Picture Perfect Pet Costumes to Treat Your Furry Friends [Costume Guide]

Pawsome Dog Costumes for Halloween

For many people, Halloween is a family affair. And pets are generally considered to be part of the family! Putting your dog or cat in a costume used to be considered ridiculous...but the Internet has changed everything! Now folks from all over the world can't wait to embrace pets in costumes. (It's hard to deny that dogs in costumes are really cute, and there's nothing that gives a feline more purr-sonality than a cute cat costume!) Whether you want to get a pet costume for Halloween or another annual event, there are so many choices and styles to consider. Do you want a cosplay dog costume? What about a silly dog costume? Keep reading to find the best pet costume for your furry friend!


Dog Costumes

Great Dog Costumes

Hula Girl Dog CostumeStar Wars: The Mandalorian Dog CostumeBusiness Dog CostumeDog Santa Hat

Dogs love to play. Sometimes a treat will have them dancing around in circles and other times they're ready to bring you a present in thanks for that snack! Naturally, there's one way to make sure that you bring all of the fun together. Help your pup to hop right into a dog costume and you'll put a truly winning spin on anything you're up to. Boot up your favorite TV or movie marathon and you can both dress up like your favorite characters with cosplay dog costumes. Of course, if they are all business when it comes to snacks, dog uniform costumes will prove they're ready to work for those snausages! 


Cat Costumes

Cat and Owner Costumes

Role Reversal Cat and OwnerChicken and Egg Costume KitPumpkin Pals Kit

Anyone looking for silly matching costumes will love these Halloween costume kits for pets and pet owners. Show that you go together like pumpkin spice lattes or confuse everyone by swapping the cat and the human around. After all, what pet owner wouldn't want to wear a silly matching outfit with their furry friend? Just because you'll see a lot of dog costumes out there doesn't mean that your feline friends can't get in on the very same fun!


Funny Pet Costumes

Funny Pet Costumes

Legally Blonde Pet CostumeCatDog Pet Costume80s Pet CostumeToto in a Basket Costume
Dogs Carrying a Piano Dog CostumeBaby Shark Pet OutfitRambo Pet OutfitAvocado Pet Costume

Pets tend to look silly no matter the costume, but certain costumes are just plain funnier than others. An optical illusion dog costume where it looks like two dogs are carrying something? We dig it, and you can bet your pupper will love a funny dog costume, too! Famous dog character costumes like CatDog and Bruiser? Yes, please! If the thought of a muscular dog outfit like Rambo or an 80s workout costume gives you the giggle fits, it's obviously going to be a winner. Just make sure you have your camera ready for when your pet comes rushing into the room wearing a funny pet costume because you know your guests will be laughing up a storm. 


Disney Pet Costumes

Disney Pet Costumes

Woody Pet CostumeMonsters Inc. Pet OutfitBeauty and the Beast Dog OutfitNightmare Before Christmas Zero Dog Costume
Maleficent Pet OutfitGoofy Pet CostumePet Olaf CostumeWinnie the Pooh Tigger Outfit

Disney costumes are great on their own, but pets in Disney costumes take the cake. You can pair your own Disney wardrobe with these Disney dog costumes to bring your dreams to life. Mix and match our Disney pet costumes so your feline friends can join in the fun, too. (Just watch out for Cinderella's mice.) How cute would Elsa be with a little dog Olaf at her side? What about the towering Sulley with his best pal Mike? You could say that the paw-sibilities with these cat and dog Disney costumes are endless!


Star Wars Pet Costumes

Star Wars Pet Costumes

Jedi Pet OutfitJedi Yoda Pet OutfitDarth Vader Pet CostumeEwok Pet Costume
Princess Leia Pet CostumeBantha Pet OutfitAT-AT Pet OutfitR2-D2 Pet Costume

You'll have the cutest pet in the galaxy when they wear one of these Star Wars pet costumes. If you ask us, the AT-AT and Bantha rider outfits were made to be large dog costumes! Just imagine the rata-tata sound as they come charging into the room! Dress as Luke or Leia and you will always be secure with your pet R2-D2 companion at your side. Of course, you could turn the tables and let your pet give you the orders in a cat or dog Darth Vader costume while you live that Stormtrooper life. There are so many cat and dog costume ideas to pair with your own Halloween outfit that will make people want to stop you on the street for pictures. This is the way! 


Scary Pet Costumes

Scary Pet Costumes

Chucky Pet CostumePennywise Pet CostumeFreddy Krueger Pet CostumeSpider Pet Costume
Frankenpup OutfitKiller Clown Pet OutfitJason Voorhees Pet CostumeVooDoo Doll Pet Outfit

We hesitate to use the word "scary" to describe these pet costumes. Let's be honest. Cats and dogs in horror movie costumes are so cute! Would you be afraid of a dog dressed as Chucky? (Maybe if they come chasing you down to steal your snacks, but watching their little arms wagging back and forth is hardly horrific.) What about a Pennywise pet costume? That doggie demon is sure a shapeshifter! Of course, we do have to admit there is such a thing as a scary dog costume. Let your pet climb into a giant spider pet costume and you are sure to get a few shrieks! (That's one bug that'll chew on your shoe instead of getting squashed by it!)


Superhero Pet Costumes

Superhero Dog Costumes

Superman Pet CostumeClassic Batman Pet CostumeJoker Pet CostumeWonder Woman Pet Costume
Thor Pet CostumeSpider-Man Pet CostumeDeadpool Pet CostumeBlack Panther Pet Costume

We already know that our furry friends are the real heroes in our lives. That's why it makes perfect sense to suit them up in a pet costume that shows off how marvelous they are! Dive right into the comic books with some great superhero dog costumes that will get their tails really wagging. Who knows? You might find out that Wakanda's original Black Panther might have been more closely related to your four-legged friend than we first thought! 


Animal Pet Costumes

Animal Pet Costumes

Chicken Pet CostumeDeer Pet CostumeT-Rex Pet CostumeBunny Pet Outfit
Bumble Bee Pet OutfitPanda Pet OutfitSimba Lion Pet OutfitBear Pet Costume

Nature is full of weird animals. Some of them look just like other animals and others look like somebody took a whole bunch of different critters and mixed and matched their parts! There's the platypus, the maned wolf, and even the cassowary... just to name a few. But, the fun doesn't have to stop there. If you're a fan of weird nature, perhaps you'd consider an animal costume to turn your pet into a new weird species. Bumbledog? Catasaurus? Whatever pet Halloween costume you choose is bound to give people a good chuckle.


Pet Headpiece Costumes

Pet Costume Hats

Aviator Dog HatPet Lion ManeTriceratops Dog CostumeDog Poop EmojiDog Elf Costume Kit

Maybe you have a big dog that's difficult to get into a pet costume with sleeves. Or maybe you have a cat. (They seem to fight no matter what costume you're giving them!) Fortunately, there are easy pet costumes for any animal that come in the form of these headpiece costumes for pets. All you'll need to do is strap these pet hoods over your animal's head and under their neck and you'll have an easy pet costume in a snap! These may (or may not) take your animal some time to get used to, so always let your pet try their costume out before the big event!


Pet Costume Accessories

Pet Costume Wings and Accessories

Angel Dog OutfitPet Bat WingsPet Butterfly CostumeDog Shark FinPink Ribbon Pet Costume

While you're looking for easy pet costumes, one extra strap will give your animal wings! (Maybe even literally.) Another simple Halloween costume for dogs and cats is a pair of wings or any other similar harness-style pet outfit. If your pet wears a harness on walks, there's a good chance you can get them to wear one of these Halloween outfits without a fuss. As always, make sure to measure your pet and double-check the size chart to get the perfect fit.


We hope you found the perfect pet costume to pair with your pooch or kitty! There are so many Halloween pet costumes that sometimes it's hard to know where to start. Are you planning on dressing up your dog for a puppy costume event? Are you going to win the trophy for the most adorable cat!? All you'll need to do is check our size charts, compare them to your furry friend, and then find the perfect character or critter to transform your four-legged friend into a costumed companion. Were you hoping to create the perfect duo costume with your pet? While we do have tons of pet costumes available online, we also have plenty of adult Halloween costumes and costumes for kids to make a matching set!

Mat Oliver

Mat Oliver is a Content Writer and Geeky Consult at HalloweenCostumes.com. He uses his MFA and nerd expertise to inspire fellow geeks everywhere to choose their wand, save the Crystals, or claim the Triforce. (Whatever it takes to make the most of their next adventure!)

As a life-long D&D geek, his favorite costumes include mischievous monsters and wise wizards alike. (You could say he practically lives in the Renaissance category!) He also hangs out @matwriteswords on Twitter when we let him out of the dungeon.