Halloween is the perfect time of the year when you can let your imagination run wild. Yes, the conventional wolf man, Vampire, Zombie Bride costumes are always there to ruin the party for us. But you can still put your creativity to work on your furry friend and design the most adorable Halloween costume for him. After all you don’t want to leave him out alone in the house on the scariest day of the year. Just decide from one of the many cool costume ideas, make him wear it and take him out for a stroll for trick or treat. Here we have compiled some of the best inspirations that can help you work out what will suit your dog the best.
10. Hot dog
Well, this actually is kind of a standard yet classic costume for dogs. And the sad part is they only work on wieners, dachshunds and other similar long bodied dogs. But don’t let that stop you from trying it out on your favorite pet. This costume is actually pretty much adaptable and if done well can suit any type of dogs. Also you can experiment a little with the color of the costume as well. Add some unholy colored sauce toppings in green or slimy blue instead of the dull mustards and red chilly; just make sure you don’t bring him in front of the mirror.
Unless you have a very gender sensitive dog, this costume will actually look pretty good on all furry breeds. The princess costume comes well with a cape and conic hat and works especially well with a pinkish or golden white color. And your dog is assured to look exceptionally pretty when sitting on the front porch of your neighbor’s house with a bucket for trick or treat. But spoiler alert, the costume with its long cape is sure to provide your dog with tons of entertainment, so just be sure you don’t make it long enough to be reached by his mouth. Else instead of the princess you will end up with the old hag costume for your dog.
This costume is sure to provide you a lot of thrills and can in fact hide the entire body of the dog as well. Based on the intelligent raptors that appeared, and scared us to death on the Jurassic park series, this costume will definitely surprise even the most hard hearted of your neighbors. But just to be sure that your dog doesn’t get mistaken completely for an overgrown lizard, remember to show some part of the dog’s upper body. Trust me, not only will this save your dog from a good thrashing but will also save you from ending up in the hospital the next morning.
Yet another classic Halloween that just never fails to bring a smile on the faces of your fellow visitors. The costume apart from being the most popular is also one of the easiest costumes to make. That’s right, you can actually make this costume for your dog from the leftover old clothing in your house. Just cut out the superman symbol from your old t-shirt, cut out a frustum shaped old red window curtain, tie them up and voila, you have your very own doggy superman costume. As a bonus, your dog will like it too, as it’s made from familiar materials.
6. French Maid
Not necessarily as scary as you might imagine it to be, the French Maid costume is sure to look very cute on smaller kind of dogs. Whether you have a poodle or a British Bull dog or even a pug this elaborate costume is sure to make your dog the life of the party. Though you can’t actually make him/her actually carry a broom or a duster, you can very well work around by adding embroidered laces and cute white napkins to complete the costume. The braided hair in this costume will require some work, so it’s better that you order the entire set from outside to save the trouble.
Don’t you love calling your sweet little puppy – pumpkin? Well why stop with that, dress him up like one and show him what you really mean. Making the pumpkin costume is pretty much easy if you have had some experience in stitching. Just make sure you choose a very comfortable material to make the costume, as it kind of covers up the whole body of the dog, which can make him pretty uncomfortable within just a few minutes if the wrong material is chosen. Also don’t make it very loose fitting either, because I don’t think any dog will want to stay in a pumpkin costume for more than 20 minutes if it’s easy to get out of.
4. Wonder woman
The costume can be kind of pretty intricate to both make and put on your dog. But if done perfectly, it’s sure to make your puppy the center of attraction. When you choose the Wonder Woman costume, don’t try to make a sloppy job out of it. I mean don’t leave off the important things such as the lasso of truth, the crown, the braces and the bright colored shoes. Else you will be faced with the embarrassing task of explaining to each one of your friends what you have actually done with your dog.
Old man Elvis sure does have his way with the ladies. So if you’re surrounded by elderly female neighbors, who constantly complain about your dog barking at night, doing his doggie business in their backyard or chasing around their cats, this is the perfect time to make up for it. Just suit him up with the amazing Elvis costume, complete with the white studded jacket, funky hair-do and the trademark Elvis glasses and line him up on the front porch. Even if not forgiven, your dog is sure going to get some treats for the effort.
If you’re a huge dungeons and dragons geek, then you might probably not even give a second thought about choosing this costume. Though very intricate in design, the costume is sure to turn plenty of heads. But be sure not to make it look too scary unless you want to freak out your own dog and the neighbors; and a strict No No if you have a pit-bull.
1. Pirate’s chest
Now, this costume has been doing the rounds on the internet for some time, and it actually looks very cool too. Though the costume is sure to win the hearts of your neighbors and friends, it may not be the best thing that your dog may like, as the costume is pretty stuffy and heavy. So be sure to take it off within just a couple of hours, before your dog starts nibbling through it.