Every year, millions of Americans flock to Halloween stores in search of the perfect Halloween costume. But if dressing up for Halloween isn’t your thing, there’s still a reason to enjoy the holiday: the annual Halloween dog parades.
Just like us, our furry friends strut their stuff in adorable dog Halloween costumes, and frankly, they put ours to shame. If you are one of those people who really gets into the Halloween spirit, you’ll know the painstaking effort that goes into finding (or making) the perfect Halloween costume. Now, imagine you’re doing that in miniature for a squirmy body with four legs. Not so easy, right?
And just because our pups can’t pick out a costume themselves doesn’t mean you should put them in any old thing — you have to find something that matches their personality. If Max is feisty, you can’t dress him up as a teddy bear; he’s got to be a dinosaur or a lion. And sweet princess Bella would look better as a cupcake than as a shark. We applaud all the dog moms and dads who go above and beyond with their pets’ Halloween costumes. Keep scrolling to see some pups in costumes that are “pawsitively” adorable.
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Ofred From The Handmaid's Tale — Corgi Costumes
If you've been following The Handmaid's Tale on Hulu, you'll be totally impressed by Winston the White Corgi's "Ofdog" costume. Though he wasn't part of the Emmy Award-winning cast, we still think he deserves a good belly rub for this Handmaid's Tale halloween costume.
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A Mop — Cute Dog Costumes
Hey, you gotta work with what you were given, right? Many of us are self-conscious about our looks, but this pooch is totally owning his. And we have to applaud the owner for that creativity. A mop bucket? Genius!
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The House From Up — Corgi Halloween Costumes
Dogs and Disney are a match we approve of! According to her owner, this sweet little Halloween corgi named Willow almost flew up, up, and away because there were a few too many balloons. Though Willow gives new meaning to the phrase "in the doghouse," we still think she's a good girl.
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Unicorns — Cute Friend Costumes
We're content never seeing a unicorn now that we've spotted this adorable duo. Eleven-year-old Tucker and his furry rabbit friend make the cutest unicorns we've ever seen! According to Tucker's owner, when he's not stealing our hearts dressed as a unicorn, this handsome boy models. And with those good looks, why wouldn't he?
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Oscar the Grouch From Sesame Street — Furry Dog Costume
Oscar the Grouch might have been king of the mean mug, but Sprout the dog is giving him a run for his money. (Seriously, how perfect is this Oscar the Grouch dog costume?) Fortunately for Sprout it's doubtful that people can stay mad for long thanks to his adorable expressing. We're currently resisting the urge to give him chin scratches.
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UPS Deliveryman — Realistic Dog Costume
Why is it that the UPS guy always shows up at the worst moment? Or worse, you miss each other entirely. But this is one delivery dog we wouldn't mind waiting around to meet!
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Kissing Booth — Adorable Dog Costumes
Kissing booths might bring back embarrassing childhood memories, but this is one booth we wouldn't mind visiting. We'll take Tubs the French bulldog's puppy kisses — slobber, dog breath, and all — any day of the week!
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The Chick-fil-A Cows — Cow Halloween Costume for Dogs
Well, if we weren't convinced before, we are now! This gentle giant (we wouldn't blame you if you mistook him for a cow) could easily score a spot in the next Chick-fil-A commercial.
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A Puppuccino — Starbucks Dog Costume
You've heard of puppuccinos (Starbucks offers just whipped creams for furry companions), now meet the puppy latte. With none of the calories but all of the fun of a caramel macchiato, this is a drink we can totally get behind!
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A Hot Dog — Hot Tamale Costume
Sure, sticking a wiener dog in a frankfurter costume was funny the first time we saw it, but a dachshund in a Hot Tamales outfit? Now that's a real hot dog! And as if the pepper bandana wasn't cute enough, this pooch topped off his spicy ensemble with an adorable little red hat.
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Pretty in Pink — Cutest Dog Costumes
Doberman pinschers sometimes get a bad rap, but this old girl looks like the biggest softie. We admire her ability to pull off so many bright colors and patterns. Pink sparkles, leopard print, and pom poms may see like too much, but she's totally rocking it.