Halloween costumes for dogs
Halloween is a great excuse for decking out your favorite canine in the latest costume couture. The newest cool and crazy pet getups range from elaborate classic costumes to hilarious Halloween hats. Fido is simply grrruesome this year. — by Shannon McCarthy
Bing | Devil
“Bad” dogs can be the best kind: There's not much cuter than an "I didn't do it" look when they're dressed in one of these devilish disguises perfect for Halloween. Doggy devil costumes usually offer a roguish red cape and the essential twin-horned headpiece.
Bing | Witch
While the dress portion of witch costumes for dogs can get a little elaborate, our favorite part is the hat. Easily adjustable under Fido’s chin, pointed witch hats make hilariously big impressions. Pups with floppy furry ears look super cute, but really any canine will cast a wickedly sweet spell in these getups.
Bing | Pumpkin
Just right for the holiday, pumpkin costumes are soft, simple and put your pet in the perfect Halloween spirit. Choose from simple Jack O’ Lantern jerseys that slip over a dog’s front torso, or even simpler hat-and-collar combos that make for a barking-good holiday.
Bing | Vampire
Why should humans get all the fun? Fido already has the fangs built in, so all he needs is a cape and a well-timed snarl -- or simply a sad puppy dog look if you want a more “Twilight” vibe. We love the vampire varieties that include a snazzy stand-up back collar.
Bing | Pirate
One of the most giggle-inducing canine disguises has to be the crusty old seadog pirate. There are endless variations, including elaborate and regal pirate kings and queens (that cover everything but your dog’s mug), wily buccaneers and easy-wearing – and totally foxy – “pirate wench” getups.
Pop-culture: ‘Star Wars’ Ewok
Bing | ‘Star Wars’ Ewok
Insanely cute on fluffy-faced breeds, this brand new for Halloween 2013 dog costume features a soft, comfortable jumpsuit kitted out with an adjustable hood bearing its own knit Ewok ears just in case your wee pup doesn’t sport the same ones as the beloved “Star Wars” creatures.
Bing | Flapper
It’s finally happened: The fashion for all things flapper has officially gone mainstream. Even Halloween dog costumes have embraced the fad. And what cute pooches there will be this October, shimmering in festively fringed body wraps and sweet little feathered head bows. Perhaps a dog paddle in the fountain is in order?
Bing | Biker
What a lil' toughie -- dress up your pooch in biker gear and he'll look as though he was born to be, well, wild. Long-faced hounds skew appropriately “ruff” in these getups, with faux-leather half jackets and the comedy gold of a classic biker cap to top it off.
Pop-culture: Punk rocker
Bing | Punk rocker
One step beyond the biker costume is the pooch punk. And this one throws all subtlety out the window, with a big fright wig and hardware-studded pleather jacket and pants, plus you don’t even have to use your own dog collar, as one is already included.
Bing | Princess
Some of the most ornate dog costumes are in the princess genre, so make sure your pet is placid before adding all this (sooo cute) fancy finery. There are oodles of tulle on most of the skirt portions, and some ensembles include a crown and frilly neck wrap.