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5 Cute and Funny Halloween Costumes for Dogs

5 Cute and Funny Halloween Costumes for Dogs

Halloween is around the corner. It isn't just a night for humans to trick-or-treat or party – it’s also a night for your pups! Whether you're planning costumes with a group or by yourself, your dog can easily participate in the fun. Check out these five hilarious costumes you can DIY for your pooch!


1. Chia Pet

The nostalgia is real with this dog costume. You don't need to wait to watch this Chia Pet grow! Make this adorable costume for your pup this Halloween by following the steps below.

What You'll Need:

  • Plastic aquarium plants
  • Orange felt
  • Muslin fabric
  • Hot glue gun
  • Glue sticks
  • Fabric scissors

 To turn your pup into a live Chia Pet, begin with the cone-shaped terracotta pieces for the legs. These pieces have two layers: the inner layer, muslin, and the outer layer, orange felt.

First, sew the inner layer using muslin or another thin fabric so your dog has enough flexibility to sit/lie down. Then, sew the outer layer with an orange-colored felt that's also thin. When they're the same width at the bottom, place the muslin inside the felt layer and fold the felt layer under it. This allows you to sew both layers together with a single pass of the sewing machine. Repeat this process for the remaining leg pieces.

Your terracotta legs will need to be safely attached to your dog. We recommend creating fabric straps – similar to suspenders – to secure the leg pieces. You can use two straps to hold the leg pieces up and a cross strap to connect them.

After assembling your leg pieces, you're ready for the foliage! You can use felt to create a horse blanket and glue the foliage over it. Alternatively, you can buy a dog sweater and attach the foliage to that. Now you have your Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia Pet!

Source: Stacie Tamaki


2. Beanie Baby

Now you can add another Beanie Baby to your extensive collection! This costume will have people turning their heads with an "aww."

What You'll Need:

  • Red and white felt
  • Printer (for TY logo)
  • Ribbon
  • Hot glue gun
  • Fabric scissors

First, print out two images of the TY logo. Print an image larger in size than your dog so your tag is adorably oversized. Next, tape the logo to the red felt and trace the design to cut your heart shape. After achieving the heart for your tag, cut the “TY” letters from the logo you printed and place them on white felt. Like your tag, trace the letters and cut them from your felt. Repeat this process twice so that you create both sides of the tag.

After you have your pieces, hot glue the letters to the heart. Then, glue both sides of your “TY” logo together, so it’s recognizable no matter where your dog sits. Finally, connect a ribbon to the back of it (hot glue is fine for this). They'll be photo-ready when you tie that ribbon around your dog!

Source: Kelly Bryden, Brit Media Inc.


3. Creepy & Cute Spider

Consider watching the Spider Dog Prank as inspiration for this costume. It's a YouTube Classic! If you want to get spooky this Halloween, bring your own Spider Dog to life with this costume from Martha Stewart. You'll get some laughs and screams when your pooch runs around with eight legs.

What You'll Need:

  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Black (36-inch square) & orange felt (if you want the spider to match the color of your dog's fur, replace the black felt with a matching color)
  • Craft filling/stuffing
  • Knitting needle
  • Fabric glue
  • Black dog t-shirt
  • Body, leg, & diamond templates 

For this DIY, print out the body, leg, and diamond templates, which can be found here. Using the templates as guides, cut two body and sixteen leg pieces from the black felt and two diamond pieces from the orange felt. Sew the pieces together before stuffing them tightly with craft filling.

Once sewed shut, glue the two diamonds to the body piece for that signature Black Widow hourglass. Lastly, sew each leg on the body with the open ends, "sandwiching" your pup, and sew the body to the center of the shirt. Your spider dog is now ready to scare!

Source: Martha Stewart


4. Pumpkin Spice Latte

What better way to celebrate this season than by paying homage to everyone's favorite Fall drink? This DIY costume is perfect for small dogs, but if you don't go tiny on your Starbucks orders, it'll fit your big dog just as well.

What You'll Need:

  • Dog t-shirt
  • Brown cardboard or craft paper
  • 1/4-yard cream color knit fabric
  • Elastic thread
  • Plastic coffee cup lid
  • Hot glue gun
  • Glue sticks

To create your "puppuccino," start by gluing an elastic band to the plastic coffee cup lid. You'll want to create a ruffle collar for the whipped cream. To do this, sew a long line of thread down a piece of knit fabric with an extra-long stitch. After sewing the entire length of the material, pull the fabric along one piece of thread to create your “whipped cream.”

The coffee sleeve is straightforward. Wrap the cardboard or craft paper around your dog's belly and tape it to your dog's shirt, leaving it a little long so it's not too tight. You can print a design and paste it onto the cardboard or draw it yourself with markers! Cheers to the cutest puppuccino around!

Source: So Easy Being Green


5. Sweet S’mores

Inspired by the gooey camping favorite, you don’t need a campfire to make this treat! This simple s’mores outfit is excellent for anyone looking for a last-minute DIY costume.

What You'll Need:

  • White dog shirt
  • Cardboard
  • Brown felt
  • Hot glue gun
  • Glue sticks
  • Fabric scissors
  • Elastic (for larger dogs)

Start by cutting two squares from your cardboard to make your graham cracker. You'll need the bottom square to be small enough to fit between your dog’s legs comfortably. After sizing and cutting your cardboard, cut the brown felt to create your melted chocolate. Your felt design should be around the same length (top to bottom) as your white shirt. Next, hot glue the “chocolate” felt to the white “marshmallow” shirt.

The last, easy step for this costume is to glue your cardboard “graham cracker” to the bottom of the shirt. You can trim it as necessary before gluing the final cardboard piece on top. For larger dogs, consider gluing your cardboard to a piece of elastic. This way, you can slip it over your dog snugly and efficiently. Once all the pieces are attached, your pup will look so cute as this sweet treat.

Source: Studio DIY


No matter what costume your dog rocks on Halloween, it's sure to be a hit. Who doesn't love to see dogs dress up and join the fun? Be sure to show us and tag us, @OllyDog, in your furry friend's costume on Instagram!

Looking for some fun new accessories for your dog? Check out OllyDog's full collection of dog collars, leashes, harnesses and toys here

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