14 DIY Halloween Couples Costumes Ideas for You and Your Pet

By: Jamie CuccinelliUpdated:

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14 DIY Halloween Couples Costumes Ideas for You and Your Pet

When it comes to Halloween dress-up, couples costumes are the best costumes. And just to be clear, when we say “couples,” we mean you and your ever-loyal significant other: your pet.

Halloween costumes for dogs and cats and their pet parents always deserve to win the Halloween party “best couple costume” contest–and that’s a statement we’re willing to stand behind. We’ve created easy and budget-friendly DIY couples costume ideas for you that perfectly coordinate with some of our favorite dog Halloween costumes and cat Halloween costumes. We’ve even included a few step-by-step tutorials.

Avocado Toast

Halloween Costumes for Dog and Wwner
Become a millennial’s favorite breakfast with this unique DIY costume idea. If your cat’s comfortable with costumes, snag this bread cat costume for them. Meanwhile, you can transform yourself into a delicious avocado with just an old t-shirt and some fabric paint. And what do you get when you put them together? Avocado toast, of course!


avocado toast dog owner diy halloween costume step 1
  • Frisco Bread Cat Costume
  • Dark green T-shirt
  • Light green or yellow-green fabric paint
  • Brown fabric paint
  • Paint brush
  • Piece of cardboard


1. Gather all your supplies, including a green T-shirt, fabric paint and brush, and piece of cardboard.
2. Lay out your T-shirt on a flat surface and slip a piece of cardboard inside to prevent bleed-through.
3. Using the light-green or yellow-green fabric paint, paint and fill in a pear shape in the center of the T-shirt. Let dry.
4. Using the brown paint, paint and fill in a circle within and toward the bottom of the pear shape.
5. Let dry before wearing.


Halloween Costumes for Dog and Owner
With these cat or dog couples costumes, you and your pet will look as sweet as honey. After scoring this bee costume for your pet, pull a yellow-and-black striped top, if you have one, and black jeans or skirt. If you don’t have a striped shirt, a plain yellow shirt will do, too! Then create this simple antenna headband to complete the buzz-worthy look.




1. Gather materials to make the antennae. You'll need a pencil or pen, two pipe cleaners, two pom-poms, a headband, and a hot glue gun.
2. Using a hot glue gun, adhere one pom-pom to the end of each of the pipe cleaners. Allow to dry.
3. After drying, twist each pipe cleaner around a pen or pencil to create a corkscrew-like shape.
4. Securely wrap each of the pipe cleaners (by the ends without pom-poms) around the headband.
5. Pair with a striped yellow-and-black shirt, or yellow top, and black bottoms.

"The Bachelor" and "Bachelorette"

Halloween Costumes for Dog and Owner

Is this the most dramatic costume yet? Well, it certainly is one of the cutest! With a pet tuxedo costume, a real or fake rose, and a sparkly dress from your closet, you and your fur baby can dress up as your favorite guilty pleasure reality show.




1. Slip on your sparkly dress and get ready to accept the final rose (or the final Milk-Bone in your pup’s case!).

Hot Dog and Hot Dog Vendor

Halloween Costumes for Dog and Owner
Two costumes with extra cuteness—hold the hefty price tag, please! Turn your dog into a literal hot dog with this comfort food of a costume from Frisco. Then, serve up some creativity by dressing up as a hot dog vendor—the perfect side dish to your pup’s ensemble! (DIY instructions courtesy of By Stephanie Lynn.)




1. Set the foam or cardstock in front of you in horizontally.

2. Measure the circumference of your head. You’ll know the exact width of foam or cardstock you’ll need by dividing that number in half and adding 1 inch.

Based on your individual measurement, mark and cut the determined amount of foam or cardstock from your sheet. (So, if your head’s circumference is 22 inches, divide 22 by two and add 1 inch. You get 12, and now know that you’ll be using a piece that measures 12 inches across.)

Additionally, make a mark two inches from the top that runs the length of the foam or cardstock. Cut this section off. Using these measurements, you will now have a 10-inch by 12-inch sheet.

3. Fold each end of the foam ½ inch inward and glue into place.
4. Fold the entire top half of the sheet down and glue along the left and right edges. Let dry.

5. Decorate.


More Cat or Dog Couples Costumes Ideas


Taco and Hot Sauce Packet

Be the hot sauce packet to your pet's taco costume.

Paint your cardboard a red or orange color, paint on the words "mild" or "hot" onto the front, cut zig-zags at the top and bottom to make it look like a sauce packet, and strap it to your body.

Angel and Devil

You’re best friends, but you can be polar opposites for one night. For a classic couple's costume, dress up with your pet as the angel and the devil.

Dress your pet up in this devil costume; and you'll dress in white and put on angel wings.

The Scarecrow Couple

Take a little inspiration from “The Wizard of Oz” for this couples Halloween costume idea.

Snag a pair of overalls, a button-down flannel and a straw or brown bucket hat from your closet. You’ll want a bandana as well. If you don’t already have one, you can find an inexpensive bandana at craft stores. Extra points if you have suspenders.

Make your pet your perfect counterpart with this scarecrow costume for dogs or cats.

Dorothy and the Cowardly Lion from “The Wizard of Oz”

Speaking of “The Wizard of Oz,” throw on any blue dress over a plain white shirt, braid your hair into pigtails, and slip on a pair of red shoes.

Pair your costume with this lion mane costume for your pet.

Grab a basket if you have one, and you’re all set to click those heels together one, two, three times.


Throw on a flannel and your favorite pair of jeans, slip on a pair of your most Western-inspired boots, and tie a red bandanna around your neck.

Lasso this cowboy pet costume for your partner and get ready to giddy up.

Scooby Doo and Shaggy

Toss on a green shirt and brown pants. Then scoop up this Scooby Doo harness.

Bonus: This costume is a great option for dogs who don’t like wearing costumes but still want to dress up for the Halloween party.

UPS Delivery Driver and the Package

Find a cardboard box large enough to wear. Cut out holes for your arms and head, then grab a marker and create UPS-inspired delivery “labels.” Next, snag the UPS Delivery Driver costume for your pup.

Your dog will be the star of this show, but you’re already used to living in their adorable shadow, right?

Prince Eric and Ariel from “The Little Mermaid”

Bring this Disney classic to life DIY-style with an easy couples costume.

For Eric’s getup, you’ll need a pair of blue pants or jeans, a white button-down shirt and a red belt. Roll the pants up, stopping slightly below the knees, and complete the ‘fit with black boots if you have them. If a red belt isn’t part of your wardrobe, you can wrap a rolled-up red T-shirt around your waist.

Finally, don’t forget your lovely mermaid counterpart. Dress up your doggo in this Ariel costume for dogs and cats.

Christmas Trees

Christmas in October? Why not?

To begin, you’ll need a green T-shirt. If your Christmas decorations aren’t stowed away in the deep, dark recesses of your attic, grab garland and a few ornament bulbs. Wrap the shirt in the garland and pin the bulbs around the front. Alternatively, you can buy fabric paint and illustrate the ornaments yourself if you’re not mentally prepared to dig out the Christmas decor just yet (we get it).

Pair your costume with this festive Christmas tree costume for your pet.

“Star Wars” Duo

You and your furry best friend can dress as any combo of "Star Wars."

An easy human DIY is to go as Princess Leia. Pair a white dress with a silver belt. If your hair is long enough, braid it into side buns. Voilà!

As for your pup, choose from iconic “Star Wars” characters such as Han Solo, R2-D2, Chewbacca and Darth Vader.

Now you’re ready to celebrate the spooky season in (expertly coordinated couples costume) style. Just choose your favorite and you and your pet will be the most dynamic duo on the block—no budget-busting necessary. If you’re still not quite ready to commit to one of these Halloween costume ideas, check out our other list of matching Halloween costumes for pet parents and their dogs for more inspiration.
Additional reporting by Laura Willard.
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