52 Funny Dog Halloween Costumes for the Silliest Pup You Know
In our humble opinion, achieving ultimate costume success means including your dog in the Halloween festivities. Funny dog costumes have the power to lift spirits, conjure laughter and bewitch neighbors. We’ve rounded up some top-notch looks for your pup below.
HOW TO MEASURE YOUR DOG
First, make sure you know your dog’s size before ordering or designing an ensemble. The American Kennel Club says the three primary measurements you need are the chest, neck and back.
- Chest: Measure around the largest part of your dog’s chest as he stands upright. Guide a cloth measuring tape around the rib cage and behind the front legs. Be sure to leave enough space so you can fit two fingers between the tape and your dog’s body.
- Neck: This measurement is pretty easy if your dog wears a collar (you can simply measure the length of the collar). You can also use a cloth measuring tape and wrap it around the neck, from the middle of the shoulder blades to the top of the chest and back up the other side.
- Back: Measure along the spine from the base of the neck to the base of the tail. Don’t lift the measuring tape in the air! Run it along the spine for a more accurate measurement.
- Head: Some of the costumes on our list are just hats or headpieces. For those measurements, start at the highest point on your dog’s head then move down under the chin.
DON’T PUSH IT
If your dog hates Halloween costumes (or wearing any type of clothing), don’t force it. You don’t want to turn a fun time into a traumatic event. There are tons of ways to include your canine in your festivities sans costume. For instance, Toto from The Wizard of Oz doesn’t wear anything! Dressing as Dorothy and keeping your pup by your side makes for a colorful—and uncomplicated—costume.
Finally, make sure your dog is treated like royalty for dressing up and participating in any sort of celebration. There is an abundance of delicious snacks available for dogs these days, even if your pup is dealing with specific health issues. Plus, if you’ve got the extra time, whipping up a batch of homemade dog treats is always an option.
Without further ado, here are 40 funny dog Halloween costumes for your sweet pup.
2. SPOOKY MUMMY
If you’re going for a classic Halloween vibe, look no further than this comfy mummy pajama ensemble.
Let your dog unleash his inner werewolf (for one night, anyway).
Show everyone that your pup is small but mighty with this adorable lion costume. He won’t be so furious you dressed him up as a feline when the compliments start rolling in.
6. Evil Doll
Nothing brings on a good scare quite like Chucky.
7. HEADLESS RIDER
Honestly, any costume that tricks you into thinking something—or someone—is riding your dog like a horse is going to be a huge hit.
8. AXE HEADPIECE
This is definitely a shocking costume that will give people a good scare, hopefully followed by a hearty laugh.
9. FRANKENSTEIN’S MONSTER
A nice, warm and spooky option if you plan on walking around outdoors on a crisp Halloween eve.
11. MIKE WAZOWSKI FROM 'MONSTER’S INC.'
A different type of cute monster, complete with a funny hat and a giant eyeball.
12. COOKIE MONSTER
Yet another monster interpretation—this one with a cookie twist.
13. MINNIE MOUSE
Calling all Disney fans! These ears (and bow) are just the ticket for a pup who refuses to wear a full costume but wants to be included.
14. MICKEY MOUSE
If your dog does want to show off his Disney pride, go all out with this Mickey outfit.
For dogs who look like they are constantly smiling.
Just as goofy, but with more overalls. Be prepared for children far and wide to point at your dog with utter joy.
17. WHERE’S WALDO
A spectacular option for families with kids looking for an interactive Waldo adventure.
Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night...
No glass paw covers necessary. Extra points if the wig stays on all night.
Your dog will be all ears as you explain to him how much better dressed he is than the other dogs on your block this Halloween.
21. YODA FROM 'STAR WARS'
Who knew a small pair of ears could make such a huge impact? Wisest dog in the neighborhood, you will have.
22. R2D2 FROM 'STAR WARS'
For Jedi dogs and anyone who feels the force within them.
23. CAPTAIN AMERICA
After all, dogs are our lifesavers, loving us when times are tough. Honor them with a superhero costume!
24. ZERO DOG FROM THE 'NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS'
A new take on an old classic ...
25. JACK SKELLINGTON FROM THE 'NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS'
...and another opportunity for two-dog households to dress pups in matching costumes.
For a dog who has always wanted to know what it feels like to have twice as many legs.
For a dog who is unlike any other.
For a dog who believes slow and steady wins the race.
For a dog who doesn’t mind spending Halloween night snacking and snoozing.
For a dog who always likes to have a pal close by.
For a dog who looks pretty in pink.
33. HULA DANCER
Meet you at the luau.
34. UPS DELIVERY DRIVER
A nice way to show appreciation for essential workers. A small gesture, but a very cute one.
Let your dog call (and give) the shots for once, you know?
Arguably the most hilarious dog Halloween costume on our list, this snazzy number turns your pup into an AARP member.
Dogs are magical companions that act like a personalized Patronus on gloomy days. Dress them accordingly.
Give your pup the gift of space travel, even if it means putting him in this costume and going for a car ride.
He’s so cute, you could just eat him up!
For the doggo who’s always on the mooo-ve.
42. Jack O' Lantern Pumpkin
Keep it seasonal with this simple but fabulous classic.
43. Bumble Bee
Get the neighborhood buzzing with a busy bee costume for your four-legged family friend.
44. Hotdog Dog
If you haven’t noticed already, we love a good pun. Bonus points if your pup is a Weiner.
Skimp on the treats and he’ll cast a spell on you.
46. Wonder Woman
Because your favorite girl is a ferocious and fearless protector.
Sebastian, is that you?
Everyone will be clapping for her.
Brace yourself for the most cunning predator in your backyard.
52. French artist
For your posh pup who just knows he’s cooler than all the other dogs at the park.