DIY Dog Halloween Costumes Using Materials You Already Own

Updated: Dec 31, 2020

Every year at the start of October, I begin searching the internet for fresh ideas for my pups' Halloween costumes. My pups are great sports and will let me put them in almost any type of costume. However, every dog is different and while some will tolerate hats, glasses, and capes, others will barely let you tie a bandana around their neck. With this in mind, I have collected ideas for a variety of pet-friendly costume options that will stand out at Halloween, but will also keep your pet comfortable, and for those that love a good DIY project I have provided a list of DIY costume ideas at the end of this blog.


Traditional Costumes


Pets Who Will Tolerate Full Costumes

I personally love this category, and have been very fortunate that all of my pets have always tolerated a full costume (at least temporarily). If you are in the market for spending $15-$30 on a costume, you can find tons of "made for pet" Halloween costumes at your local pop-up Halloween shop, Party City, Amazon, PetSmart, or Petco. Each year these stores put out some pretty funny costumes that look so cute on pets.


This year, I give you, Bentley, the taco....

Dog in taco Halloween costume
Not into spending money on a costume, but still looking for unique ideas? Scroll down to the bottom of this blog to see some fun DIY costumes or just click here to download and print of list of DIY ideas!