Are you and your four-legged friend scratching your heads trying to come up with some matching dog and owner costume ideas? We’ve got you covered! Your dog is your partner in crime all year round, but Halloween is such a fun opportunity to get dressed up in cute outfits together. From trick-or-treating adventures to spooky parties to memory-making selfies, Halloween is a dog owners’ time to really shine! Here are 10 costume ideas to get you started.
1. Pokémon & Trainer
Pokémon costumes are absolutely perfect for dogs and their owners! After all, your furry friend is an adorable, loyal companion who’s there for you through thick and thin — just like a Pokémon. After all, when choosing Halloween costume ideas for dogs and owners, you want something that really lets your four-legged friend play their role to perfection.
This costume is pretty easy to put together, too! Just dress up like your favorite Pokémon trainer, and choose a Pokémon for your pup. Of course, Pikachu is a fan favorite, so you should have no problem finding a Pikachu custom at a store or online. Another option is to choose the dog Pokémon that most closely resembles your pup. Here are some of the most beloved dog Pokémons:
2. Dorothy & Toto
When considering Halloween costume ideas for dogs and owners, try to think of characters that are instantly recognizable. One of our favorite matching dog and owner costume ideas is Dorothy and Toto from The Wizard of Oz. All you need is a cute, light blue dress, a white blouse, a picnic basket, and of course some ruby slippers. Another fun alternative is to go as the Scarecrow or Tin Man and dress up your dog as the Cowardly Lion!
3. Little Red Riding Hood & The Big Bad Wolf
This is another iconic costume that everyone will know. It’s also one of the most inexpensive Halloween costume ideas for dogs and owners, and you can reuse it year after year. You can probably put together most of the costume with items you already own. For Little Red Riding Hood, the red hood is the most important part. Carry a small basket, and you’re good to go! You can dress up your pup like a wolf in a grandmother disguise like in the fairy tale. Or if your pup is fussy about costumes, just their natural fur will work just fine!
4. Disney Characters and Their Companions
Disney movies are famous for their lively animated friends who are always willing to lend their humans a helping hand (or paw). These are great Halloween costume ideas for dogs and owners because you can usually find a ready-to-wear costume (for you and your pup) at your local Halloween shop, or you can put something together from scratch. Here are some classic Disney pairings to inspire you as you come up with matching dog and owner costume ideas:
- Jasmine and Rajah
- Aladdin and Abu
- Pocahontas and Meeko
- Ariel and Sebastian
- Mulan and Mushu
- Moana and Heihei
- Simba and Nala
- Timon and Pumbaa
- Beauty (Belle) and the Beast
- Alice and the White Rabbit
- Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum
- Cruella de Vil and a Dalmation
5. Rainbow & Unicorn
Rainbows and unicorns go together like peas and carrots — hey, there’s another costume idea! This is one of the best Halloween costume ideas for dogs and owners because it’s so colorful and vibrant, and you can really get creative with it. All you need for the unicorn costume is a horn and maybe some wings — the rest is up to your imagination! For the rainbow costume, the possibilities are endless as long as you follow the ROYGBIV formula! Which will you be — the rainbow or the unicorn?
6. Beanie Babies
Remember those classic stuffed toys from the ‘90s? You can put together a nostalgic Beanie Babies costume if you’re willing to get a little crafty! Just buy or make an animal costume for yourself, and then make some oversized heart tags for you and your furry friend. This is one of the cutest Halloween costume ideas for dogs and owners, and it’s perfect for dogs who prefer to keep their costumes on the simple side.
7. Star Wars Characters
The Star Wars universe is packed with so many characters and creatures that you should have no problem coming up with matching dog and owner costume ideas. There are many ready-to-wear costume options available, or you could DIY something at home. For your pup, you can’t go wrong with a Wookiee or Ewok. Or, an excellent choice Yoda may be?
8. Hot Dog & Condiment
This costume works especially well for dogs of the weiner variety, but any pup can look adorable dressed as a frank! This is one of the easiest Halloween costume ideas for dogs and owners because there are plenty of hot dog costumes for dogs available at Halloween stores or online, and you can put together a great ketchup or mustard costume just by wearing all red or yellow.
9. Classic Halloween Characters
You could create a fun, old-school vibe by dressing up as iconic Halloween characters like Frankenstein or Dracula, or go classic trick-or-treat style with a ghost, witch, werewolf, skeleton, or jack-o'-lantern costume. To really add to the mood, carry a portable Bluetooth speaker with you so you can play spooky sounds and melodies wherever you go!
10. Flashy Royalty
One of the easiest Halloween costume ideas for dogs and owners is to simply dress in opulent, splendorous garments fit for the rulers of the land. Flowing garments, shimmering crowns, colorful feathers, and magnificent jewelry all add to the look. This is one of the best matching dog and owner costume ideas for people who really like to get creative and go all out with their costumes.
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We hope these ideas are helpful as you plan your next Halloween festivities! While you’re here, shop our collections! Tworgis is delighted to offer a huge variety of adorable, fun, and functional dog accessories, as well as bags, totes, wallets, masks, and accessories for humans, too. We also carry super handy cosmetics bags that are perfect for carrying the makeup and accessories you need to bring your favorite Halloween costume ideas for dogs and owners to life. Shop around, and treat yourself to something special!