Believe it or not, Halloween is right around the corner, and, as any good pet owner knows, you’ve got more than yourself to think about when it comes to costumes! There’s plenty of fun to be had by dressing up your four-legged sidekick, and the best Halloween dog costumes of 2019 offer up a wide variety of choices for your furry friend.
Dog Costume Ideas
When it comes to Halloween attire for pups, inspiration can strike anywhere. Your dog can easily be transformed into one of your favorite movie characters, such as Beetlejuice or Ariel, or take up a new profession (did someone call a shaggy doctor?) with a quick holiday wardrobe change.
Whether you plan to suit your pooch up in an old standby, like a spider or a lion, or you want to opt for something a little more trendy, like Pennywise from It (yes, there’s a dog costume for that!), you’re sure to put a smile on everyone’s face once they see how cute your little Halloween star looks in his or her new getup.
And, depending on what you choose, you may even be able to don a matching ensemble!
Where to Buy Dog Costumes
This year’s best dog costumes can be found at all of the usual suspects (think Chewy, Petco, and PetSmart), plus a few more unexpected finds — Party City, for instance, has one of the largest and cutest! — selections around.
We combed through all of the above and more to suss out the best dog costumes for small, medium, and large breeds, ensuring no pup is left behind this Halloween.
Keep scrolling for FIRST‘s picks for the best dog halloween costumes of 2019.
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Walking Animal Doc Dog Costume
Rubie’s Walking Vet Animal Doctor Dog Halloween Costume
Where to buy: From $18.75, Amazon
Did someone call a doctor? Your own personal veterinarian will be on-call with this adorable step-in costume from Rubie's. Attached arms — complete with medical bag — give this look a nice authentic touch, while its cape back will keep Fido cool and comfortable. Sizes ranging from small to extra-large mean every dog, from tiny chihuahuas to impressive mastiffs, can prescribe a perfect dose of cuteness for turning any grumpy frowns upside down.
Ups Delivery Driver Dog Costume
California Costumes UPS Delivery Driver Dog Halloween Costume
Where to buy: $12.50 (Originally $19.99), Chewy
A special delivery for you and yours comes in the form of this hilarious UPS delivery dog costume from California Costumes, which features a fuzzy fastener for easy on and off. With a box that's attached to stuffed arms, an included cap, and an officially licensed UPS logo, this getup has everything you — and your dog — will need to drop off plenty of Halloween spirit to your loved ones.
Walking Pennywise Dog Costume
Warner Bros. Walking Pennywise Dog Halloween Costume
Where to buy: $24.99, Party City
The creepiest clown around gets an insufferably endearing makeover thanks to this licensed Warner Bros. It dog costume. Sure, it's got It's flaming red locks and infamous red balloon, but when worn on your pooch, those scary details are quickly overpowered by a cutesy ruffled trim and attached arms that can only be described as lovable.
Snowman Dog Costume
Rubie’s Snowman Dog Costume
Where to buy: $24.97, Chewy
For a costume you'll be pulling out long after Halloween is over, check out this snowman ensemble. Perfect for the annual family holiday photo, this step-in jumpsuit costume features little stick arms and an attached top hat that won't slide off as you attempt to bring your own Furry frosty to life. Happy birthday — er, Halloween — indeed!
Walking Monkey Dog Costume
Rubie’s Walking Monkey Dog Halloween Costume
Where to buy: From $17.99, Amazon
If you've ever wanted to own a pet monkey, now's your chance (sort of). Transform your current fur baby into a loveable chimp this Halloween with this hooded upright costume that can easily be stepped into for instant fun. There's even a banana accessory! Take note: Though large and extra-large options are available, Amazon customers note that this costume tends to fit small dogs best.
Ghost Busters Dog Costume
Rubie’s Ghost Busters Dog Halloween Costume
Where to buy: From $10.79, Target
We definitely know who we're gonna call for a heavy dose of adorableness this Halloween! This full bodysuit and backpack combo will help your small to extra-large pooch stop any evil spirits dead in their tracks. The shirt includes a licensed Ghost Busters patch, while the inflatable bag has been printed to look just like the gang's actual proton packs.
Warner Bros. Beetlejuice Dog Costume
Warner Bros. Beetlejuice Dog Halloween Costume
Where to buy: $24.99, Party City
Our favorite dog costume for 2019 has to be this Warner Bros. Beetlejuice replica. The striped jacket and tie easily recall the iconic ghoul's look from the 1988 cult classic film, but the little doggy wig really puts it over the top. Whatever you do, however, don't call your dog by its character's name three times — we hear that's bad luck!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Dog Costume
Rubie’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Dog Halloween Costume
Where to buy: From $18.39, Target
Turtle power abounds at Target, where you can pick up this rad two-piece Raphael getup. The green bodysuit and red headpiece fit pooches up to 70 pounds, and the plush shell is pre-strapped on to avoid any potential costume malfunctions. Cowabunga, dudes!
Walking Teddy Bear Dog Costume
Rubie’s Walking Teddy Bear Dog Halloween Costume
Where to buy: From $10.99, Amazon
Who's the cutest teddy bear you ever did see? Your dog in this costume, that's who! Suggested for breeds with short to medium legs (watch the sizing video here), this squeal-inducing find is padded with false arms and has a gingham bowtie at the neck for effect. One Amazon buyer claimed to laugh for five minutes straight after seeing her dog dressed up in it, while another called her pooch "the hit of the office party." We'll take it!
Statue Of Liberty Dog Costume
Rubie’s Statue of Liberty Dog Halloween Costume
Where to buy: From $19.99, Amazon
Show off your pride for the great state of New York by dressing your dog up like Lady Liberty herself! Featuring a step-in style jumpsuit that leaves the back half open, your dog will be cool, comfortable, and patriotic as he or she represents one of our nation's greatest symbols. There's even an attached torch and book, which aptly reads, "In Dogs We Trust."
Ariel Disney Princess Dog Costume
Rubie’s Ariel Disney Princess Dog Halloween Costume
Where to buy: $19.70 (Originally $26), Chewy
If you or your kids are big Disney fans, this Little Mermaid-themed look is the dog costume for you — especially if you have a big breed. Everything, from Ariel's iridescent tail and purple seashell bra to her flaming red hair, comes with this Disney-licensed kit for extra-large pets. Now, if only we could trade in those shrill barks in for Ariel's sweet singing voice ...
Where's Waldo Dog Costume
Rubie’s Where’s Waldo Dog Halloween Costume
Where to buy: From $16.46, Walmart
You won't have to look too hard to find a canine Waldo this year! This costume boasts the beloved children's book character's trademark red-and-white striped top and hat — which straps on with an elastic band — plus an elastic eye mask designed to look just like his glasses. It's also officially licensed with a Where's Waldo tag.
Sunflower Dog Costume
Hyde & EEK! Boutique Sunflower Dog Halloween Costume
Where to buy: $6.99, Target
Let man or woman's best friend stop and smell the proverbial flowers all day long with an easy — and affordable! — sunflower costume. Not only can it be strapped on with ease for an instant mood-lifter (and taken back off when Fido gets grumpy) it's machine washable, meaning a little slobber won't ruin its polyester fabric.
Rasta Imposta Unicorn Dog Costume
Rasta Imposta Unicorn Dog Halloween Costume
Where to buy: From $9.99, Trendy Halloween
Magic comes alive courtesy of this trendy unicorn dog costume. We love the extra details, like the hooves and rainbow-colored horn, that are sure to draw attention to this darling purple suit. Meanwhile, your animal will no doubt appreciate the back ventilation it gives off courtesy of its open-ended design. It's a win-win!
Spider Dog Costume
California Costumes Spider Pup Dog Halloween Costume
Where to buy: From $21.39, Amazon
From creepy to cute? Even those with severe arachnophobia can appreciate the sight of this sweet little spider. A head-piece, googly eyes, and attached legs are all included with this costume, and, as an added bonus, its furry pieces afford an added layer of warmth to dogs that need the extra warmth on chillier Halloween nights.
Disney Woody Dog Costume
Rubie’s Disney Woody Dog Halloween Costume
Where to buy: From $15.99, Target
From shake to "put 'er there, partner," your dog will get plenty of attention while wearing this official Toy Story getup from Disney. A shirt and attached vest, bandana, and hat are all included with purchase and make for the perfect accompaniment to a child or adult-size Jessie or Buzz Lightyear costume.
Lion Mane Dog Costume
TOMSENN Dog Lion Mane
Where to buy: From $13.58, Amazon
The No. 1 best-selling dog costume on Amazon this year is also one of the most simple to pull off: Feast your eyes on this wool lion's mane with ears, which easily fastens to your dog's head with an adjustable elastic band. More than 400 customers have delighted in its charms thus far, not to mention their enthusiastic neighbors. "People across the street came over to check my dog out. So many compliments!" one happy purchaser wrote. This TOMSENN buy also includes a tail piece.
Disney Mickey & Friends Donald Duck Dog Costume
Rubie’s Disney Mickey & Friends Donald Duck Dog Halloween Costume
Where to buy: From $9.21, Amazon
For all their adorableness, a dog Halloween costume is no good if you can't get your pooch to actually wear it. According to Amazon customers, this Donald Duck getup is a non-cumbersome choice even for larger pups. "I have a Husky/St. Bernard mix so he’s good size, near 97 pounds," one Amazon reviewer shared. "He loves to run around with the little goofy arms flapping in the wind!" Added another: "My dog didn't mind me putting it on him and he seemed comfortable in it."
Mickey, Minnie, and Goofy costumes are also available.