I’ve always been a big Halloween fan. I remember my favorite costume from when I was 5 years old… I was Ariel from The Little Mermaid.
That early love of costumes and trick-or-treating has continued throughout my life. Now I get to come up with creative Halloween costumes for my dogs and me to wear together!
Over the years we’ve had some amazing costumes – and been featured in CountryLiving, Woman’s Day, The Dodo, The Pioneer Woman, and more – so I thought it would be helpful to create one blog post with all 7 creative DIY dog Halloween costume ideas in 1 place.
Most of these are DIY using craft supplies or items you might have in your own closet. I try to avoid store-bought costumes as much as I can, but sometimes it’s easier to buy something! Do whatever you need to make this Halloween fun and fear-free!
My Top 7 DIY Halloween Costumes for Dogs and Dog Moms
Ready to dive in? These are in order from most recent to oldest. The recent costumes include me and my 2 chocolate labradors. But earlier on, I did costumes for me and my dog, Lucy. I hope you find the sweet Halloween inspo you need this spooky season!
- Chocolate Wonka Bars
- The Three Musketeers
- Snow White, The Wicked Witch and Poison Apple
- Spaghetti and Meatballs
- Surfer Girl + Shark
- Dorothy + The Lion
- Rabbit + Magician
DIY Wonka Bar Costumes for Dogs
Celebrate this Halloween by transforming your furry friend into the most iconic candy bar of all time – the Wonka Bar!
The Three Musketeers Dog Costumes
This Three Musketeers costume works great for anyone with two dogs. It would also work for a couple and a dog, or someone with a baby and a dog. All you need is a trio that sticks up for each other!
See more photos of our Dog Mom Three Musketeers Costume and links to buy these looks.
Snow White, The Wicked Witch and Poison Apple
I was inspired to re-create one of my favorite childhood movies for our matching dog and owner costume. I always loved Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.
For my matching costume with the dogs, I came up with this adorable costume for the three of us. I’m really happy with our take on Snow White, the poison apple and the evil witch!
Spaghetti and Meatballs DIY Dog Costume
I don’t know if it’s all the pasta I ate during quarantine in 2020, but for some reason, I had the idea to dress Lucy and Burt up as Spaghetti and Meatballs for Halloween!
I love this DIY dog costume so much because it makes everyone smile. I love to spread joy and happiness through what I do with my dogs… especially at Halloween time!
Surfer Girl + Shark Costume
A scary labrador shark got a bite out of my surfboard! But I forgive her because she’s so cute!
This DIY costume is great because it’s very dog-walking friendly. You can easily head out to a Halloween costume parade or join in on trick or treating. Get the Surfer and Shark Costume DIY guide here.
Dorothy + The Lion Halloween Idea
Are you ready for the cutest Halloween couples costume that you can do with your dog? It’s Dorothy and The Lion from the Wizard of Oz!
I am in love with these costumes on me and Lucy! Although I don’t think she looks like much of a Cowardly Lion… She’s more like a super friendly Lion who would like another treat ASAP.
Rabbit + Magician
This is one of my favorite stylish and fun couples costumes you can do with your dog! I loved dressing up together as a Rabbit and a Magician!
I put a little twist on things and made Lucy the magician while I played the rabbit. This was a very fun costume to “trick or treat” in during our photoshoot, and it’s also very comfortable for both of us.
Halloween Treats for Your Dog
Halloween costumes are important, but I bet your dog would say that the treats are even more important! I have a lot of Halloween and Fall ideas from simple to complex Toppl art!
Check out the Halloween Treats and Toys Here:
Three Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipes
Pumpkin Gelatin Dog Treat Recipe
3 Halloween Recipes for the West Paw Toppl
Severed Finger Halloween Dog Treat Recipe
Pumpkin Pie for Dogs Recipe