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50 Best Dog Halloween Costume Ideas for 2021


"What should my dog be for Halloween?”

It’s a common question many pet parents ponder once the calendar flips to October. After all, showing off your festive furry friend in their adorable costume is probably one of the most memorable moments you and your dog will make this year. That’s why we want to help you pick out the best dog Halloween costume for your pup. Whether you’re looking for DIY ideas to spark your creative genius or trendy costume ideas based on this year’s hottest topics, we’ve got you and your dog covered.

Here are 50 dog Halloween costume ideas to consider for 2021.

 

Classic Halloween Costumes


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Who doesn’t love old-school Halloween costumes? Dressing your dog in a holiday classic will pump you both up for the spooky season and get you into the orange-and-black spirit. (Scary movie marathon, anyone?) You can’t go wrong with these quintessential Halloween favorites.

  • Devil
  • Ghost
  • Jack-o’-lantern
  • Vampire
  • Witch

 

Food Dog Costumes


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Like many of our furry friends, food-themed getups are funny, cute, and downright goofy. Try one of these culinary dog Halloween costume ideas and you’ve got a recipe for lots of laughs! Don’t forget to reward your pup with a tasty dog treat after you get them into one of these costumes.

  • Avocado
  • Corn dog
  • Hot dog
  • Pizza slice
  • Sushi
  • Taco

 

Pet Parent and Dog Couples Costumes

Bob Ross dog costume

Why not coordinate costumes? Whether you want to dress both your furry friends or match your own costume to your dog’s costume, there are lots of possibilities. You can also reverse the roles and dress as a dog yourself!

  • Astronaut and rocket
  • Bob Ross and scenery
  • Cowboy and horse
  • Pilot and flight attendant
  • Pirate and skipper
  • Thing 1 and Thing 2 from The Cat in the Hat

Dog Superhero Costumes


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Superhero movies are jam-packed with action and excitement—why not let your furry sidekick in on the fun? As long as your dog is comfortable wearing a Halloween mask, cape, or other garb you might need, these costumes will have your friends and family members marveling at your heroic pup.

  • Batman
  • Black Widow
  • Captain America
  • Spider-Man
  • Wonder Woman

 

DIY Dog Costumes


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When making a do-it-yourself costume, the only limit is your imagination. Check out these DIY dog Halloween costume ideas and let your knack for arts and crafts lead the way. If you need more inspiration, our DIY dog costume quiz will match your dog with the ideal outfit for their personality.

  • Beanie Baby
  • Fairy
  • Rock star
  • Waldo from the Where’s Waldo? book series
  • Wizard

 

Animal Costumes for Dogs


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Have you ever thought about what spirit animal best suits your dog? Whether your pup is as noble as a lion or as busy as a bee, these costumes provide a great opportunity to showcase their personality. Plus, they’re sure to please all your animal-loving friends.

  • Bee
  • Black cat
  • Butterfly
  • Dinosaur
  • Lion
  • Shark

 

TV & Movie Costumes

dog-baby-yoda-costume

If you’re anything like us, watching TV with your dog is one of your favorite activities. Halloween is a great time to bring all those wonderful movies and shows to life! Here are some costume ideas to help your dog celebrate popular television series and Hollywood blockbusters.

  • A member of the Tune Squad from Space Jam: A New Legacy
  • Chase from Paw Patrol: The Movie
  • Cousin Itt from The Addams Family 2
  • Cruella from Disney’s Cruella
  • Grogu (“Baby Yoda”) from The Mandalorian 

 

Holiday-Inspired Costumes

Dog in leprechaun costume

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Here’s an outside-the-box costume idea: dress your dog as a non-Halloween holiday mascot. You and your pup can have a blast commemorating another festive time of year and psyching yourselves up for the holidays to come.

  • Cupid
  • Easter Bunny
  • Leprechaun
  • Santa Claus
  • Turkey
  • Uncle Sam

Dog Sports Costumes


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Suiting up your furry fanatic in your favorite team’s attire is a can’t-miss costume strategy, especially if you’re a sports lover. Not into team sports? No problem. Just imagine how cute your dog could look in a tutu!

  • Ballet dancer
  • Baseball player
  • Cheerleader
  • Football player
  • Referee
  • Soccer ball

 

Once you find the best dog Halloween costume, share photos of your pooch on social media. Our dog photography tips will help you take pet pics like a pro so you can flaunt your furry pride and joy to the world. Don’t forget to include the hashtag #Nylabone in your photos—we love to see dogs looking their cutest!

 

Thing 1 and Thing 2 are properties of Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P.; Spider-Man, Black Widow, and Captain America are properties of Marvel Worldwide Inc.; Batman, and Wonder Woman are properties of DC Comics, Inc.; Beanie Babies are the property of Ty Inc.; Grogu is the property of Lucasfilm Ltd. LLC.; Cousin Itt is the property of MGM Holdings, Inc.; Chase is the property of Spin Master, Ltd.; Cruella is the property of The Walt Disney Company. 

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