Make Your Own Dog Halloween Costumes

make your own dog Halloween costumes

If you’re not wild about any of the dog costumes out there, and a collar with pumpkins just won’t do it for you, how about if you make your own dog Halloween costumes?

I’m afraid I’m not craft-inclined, but if you enjoy a challenge, or prefer the satisfaction of making something from scratch, I have put together some patterns and other accessories you can use to create your own unique design. If you want to send in some pictures of the costumes you’ve made, I’d love to see them and might even publish them!


McCALLS Pet Costumes 

Available in sizes (length) – Small(6½”-9″), Medium(9″-11″), Large(11″-13½”), X-Large(13½”-16″), XX-Large(16″-18½”)]. each pack comes with patterns for a pumpkin, superhero, vampire and a dress.

Simplicity 3952 Dog Costumes

Turn your dog into a Pumpkin, Santa, Princess, King, Hot Dog or Witch in no time. Fits small dogs 8″-10″ body length and 15″-18″ chest, and medium dogs 12″-14″ body length and 19″-23″ chest. 

Simplicity Dog Costumes Pattern 8287 

Suitable for dogs with 14″-16″ neck, 16″-18″ chest, length 16″-18″, consists of patterns for Santa, devil, witch, pumpkin, ballerina, angel, cow and clown.

Simplicity Pattern 1765 Matching Child and Dog Dinosaur Costumes

Designed and manufactured in the U.S.A., the child’s dinosaur and dragon costumes are sizes 3-8; the dog dinosaur costume is available in 3 sizes S (13″), M(15″), L(17″). 

Simplicity 2759 Victorian Dog Costume

If you want to dress your dog in something unique, take a look at this! Definitely adorable, and not something you see, in fact I’ve never seen this before. Available in XS, S and M sizes. 


Halloween fabric

Take a look at these gorgeous Halloween fabrics! Whether you’re using one of the patterns above, or you’ll just make a bandana or cape, these spooky looking fabrics are perfect. 

halloween costumes for dogs

Halloween Costumes For Dogs

halloween costumes for dogs

It’s just around the corner, so it’s time to start thinking about Halloween costumes for dogs.

My dog Red is quite easy going, but so far hasn’t liked any of the head pieces I’ve put on her, so this year I’m going simple. Yesterday I bought a really cute pumpkin sweater, and that’s what she’s going to wear.

Forget about my other dog Jack. I may be able to put the black cape on him that I used last year, but another one that’s not a fan of head wear.

For those of you with dogs who’ll let you put anything on them, here are some cute costumes.


Cotton blend ribbed pumpkin turtleneck


Lion mane and tail


Animal Planet peacock costume


Wonder Woman




Pumpkin carrier


Super Hero


Holy Hound


Hot dog and mustard


Glow Bones

Halloween costumes for dogs – conclusion

You decorate your house, you dress up your kids, don’t make your dog feel left out. There’s lots of great Halloween costumes for dogs to choose from, or if you prefer, why not make your own?  

If there aren’t enough treats to get your dog to put on one of these costumes, how about a Halloween themed dog collar?