Best Halloween Costumes for You and Your Pet

Want to win best couple costume? Try these tried-and-true options.
By: PawCulture Editors
Illustration of witch and cat dressed like a witch

Planning the perfect Halloween costume is a challenge. Should you be the sexy vampire seductress? Or should you go the opposite route and opt for that not-quite-as-sexy milk-carton costume? The choices are endless.

And when your four-legged family members are involved, and you want to look like a cohesive unit, picking the best Halloween costume becomes even more difficult.

But don’t worry—we’ve rounded up the best Halloween costumes for you and your pet. Now you both can win that coveted best couple’s costume prize at every party you attend.

Holy Duo

Let your holier-than-thou pup reign supreme as the head of your family’s church in this regal Pope dog costume, complete with a Papal headpiece.

Become a man (or woman) of the cloth by donning your very own set of robes to join your pup in blessing babies and hearing confessions of all your Halloween party guests.

Despicable Pair

Your pooch will be the talk of all the trick-or-treaters with this minion dog costume that comes with a blue jumpsuit, yellow headpiece, and goggles.

Pick up a smaller sized costume for the cat and work on building your very own minion army—just make sure to measure your pet’s length and chest size (in inches) before ordering!

Dinosaur and Caveman

Take your Halloween attire to a whole new—and prehistoric—level with a caveman look for you and this dinosaur costume for pets.

Dress up your caveman costume with bone jewelry, a wig and faux wood club or keep it simple with a leopard tunic and matching belt. As for your mini T-Rex, just make sure to keep his costume on long enough to take a video of him chasing down a miniature Jeep full of Jurassic Park rangers.

Hot Dog Deluxe

Take your hot diggity dog out to the ball game with this adorable, easy to wear hot-dog costume that doubles as a hoodie—perfect for that Dachshund in your life.

Dress up as your favorite condiment to complement your pup’s attire or get the whole family involved by dressing up as a topping buffet complete with relish, onions, french fries and pickles.

Police Dog and Prisoner

Let your pup take a turn as the disciplinarian of the home with this police dog costume.

Get into the Orange is the New Black theme by picking up a prisoner costume for yourself or creating one at home with old painters coveralls or some already-striped clothing. Don’t forget to make a sergeant’s badge for your pooch!

Part of the Band

Looking to dress up a pet that happens to hate costumes? Try this punky, festive mohawk wig with an elastic chin strap that’s easy to take on and off.

You can be a part of the band, too, with a DIY rock star costume using some old jeans, a bandana and some studded accents.

The Avengers

Have your pup help you live out your superhero dreams by dressing him up as the Incredible Hulk.

This two-piece costume includes a muscled jumpsuit and headpiece to complete the look. Get your Captain America on with a store-bought costume or pull out all of the DIY stops and create your own custom superhero look.

Illustrations by Nan Lawson