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Haunted Hounds: Top Halloween Costumes for Dogs in 2023

Updated 10/06/2023-Get ready to unleash the spook-tacular fun this Halloween season with ‘Haunted Hounds: Top 2023 Halloween Costumes for Dogs.’

Discover the latest trends, creative canine disguises, and adorable outfits for your four-legged family members in this guide to doggy Halloween fashion. Whether your pup is more of a ghostly ghoul or a playful pumpkin, we have you covered.

Join us as we explore the bewitching world of pet costumes and help your furry friend steal the spotlight at every Halloween event in 2023!”

Pet Costume Considerations and Safety Tips for Halloween

It’s important to keep in mind that dressing up your dog for Halloween isn’t always a great experience for them. Just like humans, pets have their own preferences and comfort levels when it comes to wearing costumes, and some may not enjoy it at all.

Take cues from your pet’s behavior; if they seem stressed, uncomfortable, or agitated when dressed up, it’s best to respect their feelings and find other ways to celebrate the season together.

Our Bella with her Halloween bandana.

Above is our Bella in the only Halloween costume her will wear.

Additionally, when your dog is in costume, it’s crucial to provide them with supervision and attention. Pets may inadvertently get tangled in their costumes or try to chew on them, potentially leading to accidents or discomfort. To ensure their safety and well-being, never leave your costumed pet unattended. Keep a watchful eye on them, and if you notice any signs of distress or discomfort, promptly remove the costume.

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Halloween Costumes for Dogs that Don’t Like them

Some dogs (like mine) just hate wearing Halloween costumes due to sensory sensitivity or restricted movement. For these pups, it’s best to opt for minimal, lightweight, breathable costumes made from comfortable materials. Minimalist costumes or festive accessories like bandanas may be an better choice to ensure your dog enjoys Halloween without discomfort.

Triceratops Costume

Our first option is this Triceratops Dog Costume. Since it is only a head piece, your fussy canine companion might be willing to deal with it for a while.

  • 100% polyester faux snakeskin
  • Headpiece fastens w/ Hook and Loop fastener tab under chin
  • Soft-sculpted horns & crest on top of headpiece
  • Licensed by Animal Planet; a portion of profits go toward worldwide conservation efforts

You can find it at

Lion Mane and Tail

The Lion dog costume is a ROAR-some choice for your four-legged friend! With a majestic, fluffy mane that covers the head and a tail that sways with regal elegance, your pup will become the king of the jungle.

  • Wig made of polyester fiber
  • For medium to large dogs.
  • Suitable for dogs with a neck circumference of 13″-32″.

You can find it at

Pumpkin Head

Get ready to turn your beloved pet into the most adorable pumpkin in town with this Pet Pumpkin Headgear. This delightful accessory embodies the spirit of the season with its eye-catching design. Your pet’s comfort is prioritized, with soft, pet-friendly materials, ensuring a snug fit without discomfort.

  • Handmade
  • Materials: Plush, Velcro
  • Sizes:
    • S- Adjustable size 35-41cm
    • L- Adjustable size 41-49cm

You can find it at


This Angel Wing Dog Costume is simply heavenly. Your furry friend will look like a celestial pup with these fluffy, white feather wings that attach gracefully to their back with snug leg straps. Let your dog spread their wings and radiate angelic charm, making any occasion feel like a touch of heaven on Earth.

  • Handmade
  • Materials: feathers, elastic straps, cardboard, metal rod
  • Wings are 24″ x 8″ and the straps stretch to 17″

You can find it at


This Dracula costume is a paw-sitively spook-tacular choice. Featuring a lightweight black cape with red lining and a high collar that’s both elegant and eerie, your canine companion will be ready to sink their teeth into Halloween festivities. Plus since this costume is just a cape that ties at the neck, it should not restrict their movement too much.

  • Handmade
  • Dimensions: Length: 36cm; Width: 54cm; Red collar: 14cm
  • Suitable for a cat or dog with a neck circumference of 29-35CM

This adorable costume can be found on

Halloween Costumes for Small Dogs

This next group of costumes is made with the littlest members of your furry family in mind. While we’re focusing on Halloween Costumes for Small Dogs, the good news is that many of these adorable outfits are also available in medium and larger sizes, so every pup can be part of the spooky festivities.

Hula Girl

Our first adorable Halloween costume for dogs is the Hula Girl Bikini Set.

Perfect for Halloween or if you are going to a Hawaii Laua. This set includes a faux leaf skirt with flowers, bikini top and a flower lei.

  • 100% Polyester
  • Sizes: small, medium, large and extra large

More information can be found on

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Our next choice creeps on over to the scary side of Halloween with an orange and black Spider costume for dogs.

  • This costume includes a furry head piece with four googly eyes attached to the top and a body suit with 8 legs.
  • Comes in extra small, small, medium and large sizes
  • Material: 100% Polyester

To find out more go to

Guitar Player

Rock and roll into a world of musical fun with this Guitar Player Dog Costume. Your four-legged friend is about to become the life of the paw-ty, sporting a rockstar-worthy outfit complete with a guitar prop. Whether they’re strumming up some howling hits or simply looking adorably cool, this costume is sure to strike a chord with music lovers and dog enthusiasts alike.

  • Can be found in Medium, Large and Extra Large sizes.
  • This items can be found through multiple sellers on

For more information go to

The Cowboy Rider with Saddle Dog Costume

Saddle up your favorite pup and head to the nearest rodeo. The hilarious cowboy, dog riding costume will have everyone laughing the moment they see it.

  • This costume comes all in one piece
  • Comes in extra small, small, medium and large sizes
  • Made of polyester and non-woven fabric
  • It sits on your dog’s back with a Velcro closure in front.

To find out more go to

Harry Pawter Dog Costume

This custom made Harry Potter inspired dog costume

Prepare for a magical journey with this Harry Pawter Dog Costume. Your furry friend is about to become the ultimate wizarding sensation, complete with a black cape, with a shirt and tie collar. Glasses are not included.

This custom made Harry Potter inspired dog costume is offered by Henry & Co. on

Woodland Creature

Step into the enchanting world of the forest with this Woodland Creature Dog Costume. Your furry friend will be ready to embark on a magical adventure as a charming forest dweller. This costume captures the essence of nature with its earthy colors and whimsical details.

  • Handmade
  • Materials: Faux Fur, Suede cloth
  • For small dogs only

This costume is the creation of Sew Dog Gone Creative. It is sold through

Gingerbread Man

Get ready to turn your furry friend into the sweetest treat in town with this Gingerbread Man Dog Costume. This adorable ensemble is the perfect blend of festive and fun, featuring a gingerbread body with icing details.

  • Comes in extra small, small, medium and large sizes
  • 100% Polyester
  • Plush costume has attached plush arms and legs
  • Costume ties around dog; Dogs’ front legs go through costumes’ legs
  • Plush hood ties around the head

This costume can be found at

The Dog Golfer Halloween Costume

This next one has to be the ultimate dog golfer costume. This costume comes with everything needed for a day on the links. It even has a make believe golf club bag with silver cardboard golf clubs.

  • Handmade
  • Golfer bag,
  • Cardboard golf clubs
  • Blue cap and outfit- no longer green
  • Argyle print vest, white cotton blouse, and checkered pants is all attached

This adorable costume can be found on

Gnome Dog Halloween Costume

Turn your yard into a whimsical wonderland with this Gnome Halloween Dog Costume. Picture your pup stepping into your garden, transformed into a charming living garden gnome

  • Handmade
  • Blue shirt, black belt, and red hat with attached beard.

This costume is available at from Sew Dog Gone Creative

Frenchman Halloween Dog Costume

Bonjour, mes amis! Add some Parisian charm to your pup’s Halloween with this Frenchman Dog Costume. Complete with a beret and striped shirt, your furry friend will exude chic style.

  • 3 pieces include the striped black and white longer shirt (open underneath) , the black beret, and the red bandana.
  • Comes in xx small x-small, small, medium, large and x-large

Another creation from Sew Dog Gone Creative at

Dragon Costume

Transform your adorable pup into a ferocious fire-breathing dragon with Kari’s Fancy Pups Dragon Dog Costume. This enchanting ensemble comes in not one, not two, but three dazzling colors inspired by the Game of Thrones Dragons: choose from burgundy with black wings, hunter green with black wings, or beige with tan wings. But wait, there’s more dragon delight—opt for the classic Grey with black wings (as seen here), or go wild with olive green and brown wings!

You can find more information on this costume at

Sherlock Holmes Doggy Detective

Calling all doggie detectives. Unleash your pup’s inner Sherlock Holmes with this whimsically charming Sherlock Dog Costume. Your furry sleuth will look absolutely paw-some, complete with a detective’s hat and cape.

  • Materials: Cotton
  • Size : S / M / L

Find it at

Little Piggy

Oink-tastic cuteness alert! Dress your furry friend as the sweetest little piggy in town with this Pink Piggy Dog Costume.

This cute and funny pig costume is from Rubie’s Store.

  • Comes in small, medium, large and extra large
  • 100% Polyester

You can find this costume at’s handmade section.

Halloween Costumes for Medium to Large Dogs


Calling all big, bad wolves in granny clothing. This costume is specially designed for larger dogs who want to unleash their inner mischievous granny. But the real fun begins when you pair it up with the Little Red Riding Hood costume below. Get ready for a good time as your dog transforms into the most adorably cunning wolf in the doggie forest!

Look for it on

Little Red Riding Woof

Get ready for some big adventures in our Little Red Riding Hood Costume, fits both smaller and larger dogs. This classic and charming outfit will have your furry friend ready for their journey through the woods. Watch out, Grandma—here comes the most lovable Little Red Riding Hood, ready to steal hearts and treats at every turn!

From on

  • Handmade
  • Comes in small, medium and large breed sizes

UPS Pal Dog Costume

Special delivery! Transform your larger pup into the ultimate courier with this UPS Dog Costume. This adorable outfit is tailored for large dogs and comes complete with a package-in-hand look that’s sure to deliver smiles and tail wags all around. Your canine courier is ready to make deliveries of love and laughter wherever they go

  • 100% polyester fabric and fiberfill,
  • 100% polyurethane foam
  • Shirt has sleeves for dog’s front legs; fastens around neck w/ Velcro
  • Foam visor has elastic chin strap
  • Size: Large

Offered by California Costume Collections this costume can be found on

Princess Inspired Halloween Costumes for Dogs

Rapunzel Dog Costume

This pet sized Rapunzel Dog Dress from Dream Between Stitches is the perfect Halloween costume for your four legged princess. You can find it on

Sleeping Beauty

Or Maybe she would prefer to be Sleeping Beauty

Themed Halloween Costumes for Two or More Dogs

Thing 1 and Thing 2

Our first option are these fun loving Thing One and Thing Two Dog Costumes. These whimsical bandanas will have your furry friends spreading mischief and fun, just like the iconic characters from the beloved Dr. Seuss book. And the best part? You can also match with your pup, as these costumes come a wide selection of human options too, making it a double dose of delightful chaos for everyone in the family!

  • Materials: T shirt, Heat vinyl, Cotton and Polyester
  • Handmade dog bandana

You can find it at

Group Halloween Dog Costumes Inspired by Beauty and the Beast

If you are looking for a costume for multiple dogs then these Beauty and the Beast Costumes might be the perfect thing. All of these items can be found at Just follow the links for more information on each costume.


  • Handmade
  • Materials: Satin, sequin roses, interfacing, tulle, lace
  • Sizes XXS to XL

The Beast

This handmade costume is tailor made to fit you pup. Please make sure to read the directions carefully.

Sultan the footstool

  • Handmade
  • Sizes x small to Large breed
  • Includes x long size too

Looking for More Halloween Costumes for Dogs

These are just a few of the funny, over the top Halloween costumes for dogs that can be found on the internet. If you have a costume you would like to showcase please add it to the comments below.

Happy Halloween!

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