Do you think that watching your dog play with kids is the most adorable thing you’ve ever seen? Have you tried dressing your dog in a Halloween costume? If not, this is the year to try. Not only that it’s super-adorable, but you’ll also have a good reason to dress up yourself.

Here are some fun last-minute DIY costumes for your dog that will earn them the most treats. Happy Dog-o-ween!

dragon dog costume


Dog Dragon Costume

Are you thinking about going with a Khaleesi costume? Or maybe as Hiccup from How to Train Your Dragon? This dog dragon costume can be the perfect accessory for your outfit.  Your pet will draw people’s attention and will provide you and your family with hours of entertainment. 

You’ll need:

  • craft paper
  • felt
  • tape
  • wire clothes hangers
  • hot glue
  • pencil
  • scissors


Get the craft paper and trace the set of dragon wings with a pencil. Make sure the size of the wings is appropriate for your dog. Use scissors to cut out the wings. Take the wire clothes hangers, bend them so they are in the pattern you want, and hot glue them onto the craft paper. Cut out two strips of felt to make your straps. Cut out a rectangle to go on your dog’s back and glue the straps to each end. Attach the harness to the wings by gluing the center of the wings to the center of the harness. Glue your Velcro dots onto the ends of the straps.

dog shark costume


Dog Shark Costume

Are you thinking about going as a shark and a surfer duo? This is an easy costume to make and your pal will look jaw-dropping that everyone will be asking what you thought of it! Is that a shark, or some fin else?

You’ll need:

  • grey foam board
  • knife/scalpel
  • grey fabric


Draw a fin shape onto the foam board and cut it out with a knife or scalpel. Cut another piece of foam in a rectangular shape to use as a support piece under the fabric wrap. Measure your dog at the widest point of its chest and cut the fabric so that a few inches overlap. Use self-adhesive velcro to fasten the ends together. You should attach the support piece of foam board to the underside of the fabric and glue the fin to the top using craft glue. Don’t you think this dog Halloween costume is great?

pirate dog costume


Dog Pirate Costume

Ahoy, matey! This dog pirate costume will make your pet look like the doggy version of Jack Sparrow. It will totally raise the cuteness bar in people and you will get awesome photos for your Instagram profile. What an adorable piece of pie rate!

You’ll need:

  • Scarf
  • Bandanna
  • Pirate Pendant
  • Rubber Band
  • Scissors


Take a red and white scarf and cut a piece to fit around your dog’s body. Cut out some leg holes and then tie all the excess material under its belly with a rubber band. To make the look more authentic, you can add a skull and crossbones bandanna around their collar.

Voila! Your friend is all set to go and steal the spotlight in their Halloween dog pirate costume!

dinosaur dog costume


Dinosaur Dog Costume

Let your friend roam the earth for one day with this super-cute dinosaur costume. It will transform them into a brave dinos who will surely dominate Halloween. What a dino-mite idea!

You’ll need:

  • child-size green t-shirt
  • felt
  • scissors
  • dino templates


Print the spikes template and cut it out with scissors. Use a disappearing pen to trace the spikes of the spine onto the felt. Cut around the spikes but leave them attached to the felt. Print the slit template. Cut through the slits in the slit template. Place the template on the shirt, and trace lines through the slits. Snip out the slits on the shirt. Place the felt strip inside the shirt. Make sure you pull the spikes through the slits so they stand up.

Now that your dog’s costume is done, think about what you’ll be going as this Halloween. Maybe as an asteroid?

unicorn dog costume


Unicorn Dog Costume

Dress up your doggy as your most favorite mythical creature this Halloween and let it bring magic to the holiday. In less than an hour, you’ll transform your lovable pup into a mythical stallion that will steal a round of smiles.

You’ll need:

  • white and silver yarn
  • white craft foam
  • fur fabric
  • one-wrap Velcro
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun


Use the craft foam to create a cone and hot glue it in place. Start wrapping the white yard around the cone, adding glue as you move up the top. Add the silver yarn around the cone as an eye-catching decoration. The next step is to cut two pieces of Velcro and attach them to the bottom of the cone with hot glue. To create the mane, you need to measure your dog’s back and cut a long rectangle of fur fabric. Using hot glue, attach the mane to the cone. Make sure you add two more pieces of Velcro to the mane so it will firmly stay in place.

Halloween Safety Tips for Your Dog

Keep your dog safe this Halloween by following these tips:

  • Chocolate in general, especially dark or baked chocolate, can be very dangerous for your dog’s health. Keep candy out of reach and keep dog treats in stock to make them extra happy.
  • Avoid losing your dog in the crowded streets on Halloween by placing an ID tag on its collar. If something happens and they’re lost, you can be contacted right away.
  • Watch out for Halloween decorations as they can be dangerous for your dog. Electrical wiring is common for Halloween and your dog might chew through the wiring or become entangled.
  • Keep pumpkins and corn out of reach as they can cause gastrointestinal problems to your dog.
  • If your dog is scared of strangers coming to your house, make sure you keep them in a separate area from the front door during peak hours.

Do you like our dog Halloween costume ideas? What will you dress your dog as for Halloween this year?  Drop your thoughts below!

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