top of page

15 Best DIY Halloween Dog Costumes for 2023

dog bandit halloween costume

Can you believe October is right around the corner? Me either. It's that time of year when creativity takes center stage. Yes, I'm talking about Halloween. With its ghoulish delights and playful spookiness, it invites everyone to unleash their inner costume designer.

Halloween isn't just for humans; our canine companions can join in the fun too. In this guide to the "Best DIY Halloween Dog Costumes for 2023," we'll explore a collection of imaginative, adorable, and budget-friendly costume ideas that will not only have tails wagging but also make your furry friend the star of the Halloween parade.

dog garden gnome costume

One of the most whimsical and delightful DIY costumes for your furry friend is the garden gnome ensemble! Some blue construction paper, a red dog t-shirt, and a faux beard is all you need to craft this cute litte costume! Click here for the full DIY tutorial.


2. Rocket Dog - Credit to Costume Works

rocket dog halloween costume

If you're a space and NASA enthusiast this canine "jet pack" is tailor-made for your furry companion. You can fashion it using two 1-liter soda bottles, spray paint, and tissue paper. Secure the rocket to your dog's harness with duct tape—it's so lightweight that your pup might not even realize it's there.


3. ‘Latte Dog Costume’ by Brit + Co – get the full DIY tutorial here.

latte dog halloween costume

Perfect for all you Pumpkin Spice lovers out there!


4. Smores - thanks to Seb_inthecity on Instagram

s'mores dog halloween costume

S'mores season is here! And what better way to celebrate the deliciousness than crafting this DIY Halloween costume for your pup! It's super simple as it only requires minimal materials:

Brown fabric paint (or brown construction or tissue paper)



5. The House from Up - Check out this adorable DIY tutorial from Brit & Co

house from up dog halloween costume

If this isn't the most creative DIY-er than I don't know what is! Check out the in-depth step-by-step tutorial here!


6. Get inspiration for dressing your dog up as Grandma from Maya The Bulldog on Instagram!

dog dressed as grandma halloween costume

This simple, yet absolutely adorable, Grandma ensemble is a super easy, last-minute DIY costume. All you need are a few simple materials you can probably find around your house:

And yes, you can even find a dog-wig for an added bonus to your look.


7. Ninja Turtle Costume from Crafts By Courtney - Learn how to make it here!

ninja turtle dog halloween costume

Love this one! An adorable tribute to TMNT!


8. Bandit Costume - Credit to Morecocoalesssugar on Instagram.

bandit dog halloween costume, dog dressed as a bandit

If your dog has stolen your heart, dress them up as a bandit this Halloween. All it takes is a black-and-white striped shirt and a few simple props.

Novelty money bag (for their treats, of course!)


9. Beanie Baby Tag by Brit & Co. Click Here for DIY Tutorial

beanie baby dog halloween costume

Making your pooch a 90s keepsake has never been so cute!


10. Where's Waldo by Instagram user ogponcho

where's waldo halloween dog costume

Where's Waldo is always a classic! Simple and inexpensive with just a couple items:


11. Matching Dog & Owner DIY Scarecrow Costumes - Read the "how-to" here!

dog and human matching halloween costume, scare crow halloween dog costume

I can't even with this matching costume!


dog lego halloween costume

This Lego Piece Costume is creative and simple enough for a last minute put-together! The step-by-step is easy to follow along - click here!


13. This hilarious Flo from Progressive costume is sure to be a hit! Thanks to dogsofcharmcity for the inspiration!

dog progressive insurance costume, flo from progressive dog costume, diy dog halloween costumes

I don't know about you, but Flo from Progressive makes me love car insurance commercials!


14. Dog Pinata Costume - Check out the DIY tutorial on Oriental Trading's website here.

dog pinata costume, dog in a halloween costume, diy dog costumes

A creative and another easy DIY! The matching sombrero is an adorable bonus addition too!


15. Hawaiian Vacation Dog! Idea Credit - Pinterest

dog hawaiian shirt costume, diy halloween costume

Turn your dog into your Uncle Rick on his 11th Caribbean Cruise! All you need is a few simple materials and props:

Lei Necklace


You can get all three items in one Amazon purchase here!


best diy halloween dog costumes, dog diy costumes for halloween, last minute dog DIY costumes

What are your faves? Leave a comment or post pictures of your dogs in their adorable get-ups!

This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon affiliate, I earn from qualifying sales.


Rated 0 out of 5 stars.
No ratings yet

Add a rating
Bonne et Filou
Furbo Dog Camera
Cuddle Clones
dog harness, cute dog leash set
dog decals for walls or crafts

Join the Pack

Join our email list and get access to specials deals and articles exclusive to our subscribers.

Thanks for submitting!

bottom of page