The 20 cutest pet Halloween costumes

Oct. 16, 2020

While Halloween is typically considered a kid-centric holiday, it’s the perfect time for pets to join in the fun. Chances are your furry family member is already quite a character. Pet Halloween costumes offer cats and dogs an opportunity to show even more personality by taking on a new persona. 

Whether you’re headed to a pet parade or just want to “howl” with laughter at home, pet Halloween costumes are available for every shape and size. We’re talking wigs, wings and even poodle skirts. From costumes that allow your pet to impersonate other animals to styles that morph them into beloved movie characters, here are 20 of the cutest pet Halloween costumes for dogs and cats.

1. UPS Delivery 



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Special delivery! Everyone loves to get a package, but it’s even more fun when it’s delivered by your four-legged friend. 

Where to buy: UPS Driver Dog Delivery Costume ($14.99, Party City)

2. Spaceship


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Your pet’s cuteness will skyrocket thanks to this out-of-this-world spaceship suit. If you’ve got a kid or an adult going as an astronaut, this really completes the look. 

Where to buy: Walking Spaceship Costume ($15.99, Chewy)

3. Burger

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Who can resist a juicy burger? Warning: Your pet may make trick-or-treaters extra hungry in this costume.

Where to buy: Burger Costume ($12.99, Target)

4. Shark


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Shark Week may be over, but your pet will inspire chills and thrills in this ‘see’-worthy costume. 

Where to buy: Shark Costume ($14.49, Walmart)

5. Monarch Butterfly


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Halloween is a great time to let your furry family members spread their wings! This butterfly costume’s colors are the perfect complement to bright pumpkins and dark cauldrons, too.

Where to buy: Monarch Butterfly Costume ($11.95, Walmart)

6. Rainbow

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Somewhere over the’ll find the cutest pet in town. Seeing your cat or dog in this adorable costume is your very own pot of gold!

Where to buy: Rainbow Costume ($12.99, Target)

7. Narwhal



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Narwhals are often thought of as the unicorns of the sea. Your pet is a magical, one-of-a-kind character, too, making this costume a great fit for cats and dogs. 

Where to buy: Narwhal Costume ($14.99, Chewy)

8. Santa


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Seeing your pet dressed as Santa is sure to jumpstart your holiday spirit! You may want to snap a photo or two for your holiday card while you’ve got your pooch or kitty in costume!

Where to buy: Santa Costume ($15.99, Chewy)

9. Teddy Bear


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Just when you think your pet couldn’t get any cuddlier… This teddy bear costume will have you snuggling up to your pet all Halloween-long!

Where to buy: Teddy Bear Costume ($22.95, Walmart)

10. Ariel Disney Princess 


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If you’ve ever wondered what your pet would look like with red, flowing locks, here’s your chance! Even better, you don’t have to go under the sea to find this mermaid princess costume.

Where to buy: Ariel Costume ($22.96, Chewy)

11. Frankenstein


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If your dog or cat has a tendency to behave like a little monster, you can’t go wrong with this Frankenstein costume. Watch the Boris Karloff classic film with your tiny terror if you dare, and prepare to be scared!

Where to buy: Frankenstein Costume ($23, Chewy)

12. Snowman


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Frosty, is that you? If there’s a chill in the air this Halloween, it may be coming from your little snowman. 

Where to buy: Snowman Costume ($15.99, Chewy)

13. Snow White


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Speaking of snow, dress your doggie as Snow White. Just don’t let them accept any apples from witches while trick-or-treating. 

Where to buy: Snow White Costume ($31.65, Walmart)

14. Lobster 

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Who needs candy corn when you’ve got lobster? Canines and felines alike quickly become crustaceans for the day with this costume. (Butter not included.)

Where to buy: Lobster Costume ($12.99, Target)

15. 50’s Girl


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Crank up the jukebox and take a trip down memory lane with this adorable throwback costume. All breeds can rock this pretty poodle skirt.

Where to buy: 50's Girl Costume ($31.13, Walmart)

16. Peacock


Pets love to strut their stuff, and this peacock costume is sure to help them get all the attention they crave!

Where to buy: Peacock Costume ($17.95, Walmart)

17. Spider Pup


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Spooky spiders are an essential part of Halloween. Turn your four-legged friend into an eight-legged creature who’s sure to ensnare you in their web every time.

Where to buy: Spider Costume ($19.95, Walmart)

18. Giraffe

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No matter the size of your pet, they can still impersonate the world’s tallest mammal in this giraffe costume, which adds a few more spots to their coat.

Where to buy: Giraffe Costume ($14.99, Chewy)

19. Crab

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No pinching, please! If your pet has a naturally “crabby” personality, this headband says it all!

Where to buy: Crab Costume ($5.99, Target)

20. Koala 

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Skip the trek to the outback! You can mingle with a koala right in your own backyard with this soft silver suit that’s sure to transform your pet into a marvelous marsupial. 

Where to buy: Koala Costume ($15.99, Chewy)

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