Are you one of the 29 million Americans looking for awesome dog costumes for Halloween? Yup, that’s how many of us dog lovers celebrate Halloween with our pets–29 million.
Recently, the National Retail Federation came out with a list of awesome dog costumes for Halloween. These include funny pet Halloween costumes as well as animal costumes for pets.
Top 9 awesome dog costumes for Halloween
Here are the top 9 awesome dog costumes for Halloween 2019. I’ve included images of them. In addition, I’ve put together a shopping list over on Amazon to make shopping easier when getting your pet a Halloween costume this year.
With the average pet owner expected to spend about $18 per costume, I’ve tried to find awesome costumes that are also affordable. This will help you celebrate Halloween with your dog this year without busting your budget.
Pumpkin dog Halloween costume
When it comes to a pumpkin dog costume, you’ll find a number of options. One of the most popular ones, though, seems to be pilgrims carrying pumpkins dog costume. I found it on Amazon in a variety of sizes, including large and extra large. I know this is important for dog owners of larger breeds. They’re always looking for large dog Halloween costume ideas and extra large dog Halloween costumes.
Another idea for this awesome dog costume for Halloween is to find a pumpkin sweater that you can put on your dog as a Halloween costume. Or an orange shirt that looks like a pumpkin. The shirt shown below even comes in 3X or extra extra extra large–good for larger dog breeds.
Hot dog Halloween costume for dogs
Perhaps the most awesome dog costume for Halloween is putting a dachshund or weiner dog in a hot dog Halloween costume for dogs. But you can put any breed in the popular hot dog pet costume. Some of these even come in an extra large size, good for owners of large breeds.
Here’s a fun thought. If you’re interested in Halloween costumes with your dog, you could always pair a hot dog Halloween costume for dogs with you dressed as a ketchup or mustard bottle, like here.
Superhero dog costume
When searching for a superhero dog costume, I came across a ton of options. This included a superwoman costume for dogs, supergirl costume for dogs, the Flash Halloween costume for dogs, plus Superman, Spiderman, Batman, Robin and more.
These were all superhero dog costumes from DC Comics as well as the Marvel Universe. Some of them were just a dog wearing a superhero cape. A few made it look like your dog is standing up, like a human superhero. A few of these superhero dog costumes come in sizes as large as 3X or extra-extra-extra large.
Bumblebee dog costume
I’ve seen a wide variety of bumblebee dog costume options, including some that could easily double as pet costumes for the Pittsburgh Steelers. All have gold and black stripes. Some include a hat or integrated bumblebee wings.
Witch Halloween costume for dogs
Nearly every witch costume I saw for pets includes a hat of some kind or another.
First, I don’t know about you but my dogs refuse to keep a hat on. So my advice to you would be this. If you’re determined to dress your dog up in a witch pet Halloween costume, you might want to skip the hat. That’s why one of the witch Halloween costumes I’ve included below is just a skirt, in a witchy color.
Finally, I appreciate that the Halloween Witch Cape and Hat Dog Costume below comes in six different sizes/measurements. This is a great Halloween costume option for larger breeds and why I’ve included it in this roundup of awesome dog costumes for Halloween.
Lion pet costume
You’ve probably seen the Amazon Prime commercial with the lion pet costume. In it a dad is having a hard time getting his baby to accept their dog. Finally, he buys a lion pet costume–really a lion mane that you can put on a dog. Once the dog appears like a lion, the baby loves it.
I know that Animal Planet makes a lion mane costume. These are great if you happen to have a dog the same golden color as the lion’s mane. However, I did see lion’s manes costumed in other colors while searching for a lion pet costume. I’ve included a few here.
Dog pet Halloween costume
How do you dress a dog up as a dog for Halloween? Well, you don’t. But you can have some fun with your definition of dog.
For example, in researching this notion, I came across German dog costume. I thought it meant a Halloween costume as a German Shepherd dog. Wrong. It was dressing your dog up in German-inspired clothing, like lederhosen or an Oktoberfest dress. So I’ve included one of those below.
I also saw a cute–and super easy–dog Halloween costume that turned your dog into a Beanie Baby. Check it out below.
Devil costume for dog
I had the darndest time finding a devil costume for dog. When I searched, mostly I found cat devil costumes. So, what does it say about people’s thoughts on cats? That they’re little devils?
Anyway, I was able to find two decent, traditional devil costume for dog options, including one very inexpensive devil horn headband for dogs.
Here’s another thought when thinking about a devil costume for a dog. Go with a college jersey for a school that has the devils as its mascot. Like the Blue Devils of Duke or Arizona State’s Sun Devils.
Shark pet costume
Many of the shark pet costume options I saw on Amazon involved a hat, once again. One made it look like your dog’s head was inside the shark’s mouth. That’s a little too graphic for me.
Other funny pet Halloween costumes
In addition to the top 9 awesome dog costumes for Halloween, there are some funny pet Halloween costumes that are worth noting. I’ve seen so many of my friends on Facebook sharing these because they are so funny.
Once again here is a link to my shopping list on Amazon.