“Dogs are people, too.” — from the movie Stick It
This Halloween, I’m all about getting back to the classics. You don’t need specialty items like specific masks, particular fake weapons or expensive components to have a great Halloween costume—nor does your dog. Check out this post for costume ideas for dogs.
Kids and adults alike enjoy going out on Halloween—deciding on the perfect costume idea, choosing the elements, getting dressed up and having their picture taken—and of course, the entertainment part.
Will you choose one of the many new costumes available at your local thrift store, or creatively put together a unique costume using thrifted clothing and accessories? Don’t let your pooch’s costume be an afterthought—include him or her in your Halloween costume selection plans this year.
A bit of imagination and creativity will help you co-ordinate your dog’s costume with your own in an inexpensive, quick way. The way I see it, you have two ways to go here. One: decide on a costume for yourself that has a sidekick or companion character that your dog can portray, or let your dog stand on his own.
Two of a kind
Get the wise Yoda dog look
I’ve seen several store-bought Yoda dog costumes, but it’s easy to create your own for your wise and adventurous dog.
You will need:
-a stuffed brown rabbit or bear
-a small tan, hoodie
Use the stuffed animal to create the ears and body for your Yoda Halloween costume, and add the hoodie. Toy light saber is optional.
Goes well with your: Luke Skywalker costume.
Get the bad bank robber dog look
You will need:
-a black and white striped little boy’s shirt
-eye patches, a black toque or black paint
-a small pouch
After dressing your dog in the striped top, add an eye patch, black toque or paint.
Goes well with your: policeman/policewoman costume.
This is perfect for a dog that is always nabbing extra treats.
If you or your dog won’t be pairing up for your Halloween costumes, there are tons of options for individual looks you can create for your four-legged friend. Let your dog shine brightly with a custom Halloween costume that suits his/her personality.
A classic swashbuckler costume could be just what your dog wants this Halloween. Think: bandana, paw cuffs, a pirate’s hat and perhaps an eye patch. These few things would cost approximately $20.
A hot dog costume might seem too obvious for a dog’s Halloween costume, but if it’s done well, it can be really adorable. It would work well to outfit your dog in a filled, puffy vest and attach a red piece of fabric in the centre and with a yellow snake from the toy section of the store or paint to represent mustard. This costume would cost under $30.
What will you be dressing your dog like this Halloween? I’d love to hear your costume ideas!