Easy DIY Doggy Halloween Costumes

It seems like every year we blink and it’s the last week of October. If you’re one to wait until the last minute for a costume, especially for your dog, you’ve stumbled upon the right place! We’ve compiled four simple DIY dog costumes so yours won’t be the only dog on the block without a costume this Halloween.


Downright Devil



Image found via Google Images.

All dogs can have a devilish side – but that doesn’t mean they don’t still look wickedly adorable.

What You’ll Need:

  • Red fabric
  • Ribbon
  • Needle & thread
  • Devil horns


  1. Cut red fabric into a rectangle. Fold in half into a square and cut out a larger, quarter-circle shape along the outside edge and a small quarter-circle along the inside corner (this will be the neck hole).


2. When you unfold the fabric, you should have a perfectly shaped cloak.


3. Sew ribbon to the corners and drape around your dog, tying around his neck.


4. Top with easy, store-bought horns and your little devil dog is complete!


Straight-Up Superhero



Your pup is the real hero, but we’re here to save the day with a DIY costume. More detailed directions can be found at Fiskars. Photo via Lisa Storms.

What You’ll Need:

  • Fabric in your choice of color
  • Felt in various colors
  • Ribbon
  • Elastic
  • Fabric glue and/or needle and thread


  1. Select a color fabric for the cape, fold in half, and cut into shape, incorporating a circle at one end for the neck hole. (Follow the ‘Downright Devil’ cape directions.)
  2. Decorate the back of the cape as desired with contrasting felt colors and fabric glue.
  3. Sew ribbon to the corners and drape around your dog, tying around his neck.
  4. For the mask, measure the width of your dog’s head and eyes, mark these measurements on a piece of paper, and draw a simple mask shape around them.
  5. Use your mask stencil to then cut the shape out of felt (twice), layer a strip of elastic between the felt masks, and size to your dog’s head.


All-Time Angel



Holy Cuteness! Your pup is as sweet as can be with a halo to match. More detailed photos can be found at Our Peaceful Planet.

What You’ll Need:

  • White craft foam sheet
  • White feathers (optional)
  • Blue or silver glitter glue (optional)
  • Brown felt or fabric
  • Gold pipe cleaners
  • Hot glue gun
  • Velcro


  1. Measure the circumference around your dog’s belly and cut the brown felt/fabric into an appropriate length band. Add Velcro to both sides of the band and ensure it fits snug around your dog’s belly.
  2. Cut the wings out of a sheet of white craft foam. Then either draw feathers onto the foam and trace with glitter glue or, for extra credit, glue real white feathers on top.
  3. Hot glue the wings to the belly band fabric.
  4. Cut a tiny hole and poke a gold pipe cleaner through the belly band. Use more gold pipe cleaners to form the shape of a halo.


Hipster Hound



Photo credit: Instagram.com/toby_littledude

Your dog is trendy, enjoys a nice puppaccino and believes Halloween is a state of mind. Here’s a DIY costume that reflect your dog’s independence.

What You’ll Need:

  • Child-size flannel shirt
  • Inexpensive, plastic glasses with lenses removed
  • Child-size fedora (optional)
  • Clip-on bow tie (optional)

Directions: For this simple costume, all you need are a few items available at any clothing store or thrift store. Pick up a child-sized flannel shirt, child-sized fedora, and a pair of inexpensive, plastic glasses with the lenses removed. Or, if your dog won’t wear a hat, add a cute clip-on bowtie and style your pup’s fur into a fun faux-hawk! For more hipster inspiration, be sure to check out @toby_littledude, one of Instagram’s most adorable and hipster pups!

Obviously, Halloween is a chance to make your dog look extra cute, plus it’s fun playing dress-up. However, be sure to have your pup practice wearing the costume before the big day and give him extra treats when he cooperates. It’s important to make the costume-wearing a positive experience for your dog and prioritize your dog’s comfort and safety.

We’d love to see your final costume! Be sure to share with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!

Happy Halloween!