Goodbye, September! Hello, Spooky Season! That’s right, folks. October is here and the Halloween costume preparations have begun. Yes, even pet costumes.
Even though the coronavirus pandemic has put a stop to many activities and festivities in 2020, there’s one thing it can’t take away: Halloween fun.
Halloween isn’t just about trick-or-treating for candy. Sure, it’s a fun experience that celebrates the fun of Halloween, but it’s not the soul of Halloween. You can get dressed up in a snazzy Halloween costume, stock up on your favorite Halloween movies, and divide and conquer the candy bowl.
Pro-tip: Need to continue trick-or-treating for the kids? There are pumpkin shaped Easter eggs online (Amazon) you can use to hide candy throughout the yard. Whenever your kids find one, ask them Trick? And have them shout Treat!
While your dog or other fur babies cannot enjoy the goodness of chocolate treats, they can partake in dressing up in pup Halloween costumes as a family! In this blog post, we round up some of our favorite pet Halloween costumes for dogs. Maybe you’ll find the perfect costume for your dog forever friend!
#1 | For the Slasher Horror Movie Lovers
One, two, Doggy’s coming for you.... We love a good horror movie especially this time of year. This dog Halloween costume is based on Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street and it’s antagonist widely known as Freddy Krueger. (Credit: @pupperazzidogspallc)
#2 | For the Basic Witch
Just kidding. There’s nothing basic to see here especially with this pooch. We love a good, simplistic Halloween costume and an excuse to have our dogs wear hats or a fund headpiece. You can never go wrong as a witch for Halloween! (Credit: @nichole_lynnxo)
#3 | For...The Child!
The Child, also known as Baby Yoda, has taken the internet by storm in 2019 and 2020 winning hearts of every Disney+ The Mandalorian viewer and bystanders that see the cuteness on social media. We love this costume idea for small dogs! (Credit: @mooniemermaid)
#4 | For the Love & Appreciation of Doctors and Nurses!
You know what would be such a cute idea? Dressing up your dog in a solid outfit and sending photos in thank you cards to hospitals, thanking them for all their work during the coronavirus pandemic. There are plenty of career type pet Halloween costumes online to pick from! (Credit: @madame_wouf_wouf)
#5 | For Your Knight in Shining Armor!
Our pups save the day, every day! Now, who's ready to sit at the round table with treats? (Credit: @mr._eli_the_poodle)
#6 | For the Quick & Creative!
If you grew up in the 90s and early 2000s, you’ll recognize this. Beanie Babies. What more to love that will be when you dress your large dog up as a giant Beanie Baby! Small pooch? Then you'll have a mini Beanie Baby when it comes to your furry friend. (Credit: @abra.kadabi)
#7 | For the Classic Halloween Lover!
Boo! Did we scare you? Don’t worry. It’s only a loveable pup under some cut up sheets. It’s not a ghost! But we do love the classic ghost costume...especially as a dog Halloween costume. (Credit: @chewypolo)
#8 | For the Forever Young at Heart!
We’re well beyond our teen years and absolutely love the Disney movies we grew up on. We were tickled pink when we saw this out of this world dog costume for Buzz Lightyear from Pixar’s Toy Story! (Credit: @itsmochithepom)
#9 | For the Storybook Lovers!
My...what big eyes you have! We love this simple and effective dog costume idea based on the Big Bad Wolf from Little Red Riding Hood especially for those Husky fur babies. It's the perfect way to embrace those stories you grew up on. (Credit: @natcvpm)
#10 | For those Who Love a Good Giggle!
We just had to include this one. We love the headpiece. With hair inspired by Poppy from the movie Trolls, this fur baby’s owner posted to Instagram calling it “The Instagram Troll”. Too funny! (Credit: @nala_littlebean)
What are you dressing your dog up as for Halloween? Share your Halloween photos with us on Instagram tagging @joyrideharness!
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