Ghost and goblin season is right around the corner. You’ve pulled all of your decorations out, making your house as spooky as you can, and now it’s time for costumes. You already know what you’re going to wear, but what about your fur baby? You need Halloween pet costumes too! After all, your furry little partner in crime deserves to have some fun also.

If you’ve taken a peek and still can’t decide on a costume for your fur friend, don’t sweat it. Pet costumes are becoming more and more popular, so you’re in luck. You can find spooky ready-made costumes just about anywhere. Heck, you can even find a DIY tutorial if you’re feeling crafty.

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Our Top 25 Halloween Pet Costumes

Thanks to the growing popularity of Halloween pet costumes, you should have no trouble finding something. Well, except maybe that you want more than one for your four-legged friend. But hey, who said you just need one? Costume changes aren’t just for the rich and famous. Pick only one, or a few, and have a blast scaring trick-or-treaters.

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1. Puptini

If you’re looking for a fun costume for your pooch, this Puptini costume is a keeper. It’s a simple DIY Halloween costume. All you need is a cone collar and a garnish of your choice. So whether it’s shaken or stirred, this puptini costume is sure to be a hit.

Don’t want to DIY it? You can buy the puptini costume here.

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2. Lion

Some classics never get old, and lion costumes for dogs are no exception. Not sure how to transform your fur baby into a ferocious king? Well, what’s the first thing you picture when you think of a lion?

For me, the first thing that comes to mind is its gorgeous golden mane. So if your pet wouldn’t do well in a full-body outfit, a mane is all you need to pull off this look.

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3. Horse and Cowboy

This horse and cowboy getup is perfect if you have an overactive dog, especially if you worry about upsetting party guests. We think your guests will be so amused by the cowboy bobbing up and down that they won’t even notice the zoomies. This costume is sure to keep the laughs coming.

Want to join the fun? Play into your dog’s rambunctiousness by dressing up as a Sheriff.

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4. Hot Dog

Everyone knows that Dachshunds and hot dog costumes go together like wieners in a bun. But, any size dog could rock this backyard barbecue fave. You can purchase a large hot dog costume here.

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If you can’t find one, for whatever reason, there’s no need to change costumes. You can still make a hot dog costume by following a tutorial similar to the one posted below. So whether it’s homemade or store-bought, this is a costume everyone will relish!

5. Pumpkin

Pumpkin costumes are a lot like Cher, they’ve been around for what seems like forever, and they never get old. This Halloween favorite is also super cute and works for just about any pet. Plus, you don’t necessarily need some elaborate costume.

It truly doesn’t take much to turn your little guy or gal into everyone’s favorite gourd. I’ve seen people pull off this costume with an orange sweater, felt, and some green pipe cleaners. However, if watching costume tutorial videos isn’t your thing, you can swing by a local store and pick up a pumpkin costume or order one here.

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6. The Hulk

The Hulk is a perfect costume to highlight your pet’s strength. You can either buy one here or make one yourself. You’ll need a pet-friendly dye or a green long sleeve shirt and some ripped pants. Whichever route you go, we know it’ll be a Hulk smash!

Did I mention that you can up the cool points by coordinating with the kiddos to form the Avengers? You’re welcome.

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7. Teddy Bear

This Teddy Bear is one of the cutest Halloween costumes out there. Hopefully, your dog doesn’t mind attention. There’s just something about teddy bears that makes people want to hug them. So, if ghoulish and scary aren’t your cup of tea, you can purchase a super cute teddy bear costume here.

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8. Unicorn

This unicorn costume for dogs is more than fun. It’s magical. Trick or treaters are sure to light up when they see your buddy dressed up as a unicorn. Plus, it’s a great way to get back at your pet for destroying your favorite pair of shoes. The neighborhood pack will never let them live this one down. Grab yours here.

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9. Little Devil

Adding this devil costume to our list was a no-brainer. I mean, devil costumes are a Halloween staple. Plus, it doesn’t take much to portray this sinister character.

Even if your pet is a perfect angel, throwing on some pointy red horns will do the trick. But, if your buddy doesn’t mind dressing up, you can purchase a cape and horn set here.

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10. Who You Gonna Call?

Who doesn’t remember the iconic Ghost Buster movies? The one thing they were missing was a doggo with the skills to not cross the streams! (Well, dogs with fur, anyway…)

There are adorable costumes available on Amazon with blowup backpacks that are lightweight enough for most dogs to wear. Perfect for the pet parents with a love of 80s cinema.

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11. Chucky

If you’d prefer a scary costume with a wow factor, look no further than this Chucky costume. Chucky has been causing terror for over 20 years and shows no signs of slowing down. It truly is the perfect costume if you’re okay with turning your sweet angel into a homicidal doll.

Chucky’s wardrobe isn’t too hard to replicate. You’ll need his signature overalls and a red and white striped shirt. Then, the rest is up to your imagination.

If you’d rather leave this costume to the pros, you can snag a Chucky costume for your dog already made.

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12. Scooby-Doo

If Halloween mysteries are right up your alley, then grab a Scooby-Doo costume for your pup.  After all, no bad guy stands a chance against America’s favorite doggy detective.

Plus, you can join in on the fun by dressing up as one of the other cool characters like Velma or Shaggy.

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13. Bath Pouf

Talk about adorable! The bath pouf costume is off the charts cute for any household pet. Plus, it’s fun and easy to make.

According to the DIY videos, this sudsy ensemble doesn’t appear too challenging to make. Although each tutorial may call for different materials, one material they all have in common is decorative mesh.

14. Yoda

Even a non-Star Wars fan will recognize this endearing little character. So, if your pet was born to be a Jedi Master, then consider a Yoda costume, you must. It’s sure to be a hit.

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15. Taco

Do you want a pet costume that will give your neighbors something to taco bout? Then dressing your furry loved one up as this delightful street food seems like the obvious choice.

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16. Bumblebee

Bumblebee pet costumes are so cute. I’m not sure if it’s the stinger or the antennas that make this costume so adorable. Regardless, this costume is sure to have the neighbors buzzing.

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17. Pirate

Forget the booty. This pirate costume is all about stealing hearts. If your pet enjoys swashbuckling adventures, then they may already have a little pirate in them. If so, dressing them up in a classic pirate getup might have your buccaneer scallywagging their tail with excitement.

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18. Chewbacca

You can’t go wrong with a Chewbacca costume. After all, he’s one of the most loved characters from Star Wars. Chewbacca’s brown locks also make it an obvious choice for a long-haired pup like a Shih Tzu.

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19. Ghost

Children have been cutting up their mom’s favorite bed sheets for centuries, trying to pull off this Halloween staple. So why not pass this spooky tradition on to the family pet. If your pup can tolerate wearing a bedsheet, go for it. Just make sure the eye cutouts don’t interfere with your dog’s vision.

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20. Chia Pet

If you’re an 80’s baby, then you more than likely owned a Chia Pet. Even though I loved mine, I never thought of dressing my furbaby as one for Halloween. Dressing your pet up as a figurine shaped like a pet is wildly creative.

With that being said, this fun and nostalgic costume appears to be a DIY project only. Luckily, you can find straightforward tutorials online.

21. Flower

A simple sunflower can brighten up the gloomiest of days. So why not add a little sunshine to this spooky holiday. Sure, no one does a flower costume quite like Will Smith, but I bet your little poppy would give him a run for his money.

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22. Super Pet

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Move over, Iron Man. There’s a new superhero in town. Armed with the incredible ability to melt hearts, your little hero is sure to win over the neighborhood. Did I mention that it is one of the easiest Halloween pet costumes to put together?

23. Sheriff

Does your pet have what it takes to be the new Sheriff in town? Or should I say Sheruff? Then what are you waiting for?

You can either find spiffy sheriff duds online or throw something together yourself. While I haven’t seen many instructional videos for this costume, it doesn’t take much to create this character. Just dress your pal in a vest, attach a sheriff badge, and a cowboy hat.

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24. Rufferee

With this referee costume, dogs no longer have to be a Halloween spectator. As a rufferee, they’ll be getting in on all the action. Also, think about how cute it would be if their little human dressed up as an athlete.

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25. Kissing Booth

This DIY Halloween costume is so awesome. It’ll make you want to kiss your pet. Literally! You may even have a hard time keeping the neighborhood from sneaking smooches.

However, if you’re a philanthropist at heart, this could work to your advantage. If your pet doesn’t mind affection, consider making this a real kissing booth and ask for donations. Then, donate the profits to a local animal shelter.

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Our Top Halloween Costumes

Putting together a list of top 25 Halloween pet costumes was challenging. So, we know choosing just one can be ruff. Hopefully, our picks helped make your decision easier.

However, if you’re still trying to narrow your choices down, don’t stress too much. Halloween is about having fun. After all, I doubt your pet will hold your costume choice against you.

We’d love to hear a few of your favorite pet costumes. Please share them with us below!

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