If you have never owned a pet, the idea of dressing up a dog in a Halloween costume definitely sounds a little silly. After all, it’s not like Fido is going to go around asking for candy, right? To some, it may seem like a childish obsession to need to dress the family pet up like you would a person, to others just another way that the big companies of corporate America have decided to try and squeeze a few extra bucks out of patrons this Halloween season. For others, however, there is a certain charm to family pets being dressed up in celebration of the holiday.
Dog Halloween Costume Ideas
Icebreakers and Attention Getters
As any kid can tell you, dogs are a great way to get to know people. Especially ones dressed in costumes. With the exception of the few people who might be afraid of dogs, many love to come up and say hello and offer a pat to a dog that they see on the street.
Of course, every kid out trick or treating has one goal get as much candy as you can. Having a dog in a costume is a great way to do that. The houses that you visit will love the cuteness factor of the whole get up. Plus, it is sure to inspire some conversation, and the friendlier you are to people the more likely you are to receive candy in return. Get a dog costume that matches your own for extra cute points.
Protection and safety
A loyal family pet is going to look out for its family. So even though it is a good idea for mom and dad to come along while trick or treating, a dog is an extra bit of protection for your child should he or she get lost. Even a small dog will bark at something that is amiss, and larger dogs have the whole intimidation factor. Many children are also more careful about crossing streets when they are with a family pet.
Choosing a Dog Costume
There are a wide variety of costumes for dogs. Consider one that coordinates with your child’s costume. As with costumes for any member of your family, you will want to be sure that it fits properly. Avoid any with long hems that could cause your dog to trip while walking. You will also want to make sure that wearing the costume will not interfere with attaching a leash. A few dry runs of walking around the neighborhood with costume on may be required to get your dog accustomed to wearing it.
If your child is going to be the one walking the dog, make sure that they are able to control it. You do not want your beloved family pet running off into the night. Also consider your dog’s personality very aggressive or very fearful dogs are not going to enjoy going out with all of the ruckus going on. And of course, be the responsible pet owner and always clean up after your pet.
Choosing a doggy Halloween costume can add even more fun to the holiday by allowing your family pet to join in.
Large Dog Halloween Costumes – Big Dog Halloween Costumes
Small Dog Halloween Costume Ideas – Small Dog Halloween Costumes
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Cute Dog Halloween Costumes
The below cute dog Halloween costumes are more like a t -shirt for your pet decorated for the Halloween season. They are available in different sizes so they are sure to fit well.
Halloween Dog Shirt – Zombie HunterHappy Haunting Halloween Dog ShirtToo Cute To Spook – Dog ShirtHalloween Black Spider and Web on Orange TeeHalloween Cartoon Skull Pattern in Black White T-ShirtHappy Halloween Vintage Lady with Jack-O-Lantern TeeHalloween Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin Evil Face Sihouet ShirtHalloween Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin Face Sihouette3 T-ShirtHalloween Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin Face Sihouette2 T-ShirtHalloween Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin Face Sihouette T-ShirtBoo Yall Teeresting witch face shirtFunny pumpkin halloween doggie ribbed tank topKawaii Ghosts custom doggie ribbed tank toptoo cute to spook halloween teeHalloween Scene Filled with Jack-O-Lanterns ShirtHalloween Black Cat with Luminaries and Bats T-Shirtlittle miss october teetrick or treat teeHalloween Scene with Mystical Castle TeeHalloween Witch and Howling Dog T-ShirtHalloween Witch and Cauldron with Bats TeeHalloween Graveyard with Bats and Tombstones ShirtHalloween Design with Skull and Spooky Tree T-Shirtcute booyah halloween teelittle miss trick or treat cute halloween T-Shirtlittle miss bootiful cute halloween shirtlittle miss boo yah cute halloween teeeat drink and be scary halloween teeHappy Halloween Witches Typography Halloween TeeHalloween Design with Spooky Tree and Moon ShirtCute Halloween Candy Corn Cartoon Pet ShirtHalloween Lite Candle and Burnt Wick TeeHalloween Design with Bats, Tree and Pumpkins Shirtcartoon bigfoot-cartoon t rex-T rex bigfoot T-Shirtcartoon bigfoot-cartoon t rex-T rex bigfoot T-Shirtcartoon bigfoot-cartoon t rex-T rex bigfoot TeeHalloween Design with Cats and Pumpkins ShirtT rex bigfoot-cartoon t rex-cartoon bigfoot teeTreat or Treat Halloween Doggie Ribbed Tank Top