Dressing up for Halloween is fun for people of all ages. Children jump with joy at the thought of dressing up as their favorite characters. Not only is Halloween an exciting and memorable time for children, but pets are also a prized possession of many households. Therefore, it makes sense to deck out the pets in full costume as well, making it a picture perfect day for everyone in the family! Dogs are one of the most loved animals of households around the nation, and are treated with great love and respect.
It can be difficult to find costumes for dogs in Halloween shops, especially since dogs come in all different sizes. Here are some great Halloween costumes that you can create yourself at home, with just some handy supplies and a creative mind.
Sent in by Heather to our 2013 costume contest.
This dog here is obviously very serious about his duties while sporting his Ewok costume. This loveable furry dog with unforgettable eyes has on a hat with furry ears to resemble the famous Star Wars' creatures. The Ewok costume is the perfect Halloween costume for those who love Star Wars. Not only does it give your family a good laugh and lots of smiles, the costume's easy to create with just a few materials and a dash of Halloween spirit.
Captain Olivia and her Pirate pal Scooby
Sent in by Abby to our 2013 costume contest.
This awesome illusion costume involves a dog dressed as a pirate while carrying some treasures. This is the perfect costume for families with children who are pirates in the making. This costume is relatively easy to create, as you can just throw some child-size pirate apparel on your dog and use some children's pirate-inspired toys to create the scene of pirate on deck!
The Rocket Dog
Sent in by Lina to our 2015 costume contest.
Ready for take-off? This Rocket Dog costume is sure to make your dog the life of the party! Not only will everyone want to take a photo with your loveable family member, but you're sure to make it a fun and memorable day for your pet as well. This dog is ready to jet to outer space in the rocket dog costume! This costume can be recreated by using some fleece material to wrap your dog up in, a small helmet, and plastic rockets attached with fire-colored paper inside.
Sent in by Sandra to our 2014 costume contest.
Have a fear of wolf spiders? Then check out these real-life "woof spiders"! Make your dog a real life size wolf spider walking around this Halloween adding to the spookiness in this spider costume. People will have to take a second glance at your dog with this wild costume.
Sent in by Paul to our 2014 costume contest.
Check out these scuba divers - I mean scuba dogs! This scuba dogs costume is the perfect addition for families who love the water and enjoy exploring the sea. Give your dog a chance to explore the underwater world in make believe with this unforgettable costume that you can create yourself!
These are a few simple, but outrageously entertaining ideas of creative DIY dogs' costumes for your loved animal this Halloween season. Here are some more creative DIY costume ideas for dogs to get your mind joggling.
(Click on the images below for detail on each costume)
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Now that you are inspired, go ahead and get those creative juices flowing! Don't forget to send in your pictures of your festive four legged friends!
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