Okay, if we’re being honest, one of the top reasons we love dog ownership is getting to dress our pups up for holidays like Halloween. Even if your dog isn’t a willing participant when it comes to wearing a costume for dogs (been there!), we’re pretty sure you still love seeing Halloween dog costumes and the variety of Halloween for dogs costumes available to purchase or DIY at home.
That’s why we’ve rounded up our predictions for Halloween dog costumes we think you’ll see in your neighborhood, on social media, and as part of our Halloween Costume Contest (stayed tuned for more information on how to participate in our 2022 contest).
While we think that all dogs are adorable in or out of costumes, we know you’ll get a kick out of the best dog Halloween costumes, previous pet Halloween costume contest winners, and these Halloween costume ideas for dogs—and yes, if you’ve got a big girl or fella, there are suggestions for large dog Halloween costume ideas, too!
Peep these dog costume winners from previous years for inspiration, too!
Old Mother Hubbard Dog Halloween Costume Contest Winners of 2019
Old Mother Hubbard Dog Halloween Costume Contest Winners of 2020
Old Mother Hubbard Dog Halloween Costume Contest Winners of 2021
Halloween Dog Costume Ideas You’ll Love
These Halloween Dog Costumes will make you smile, aww, and maybe even LOL.
Dog Costume Halloween Movie and TV Ideas
Chances are that you watched at least one of these popular TV shows and movies at home with your dog this year. Your neighbors will get a kick out of these Halloween dog costumes.
- Stranger Things
- Game of Thrones/House of Dragon
- Top Gun
- Squid Game
- Schitt’s Creek
- Hocus Pocus
Halloween Dog Costumes Inspired by Celebrities
Whether you’re a fan of this celebrity, want to poke fun at them, or are just capitalizing on the celebrity’s news-worthy year, seeing dogs dressed up as these celebrities is sure to make us giggle. Some are even perfect couples Halloween costumes for dogs if you have two dogs or, you could be the one celebrity and your dog could be the other half.
- Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker
- Harry Styles
- Taylor Swift
Halloween Dog Costume Trend Ideas
Want to capitalize on a viral trend from 2022? Consider incorporating one of these Halloween dog costume ideas and pet costume ideas into your pup’s outfit:
- 90s/Y2K Nostalgia trends (Clueless or Wayne’s World anyone?)
- American Girl Dolls (memes)
- Little Miss (memes)
Halloween Dog Costumes Your Kids Will Love
Your dog probably spent hours listening to these kids’ shows—and their songs—whether they wanted to or not while your children watched these children’s movies and TV shows. Here are some costumes that could pair well with a children’s Halloween costume:
- Turning Red
- Rainbow High
- Frozen (like we could leave that off!)
- Marmaduke (great dog Halloween costume large idea—perfect for Great Danes!)
Classic Halloween Costumes for Dogs
When you aren’t sure of which Halloween dog costume to dress your pet up in, go with an old tried-and-true adorable costume like one of these. Many of these can be incorporated if you need a Halloween dog costume large suggestion:
- Hot dog
- Star Wars
- Harry Potter
- Superhero (Batman and Robin, Superman)
- Cowboy or Cowgirl
Remember to keep your dog safe this Halloween season by placing candy out of reach and reminding children that human treats can make your dog sick.
Give your dog a treat they’ll go bananas for with our Old Mother Hubbard by Wellness Fall Favorite P-Nuttier Dog Treats. These bone-shaped biscuits evoke the flavors of fall with ingredients like peanut butter, molasses, apples, and carrots.