As another October 31st rolls around, it’s time to research dog costume ideas for Halloween parties or general scaremongering!
Trick or treating, bobbing for apples (pre-COVID of course!), pumpkin carving, parties… there are many things to love about halloween. As a dog owner, there’s no reason your pooch can’t get in on the action too!
Since dressing up is one of the most fun things about “All Hallows’ Eve”, I’ve rounded up some dog costume ideas for Halloween to help you get in the mood and help you to include your dog in the spooky celebrations.
The following Halloween dog costumes are all available on Amazon right now… but don’t leave it too late so your dog doesn’t miss out on the fun this year!
Table of Contents
- Dog Costume Ideas for Halloween 2023
- Halloween Spider Dog Costume
- Lion Dog Halloween Costume
- Batman… Or should that be Batdog?
- Robin the Boy Wonder
- Ghostbusters Dog Costume
- Pandaloon Panda Dog
- Crocodile Costume
- Prisoner Costume
- Tootsie Roll Dog Costume
- UPS Mailman
- Buzz Lightyear Costume
- Dog Halloween Pumpkin
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Dog Costume Ideas for Halloween 2023
I’ve prepared the following list of dog costume ideas for Halloween 2023 by scouring Amazon for the costumes I felt were the most fun and that offered a selection of ideas for all tastes. Amazon is pretty much a store that most people have access to and will likely have used in the past. Hence these Halloween dog costumes will be available to most people right now!
I should say that I haven’t purchased any of these costumes myself… I’ve merely researched them as a shortlist that I found appealing. Many of them have reviews that buyers have left, so you can get an unbiased opinion from them.
I’ll also say that I am an Amazon affiliate and I may make a small commission if you click a link on this page and make purchase… but this does not cost you anything more than the price on Amazon.
Now that preamble is out of the way, let’s get to the dog costume ideas for 2023!
Halloween Spider Dog Costume
It’s an oldie… but a goodie! Spiders have long been a staple of Halloween decorations, so why not embrace the arachnid in your dog with this fun costume?
With less emphasis on spooky and more on spectacle, this Halloween spider costume is fitted with 24 orange and purple flashing LED lights.
It’s not quite like any spider I’ve ever seen, but the kids will love it!
I’m not sure whether this is Frankenpup or Puppenstein… you can decide!
The Frankenpup Halloween dog costume comes with a sleeved jacket, shoulder pads, hood (with attached hair!) and bone bolts.
It probably won’t scare anyone… but it will probably make them smile.
Lion Dog Halloween Costume
Turn your dog into a king this Halloween with this lion mane… okay so it’s not really a Halloween costume but it is definitely effective!
Perhaps most fitting for Golden Retrievers or Labradors, this lion mane costume is designed for medium to large dog breeds, so your Dachshund might struggle to pull off the look!
This is a popular costume and has over 7,000 reviews on Amazon.
Batman… Or should that be Batdog?
An officially licensed, DC comics Batman dog costume… Batdog really. It’s a “walking” dog costume in that from the front it appears you dog is no longer a quadruped but a biped!
Featuring the walking pet Batman body costume, headpiece and cape, this Halloween outfit might not help your pooch save Gotham City, but it might raise a smile!
Robin the Boy Wonder
What self-respecting Batman would ever want to be without their trusted sidekick Robin? If you have more than one pooch and like the “Bat” dog costume above, you could make a crime-fighting duo this Halloween.
The costume features a red “Boy Wonder” shirt with green sleeves, a yellow cape and black eye mask.
This is another very popular outfit (although not technically a dog costume for Halloween) that has over 1,200 reviews.
Ghostbusters Dog Costume
If there’s something strange in your neighbourhood, who you gonna call? This Ghostbusters outfit is the perfect dog costume idea for Halloween this year!
Featuring a Ghostbusters shirt and inflatable backpack, you may well not meet any ghosts this year, but yat least you’ll impress the trick or treat crowd!
With over 400 review on Amazon, this costume is a crowd-pleaser.
Pandaloon Panda Dog
Like the Batdog costume, this is another “walking” costume… meaning, the costume makes it appear your dog is walking on two legs!
The “pandaloon” panda dog outfit includes the full length hoodie walking costume, bamboo accessory and fit instructions.
It’s not a scary Halloween costume idea in any sense… but it’s cute that’s for sure!
Not the most convincing of costumes, but with over 125 reviews on Amazon it’s won a fe people over!
Described as a “vivid crocodile” costume, it’s effectively a cloak with a dinosaur design. It’s not going to win any authenticity prizes, but it’s easy to put on and take off and will mean your pooch can get involved this Halloween…
… or for any celebratory event for that matter!
Dog Prisoner Costume
I love this Halloween idea for naughty dogs! This prisoner outfit features a black and white striped prisoner shirt with matching hat.
The shirt is a pullover style with holes for the front legs and a cut away belly part… in case of accidents!
With 347 reviews it seems to be a dog costume that’s doing the prison rounds!
Sheepdog… or dog sheep? Like the lion mane “costume” above, this pet wig turns fido into a sheep! The wooly wig includes sweet little sheep ears and an adjustable string and buckle to keep the “disguise” in place.
The sheep wig has 634 reviews on Amazon.
Tootsie Roll Dog Costume
Awww… how sweet! With this costume, you could trick or treat for candy… with your very own Halloween walking candy!
The Tootsie Roll costume is really recommended for smaller dogs and has a hook and loop closure.
It doesn’t have that many reviews, but it’s still a very sweet costume!
Hey, wait a minute Mr. Postman! Another “walking dog” costume… but this time for Halloween deliveries!
This UPS mailman outfit features a shirt with sleeves for your dog’s front legs. The shirt fits around the neck with velcro, which makes it easy to put on and take off.
This is one of my favourites, and with over 1,200 reviews it clearly appeals to Amazon shoppers too!
Buzz Lightyear Costume
To infinity and beyond! An officially licensed Buzz Lightyear costume for large dogs.
It features a Buzz Lightyear light-up jetpack (with wings), a shirt with chest plate and a cowl headpiece.
738 reviews on Amazon show that Toy Story is still popular!
Dog Halloween Pumpkin
Of course… what list of costume ideas for Halloween dogs would be complete without a pumpkin?
This pumpkin costume has a soft plush jack-o-lantern design with a coordinating pumpkin cap. All in all a really cute outfit that will make any dog the perfect companion for trick or treating!
Summary: Dog Costume Ideas for Halloween 2023
I hope you’ve enjoyed this selection of dog costume ideas for Halloween 2023. If you’ve come across any other costumes that you think would be a good addition to this list, please tell me about it in the comment section at the bottom of this page.
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