52 Funny Dog Halloween Costumes for the Silliest Pup You Know

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In our humble opinion, achieving ultimate costume success means including your dog in the Halloween festivities. Funny dog costumes have the power to lift spirits, conjure laughter and bewitch neighbors. We’ve rounded up some top-notch looks for your pup below.

HOW TO MEASURE YOUR DOG

First, make sure you know your dog’s size before ordering or designing an ensemble. The American Kennel Club says the three primary measurements you need are the chest, neck and back.

  • Chest: Measure around the largest part of your dog’s chest as he stands upright. Guide a cloth measuring tape around the rib cage and behind the front legs. Be sure to leave enough space so you can fit two fingers between the tape and your dog’s body.

  • Neck: This measurement is pretty easy if your dog wears a collar (you can simply measure the length of the collar). You can also use a cloth measuring tape and wrap it around the neck, from the middle of the shoulder blades to the top of the chest and back up the other side.

  • Back: Measure along the spine from the base of the neck to the base of the tail. Don’t lift the measuring tape in the air! Run it along the spine for a more accurate measurement.

  • Head: Some of the costumes on our list are just hats or headpieces. For those measurements, start at the highest point on your dog’s head then move down under the chin.

When in doubt, choose a larger size. Your dog will thank you (and be able to move freely). These measurements are also helpful when choosing a harness or sweater for your dog.

DON’T PUSH IT

If your dog hates Halloween costumes (or wearing any type of clothing), don’t force it. You don’t want to turn a fun time into a traumatic event. There are tons of ways to include your canine in your festivities sans costume. For instance, Toto from The Wizard of Oz doesn’t wear anything! Dressing as Dorothy and keeping your pup by your side makes for a colorful—and uncomplicated—costume.

DOG-FRIENDLY TREATS

Finally, make sure your dog is treated like royalty for dressing up and participating in any sort of celebration. There is an abundance of delicious snacks available for dogs these days, even if your pup is dealing with specific health issues. Plus, if you’ve got the extra time, whipping up a batch of homemade dog treats is always an option.

Without further ado, here are 40 funny dog Halloween costumes for your sweet pup.

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1. FORMAL TUXEDO

Your dog is the greatest man in your life, why not dress him for the part? It’s also fun for anyone incorporating their dog into a wedding.

BUY IT ($15)

2. SPOOKY MUMMY

If you’re going for a classic Halloween vibe, look no further than this comfy mummy pajama ensemble.

BUY IT ($13)

3. WEREWOLF

Let your dog unleash his inner werewolf (for one night, anyway).

BUY IT ($18)

4. Lion

Show everyone that your pup is small but mighty with this adorable lion costume. He won’t be so furious you dressed him up as a feline when the compliments start rolling in.

BUY IT ($12)

5. FREDDY KRUEGER FROM A 'NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET'

For anyone indulging in lots of scary movies this year. Also, for people who enjoy being reminded of said movies every time they look at the dog.

$37 at Amazon

6. Evil Doll

Nothing brings on a good scare quite like Chucky.

$29 at Amazon

7. HEADLESS RIDER

Honestly, any costume that tricks you into thinking something—or someone—is riding your dog like a horse is going to be a huge hit.

BUY IT ($17)

8. AXE HEADPIECE

This is definitely a shocking costume that will give people a good scare, hopefully followed by a hearty laugh.

BUY IT ($8)

9. FRANKENSTEIN’S MONSTER

A nice, warm and spooky option if you plan on walking around outdoors on a crisp Halloween eve.

BUY IT ($20)

10. MONSTER

There’s something delightfully adorable about these pink and blue monster costumes. Is the spiky fur? The pointy teeth? The big eyes? All of it!

$16 AT AMAZON

11. MIKE WAZOWSKI FROM 'MONSTER’S INC.'

A different type of cute monster, complete with a funny hat and a giant eyeball.

BUY IT ($25)

12. COOKIE MONSTER

Yet another monster interpretation—this one with a cookie twist.

BUY IT ($21)

13. MINNIE MOUSE

Calling all Disney fans! These ears (and bow) are just the ticket for a pup who refuses to wear a full costume but wants to be included.

BUY IT ($11)

14. MICKEY MOUSE

If your dog does want to show off his Disney pride, go all out with this Mickey outfit.

BUY IT ($20)

15. GOOFY

For dogs who look like they are constantly smiling.

BUY IT ($20)

16. MINION

Just as goofy, but with more overalls. Be prepared for children far and wide to point at your dog with utter joy.

$3 AT AMAZON

17. WHERE’S WALDO

A spectacular option for families with kids looking for an interactive Waldo adventure.

BUY IT ($18)

18. Mailman

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night...

$18 at Amazon

19. CINDERELLA

No glass paw covers necessary. Extra points if the wig stays on all night.

BUY IT ($20)

20. DUMBO

Your dog will be all ears as you explain to him how much better dressed he is than the other dogs on your block this Halloween.

BUY IT ($25)

21. YODA FROM 'STAR WARS'

Who knew a small pair of ears could make such a huge impact? Wisest dog in the neighborhood, you will have.

BUY IT ($18)

22. R2D2 FROM 'STAR WARS'

For Jedi dogs and anyone who feels the force within them.

$17 AT AMAZON

23. CAPTAIN AMERICA

After all, dogs are our lifesavers, loving us when times are tough. Honor them with a superhero costume!

BUY IT ($23)

24. ZERO DOG FROM THE 'NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS'

A new take on an old classic ...

$25 at Amazon

25. JACK SKELLINGTON FROM THE 'NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS'

...and another opportunity for two-dog households to dress pups in matching costumes.

BUY IT ($18)

26. OCTOPUS

For a dog who has always wanted to know what it feels like to have twice as many legs.

$16 at Amazon

27. UNICORN

For a dog who is unlike any other.

$22 at Amazon

28. SNAIL

For a dog who believes slow and steady wins the race.

BUY IT ($16)

29. KOALA

For a dog who likes to surf, climb trees and eat eucalyptus. (Just kidding about the eucalyptus, it is toxic to dogs!)

BUY IT ($16)

30. SLOTH

For a dog who doesn’t mind spending Halloween night snacking and snoozing.

BUY IT ($17)

31. MONKEYS

For a dog who always likes to have a pal close by.

$28 at Amazon

32. FLAMINGO

For a dog who looks pretty in pink.

$33 at Amazon

33. HULA DANCER

Meet you at the luau.

$11 AT AMAZON

34. UPS DELIVERY DRIVER

A nice way to show appreciation for essential workers. A small gesture, but a very cute one.

BUY IT ($19)

35. VET

Let your dog call (and give) the shots for once, you know?

BUY IT ($21)

36. GRANNY

Arguably the most hilarious dog Halloween costume on our list, this snazzy number turns your pup into an AARP member.

BUY IT ($18)

37. WIZARD

Dogs are magical companions that act like a personalized Patronus on gloomy days. Dress them accordingly.

$14 AT AMAZON

38. SPACESHIP

Give your pup the gift of space travel, even if it means putting him in this costume and going for a car ride.

BUY IT ($15)

39. Hamburger

He’s so cute, you could just eat him up!

$23 at Amazon

40. CUPCAKE

A nice complement to the apple spice cupcakes you should make yourself as a treat for crushing it this Halloween.

$14 AT AMAZON

41. Cow

For the doggo who’s always on the mooo-ve.

Buy it $17

42. Jack O' Lantern Pumpkin

Keep it seasonal with this simple but fabulous classic.

Buy it $15

43. Bumble Bee

Get the neighborhood buzzing with a busy bee costume for your four-legged family friend.

Buy it $17

44. Hotdog Dog

If you haven’t noticed already, we love a good pun. Bonus points if your pup is a Weiner.

Buy it $17

45. Witch

Skimp on the treats and he’ll cast a spell on you.

Buy it $8

46. Wonder Woman

Because your favorite girl is a ferocious and fearless protector.

Buy it $13

47. Lobster

Sebastian, is that you?

Buy it $17

48. Tinkerbell

Everyone will be clapping for her.

$27 at Amazon

49. Pineapple

P.S: Pineapple is one of the fruits that’s totally safe for dogs.

$16 AT Amazon

50. Dinosaur

Brace yourself for the most cunning predator in your backyard.

$23 at Amazon

51. Superman

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Fido with a serious case of the Halloween zoomies!

Buy it $24

52. French artist

For your posh pup who just knows he’s cooler than all the other dogs at the park.

Buy it $17

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