The Halloween season is upon us, and it’s time to start getting into the spooky spirit! Dogs are a part of the family and it’s great to have them join in on the festivities, and we’re excited for the upcoming holiday and all that goes along with it. Last year we rounded up our Top 7 Dog Costumes , and we’re back for our top picks of 2016. Keep scrolling to discover our a brand new batch of costumes that will keep your pup frighteningly fabulous this Halloween!
If your pooch is sweeter than candy, this is a great costume! Create a cupcake harness by hand using soft-sided Velcro and fasten it to a store bought or homemade stuffed cupcake. Be sure to keep the harness loose enough to keep your pet comfortable and take a bite out of the Halloween spirit!
Horse Racing Hound
Another great harness-based costume is the horse racing hound. Much like the pupcake, this can be easily made with soft-sided Velcro and a stuffed jockey. Big on comfort and bigger on cuteness, this a great costume for your furry friend.
Store bought costumes can be a great solution for pet owners looking for a quick fix, especially when they’re this adorable. There’s usually an assortment of pumpkin costumes available that vary from store to store, don’t be afraid to venture out a bit and find one that’s the best fit for your pup.
The Star Wars craze continues to sweep the costume world, and Yoda might be the simplest character to pull off. Many costume stores or local Targets/Wal-Marts carry Yoda ears, which is a great way to put your pup in a family costume (think Mom as Princess Leah, Dad as Darth Vader, and so on!).
Thing One and Thing Two
If you have a pair of pooches at home, this is the costume for you! It’s an easy at-home creation that can be made with an old baby’s onsie and non-toxic paint. If you’re up for it, break out the sewing machine and add black trim and you’re ready to go!
Dog Gone Hobo!
Find an old sweater and shape it to fit it your pooch, then take cardboard and write “Will Work For Treats!” on it. Loosely hang the sign around their neck using soft, thick fabric. As with any costume, be sure to keep on eye your dog and make sure they’re comfortable and safe, and get read for the giggles with this clever costume!
This is a fantastic DIY costume that sits comfortably over your pup. Use an old shoebox (or larger packing box if need be) and shape it so it fits over your pet. Then create the top of the Lego by gluing Dixie cups to the top. Then paint the assembled costume with non-toxic paint and head out to trick-or-treat!
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