When Halloween rolls around, don't forget your dog in your costume planning. Some canines take to wearing clothes better than others, so always be respectful of your pet's comfort level. They might only tolerate a costume long enough for you to snap a photo, but even that can still be fun.
Here are 13 DIY dog Halloween costume ideas to inspire you.
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S'mores Dog Costume
Halloween is all about the sweets, so consider dressing your dog like a sweet treat, too. This s'mores dog costume is easy to make with brown felt and cardboard to represent the graham cracker and chocolate. Then, attach them with hot glue to a white dog shirt to represent the marshmallow.
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Unicorn Dog Costume
This handmade unicorn dog costume is so adorable that it's sure to bring a huge smile to everyone's faces. The body of the costume is made from plain white fabric. Then, use iridescent fabric for the mane and horn, along with rainbow pipe cleaners for the tail.
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Superhero Costume for Dogs
Superheroes are a popular Halloween costume. So why not let your dog get in on the action? Make a simple cape out of felt with a special logo to represent your dog's superhero character. You also can make a mask out of felt, though your dog might not tolerate wearing it for long.
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Race Car Halloween Dog Costume
With a bit of felt, wood rings, and paint, you can assemble a race car driver costume for your dog. This costume is best for small dogs, as the whole look is rather bulky. For a photo op, make a cardboard race car, and sit your dog in it.Continue to 5 of 13 below.
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Dog Halloween Cupcake Costume
Make your pup look extra sweet this Halloween by dressing them up as a cupcake with sprinkles. You can easily create an inexpensive cupcake costume for your dog by using a paper mache box that you decorate with sheets of felt. This costume only takes about an hour to put together.
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Lion Dog Costume
Let your canine play dress-up as a fierce feline for Halloween with this DIY lion costume. This costume is essentially just a fuzzy mane made of yarn or faux fur that fits around your dog's head. It looks particularly good on dogs with tan or light brown fur, but it's still fun for any dog.
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This emoji costume happens to be both cute and comfortable for your dog to wear. Decorate a yellow dog shirt with felt or another material to create the emoji face of your choice. Plus, you can easily coordinate your Halloween costume with your dog's by decorating a yellow shirt for yourself.Continue to 9 of 13 below.
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Loofah Dog Costume
This giant loofah dog costume is sure to make people laugh. You create it simply by sewing decorative mesh to a dog shirt. Some dogs might not tolerate wearing such a puffy costume for long, so be ready to snap a photo as soon as they're wearing it.
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Pancake Dog Costume
Many dogs love breakfast food—and really any people food they can get. So learn to create this DIY pancake dog costume for them. Simply decorate two small foam circles to look like pancakes, and then attach them via elastic to either side of your dog.
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Ninja Turtle Dog Costume
The popularity of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles spans generations, and it might even have some canine fans. Make this fun costume for your dog by decorating a large roasting pan to look like a turtle shell. Then, embellish it with colored ribbon in orange for Michelangelo, blue for Leonardo, red for Raphael, or purple for Donatello.
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This dog Halloween costume is inspired by the famous spaghetti scene in "Lady and the Tramp." The DIY costume doesn’t even require any sewing. Simply hot glue long pieces of white yarn for the spaghetti and short pieces of brown yarn for the meatballs to a plain red or white dog shirt.Continue to 13 of 13 below.
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Flower Basket Costume
Remind trick-or-treaters of warmer weather and sunshine with this flower basket dog costume. Weave together brown pieces of felt to create the basket that you attach to a dog shirt. Then, add colorful felt flowers to the top to make it look like they're coming out of the basket.