy of many dogs across America. As you can see Arrow is doing great delivering packages to his fellow citizens. Great job Arrow!
This costume can be found here on Amazon.
Arrow himself is a Medical Alert & Response Service Dog in Los Angeles, CA. He is an invisible disabilities activist with his own shop called Arrow Attire, where he sells a variety of service dog gear for all the great working pups out there!
Another good girl serving her community with this great Halloween costume idea for dogs.
Gigi is backing the blue with her adorable police officer outfit. Find a similar costume here on Amazon.
Are you a Walking Dead fan? If so, you can take inspiration from Pancho and make your dog a Zombie this Halloween.
This super simple costume idea is great for dogs who are bothered by wearing full costumes.
You can get the knife from this outfit here on Amazon.
If a regular police officer isn’t your style, why not try this fun London officer look from @Cleverclementine?
Clementine’s mom actually made this costume herself out of a kids costume, and added the bowler hat with ribbon to finish the look.
It only goes to show that the possibilities are endless when it comes to DIY Halloween!
I hope this post gave you some inspiration for some of the best Halloween costume ideas for dogs.
Whether you buy your dog’s costume or make it yourself, you’re sure to get a good laugh out of the results!
Remember, always make sure that your dog is physically comfortable in whatever you decide to dress them as, so it can be fun for both of you!
What other creative Halloween costume ideas can you think of for your dog? Be sure to post your favorite costume in the comments!
Looking for great fall photoshoot ideas for dogs? Check out my post here!