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5 Easy DIY Dog Halloween Costumes on a Budget

Aug 19, 2022

Make Halloween extra fun this year by having your friends dress up their doggy companions in their best pet costumes. If you don’t have much of a costume budget for your dog this year or you’re feeling extra crafty, we’ve found some fun, creative ways your pooch can still get festive with 5 DIY dog costume ideas. We scrolled our way through TikTok and wanted to showcase some of our favorite dog Halloween costumes! If you’re still on the search for a spooky dog Halloween costume this October, we’ve got you covered. We can guarantee that you’ll already have most of the supplies laying around at home and if not, just make a quick visit to the craft store.

Before dressing your pet in a costume, make sure they are comfortable being dressed. Not all dogs enjoy wearing costumes, and that’s OK! If your pet seems uncertain about wearing anything, take it off and prioritize their comfort. If anything, you can get them a special Halloween-themed collar or bowtie that won’t be irritating. However, with proper training and patience, many dogs enjoy wearing costumes! If in doubt, always put your dog’s safety and comfort first.

Because Halloween is full of scary costumes, frights, and doorbells, it can be a stressful day for dogs regardless. Don’t forget to prepare your dog for the spooky holiday by stocking up on Pet Releaf’s Stress Releaf CBD Oil.

Check out easy dog costume ideas and tutorials below! Once you have your dog in costume, make sure to submit a photo to Fidose of Reality’s dog costume contest for a chance to win awesome prizes, including Pet Releaf!

Spooky Ghost

A white sheet can go a long way! Or if you have some old white fabric from a curtain you no longer have a need for, try recycling it into this famous spooky ghost dog costume. All you have to do is grab a pair of scissors and cut out two holes for eyes and a third hole for your doggy to fit their snout in. If the fabric that you’re using is too large, feel free to cut it down to fit your small dog’s size! Check out @hesmyalibi on Instagram and the TikTok video below to see her pups looking extra ghostly this year.

@hesmyalibiOn a scale of 1-10 how did my dogs do?? Follow their Instagram @hesmyalibi ##dog ##dogsoftiktok ##ghosttrend ##halloween ##fyp ##viral♬ Oh Klahoma – Jack Stauber

Cereal Bowl

If your pup just had surgery and is rocking the cone of shame this year, why not make the cone a little more tasteful with a bowl of cereal? @Goldenbenjamin on Instagram shared their brilliant costume idea with a bowl of Froot Loops and a spoon! For this pet Halloween costume, you’ll definitely need a cone along with aluminum foil and some pool noodles. As the cone is already ready to go, you’ll really just need to craft the cereal pieces and the spoon. For the cereal bits, if you have any old pool noodle floats that are a little beat up or if you look in the summer clearance aisle at your local department store, it’s time to chop them up! It’s ideal if you have a colorful variety to really showcase the assorted cereal colors for this DIY dog costume to pop. All you have to do is cut up the noodles into 1-inch pieces with either a knife or scissors to resemble the cereal and add them into the cone. For the silverware, cut some aluminum foil and shape it into a spoon. Watch Benny model his cereal bowl doggy costume below!

@goldenbenjamin a Froot Loops? heck you Karen #foryoupage #halloween #dogcostume #fruitloops #dog ♬ original sound – Benny

Paparazzi

We’re a big fan of @goodboymulligan on Instagram’s easy DIY pet costume! Mulligan chose to dress up in his best pawparazzi costume for trick-or-treating. Depending on your doggy’s size, you may either need a toddler or adult-sized tropical t-shirt laying around depending if you have a small dog or large dog. If you don’t have one, try heading over to your local thrift shop to find one at a low price point. If you have an old disposable camera laying around as well, feel free to tie it around some yarn so you can hang it around your dog’s neck for the ultimate paparazzi pet Halloween costume. Watch Mulligan get his close-up on his paparazzi costume idea below!

@goodboymulligan The cutest paw-parazzi ever 📸🐾 #petlife #goldenretriever #paparazzi #fyp #cutedog #puppycheck #dogcostume ♬ paparazzi – Nick&Sienna🌹

Baked Potato

Because there isn’t anything cuter than a Frenchie dressed up as a baked potato. We think @sirhamiltonpierre on Instagram suits this costume perfectly! The first trick to this costume is getting your pooch to sit still as you wrap aluminum foil around their bottom. After that, you can add a yellow sticky note on the top of your dog’s head to represent the melted butter. Watch Sir Hamilton Pierre looking like the freshest hot potato below in this easy DIY dog costume!

@sirhamiltonpierre5 When someone asks me about my best qualities 🙃 #potato #frenchie ♬ original sound – Ty

Hershey Kiss

There’s more than one way to use aluminum foil! Dress your pup as a sweet treat with this Hershey Kiss adorable costume idea from @hesmyalibi on Instagram! This one will be very aluminum foil heavy as you would need to wrap the body as well as craft your doggy a cone hat. Secondly, you would need some white construction paper or card stock to spell out “KISSES” with blue crayon or marker. This makes the perfect last minute dog costume idea for your pet! Don’t you just want to give Alibi the biggest kiss in the video below?

@hesmyalibi Would you accept this kiss? 🐾🍫 #Hershey #hersheykiss #doggyanthem #dogsoftiktok #costume #halloween #fyp #viral #foryou #dog #petsoftiktok ♬ mua mua – Miya쌤

 

Looking For Something Even Easier?

If you have old clothes, blankets, or craft supplies around, get creative and cut your dog a cape, mask, or bow. Anything can essentially be made into a costume as long as it’s safe, comfortable, and can’t easily be eaten or become agitating. Monitor your dog throughout the night and never leave them alone in a costume.

How To Support Dog Halloween Party Stress

Unfortunately, Halloween can cause our pets to experience high levels of stress with the constant ringing of the doorbell from trick-or-treaters and seeing humans in spooky Halloween costumes. Prepare for your dog’s Halloween party stress by checking out our 4 Ways To Prep Your Pet For Halloween to support your pet’s situational stress this year. Our Stress Releaf Hemp Oil is a great way to keep pets calm.

What to Give Your Dog On Halloween

If you’re looking for a way to fill up your dog’s Halloween bucket this year, try out some of our smaller items! Our Trial Size bags of our CBD-infused Pet Releaf Edibites are the perfect size for your pup’s trick-or-treat bucket. Whether you decide to dress your dog up in one of the costume ideas above or other ideas like Harry Potter, a Starbucks cup, a beanie baby, Star Wars, or in a spider costume, reward your dog for dressing up in their pet Halloween costume with their favorite Edibites flavors. Plus, they may help provide a multitude of health benefits for your dogs.

Plus, make sure to share your pet’s Halloween costume ideas with us by tagging @petreleaf on Instagram so we can share with our followers! If all else fails and your last-minute dog costume just doesn’t come together, put your furry friend in one of their favorite, fun dog sweaters.

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