Halloween is arguably the best holiday of the year. It’s a day of dress-up and candy with no obligation to give anyone gifts.
This year, you shouldn’t be the only one who gets to join in on the fun. Dog Halloween costumes have been a huge trend, but you need to make your pup stand out from the rest.
Here are 10 Halloween costumes for your dog that you and your friends can get a good laugh over. (We can’t be held liable if your dog pees on the floor the next morning in retaliation for their embarrassment.)
Chances are you have a cone of shame lying around the house from the time when your dog was spayed or neutered. Put that thing to good use this Halloween by turning your precious pooch into a life sized martini glass. Blue-cheese stuffed olives please.
50 Shades of Gray
Simple. Literal. Hilarious.
Horse and Jockey
Your dog wiggles out of anything you put on him, so instead of going the full costume route, get something with a harness like this horse and jockey costume. No guarantees your dog will actually run when the whistle blows.
You love it. Your dog loves it. Why wouldn’t you want to be it this Halloween? Instructables gives a great step-by-step walkthrough of how to make this adorable bacon and eggs costume for you and your dog.
Simplicity and brilliance make the best Halloween costumes, and that’s exactly what this E.T. costume is. Wrap your dog in white blanket, plop your pooch in the basket and you’re on your way. Bonus: Put some (wrapped) Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups in the basket. You also have to wear a red hoodie.
Everyone wanted one growing up. Now, you can have your own live Chia Pet.
Fluffy and Harry Potter
Your kid wants to dress up like Harry Potter this Halloween. Make sure he stands out from the hundreds of other kids by accessorizing him with a three-headed dog, reminiscent of Hagrid’s Fluffy who was guarding the trap door in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
If cheap and simple is more your calling, go the minimal effort route by turning your dog into a Beanie Baby this Halloween. All you’ll need is some red and white cloth that you can attach to your pup’s collar. But please, don’t stuff your dog with beans.
If you’re like me, you’ll never get tired of seeing dogs dressed up as other animals. For under $20, pick up the Raptor costume from Amazon. Bonus points if you also dress up as Dr. John Hammond.
For those Halloween parties that need a little spark of sophistication, make sure your dog is dressed to the nines in this snazzy Tuxedo costume from Amazon.
Amy Moczynski is a dog mom and writer for Natural Balance, a pet food company that offers treats and foods for dogs, cats, and large zoo animals.