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Our Favorite Dog Halloween Costumes

No Halloween costume is complete without your canine in the mix, so we’ve come up with a few ideas for you and Fido to rake in those treats.


Whether celebrating as a pack, or putting your pooch at center stage, these costumes are sure to be a hit. To show them off, be sure to join us at our Howl-O-Ween Mutt Mixer on Thursday, October 27th (more details below) for tricks, treats and prizes!

Pictured above is Nixie looking great in her skeleton costume, made with non-toxic face paint. As you can see, simply applying pet-safe paint to your canine can be a winning look!

Shaken, Not Stirred. With the release of the latest James Bond movie, No Time to Die, what better time than this Halloween to deck your dog in a tuxedo, complete with his own martini and personalized 007 badge? And, of course wherever there’s Bond…James Bond. that is…there’s a Bond girl. Complete the look with a sequin dress for your dog’s lovely date.

We also love the idea of re-purposing your dog’s cone of shame into a martini glass like this one. Dust off your tuxedo and go as Bond yourself! 

The Bees Knees. If your dog loves buzzing around your backyard, bouncing between grassy patches and sniffing flowers, then the new Bumble Bee Zoo Snood might be the perfect outfit for your busy little bee! This brown and yellow striped snood with two crochet antennae is an un-bee-lievably cute addition to your bee keeper costume! This one on the right is available at Amazon.

Let’s Get Physical. The 80s are back like never before when spandex ruled and the tunes were bitchin’. Don your totally gnarly workout gear, request some Duran Duran, and kick it with your four-legged MC (with their own boom box, no less). Totally rad, dude.

Sweeten Up Your Pup. This do-it-yourself M&M costume is cute and sure to win most creative in a costume contest. However, if you’re not so much into crafts, donning your dog and five of his four-legged pals in these brightly colored M&M dog tees, could get you the prize in Best Pack (group) category at our Howl-O-Ween Mutt Mixer! Learn more here.

Four-Legged Football Fans. Outfit your dog in this super cute Seahawks gear, throw on your fan gear, and presto…you have a costume for you and your pooch! Easy peasy (and, go Hawks!). Then, be sure to enter their pick in our Biggest Football Fan Photo Contest to win pawesome prizes!

We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat. That infamous line from the movie Jaws is the inspiration behind this costume. First, build your boat, best known as the Orca. We found instructions for building her out of cardboard and a little red wagon here. Now you just need a shark. You can go with a Shark Zoo Snood or Frisco’s full shark costume. And, if you really want to finish the look, dress yourself as the iconic Captain Quint!

Rocket Man. Whether it’s NASA or billionaire Jeff Bezos, the final frontier is pretty popular right now. Just ask William Shatner! Create your own rocket ship with a couple of soda bottles and a dog (like this one here; photo courtesy of Then don an astronaut’s suit and you and Fido are ready to fly to the moon!

May the Force Be With You. Last, but not least, this “couples” costume is sure to get some laughs, but if you’re going for the prize for Best Dog + Owner Pair, then you will need to take it to the next level…well, maybe not paint-your-dog-green next level, but still…you can’t go wrong with Princess Leia and Yoda. This pair is literally from our May the Fourth Be With You Mutt Mixer on May 4th, 2020. Speaking of Mutt Mixers, make sure you’re at our Howl-O-Ween Mutt Mixer on Thursday, October 27th at the W Hotel, from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be a costume contest with prizes. See below for more details.

Upcoming Event | Seattle

27oct6:00 pm8:00 pmHowl-O-Ween Muttmixer: October 27, 2022

Can’t make it to the Muttmixer? Have no fear…simply enter our online Howl-O-Ween Photo Contest!

About the Author

Brandie Ahlgren is founder and editor of CityDog Magazine. She, and her team of dog-loving editors, dig up the best places for you to sit, stay and play with your four-legged friends. Brandie, 12-year-old boxer Thya and Mexican foster failure Pancho, reside in West Seattle and can often be found hanging out at Westcrest Dog Park.

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