Halloween is the perfect time of year for expressing your costuming creativity. But why should humans hog all the fun? They’re man’s best friend for the other 364 days of the year, so dressing up your dog on October 31 only seems fair. And of course, if you’re spending this Halloween alone, there’s no better substitute for the other half of your couple’s costume.
Just take this Wayne’s World enthusiast, for instance, who’s decked her dog out with a wig, glasses and a shirt to make the perfect Garth to her Wayne. Her canine companion looks pretty pleased with it, too.
As pun-based getups go, it’ll be hard to top this hilarious hot-dog vendor. The dog itself doesn’t look too happy, though – maybe he’s just realized what the costume actually is. Or maybe he’s seen what he’s priced at.
If your dog is a Great Dane, there’s really only one direction you can take your Halloween costume in – and it’s a wonderfully simple one, too. All you need is a few dark circles and a blue collar, and you’ll be solving mysteries in no time. Of course, make sure to take plenty of Scooby snacks.
This Harry Potter-inspired costume is so brilliantly put together that at first glance, you might actually believe the dog has three heads. We don’t remember Harry leading Fluffy around on a leash at any point during the film, but hey – that’s the magic of Halloween.
Some of the most ingenious Halloween costumes for dogs make you forget there’s an animal in there at all. Take this pair of pirates making off with the treasure, for example: we’d definitely do a double-take if we saw these guys strolling down the street.
Hermione’s looking a little ruff this year. Having a tough time at Dogwarts? Hang on a minute… Yes, if you want to truly blow the mind of passers-by this Halloween, give your dog a costume with arms. The illusion is perfect – indeed, it’s almost magical.
It’s-a him, Mario! Dog Mario, that is. As complementary costumes go, the Nintendo brothers Mario and Luigi are always a safe bet. But what if you don’t have anyone to pick up the mantle of the other brother? Well, that’s what dogs are for.
You have to respect the commitment to the role of both dog and owner here. Blow-drying the canine’s fur into something that so closely resembles everyone’s favorite walking carpet, Chewbacca, must have taken a lot of patience. However, let’s just hope he doesn’t rip anyone’s arms off…
Blasphemous? Possibly. Awesome? Definitely. After all, everyone knows doggy heaven is real. So who’s to say there can’t also be a doggy pope? And if there is, you just know he’d be the cutest pooch around.
Remember when the fearsome AT-AT walkers first strode onto the scene in The Empire Strikes Back? We’re sure the rebels would have been far less intimidated if this little guy had strolled across Hoth instead. An Imperial weapon he ain’t, but he could melt our hearts any day of the week.
Some people clearly don’t think their dogs are fierce enough. How else do you explain the existence of this elaborate dragon costume? All he needs to do now is start breathing fire…
If you’re planning on replicating this awesome lobster costume, make sure you know the correct safety procedures concerning dog-fur dye. Oh, and furthermore, don’t let anyone actually boil him alive, either – no matter how convincing the costume is.
The Force is certainly strong with this canine costume. A pug is the perfect shape and size for the wizened, green Jedi master; though we’re not sure we remember Yoda spending so much time licking his own face.
There’s gnome way you’d spot that this was a costume if you were just passing by. Indeed, this mutt appears to be the absolute master of camouflage in his red hat and beard – a sentence we never thought we’d say.
The Minions might be interminably annoying to anyone over the age of nine, but even the biggest cynic can’t deny that these dogs are winning. That the animals are identical really just seals the deal on this duo.
As if Disney Pixar’s animated film Up wasn’t heartbreaking enough – and we all know that the first 15 minutes of the film will reduce any grown man to tears – along comes this adorable pup. He’ll soon be soaring up, up and away, straight into our hearts.
Dogs and bears have a lot in common – size, fur and ferocity aside – so it’s no wonder this honey-colored pooch makes such a great Winnie the Pooh. Moreover, the jar of “hunny” just adds to the sweetness factor.
The Star Wars nerds out there might decry the dog’s owner for not wearing the correct Princess Leia costume from Return of the Jedi, but who cares when the dog’s this cute? And you thought the Ewoks were cuddly enough already…
Some dogs are skilful enough to catch Frisbees in their mouths. This pup, however, is apparently taking his sporting tendencies one step further – and what team wouldn’t want him on their side? The arms are an ingenious touch.
People often forget that Halloween is as much about the horror as it is about dressing up. But this creative canine costume ticks all those boxes and looks amazing while doing so. We don’t envy the owner when it’s time to get all that toilet tissue off, though…