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Adorable Canine Halloween Costume Ideas
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Adorable Canine Halloween Costume Ideas

Amelia, Critter Culture Staff
Updated Sep 29, 2020

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If you think the most important part of Halloween was finding a costume for yourself, think again. Dog owners know that no holiday is complete without your canine friend, and what better way to celebrate the spooky season than by dressing your dog in the perfect Halloween costume? Whether you choose to go all out with matching costumes, or  want something simple to demonstrate your pup's spooky spirit, you can't go wrong with these adorable options.

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Mummy

Puppy yawning in mummy costume with pumpkin on the couch

The ancient Egyptians might have worshipped cats, but don't let that get in the way of dressing your dog in a costume fit for a pharaoh. If you're looking for an easy DIY canine costume, then look know further than the first aid section of your local pharmacy. Grab some white gauze bandage and wrap strips of it around your dog. Make sure it's not too tight, and keep their ears and joints exposed so they can hear and move around easily.

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Unicorn

Domestic dog outdoors dressed in princess unicorn costume for Halloween, bubbles flying around it svetikd / Getty Images

You probably think of your dog as a special and ethereal pet, so a unicorn costume could be a perfect representation of your magical, too-good-to-be-true companion. Keep it simple with a unicorn horn headband, or add a rainbow mane and a tail for a fun but easy touch.

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Pirate

Dog in pirate Halloween costume Firn / Getty Images

If you want to keep this simple, a black pirate hat perched atop your pooch's head will do the trick. On the other hand, if you're feeling creative, you can try fashioning your pup with a hooked paw and peg leg — just make sure they don't chew it too much beforehand. With this costume, you and your dog will be ready for any adventure that comes your way.

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Devil

Black dog in devil Halloween costume gpointstudio / Getty Images

We know that all dogs are good dogs, but that doesn't make this devil costume any less adorable. A pair of demon horns will transform your pooch into a devilishly cute companion. If you want to go above and beyond, try adding a matching red collar, cape, or even a pre-made onesie if it's a little chilly.

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Spider

Dog in spider Halloween costume Liukov / Getty Images

This idea is a perfect mix of cute and scary. Not recommended for those with arachnophobia, this spider costume is perfect if you like the scary side of Halloween. It's also a super easy DIY option — just get a handful of oversized pipe cleaners and twist them into shape. We're betting your pup won't understand why everyone is suddenly running away from them!

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Ladybug

Little dog wearing ladybug Halloween costume svetikd / Getty Images

Dogs? Gorgeous. Ladybugs? Fabulous. Dogs dressed as ladybugs? Absolute perfection. You could try to sew this if you're truly handy, or take a shortcut and buy the costume pre-made. Either way, this outfit is as cute as, well, a bug. Not to mention a perfect photo op the next time you take your dog to the park.

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Vampire

Cute puppy dracula cavalier king charles

This one's spooky, scary, and still totally sweet. These vampires may not bite, but you won't mind getting up close and personal with them. To really make this costume shine, consider dressing to match — all it takes is a couple of capes and you'll be the stars of the next costume party.

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Pumpkin

A Miniature Australian Shepard tri-colored dog in a adorable pumpkin costume for Halloween.

If you think Halloween is synonymous with pumpkin carving — or pumpkin spice lattes — then this costume is right up your alley. It's also astonishingly simple; just about any orange cloth will do. Add some green on top of your dog's head and you have an easy but surprisingly effective costume.

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Police officer

Dog in police Halloween costume Firn / Getty Images

Your pet doesn't have to be a working dog to look like one. This is another costume that might be easier to buy from a shop, unless you're confident in your sewing skills. The matching hat is optional, but really completes the look. This is so cute it might just be illegal, but we wouldn't mind being arrested by this officer!

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Cow

Dog in cow Halloween costume Firn / Getty Images

Your dog won't know whether to bark or moo in this dairy-lightful costume. If you choose to make this one at home, you can opt for cow-print fabric, or make your own with some clever cutouts. The level of detail is up to you — if you're feeling low-key, a simple patchwork cloak will still get the point across.

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