Creative Pet Costume Ideas - Sure To Put A Smile On Your Mugs!

Fun And Fabulous Pet Costume Ideas
For The Best Dressed Pet On The Block!


There are many pet costumes that will transform your small or large dog into the character of your choosing. If you are the type of person that loves to dress up your pet dog, you are sure to love the pictures of pet costumes for dogs that we have listed throughout this page.


Creating a Costume for Small and Large Dogs

If you happen to be one of those "pet parents" who enjoy dressing up their "pet child" for the holidays, special events, or any excuse will do, then you've come to the right place. Most of the time, if not always, the pet outfits are for us rather than being for our little friend. After all, they have built-in coats that they are generally happy to wear.

Nonetheless, we sometimes override their desire to wear their fur coat and try to get them to opt for something a little more fun, playful, colorful, or theme-related. Some pets will strive to get those dog-gone outfits off by biting at them or trying to shake them off. Bottom line: If they won't wear the whole kitten-caboodle, perhaps a fun collar or scarf will do.

If you don't have time to create a costume for your pet, and you're fortunate enough to have a "pet child" willing to put up with your pet costume shenanigans, you might want to consider one of these PET COSTUME IDEAS.


For those of you who enjoy looking at photos of pets dressed up in their Sunday best, here's an assortment sure to give you a chuckle:

When choosing a costume for your dog, there are many factors that you must consider. First, you should consider why you are dressing up your dog, or the event that the pet will attend once they are in costume. Second, you should consider the size of your dog. Last, you should consider the pet’s personality. For example, if you have a pet bulldog that is a loving little animal – yet has a bit of vicious appearance – dressing her up like a bumble bee, a princess, an angel, or as a little bunny may all be cute choices. Simply browse through the pictures of pet costume ideas that we have below to observe how others have transformed the appearance of their family pet.

angel pet costume
Angel Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Beau B.

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ballerina pet costume
Ballerina Bulldog Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Beau B.

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banana pet costume
Banana Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Aaron Anderer

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bat pet costume
Bat Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: SFLoveStory

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batman pet costume
Batman Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: 3Neus

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batman pet costume
Batman Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Sarah Heiman

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batman pet costume
Batman Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: McCun

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bee pet costume
Bee Angus Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Beau B.

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bee pet costume
Busy Bee Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Roopyfoo

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bee pet costume
Bumble Bee Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: On The White Line

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bee pet costume
Bee Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: B. Rosen

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bee pet costume
Bee Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Cynthia Sadie

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HERE ARE SOME MORE FUN PET COSTUME IDEAS

bunny pet costume
Bunny Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Sassy Frassy Lassie

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butterfly pet costume
Butterfly Dog Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Beau B.

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chicken pet costume
Chicken Dog Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Beau B.

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christmas pet costume
Christmas Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Cordey

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clown pet costume
Clown Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Adaporn

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clown pet costume
Clown Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Willow&Monk

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construction pet costume
Construction Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: On The White Line

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cowboy pet costume
Cowdog Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Daveynin

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cowgirl pet costume
Cowdog Lula Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Ingorrr

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darth vader pet costume
Darth Vader, aka Bark Vader Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Beau B.

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dinosaur pet costume
Dinosaur Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Adrigu

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fairy pet costume
Fairy Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Beau B.

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HERE ARE SOME MORE FUN PET COSTUME IDEAS

fireman pet costume
Fireman Pet Costume, aka Fire Gipp - Photo courtesy of: Egvvnd

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football pet costume
Football Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Beau B.

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halloween pet costume
Halloween Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Gerald Brazell

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halloween pet costume
Halloween Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Crystal "Still Learning" Agozzino

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hot dog pet costume
Hot Dog Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Ants4Pets

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hot dog pet costume
Hot Dog Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Daveynin

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hula pet costume
Hula Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: On The white Line

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indian pet costume
Indian Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Akaporn

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ladybug pet costume
Ladybug Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Beau B.

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leopard pet costume
Pet Costume - Leopard Dog At The Howl-O-Weenie Festival - Photo courtesy of: Lee Coursey

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lion pet costume
Lion Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Akaporn

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mcgruff pet costume
McGruff Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Ingorrr

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HERE ARE SOME MORE FUN PET COSTUME IDEAS

mexican pet costume
Mexican Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Lee Coursey

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ninja pet costume
Ninja Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Jennmae

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oompa loompa pet costume
Ninja Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: DaySleeper724

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patriot pet costume
Patriot Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Randy Son Of Robert

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peacock pet costume
Peacock Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Lee Coursey

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pet costume
Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Rhea C.

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pet costume
Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Akaporn

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pet costume
Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Howie Luvz Us

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pet costume
Dressed up Dog Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Beau B.

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pet costume
Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Don Hankins

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peter pan pet costume
Peter Pan Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Daveynin

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pirate pet costume
Pirate Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Charkesw

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HERE'S SOME MORE FUN PET COSTUME IDEAS

police pet costume
Police Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Exfordy

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police pet costume
Police Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Beau B.

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poodle skirt pet costume
Poodle Skirt Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Mockstar

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princess pet costume
Princess Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Akaporn

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princess pet costume
Princess Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Beau B.

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princess pet costume
Princess Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Just Jefa

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princess pet costume
Princess Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Akaporn

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princess pet costume
Princess Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Mike Baird

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prisoner pet costume
Prisoner Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Beau B.

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pumpkin pet costume
Pumpkin Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Ellie

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pumpkin pet costume
Pumpkin Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: El Caganer

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pumpkin pet costume
Pumpkin Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Fuzzcat

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HERE ARE SOME MORE FUN PET COSTUME IDEAS

pumpkin pet costume
Pumpkin Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Black.Dots

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raggedy andy pet costume
Raggedy Andy Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Akaporn

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referee pet costume
Referee Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Daveynin

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reindeer pet costume
Reindeer Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Ellie

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santa pet costume
Santa Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: S13610

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santa pet costume
Santa Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Jimbotfuzz

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skunk pet costume
Skunk Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: On The White Line

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skunk pet costume
Skunk Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: On The White Line

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snow white pet costume
Snow White Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Daveynin

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soccer pet costume
Soccer Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Nick and Dana Blizzard

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spider pet costume
Spider Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: On The White Line

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spider pet costume
Spider Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Akaporn


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HERE ARE SOME MORE FUN PET COSTUME IDEAS

star wars pet costume
Star Wars Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: McCun934

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superman pet costume
Superman Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Akaporn

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superman pet costume
Superman Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Kthypryn

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superman pet costume
Superman Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Daveynin

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tigger pet costume
Tigger Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: s13610

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wonder woman pet costume
Wonder Woman Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: McCun934

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yoda pet costume
Yoda Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Miakia08

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yoda pet costume
Yoda Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Foxtongue

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yoda pet costume
Yoda Pet Costume - Photo courtesy of: Colure

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Now that you have observed some of the pet costume ideas that others have used on their pet, you have probably thought of some unique ideas of your very own. There are many adorable, cute, funny, and even scary pet costumes for dogs. It is also important to ensure that you show your pet the highest level of respect by avoiding placing costumes on them that are considered to be uncomfortable and/or vulgar. The experience will be more fun for both you and your pet if you select a fun, safe, and visually appropriate costume.

If you are still struggling with ideas on how to create a costume for a dog, we have created some simple instructions on how to create an easy and adorable costume. The following highlights how to create a simple ballerina costume for a female dog – of any size.

Instructions for an Easy Ballerina Dog Costume

Items Needed:
  • Pink Ballerina Two Piece Tutu Dress
  • Pink Felt
  • Pink Ribbon

Step 1: Place the bottom half of the tutu around the dog’s waist.

Step 2: Take the top half and cut the neck and arm regions so that the dog’s head and arms will fit into the piece easily. Remember, your dog’s comfort should be your top priority.

Step 3: Take the pink felt and cut out pieces that are large enough to be placed on the dog’s feet. Once the pieces are in place, pull them up and lightly tie ribbon around the leg to hold the felt in place. Do not tie this ribbon too tight, though.

If you have created pet costumes in the past, or plan on creating pet costumes for dogs, please submit your pictures, how-to instructions, tips, and suggestions to us so that we may share them with our readers. If new to the process, you may use the pictures we have listed on this page, as well as the instructions that we have listed here to assist you in your endeavor. Dressing up a small or large pet dog is a very exciting task for pet owners. We look forward to seeing what you come up with!

Share Your Fun & Fabulous Pet Costume Ideas

If you think you've got the best dressed pet on the block--please share. I can't wait to see a photo of your homemade pet costume, along with reading the story behind your masterpiece. Thank you sharing!


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