The spooky season is upon us! While donning your own get-up is great, it’s even better to include your pet in all the Halloween fun. Finding the ideal small dog costume means considering your pet’s preferences, says Kacie Hu, associate global sourcing manager and trend expert at Chewy.
“If your dog enjoys wearing apparel and likes to show off, go big with a full body and headpiece costume,” she says.
Doggo’s not a ham? Then Hu advises going with a simple, lightweight small dog costume, like a dog sweater or shirt, and avoiding the extras.
From funny to scary, we’ve rounded up some of the best small dog Halloween costumes.
Funny Small Dog Costumes
Seeing a dog in any one of these costumes will make Halloween revelers smile. Seeing a small dog breed in any one of these costumes will bring on hysterical laughter.
Who says a frankfurter costume is limited to Dachshunds? Not us! Scare up some laughs with this one-piece hot dog costume, complete with mustard, ketchup and relish. Neck and belly straps ensure it stays on securely. Who wouldn’t love to see a little hot dog running around on Halloween? It’s a real weiner!
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s your Yorkie cracking up your neighbors when they picture him leaping tall buildings in a single bound. This one definitely earns a place among funny small dog costumes. It boasts wearability, too: The cape, chest piece and belt all have fabric ties, so they’re easy to secure without being too loose or too tight.
Whether your dog loves or hates the UPS driver, this costume, with the authentic company logo, is bound to deliver laughs. Make sure to show off your yapper to your delivery person the next time they drop off a package. Your driver will surely get a kick out of it, as most people do.
Cute Small Dog Costumes
Looking for an outfit that is as adorable as your petite poochie? Whether sweet, silly or sassy, each of these ensembles is #TooCute.
The buggy eyes. The jiggly legs. The antennae (which adjust so they will not fall in your pet’s eyes). Aside from being adorable, this two-piece crustacean costume can help keep your small dog nice and cozy this fall. Dress yourself up as rockstar for a cute couple’s costume: rock lobster.
This no-fuss costume will make your little buddy the King of Cuteness! It’s no secret that small dogs tend to have BIG personalities. This furry lion mane, which features an elastic drawstring toggle to fit comfortably around your dog’s neck, will let everyone know your pet has a real wild side.
Who’s the fairest of them all? Your pupper, of course! Officially licensed by Disney, this costume features a drawstring on the bow and necklace for a custom fit. You also can put your dog’s ears through the strings on the headpiece, an irresistible effect if you’re dressing, say, a Papillon.
Scary Small Dog Costumes
Remember, we are dressing Corgis, Chihuahuas and Cairn Terriers here. No costume actually will be scary. But if your taste runs more spooky than sweet, here are a couple perfect picks.
On the haunt for something legendary? This single-piece costume makes it look like your dog has a headless rider on their back. Fasteners at the neck and belly offer a customizable fit. It’s simple yet spooky.
Dolls come to life in quite a few horror movies, and—unlike your dog—they don’t play nice. Fans of this horror genre will love Frisco’s killer doll costume. The front-walking design will make it look like your pup is hunting you down with an axe. Creepy!
This scary spider costume sure gives us a case of the creepy-crawlies! It comes complete with a furry body, flexible legs that jiggle when your dog walks, and a separate headpiece with buggy eyes. Don’t be surprised if people cross to the other side of the street when they see you and your dog skittering around town.
Your dog will have a ghoulishly good time prancing about in this comfortable hoodie. It has a hole on the back for easy access to clip the leash for walks. The glow-in-the-dark skeleton design is not only frighteningly fun, but it’ll also help make your pet visible during nighttime outings.
Halloween is one of the best times of the year, especially when you get to share the fun with your fur kids. Any one of these amazing small dog costumes will get them in on the action without any toil or trouble.