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.
"The Bachelor" and "Bachelorette"
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.
- Frisco Formal Dog Tuxedo
- A sparkly dress
- A rose
Hot Dog and Hot Dog Vendor
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.
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 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!
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