Halloween Costume With Dogs: Dorothy and The Lion

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.

I love coming up with a creative Halloween costume with dogs every year. This one of Dorothy and the Lion is so easy to do, plus I love that it’s dog walk friendly. You even have a basket to carry your dog walk essentials.

Halloween Couples Costume: Dorothy and The Lion

Halloween Costume with Your Dog: Dorothy and The Lion

The Dorothy style dress, red shoes and basket were so fun to prance around in while we did a little impromptu trick or treating (AKA got strange looks from everyone getting home from work!). And Lucy put up with the lion’s mane like a total professional. Once she got used to it, it was very easy to walk around in.

Dog Training Tip: Lucy is a certified Novice Trick Dog, so she knows how fun it is to learn new things. But remember to take your time with your own furry friend and their Halloween costume. Some pups might be scared of their costume at first. If you take your time to let them check it out a few weeks before trick or treating and reward them with lots of treats of their own, there’s a better chance the whole family will have fun!

I love this costume because you can walk around to trick or treat or attend a doggy costume parade. Lucy was able to move around really well, and I could use my basket to keep treats, water and any other essentials if I needed to. Another great thing about this costume is that it can work as a matching family costume for a couple with a baby and a dog – just add in the Scare Crow and the Tin Man. If you have a little dog, they could even be Toto.

Find everything you need for a matching Dorothy and the Lion costume with your dog:
Dorothy Dress
Glittery Red Flat Shoes
Doggy Lion’s Mane

Halloween Couples Costume: Dorothy and The Lion

Halloween Couples Costume: Dorothy and The Lion

Halloween Couples Costume: Dorothy and The Lion

Halloween Couples Costume: Dorothy and The Lion

Halloween Costume Ideas For You + Your Dog

We’re having so much fun with Halloween this year (and it’s not even October yet!). This is the second stylish dog mom couple’s costume I have posted… did you see the Surfer Girl and Shark from last week? I’d love to hear about your Halloween plans with your dog. Scroll down and leave a comment about your cute costume ideas.

Update: Since originally posting this costume in 2017 I’ve had so many fans and followers send me photos of their recreations of this Dorothy and the Lion costume! I love seeing how you put your own spin on it! One of our favorite chocolate labs, @chocfullofposie on IG, and her mom wore this to an office Halloween party and they won best costume!

Love this costume idea? Check out The Best Halloween Costumes with Dogs!

My matching dog and owner Halloween costume ideas go viral every year! They’ve been featured in Good Housekeeping, Buzz Feed, Pioneer Woman, Country Living and more! There’s something for everyone. From advanced DIYs (check out the Spaghetti and Meatballs costumes) to simple store-bought options, I have costume ideas for all dog moms. Make this a great Halloween with your pup!

Surfer Girl + Shark Dog Mom Costume
Dorothy + The Cowardly Lion Halloween Costume for You and Your Dog
Rabbit + Magician Dog Mom and Dog Costume
DIY Spaghetti and Meatballs Dog Costumes
Snow White, The Witch and her Poison Apple Dog Family Costume
The Three Musketeers Dog Family Costume

Halloween Couples Costume: Dorothy and The Lion

Halloween Couples Costume: Dorothy and The Lion

Halloween Couples Costume: Dorothy and The Lion

Halloween Couples Costume: Dorothy and The Lion

Thank you to Anna from Hello Gorgeous for letting me borrow the Dorothy style dress! And a big thanks to Chewy.com for sending us this lion’s mane costume for Lucy! It’s purrrrfect for us, especially when captured by the talented Sarah Collins of Rose Colored Creative.

Since doing this costume, we’ve repurposed the Lion’s Man dog costume for other things. It could also be great if you want to go dressed as a circus performer with your lion! I’ve also seen people use the Lion’s Mane as a Chewbacca costume for their dog. There’s lots of options for this one!

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  1. Jessica

    Love this fun series! My husband and I are trying to think of a cute little family outfit we can plan with us and our new puppy, and this is such a sweet idea!

    • Tori

      Thank you! I bet you’ll come up with a cute idea for all 3 of you! I have more more couples costume to reveal, so stay tuned!


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