It's fun to dress up for Halloween, but it is even more fun to make your pet look adorably spooky. A pumpkin-dog? Absolutely. Who said pups don't wear Dracula capes? Yes, they do. Fancy sharing some Ghostbusters nostalgia with your pooch? Go for it.
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From affordable Amazon buys to creative DIY, here are the best ideas to inspire you this orange&black season.
Incredibly easy to make, this costume works best if someone else, maybe another pet, dresses as a girl from Little Red Riding Hood.
All you'll need to help your pooch pull off this look is an old t-shirt and a shower cap.
This spider is the most adorable one you've ever met. But beware, it does bite!
Available on Amazon starting from £10.49.
A skeleton dog
Technically not even a costume, this is a genius way to 'dress' your black or brown dog for the occasion, if their coat allows, of course. It is cheap, easy, and hilarious.
Use pet-safe makeup to create the look. Don't forget to wear a matching outfit.
Still not over Ghostbusters? Turn your dog into one.
This clever costume is available on Amazon starting from £19.30.
A doggy nurse
Let you dog cure you with laughter when they sport this hilarious outfit.
Buy it on Amazon starting from £9.14.
Chucky Doll Pooch
Your sweet pup dressed as a vicious serial killer who, as he bleeds out from a gunshot wound, transfers his soul into a 'Good Guy' doll and continuously tries to transfer to a human body? Can only happen on Halloween.
Available on Amazon starting from £19.49.
'Do or do not. There is no try.' This is what your pooch will tell you once they see a Baby Yoda costume you bought for them.
Available on Amazon starting from £17.96.
Every dog has a little bit of Demogorgon in them. Embrace the Stranger Things vibe with your puppy this Halloween. You can easily make it yourself: cut and glue a paper collar with 'teeth' and paint it black and red.
Available on Amazon starting from £17.59.
Most people find clowns terrifying. One way to have one close and not faint is to dress your four-legged friend in this seriously spooky outfit.
Sells for as little as £9.06 on Amazon.
A treasure chest pooch
Your pup is a treasure for you. Make it look like a treasure for others this Halloween too.
Pirate-themed costumes can be purchased on Amazon starting from £13.99.
Keep your dog safe during Halloween
It's easy to get carried away with all the funny spookiness but it's important to remember that your dog won't always be happy about your dress-up ideas. The number one safety tip is to never force a costume on your pet. This is a holiday, and it’s meant to be fun for both you and your furball. Some animals will be stressed out by the outfit or might even feel terrified by the attention.
If you notice your pooch panting, pacing, or whining excessively while you try to get their costume on and apply their animal Halloween makeup, don’t force them. If you notice their behaviour change after you have them dressed up, remove all the garments and accessories. And never leave your dog or cat unattended while wearing a costume.