Halloween is coming up, and you’re going to want to pick the perfect theme for you and your date—your date being your dog, of course. (Last year, it was estimated that Americans would spend around $350 million on their pets’ costumes. We know you were one of those people.) Make sure you and your furry friend have an on-point theme when you start trick-or-treating. We have some ideas that are pretty easy to assemble yourself, but we also included some links to pre-made costumes, since we know your dog is just useless with the sewing machine.
My dog Teddy & I cosplay together - here we are at Pop Expo as Ash & Pikachu!!
Name a more iconic duo than Ash and Pikachu… we’ll wait. Dressing like the Pokemon character Ash Ketchum might be a decent costume on its own, but it really comes together if you carry around a tiny Pikachu.
If there’s something strange in the neighborhood, it’s probably your dog. Mischievous pets will look great dressed in a green Slimer costume. Grab your best pair of tan coveralls and try to keep your furry ghost in line.
3. KATY PERRY AND LEFT SHARK
OK, this reference is a little old, but it’s possibly old enough to be a fun throwback idea. Besides, can you imagine anything better than a dog dressed like Katy Perry? Such a cute pup deserves the right backup dancer to move just out of time with the beat.
4. FAST FOOD
When you hit the Halloween party, people are going to be like “who is that hot dog?” They might also ask about that intriguingly tall sleeve of French fries. “Calm down, everyone,” you’ll say. “There’s plenty of fries to go around.”
5. LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD AND GRANDMOTHER
Grandma, what big teeth you have! Dress your dog up like a grandmother, and they'll look just like the Big Bad Wolf. With a Red Riding Hood outfit, you two will be a fairytale couple.
6. SNOW WHITE AND THE POISON APPLE
Dogs and Snow White actually have a lot in common: They’re both great with other animals, and they’ll eat food from strangers without a second thought. While your dog wears the iconic Disney outfit, you can be the poison apple that does her in.
7. PILGRIM AND TURKEY
Once Halloween ends, it's time to get into the Thanksgiving spirit. If you can't wait even one extra day to jump into Fall, dress your dog like a turkey and gobble up all the treats you get together.
8. UNICORN AND RAINBOW
Every unicorn needs a rainbow to leap over. You can wear this comically large rainbow on your shoulders while your dog tries not to look too embarrassed in this purple unicorn getup.
9. 1920S DUO
Relive the glitz and glamor (and organized crime) of the '20s with a flapper and gangster outfit. Your pooch will look dashing in a pinstripe suit that would make even Al Capone envious.
10. KETCHUP AND MUSTARD
Ketchup and mustard are great together, just like you and your dog. You'll be the big bottle of ketchup to your dog’s small mustard packet. Now you just need to find that duo dressed like the hot dog and fries ...
You and your pup can pretend to be heading straight to a tropical vacation after the party. Your dog can wear this fun tourist costume and you can create your own with a Hawaiian shirt, lei, and beachcomber hat.
12. MAGICIAN AND RABBIT
What’s a magician without a beautiful, furry assistant? You can wear a hat and cape to create the look of a magician while your dog begrudgingly dons a pair of floppy ears. Just don’t try to pull Fido out of a hat.
13. HAMBURGLAR HEIST
The Hamburglar would be just a regular crook if it weren't for his precious, tasty loot. This time the stolen burger is actually your dog, but the love connection is just as strong.
14. UPS DELIVERY
Get this costume for a reliable child in your life and this costume for a dog to keep them from eating all the candy. If you’re looking for an adult option, try these brown coveralls and sew on a UPS patch.
15. DAMSEL IN DISTRESS
Every princess needs a fierce dragon around, right? This pink princess outfit and dragon onesie will be the perfect ensemble for parties, trick-or-treating, or Renaissance fairs.
16. DEVILED EGGS
Get it? OK, it’s a weak pun, but you’ll definitely be a cute duo dressed as a devil and an egg. At least it’s a slight step up from those non-punny bacon and egg couple costumes.
17. SKELETON CREW
The beauty of this costume is the simplicity—just pick up a couple of skeleton suits, and you and your pup are good to go. You can also include other friends (human, canine, or otherwise) to create a whole boney crew.
18. JFK AND JACKIE O
You and your dog can emulate this presidential power couple pretty easily: All you need is a canine suit and a pink skirt suit with a pillbox hat.