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.
60 Funny Dog Halloween Costumes for the Silliest Pup You Know
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.
When in doubt, choose a larger size. Your dog will thank you (and be able to move freely). These measurements are also helpful when choosing a harness or sweater for your dog.
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, including a delectable new spooky line of Halloween pet treats from Bocce’s Bakery. We’re talking apple and honey Frankensnacks, peanut butter and pumpkin Pumpk’n Nutters and cream cheese and cinnamon Ghost Bites! If you’ve got the extra time, whipping up a batch of homemade dog treats is always an option. Just make sure your dogs don’t get their paws on people food or candy - ingredients like chocolate and raisins are very toxic to canines.
Without further ado, here are 60 funny dog Halloween costumes for your sweet pup.
1. Formal Tuxedo
Your dog is the greatest man in your life, why not dress him for the part? It’s also fun for anyone incorporating their dog into a wedding.
2. Mean Girls Cool Mom
Something less formal and much cooler! Margaritas not included.
3. Workout Girl
Though it’s not technically Barbie, this costume screams Barbiecore.
Let your dog unleash his inner werewolf (for one night, anyway).
5. Freddy Krueger From A 'Nightmare On Elm Street'
For anyone indulging in lots of scary movies this year. Also, for people who enjoy being reminded of said movies every time they look at the dog.
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.
9. Frankenstein’s Monster
A nice, warm and spooky option if you plan on walking around outdoors on a crisp Halloween eve.
10. Mike Wazowski From 'Monster’s Inc.'
A different type of cute monster, complete with a funny hat and a giant eyeball.
11. Cookie Monster
Yet another monster interpretation—this one with a cookie twist.
12. 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.
13. Vampire Mickey Mouse
If your dog does want to show off his Disney pride (in a spooky way), go with this Vampire Mickey outfit complete with the iconic ears and a spooky cape.
In fact, Halloween is the perfect time to indulge your dog’s inner Disney villain.
15. Cruella Deville
If you have a Dalmatian, we are begging you to put her in this costume.
16. Winifred Sanderson
You’ve watched the trailer for ‘Hocus Pocus 2’ a thousand times. Now, let your dog put a spell on you in this Winifred Sanderson costume.
Be prepared for children far and wide to point at your dog with utter joy.
Dogs are magical companions that act like a personalized Patronus on gloomy days. Dress them accordingly.
Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night...
20. UPS Delivery Driver
A nice way to show appreciation for essential workers. A small gesture, but a very cute one.
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. Chewbacca from ‘Star Wars’
Now all you need is a Han Solo costume for yourself!
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.
Colorful lights aren’t just for Christmastime!
For a dog who believes slow and steady wins the race.
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.
31. Black Panther
Your dog might be happier cosplaying as a cat if the cat is a superhero.
For the doggo who’s always on the mooo-ve.
Sebastian, is that you?
Brace yourself for the most cunning predator in your backyard.
An ideal choice for House of Dragon fans.
36. Hula Dancer
Meet you at the luau.
Arguably the most hilarious dog Halloween costume on our list, this snazzy number turns your pup into an AARP member.
39. 80s Retro Kid
Opposite of Granny, just as snazzy.
40. Marie Antoinette
Very retro costume. Like, 18th-century retro.
If your pup is recovering from a wound on Halloween but still wants in on the fun, turn them into a cocktail!
42. Melting Ice Cream
Bonus points if your dog’s name is Sprinkles.
A nice complement to the apple spice cupcakes you should make yourself as a treat for crushing it this Halloween.
He’s so cute, you could just eat him up!
45. Hotdog Dog
If you haven’t noticed already, we love a good pun. Bonus points if your pup is a Weiner.
46. Jack O' Lantern Pumpkin
Keep it seasonal with this simple but fabulous classic.
Skimp on the treats and he’ll cast a spell on you.
This costume glows in the dark, which makes it extra spooky and good for nighttime trick-or-treating.
49. French Artist
For your posh pup who just knows he’s cooler than all the other dogs at the park.
Let your dog call (and give) the shots for once, you know?
51. Wonder Woman
Because your favorite girl is a ferocious and fearless protector.
Dogs (and Loki) for President!
Give your pup the gift of space travel, even if it means putting him in this costume and going for a car ride.
54. Monarch Butterfly
Give your pup the gift of flight, even if it means picking him up and twirling him around like a butterfly.
Whether your dog is a lil’ stinker or not, this costume will definitely scare your neighbors.
You don’t have to be a Chicago chef to appreciate a charcuterie board—especially one this cute.
58. Ranch Dressing
You don’t have to be a Midwesterner to appreciate ranch dressing really does go with everything.
For cuddle and playtime champions only.
60. Top Gun Fighter Pilot
Another sequel? We’ll take it!