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32 Adorable Dog Costumes to DIY


Dog costumes are so much fun to make and I’ve got quite the list of dog costumes to DIY or buy.  If you’re looking for a fun costume idea to dress up your pet then I’ve got you covered with some fun theme ideas.

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Get your dog ready for Halloween with these creative costume ideas. You can match your dog with your family Halloween costume or have him or her stand out on their own with their funny costume.

Dog Costumes

Dog Costumes

Most of these dog costumes featured are free patters and DIY but a few contain affiliate links for your convenience. Click here for disclosure policy.  Those links help support the site as I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.  Dog Costumes on Amazon by amazon

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If you’re looking for a specific costume then you can click the DIY Costume Finder button above to be taken to the Tip Junkie Halloween Costume Pattern File Box.  There you will find costume ideas listed in alphabetical order with direct links to the pattern to DIY or costume to buy if I couldn’t find a free pattern online.

Funny Halloween Costumes

How to Make a Frida Kahlo Dog Costume 

1. Frida Kahlo Dog Costume ~ How to make an easy tutorial by jaderbomb using a banana, elastic, and fake flowers.

DIY Dog Costume Garden Gnome
2.  Garden Gnome DIY Dog Costume ~ Using styrophone, felt, and fur you can quickly make this Garden Gnome costume thanks to the Crafting Chicks.

Food Halloween Costumes

I think food make funny Halloween costumes and these DIY dog costumes do not disappoint.  They are even more hysterical on cute dogs.

3.  Cereal Killer Dog Costume ~ This makes a great last minute dog costume thanks to Sew Doggy Style because all you need is a Cereal box, hot glue gun, black and silver paint, and some red 3D paint.


4.  Chick Fil a Dog Costume ~ Instructables gives you all the details on how to make this Chick Fil A dog costume that’s a cow!  {giggle}  You’ll need some fabric: pink, khaki, white, and black.  A cow bell, poster board and a $1 cow nose to complete the look.

DIY Eggs and Bacon Dog Costume

5.  Eggs and Bacon Dog Costume ~ Instructables has a video you can watch to make these funny DIY Eggs and Bacon costumes for you and your pet.

DIY Hostess CupCakes Pet Costume

6. Hostess Cupcakes DIY Pet Costume ~ Sew Doggy Style has hooked us up with a DIY tutorial on how to make this easy costume using brown felt and white paint.

cupcake pet halloween dog costume
7.  Cupcake Pet Halloween costume ~ Lovely Indeed has hooked us up with a DIY tutorial on how to make this cupcake dog costume out of a paper mache box, felt, batting, scrapbook paper, and elastic.  So cute.

Easy Hot Dog Vendor and Hot Dog Costume

8.  Hot Dog Vendor Costume ~ Stephanie Lynn created an extensive pictured tutorial so you can recreate this hot dog vendor costume for you and your pet.  She goes into great detail and swears it’s not hard and can be made last minute.

hotdog dog costume
9.  Hot Dog Vendor and Hot Dog Costume ~ This image is from Costume Works and can be created using the pattern above but on a smaller scale.

Martini Dog

10.  Martini Dog ~ I found this image on Reddit but would be so easy to make if you still have your dogs medical cone, stick, green Styrofoam, and red felt.

Pineapple DIY Halloween Dog Costumes

11.  Pineapple Pet Costume ~ DIY tutorial by using a yellow dog tshirt, velco, gold paint pen, and green felt.

DIY Smores Dog Costume

12.  S’mores Dog Costume ~ A DIY costume by Studio DIY of a super easy S’more costuming using a white dog shirt, cardboard, brown felt, and hot glue.  So easy!

starbucks dog costume easy and inexpensive

13.  Starbucks Pup-kin Spice Latte Dog Costume ~ The coolest homeamde costumes shows you how to make this Starbucks dog costume using 2 Wooden embroidery hoops, Poster board, Ribbon, and tissue paper.

Bug and Animal Costumes

DIY Lightning Bug Dog Costume

14.  Lightning Bug Dog Costume  ~ DIY Show Off has a great tutorial on how to dress up your small dog using a fuzzy sock and LED light.

DIY Lion Dog Costume
15.  Lion Dog Costume ~ Instructables shows us where to buy the faux fur to turn your dog into a lion this Halloween.

16.  Shark Dog Costume by martha stewart

17.  Spider Dog Pet Costume by martha stewart

Raptor Dog Costume

18.  Triceratops pet costume and Raptor pet costume on Amazon if you’re dressing up in a Jurassic Park theme.

Unicorn DIY Dog Costume

19.  Unicorn DIY Dog Costume ~ A beautiful tutorial by livecolorful using a yard of white fabric, iridescent plastic, colored pipe cleaners, wadding, velcro, and cardboard.

Professional Halloween Costumes


20.  Construction Worker Dog Costume ~ This tutorial by hellolifeonline is made using felt, silver duct tape, and elastic.  So easy.

Jockey and Race Horse Dog Costume

21.  Jockey and Race Horse Dog Costume ~ If you have a large dog then Stephanie Lynn has the theme for you.  She goes into great detail on how to make these 2 costumes so you can easily recreate the look.


22.  Pirate Dog Costume ~ A no-sew DIY tutorial by irresistiblepets using a scarf and pennant.


23. Police Costume and K-9 Dog Halloween Costume ~ An easy DIY tutorial by lilblueboo using white puffy paint and stencils.

Halloween Dog Costume Race Car

24.  Race Car Halloween Dog Costume ~ Using only a few supplies and a step by step tutorial you can make turn your dog into a race car driver for Halloween.

Rufferee and Wide Retriever Pet Costumes

25.  Rufferee and Wide Retriever Pet Costumes ~ I found this on twitter so I’m not sure where she got the costumes but they were so cute I couldn’t resist showing them to y’all.

UPS Pal Pet Costume on Amazon

26.  UPS Pal Pet Costume on Amazon by Amazon staring around $12

Skeleton Dog Costume Pattern

27. Skeleton Dog Costume Pattern ~ Cuteness shows you how to create the stencil to a black dog sweater.

Movie and TV Character Costumes

BATDOG & ROBIN Dog Costumes

28.  Batdog and Robin ~ This is not a tutorial but these two are soo cute I just had to show you Celebrty Dachshund’s darling dogs.

Disney Sven Frozen Costume for a Dog 

29.  Disney Sven Frozen Costume for a Dog ~ Using an antler headband and faux fur use this DIY tutorial by elleclaireinspired to make a costume to match your kids Frozen theme.

DIY Ewok No Sew Dog Costume

30.  Ewok Star Wars Dog Costume ~ No-Sew DIY pattern by shelterness that’s so adorable I had to show my boys.  All you’ll need is a 1/2 yard of brown knit fabric, a short length of twine and scissors.


31.  Homemade Jesse and Slinky Dog Toy Story Costumes ~ Young House Love has the cutest tutorials on how to make 2 Toy Story costumes that are so easy!  For the slinky dog costume you’ll need brown felt and two yards of silver trim.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Dog Costume

32.  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Dog Costume ~ A beautiful tutorial by craftsbycourtney using Paint, Ribbon, Mod Podge, Foil Turkey Pan, Fabric Needle and Thread, Doggie Shirt or Youth Size Shirt, Scissors, and velcro.

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32 Adorable Dog Costumes to DIY

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Leave a comment below.   I’d love to know what Halloween costumes you are making or are planning to wear this year.  I also take requests, so if you’re looking for a specific pattern or idea let me know in the comments.  I’ll be happy to find it for you and add it to this list for fellow Tip Junkie’s.

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